Victoria

Victoria

Breast cancer sucks.  We have made it cute with pink ribbons and slogans about tatas, but at the end of the day there is nothing cute or pretty about breast cancer.  Its chemo making your hair fall out, radiation burns on your skin, surgeries that alter your appearance and a feeling that your body has betrayed you.  We tend to think of the physical impacts of cancer and often overlook the emotional ones, but for cancer survivors, the emotional impacts of their fight tend to affect them years after they have “won” the fight against cancer.

Victoria is not the typical person you imagine getting breast cancer.  With a diagnosis in her early thirties, she was the vision of health and youthful spirit.  With a double mastectomy, then reconstructive surgery her body was forever altered and her vision of herself along with it.  Part of the journey to being whole again means learning to love that new body and that is where I came in.

Victoria contacted me to photograph her victory against cancer, but I knew I could make it more.  I always strive to make my boudoir and glamour clients see the beauty they have within them that the rest of the world clearly sees, but the meaning of this session really upped the ante.  I knew God put me in Victoria’s life to help heal her heart and accept the beauty she naturally exudes.  We had so much fun in the session and we played around with a lot of different ideas showing her as a fighter and showing that cancer has absolutely not beaten her body or her spirit.

When Victoria saw her images for the first time it was honestly one of the most rewarding moments of my photography career.  She sat on the couch at the studio and shed some tears, finally exclaiming that she was in love with absolutely every single image.  I have to be honest, no woman can look at 35 images of herself and LOVE every one of them– we all nit pick and let our insecurities push us down so that we MIGHT be able to love a few.  Not Victoria.  She finally got to see that cancer may have altered her body, but she is stronger for it and definitely beautiful- inside and out.

I fought back the tears during the order session with Victoria and at the very end asked if I could share a few of her images with the world.  Without missing a beat, she declared that I could share ALL of them because she is proud of them and the world should hear her story.  I hope these images not only help heal Victoria but also inspire other women who are cancer survivors or who just struggle with their self image to see what mighty, beautiful and glorious creatures they really are.  Thank you Victoria for letting me be a part of your journey and healing, it has been a creative experience that I will treasure always.

Tallahassee glamour and boudoir photography by Long’s Photography

January Winning Photos

January Winning Photos

Its a brand new year and last night was the first Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild meeting of the year!  It was a great evening with SO many awesome photographs entered in competition!  I was so honored to win two categories of the three prints I entered!  For January, I won for Portrait of a Man and also Portrait of a Child!  Yea!  Here are the winning images:

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Boudoir Quickies– Friday, January 24th

Boudoir Quickies– Friday, January 24th

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Boudoir Quickies are back!  The $99 mini-boudoir sessions are all done in our Tallahassee studio on a white background.  Session fee includes the studio session, retouching of all your final images and an in-studio order session for you to make your purchase decisions.  Prints, albums and products are all available at our normal studio pricing!  To reserve your session, email [email protected].com or call 850.339.5799

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Boudoir Quickies- Saturday, August 3rd

Boudoir Quickies- Saturday, August 3rd

Boudoir Quickies are back! Just $99 for a thirty minute portrait session with photographer Linda Long on a black background at the Long’s Photography studio. The $99 session fee covers your session time, full retouching of all the final images and an in-studio order consultation to make your purchase selections.  Sessions are very limited– reserve yours before its too late!  Call the studio at 850.339.5799 or email us to reserve your time!

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Boudoir Quickies are back! |Tallahassee boudoir photographer

Boudoir Quickies are back! |Tallahassee boudoir photographer

Just in time for Christmas, the next Boudoir Quickies event will be Friday evening, November 16th.  This will be our last boudoir special this year and it gets you in before any of the holiday goodies change our waistlines!  Sessions are 30 minutes, photographed on a black backdrop and can accommodate 3-4 different outfits.  The session fee includes the session and full retouching of all the final images.  You will come back to the studio about two weeks after your session to view all the final images and make your purchase selections.

To reserve your session, contact the studio at 850.339.5799

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