I’m a mom, in my mid 30s who eats brownies for breakfast and works out maybe 5 times a year so when I originally thought of doing a boudoir shoot I thought “Maybe now isn’t the time. Maybe after I get in shape.” But lets be serious, I’m probably not going to stick with a workout plan for more than a week anytime soon. So, after seeing countless images on Jen and Brian’s facebook and instagram page of all the beautiful women in all shapes and sizes I started to toy with the idea of doing my own shoot. After some back and forth chat with Jen I finally decided to go for it.
I nervously counted down the days until the shoot. I spent hours picking out the perfect pieces to wear and pinning makeup looks and poses. I wanted to be as prepared as possible! Luckily I wasn’t alone in that process (thank you Jen for all the guidance!).
The day of the session I was filled with nerves! On the drive over I thought maybe I would call in sick- I didn’t know if I could do it! I already spent all morning shaving my legs and putting on fake eyelashes so there was no turning back now. I worked up enough nerve to walk up the steps of the studio where I found Jen and Brian. They gave me such a warm welcome and we chatted a little bit before moving into the shooting area. The studio is absolutely gorgeous. I loved that it was split into a “dark side” and a “light side.” I love the moody, dark images so we stayed on the dark side.
Jen guided me through every singe pose during the session. After Jen would get me posed Brian would take photos from a couple different angles. They even showed me a few photos from the back of the camera, I couldn’t believe how much I loved the images already! We laughed through the whole session, I felt like we were old friends. I seriously had the best time!
About a week later I came back in for my reveal and I was blown away! I absolutely loved the gallery they put together for me from my session. I had the chance to go through every photo and choose my favorites to put into an album (which turned out beautiful!).
The whole experience was so wonderful for me. To see myself in the photos gave me a huge confidence boost. I had so much fun, I wish I could shoot with them all the time! I can’t thank Jen and Brian enough for spending so much time and effort into not only planning and shooting my session but also for making me feel comfortable enough to walk around in a thong bodysuit that I wouldn’t even walk around in at home ;)