Bare Roots Photography, LLC
Vulnerable Authentic YOU
"When you go into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn't get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don't get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying 'You're too this, or I'm too this.' That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are."
- Ram Dass
Yeah, you there - with your hair up in the messy bun, or you with the "iced" coffee that's only iced because it started out hot but life happened. And yes, even you there - you who just got back from your morning workout and now you're getting ready to run errands but not before stopping by that PTA meeting and basically just killing it most days because well. that's just how you roll. I'm talking to all of YOU.
No matter how put together or how tore apart you feel, I got you. I feel you. Girl, I am you! The working mom...the stay at home mom, the wife, the friend, the entrepreneur, the dog mom, and the one who feels so run down sometimes I literally forget what day of the week it is and I'm wondering if I can pull off just one more day of dry shampoo before someone calls me out on it.
Do you remember that flame that used to burn from so deep within us and so piercingly hot that we thought it could 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 be extinguished or even dimmed? We were untouchable. Invincible. But then, we had kids, or got that 9-5, or maybe our mental health plunged so hard we thought we might never be able to breathe again? Or maybe you had a rough week/month/10 years and in that time you also put on 20/30/100+lbs and you let it consume your mind? Hey, me too! Maybe you left a toxic or abusive relationship (HELL YEAH!), or maybe you lost someone so incredibly close to you in the worst way imaginable that the memory of feeling like 'yourself' ever again, only seems like a distant dream at this point. Maybe the world just pissed on your flame one too many times...whatever ‘happened’ to it though, I’m here to tell you that flame is not gone and it is time 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒕 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒖𝒑!
Through my lens & the art of boudoir, I will help you not only reignite your spark, but we will turn it into the red-hot, raging fire you deserve it to be. Let me show you how I already, naturally see you - as the strong and resilient, powerful, and naturally & beautifully feminine GODDESS you are!
Listen, let me tell you what doesn't matter when it comes to being beautiful; your weight, hair, skin color and texture, height, or any of your other physical traits. Do you have beautiful physical traits? YES! Do those define you or determine your overall beauty? Hell NO. Be a decent fucking human being and that’s it. Boom. 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍! 𝑳𝒆𝒕 𝒎𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖 ♥ There are no rules about who is allowed to feel strong, empowered, in control, beautiful, sexy, safe to be themselves, or anything else. There are only the imaginary limits society has set and the choices we make as to whether or not we decide to contribute to those impossible and imaginary . Personally, I don't prefer to follow imaginary rules, especially those which are created to do nothing other than make others rich & powerful by making other feel shitty about themselves.
Dare to Go Bare
Remember that hot mess I mentioned above? Hey girl heyyyyyy! I'm Kacie, a Northern Michigan native with a love for all things nature, travel, self-empowerment and yes, even chaos. Who am I kidding? I love chaos. I basically thrive on change. I've spent the past few years letting photography teach me to embrace my truly authentic self and I can honestly say, I'm not sure why I let society piss on my flame all those years because I'm pretty awesome, damnit! Go figure, HA! I love to capture love, beauty, vulnerability, and realness and the truth is, these things don't just happen in one 'genre' of life which is why although I do photograph a lot of boudoir (and LOVE it!), my heart also sits in many other areas of photography as well, especially landscape/scenic/nature. Really, there's just something about natural beauty that gets to me. Whether that be in a person, place or animal - I want it and I get it through my lens.
With my background in clinical mental health, I'm able to not only capture amazing memories for you, but I'm able to make the experience itself one to remember. But don't worry...when you come to me, you won't be getting a therapy session! I promise to apply my therapeutic skillset to make you feel comfortable while being myself to let you feel safe, be yourself and have fun! So lets chat!
Thanks for visiting my website and I look forward to meeting you!