Tag: Body Freedom Session

Body Freedom

Hey lovelies,

When I first began sharing my naturist adventures publicly (Jan 1/2018), I had no idea what people would think. I didn’t necessarily expect a negative response, but I also didn’t expect my images to elicit such a positive response. Men, women, and couples from all over the world began sending me emails, messages, and posting comments of support on my social media accounts.

“Joy, your bravery moves me. You openness humbles me. Your strength inspires me.” -T.H.

Some people even shared their own partially clothed or fully nude self-portraits with me. I am not talking about nude photos of an erotic nature, I am talking about thoughtful, elegant, and inspirational photos. Within the first 30 days of launching my Twitter account, my tweets received over 1 million impressions.

After contemplating the reactions to my posts, I came to the realization that I have somethingĀ of value to offer. The top comment I receive is that I exude a “natural confidence” when I am nude. I found this interesting. I reflected, asking myself why I am so comfortable being naked. I don’t have a concrete answer, but I definitely feel comfortable when I am naked.

As I further explored this topic, I decided that it makes sense to offer “Body Freedom Sessions” to men, women, and couples. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. So I have been digging deeper to see what a Body Freedom session looks like. Years ago I worked with a client in his late 60’s who had never been naked in front of a single human being. He had been married for most of his adult life, but his conservative upbringing made it uncomfortable for him to be nude in front of his own wife.

He decided that he wanted to change this aspect of himself, so he reached out to me. He asked me if I would be willing to simply sit with him and talk comfortably with him while he undressed. That is exactly what I did. I made some tea and talked with him while he nervously fumbled with the buttons on his shirt. I continued talking while he finished undressing. He was worried he would become aroused. I told him not to judge himself, just open to the experience and try to embrace his body.

It was an absolutely beautiful experience. During his session, I chose to stay fully clothed. It was not something I had ever done before and I didn’t see how my own nakedness would enhance his experience. After a few sessions, he managed to do the same thing with his wife. They ended up both slowly taking off their clothes until they stood in front of each other. Man and wife. Standing naked with the lights on for the first time in their lives. They cried and held each other, then made sweet love. With the lights on…

I am working on creating a full Body Freedom Session description. In the meantime, as this process continues to unfold, if you think a session with me would be beneficial for you, please reach out through my contact page.

I hope you are having a beautiful day!

From my heart to yours,


Get naked with Joy

Hey Lovelies,

As you are likely aware, beyond my work with photographers, I enjoy taking self portraits. The process is simple; I decide to take a photo, set up my iPhone press shoot and the delay activates. I never know exactly when the camera is going to go off which is how I manage to capture candid style images.

It doesn’t always work of course. There are times when I am feeling self conscious or I am experiencing body image issues. During those times I find I tend to pose more so the quality of the photo honestly kinda stinks. As a Photographer, I love capturing authentic moments rather than posed moments.

Yesterday the sun was shining through the windows of my air bnb unit and it felt amazing. I started by taking a self portrait of an everyday moment; me drinking my morning cuppa java. Next I was just standing in front of the window, coffee in hand and finally I took one of me dressed for my day.

What I found interesting is how comfortable I look and feel when I am naked. Of course, I have to be in the right place with the right people, but in general, I am more comfortable naked than I am textile (clothed). Since I started this journey a lot of people have said that they would love to Get Naked with me…

So I am starting to offer what I refer to as “Body Freedom Sessions”. If you ever want to let go of your inhibitions and get naked with me (on an emotional and physical level with a non-sexual focus) feel free to email me:


I hope you are having a beautiful day!

From my heart to yours,