Cleveland Boudoir | Client Interview
I say it often, “boudoir is for everyone.” It does not matter your age, the size pants you put on in the morning, your race, what you do for a job, where you hang out on the weekend, or how you take your coffee. Boudoir is for every woman. It doesn’t matter if you have all the confidence in the world, or none, the biggest boobs or the smallest. None of those things matter. All that matters is you want an experience for yourself. Boudoir can be a gift for someone else, but at the end of the experience it’s always for you and this beautiful client proves just that!
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE?
My favorite part of this experience was just letting go of any inhibitions I had. After my hair and makeup were done by Ramona, I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe it was actually me looking back in the mirror. Ramona did an amazing job and I felt so amazing. It was an awesome experience to just let go and feel beautiful.
DID ANYTHING CHANGE ABOUT HOW YOUR SEE YOURSELF?
After seeing the finished pictures, I realized that I need to stop being so critical about myself and focus on more positive things about myself. Yes, I felt beautiful, sexy and amazing but looking at the pictures, I realized that I’m all those things as well as being a strong, hardworking, woman and mother.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO DO A BOUDOIR SESSION?
What motivated me was going through a very rough divorce. I had been married for 15 years and during that time I was in a very depressed state where I didn’t really care how I looked. I had gained a lot of weigh and there would be days where I just didn’t care about doing anything. I realized in 2013 that I needed to start living for me and instead of trying to make others happy, I needed to make myself happy. I lost some of the weight that I had gained, as well as a husband, and started taking care of myself. I am the happiest I have been in a very long time and recently reconnected with my high school sweetheart. We dated all through high school and lost contact when he moved to California to join the Navy. We reconnected last year through Facebook and he has since moved up from Florida to be together. I now realize that he should have been the one that I married in the first place and so not only was the session for myself but for him as well.
BEFORE YOUR SESSION, WHAT WERE YOU MOST NERVOUS ABOUT?
I was most nervous about being in front of a camera. I absolutely hate getting my picture taken. It makes me feel very self conscious and a lack of self confidence.
WHAT WAS YOUR INITIAL REACTION TO THE IMAGES?
WOW!!!!! I couldn’t believe that was actually me in those pictures. They were gorgeous!
AFTER THE SHOOT, HOW DID YOU FEEL?
After the shoot, I felt amazing. Jessica made me feel very comfortable and I didn’t feel self conscious at all. She had me do poses that I felt comfortable with and even went as far as doing a few topless shots which I never in a million years would have pictured myself doing, EVER! That’s how comfortable she made me feel.
ANY ADVICE FOR OTHERS LOOKING TO DO A SHOOT?
My advise is just do it. No matter how you feel about yourself, how much weight you think you need to lose or how bad you feel about those stretch marks you may have…. just do it. I GUARANTEE you will feel completely different about yourself afterwards. This was an amazing experience and am SO GLAD I did it. I couldn’t be happier with the pictures and my boyfriend also absolutely LOVES them. I can’t wait to do another session again.