Black Locust is freedom to see yourself in a new light.

In 12+ years, I've photographed hundreds of women, yet I've never photographed a woman who hasn't scrutinized some part of herself. Whether it's her hair, thighs, frown lines, stretch marks or moles, she deems her body imperfect. Yet all I see is her beauty, and there's so much more to her than beauty alone. Pushing the boundaries of terms like fashion model and boudoir photography, I find the heart and soul of each woman I photograph and reflect it back to her.

Our lives are so quickly devoured. Photography helps us remember. Share these photos with your partner, mother, kids and friends, but mostly they are for YOU. To see how beautiful you are and to feel beautiful every day going forward. 

Black Locust is my love letter to every woman in the world. See the good in yourselves. Embrace the inner voice that whispers the nicest things, and believe they are true.

Yours truly,

Catherine Murray | photographer and owner of Black Locust






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"This is the real me." -Catherine