Glamor image of a woman photographed by Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography studio in Calgary. Mark is world renowned for his female nudes, boudoir and glamour photography.

So what’s it like to commission us to create something breathtaking for you? It’s a great question, especially since we provide a unique experience for mostly intimate images. I thought a good way to explain it is with this third person narrative.

It’s time to be outrageous, to be bold, to step out of your comfort zone, even if it’s only a little. This is the safe place to do it. To embrace how the world sees you, to showcase how you want to be seen.

We will be honest and say that for most women it’s a roller coaster of excitement and doubt. Here is how it typically goes.

Something is happening in your life that gives you the determination to call. You meet Mark, he seems nice but, even better, he seems to know what you are about. You get excited, this could work, you book a Signature Experience and leave.

Then doubt. What have you done? You take horrid photos with your clothes on, oh, my gosh!

Then your session date arrives. You are nervous but you’re there. Jan’s makeup and hair approach calms you, it looks amazing. This could work, you think.

Then Mark’s magic starts, moving you out of your comfort zone with amazing ease. Embracing the rush of the experience. Even you have to admit, you look breathtaking in the images. Your excitement rockets! Really! Boudoir, glamour, even nudes; you sample them all, you really are bold.

In a blink it seems the four hours are over, 140 of the most incredible images taken. You leave floating in afterglow. Then you start to wonder, did you really do that? Can they possible be as good as you thought? What if they aren’t?

You come to your viewing, more nervous than to your session. Oh my gosh, the screen is huge, the images are huge. Wait, the images are fantastic, there are too many that are good. . . great. . . wait, better than great. Oh, this is satisfying. Oh, this feels even better than the session. No wonder he guarantees the experiences, it’s like magic what he does. Uh, oh, this is hard, picking so many as the best.

You pick up your images, you comment on how the experience has changed you. You may not have planned for that, even expected it, but you see yourself differently. People see you differently. You have done what many cannot and they mention it. You feel elevated, unique, because, well, you are.

And now you get it. You have just become the newest member of an elite sisterhood of nearly 5,000 women who have plunged into an enriching experience with Mark.

Or, it could be that you are already there. That Inner Spirit is just the perfect place to be the spectacular woman you already are. Either way, it’s a transformational experience. The arch of the experience – the planning, the session, the viewing, the picking up, even to the showing of your images to friends – appears to be hard to articulate to the depth you felt it.

So what did you think? Is this what you felt when you went through it? Can you imagine yourself going through this? Let me know.

Posted by: Mark Laurie

World-renown photoartist Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography specializes in Female Portraiture: nudes, boudoir, prenatal & fine art. His empowering images of women reveal their heart & soul.

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  • Mark is amazing .I did my first sitting with him25 years ago and still have the most amazing memories . Awkward girl - wanting to show whats inside- which Mark does. he brings out your inner "spirit" He makes you believe in yourself -

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