Cleveland Boudoir, “I’m not just a mom, I’m still sexy”

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE? 
My favorite part was the entire day of the shoot! From hair & makeup to taking the pictures, I had a blast! 

 DID ANYTHING CHANGE ABOUT HOW YOUR SEE YOURSELF? 
It definitely helped me see what my husband sees all the time! It also made me see that I’m not just a mom, I’m still sexy too! 

 ANY ADVICE FOR OTHERS LOOKING TO DO A SHOOT?
Just do it, there’s no time like the present. These women will make you feel incredible and you will walk away with so much confidence! I think it’s something that everyone should do! 

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO DO A BOUDOIR SESSION? 
I’m a mom of 2 little girls, and in this world of body negativity I wanted my kids to know that we are all beautiful just the way we are. I needed to practice what I preach! 

BEFORE YOUR SESSION, WHAT WERE YOU MOST NERVOUS ABOUT?
About how everything would turn out! Plus it’s not everyday that you pose in lingerie in front of someone! 

 AFTER THE SHOOT, HOW DID YOU FEEL? 
Amazing! It’s absolutely something I want to do again! 

WHAT WAS YOUR INITIAL REACTION TO THE IMAGES?
I couldn’t believe they were of me! They were gorgeous and I was floored that they were unedited. I think I was in shock for a good 10 minutes! 

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Part 2 of this gorgeous client! Part 1 can be viewed here 

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DID ANYTHING CHANGE ABOUT HOW YOUR SEE YOURSELF? 

Yes! Over the past year I gained 30 pounds and honestly I felt like crap because I’m not used to seeing myself like this… I think everyone now-a-days is critical of themselves and I am the worst at that. I always beat myself up and this photo shoot completely changed how I view myself… I know that sounds cliché but it really did! I went to go see and choose photos for my album with Leah and I could not believe what I saw! Keep in mind, this was prior photoshop lol, I fell in love with myself, 30lbs more didn’t matter any more.  I saw not only beauty on the outside but on the inside too! Now I walk with more confidence because I am now reminded how beautiful I really am! 
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ANY ADVICE FOR OTHERS LOOKING TO DO A SHOOT?

JUST DO IT! Just like Nike says lol. 

Just go with the flow when it comes to your shoot. I could tell a difference from the earlier images when I was trying too hard, and the images where I was feeling it! Just let your inner vixen shine! Just do what you feel and don’t worry about it Leah and the team know what they are doing! 

Also, I was worried about the financial situation of being able to afford what I wanted when it came to choosing a product but Leah has a great payment plan option that helps so much!

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WHAT WAS YOUR INITIAL REACTION TO THE IMAGES?

I was speechless. I mean I was shocked at how amazing they turned out! I just expected to see unflattering pictures of me in too tight lingerie! Lol but let me tell you… I was like Damnnnnnn! I look gooooodddddd! Lol they weren’t just sexy they were BEAUTIFUL. I love them 🙂 

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Client of the Week! “I couldn’t believe how they turned out!”

Mrs M had a similar story to why I did my own boudoir session last month. Before babies it is easy to schedule your manicures and hair appointments and spending money on shoes is easy. When those adorable babies enter our world though, naturally they are our first priority. Our clothes haven’t been updated in months, maybe years. The last time I had a hair cut? HA! However, we have to remember to take care of ourselves as well and love on yourself!

“It is not selfish to fill your own cup so that you can pour into others. It’s not just a luxury, it’s essential”

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WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE?
I absolutely LOVED feeling like a princess. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, which made it so much easier for me to have fun! 

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 DID ANYTHING CHANGE ABOUT HOW YOUR SEE YOURSELF? 
Honestly, it made me realize how much more I need to appreciate myself. I am way too hard on myself after having kids, especially #2. I have learned to love myself even more. 

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WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO DO A BOUDOIR SESSION? 
I wanted to do one for my husbands wedding gift, but wasn’t able to schedule one in time because I actually had my second baby 2 months before getting married (Not planned!!). I forgot about it until recently, when I was thinking about what I could get him for our second anniversary.clevelandboudoirphotos

BEFORE YOUR SESSION, WHAT WERE YOU MOST NERVOUS ABOUT?
I was actually the most nervous about seeing my pictures and what I would think afterwards.I judge myself pretty harshly and I am my own worst critic at times!

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AFTER THE SHOOT, HOW DID YOU FEEL? 
I felt amazing! So much energy to take on the world. The hair and makeup by Ramona was completely breathtaking. I actually felt like I looked better then on my wedding day! I loved how Leah directed me, but also made it fun and easy to do so. 

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WHAT WAS YOUR INITIAL REACTION TO THE IMAGES?
It was so hard to narrow everything down! They were all amazing. I couldn’t believe how they turned out!

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ANY ADVICE FOR OTHERS LOOKING TO DO A SHOOT?
Just do it! Seriously! Being a tired mom of 2, I was unsure about how I would look, but everything blew my mind! I am so happy I did it, because it helped bring into reality what I actually look like outside of sweats and a pony tail. 

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WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE?
As a mom to five, there is not a lot of time to pamper myself. My favorite part was being pampered….hair, makeup, dressing…..it was so nice to be pampered!

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DID ANYTHING CHANGE ABOUT HOW YOUR SEE YOURSELF?
Prior to my session, I could look at my body and tell you everything that was wrong with it. After my session, I can tell you I have some pretty rocking features, lol and pictures to prove it!

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WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO DO A BOUDOIR SESSION?
My husband, like many men, likes porn! I’m so vanilla….lol, I don’t do lingerie, watch porn, or anything “crazy.” Lol, so I wanted to give him something racy to look at! I wanted to give him me, all over again! I bought some sexy lingerie, and bam! Now he has something to look at that I approve of! Lol….I gave him my album as an anniversary gift! He LOVED it!

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BEFORE YOUR SESSION, WHAT WERE YOU MOST NERVOUS ABOUT?
Definitely being exposed and nearly naked in front of a stranger!

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AFTER THE SHOOT, HOW DID YOU FEEL?
Like a celebrity! A gorgeous celebrity!

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ANY ADVICE FOR OTHERS LOOKING TO DO A SHOOT?
Relax, enjoy it and trust in Leah and her crew! They make magic happen! Oh and have fun!!!

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