Not long ago, I attended a networking event, where I gave away a boudoir session as one of the door prizes. Immediately after the winner was announced, I saw someone race across the party to tell me that SHE was the winner and that this was a challenge that she’d given herself some time ago, but that she had been SO NERVOUS to pull the trigger. We emailed and chatted about location, the fun goodies she wanted to go out and buy, and how surprised her hubby would be when she presented him with a book on his birthday. They’ve been married thirteen years and the spark is still there…before we even had our shoot, I fell in love with this great gal!
And on the day of the shoot, let me just tell you, if she had any nerves at all, I couldn’t tell. She was a natural in front of the camera and I just knew she was having a blast. I asked her to share her experiences and I hope that if you are considering a boudoir shoot and have any questions, that you’ll contact me right away! I’d love to ease any fears or concerns you have! But until then, I’ll let Elsie do it for me!
When I realized that I had WON a boudoir photo shoot at a bloggers event that I attended honestly, I panicked! I really don’t “love” to have my picture taken so the idea of having my picture taken in lingerie? Ahhhhhhhh NO, thanks! But Jen was super reassuring and upbeat from the beginning. She was very enthusiastic and patient as she answered all of my questions before the photo shoot day AND she sent be several really informative emails about what to bring and little tips on how to make the session really successful. I have to say it turned out that the photo shoot was an AMAZING experience! Jen has a lovely demeanor, professional but warm and personal, really SHE is the woman you want behind the lens particularly if like me you are participating with a little/a huge amount of trepidation. And then of course there are the images she captured. At this stage in my life (48 years old) I am not in possession of a 20 something’s bikini body so initially a boudoir photo shoot didn’t feel 100% right. Jen has such a lovely “bedside manner” that I felt beautiful and confident while she took my pictures and not to be immodest but I think it comes through in the photographs. My 93 year old aunt has a lovely saying “today is your most beautiful day” she say that in her 70”s she stopped enjoying having her picture taken but that she looks back on those pictures now and thinks “I looked good!”!! I’m certain that in years to come I will look back on these photographs and be thrilled to have such beautiful images by which to “remember me when”! If you’ve ever thought of doing a boudoir photo shoot, DO IT, you will be thrilled with the magic Jen creates with her camera!