Hair and makeup: Ashley Tolman Beauty
We photographed Ms. K’s boudoir session a couple of months ago and it was FIRE!!! But like most of our clients, the gorgeous images were just the icing on top. The real goodness came from how she felt during her session and seeing her images for the first time. Ms. K has had to overcome some heartbreaking obstacles and this was a way to celebrate that. Finding strength, empowerment, and a new self-reflection through boudoir images isn’t something new to us. In fact, most of our clients tell us how much it changes them. But that still doesn’t change how important we know this work is. Changing women’s lives and how we see ourselves…it never gets old.
Here are some of Ms. K’s own words on her own experience.
***Trigger warning -Losing a baby***
“A week ago if you asked me what I saw when I looked at my body I would have told you that I am tired and defeated. I struggle and I’m disgusted. My body has failed me in more ways than one. This year alone I have been pregnant 3 times with baby’s I will never get a chance to hold. My breast has scars from tumors I had removed when I was only 19 years old. I’ve had other tumors removed from other places that didn’t leave visible scars but still left scars. I’ve had biopsy after biopsy. Test after test to make sure everything I had would never turn into more than it was. I never in a million years would have dreamed a picture a simple picture would make me feel so strong and powerful. So beautiful and worthy! Now if you ask me what I see when I look at myself I see a body that carried and gave me my perfect 2-year-old daughter. A body that told me something wasn’t right and I needed to see a doctor before nothing turned into something. I have always wanted to do a boudoir shoot but never thought I was good enough to do it. These pictures have helped me find myself! If you have thought about doing it but keep saying “maybe one day” JUMP! I promise you won’t regret it! If you think you will be too uncomfortable I was full nude in front of 2 women I had just met and was laughing (my husband said “the picture of you laughing is my favorite. You look genuinely happy and I haven’t seen you that way in a long time”) Ashley and Christie you both are absolutely amazing!
Now it’s time to book your very own boudoir experience. Drop us a line and let’s chat!