Learning to Love Herself….
Fierce women need to support each other, and for Ms. A this came in the form of some stunningly beautiful boudoir photos. After overcoming physical and mental obstacles, Ms. A has used her shoot to reclaim a piece of herself. When it comes down to it, it’s all about empowerment. Here’s how she felt after her photoshoot!
Q: Have you ever done a boudoir photo shoot before?
A: No, I have not!
Q: Why did you do a boudoir shoot?
A: I did it for myself and for self-love. I’ve gotten really into empowerment lately, driven by my yoga teacher, but also because I knew my husband would go crazy for the photos!
Q: What was your favorite part of the session?
A: The reveal, hands down. It was gorgeous. And amazing.
Q: What did doing this shoot do for your self confidence, self worth, and self image?
A: Well, when I was 19 I developed a pretty terrible eating disorder. I would go days without eating anything at all, and I never felt thin enough. I recovered physically by the time I was 24/25, but it’s taken until now for me to reclaim myself as a woman with CURVES and not hate them. I recognize femininity in fellow women, and appreciate now that women are not defined by their shapes. It is their soul that makes their shape sexy or not, no matter the size–I’ve really embraced that in the last few years. I’m honestly hoping I can spread that in my life work, and that these photos will help.
Q: Was your experience what you were expecting?
A: I thought the shoot itself would be sexier–you’re right, it totally isn’t sexy! But the finished product was amazing. I didn’t think it was bad, I just expected it to feel like a sexy movie scene or something. But it was way, way, more clinical than that, which is good. I don’t think I’d have been comfortable if it was sexier.
Q: What was the best part of your experience? Would you change anything?
A: The reveal, again, was absolutely my favorite part. If I were to offer constructive criticism with love (because my experience was magical), it would be that I would have liked to have had a little more time at the reveal. I would have loved even two minutes at the very beginning, just to marvel at the fact that my body could look like that, and to admire your beautiful work. We jumped right into selecting yes or no, without just being able to look. I think I’d have made some different yes or no choices in the very beginning if I knew what the whole set looked like first.
Q: Would you recommend us to a friend?
A: ABSOLUTELY. I’ve already tried to recruit some friends, and as soon as I can I’ll send them your way!
Have you thought about booking your own shoot with Jenn? I would love to chat with you! You can give me a call directly at 814-931-2170. You can also email me at info@BoudoirbyJenniferSmith.com. I can’t wait to hear from you!