I started this blog in 2020 without a purpose, much like my photography style. I was a photographer focused on all genres by saying yes to all photography jobs regardless of what I wanted to be doing. My blog was about the same scattered focus, then the lovely pandemic happened and I found out I was pregnant so it sat neglected. Needless to say, the last thing on my mind was blogging while trying to keep a tiny human alive… but now it’s time to resurrect this blog; to fill it with beautiful imagery and stories of women and womanhood. So I’ll start with my story first…
How Kalee Became Oklahoma’s Photographer for Women
Hi, I’m Kalee. I’m a wife, girl mama, and Oklahoma Photographer for women. I now photograph maternity and motherhood and help women rediscover who they are outside of those roles with boudoir photography.
While I have been a photographer for many years, my focus changed with the birth of my daughter. I didn’t want her to grow up in the world I grew up in… where society told her what was beautiful, where women compared themselves to each other, and where she would feel like she was never enough. So I set out on a journey to change the world for her, to be a more empowering experience for women, and in doing so I changed myself and my purpose.
I now spend my days helping women hold space for themselves through photography and a women’s group, The Self Love Club. I help women embrace all the parts that make them unique and incredible and I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else.
My Photography Focus
Through my focus on women, I photograph…
This is a bookmark in time that captures life as it is before the birth of your child, whether it’s the start of your motherhood journey or your little family before it grows. It’s a true-to-life visual of this incredible in-between moment of where you are to where you will be. It’s also a unique opportunity to document the incredible beauty and sheer magic of bringing a new life into this world with imagery full of strength, love, and beauty that is the essence of womanhood.
This session is a cherished opportunity to capture the essence of love, togetherness, and the bonds that define your family. At the heart of this experience lies the profound connection between a mother and her child. This relationship, celebrated in every smile, hug, and shared moment, is a testament to the enduring power of maternal love and it deserves to be documented whether in motherhood or part of a family session
This session is about rediscovering the woman outside of your roles as wife and mother. Boudoir photography is not about the size you wear or the number on the scale, because your size, shape, or outward appearance is not what defines you. The boudoir experience is about capturing everything that makes you beautiful. Your joy for life, your genuine laughter, the way your eyes sparkle when you smile … It’s about documenting your true authentic self and the love you have for the body that is yours.
How My Empowering Women Group Got Started
In addition to my photography, I have an online women’s group called the Self Love Club.
When I followed my heart and fully jumped into being a photographer for women, I felt pulled to do more to support the women around me. It was time to make my little group something bigger than me. I can’t change the world alone, but I can with a community behind me so I refocused what was my private boudoir portfolio group to create a positive community where women supported each other in life and self-love so the Self Love Club by Kalee Isenhour was born.
A large part of what we do in the Self Love Club is support women in their self-love journey through posts, discussions, group empowerment sessions, and in-person events. These events are designed to meet other like-minded women, grow our community, and dedicate time to care for you! You will also see some of my boudoir work which helps women fall in love with their bodies, normalize normal bodies, and celebrate womanhood!
Thanks for allowing me to reintroduce myself. I’m so glad you are here and I can’t wait for you to see what’s in store with this blog. If you’ve made it this far, I encourage you to join my group or reach out to chat about your own empowering session. It would be an honor to work with you!