Ms. S's favorite color is "pink pink pink pink anddddddd pink". She is a mom of two small children, a wife, a fashionista, and she can solve a Rubik’s cube! Which is pretty badass if I do say so myself!!!! More importantly, Ms. S is vibrant, ambitious, witty, and just downright magnificent. And I got all of that and more within 5 minutes of her walking through my door.
She let me know in her questionnaire, "I am so awkward at first but I promise it will get better! I’m really bubbly and fun once the awkward stage goes away." It's surprising to me that most, if not all of my clients like to warn me of their so called 'awkwardness'.
I hear it all of the time! And yet I have never once experienced any awkwardness during a shoot, glam, or consultation (I will let Ms. S tell you more about her side of that in a minute). I mean..... I get it.... you are in next to nothing with a person that you have only briefly met and she's GOT A CAMERA. It's okay to be nervous, I certainly was for my own shoot and I do this for a living! (Seriously I was sweating during my entire glam sesh). But I can and will PROMISE that you will never feel awkward (maybe nervous for the first 5 seconds, until you realize this is EASY and more importantly FUN! and you forget you're even in your bra and underwear). My goal has always been to create a laid back environment where you can BE YOU and not feel judged. Girl, if awkward is truly you, we will celebrate it! If shy is you, we will celebrate it. If loud and crazy (me) is you, we will celebrate it!
It is in the vulnerability of the first 5 frames that you will find your strength and the confidence WILL come oozing out. Sorry, ooze is a gross word, but you get it. Once you strip down -- the scary part is Over. Gone. Poof. During your shoot, it's just me + you hanging out talking about music, relationships, makeup, insecurities, ghosts, wine, the weather.... anything and everything. It's a much needed girls day -- in which I hope we become friends!! (and then you come see me again hint hint Ms. S!!!)
Okay YES -- back to Ms. S! Who is in NO WAY awkward at first. She is bubbly, authentic, and just downright her truest self. I am going to let her tell you more about her experience. So let's see -- did she feel awkward during her boudoir experience?
MS. S SAYS.....
"I decided to do a boudoir shoot because as I mom I NEVER take the time to do things for myself. My whole life I’ve always been ‘cute’, never ’sexy’, and that was my main concern going into my shoot. I didn’t want to look like I was trying too hard to be something I’m not, and that the photos wouldn’t come across genuine. I was scared I wouldn’t be able to pose or look sexy in my boudoir photos.