Last week I photographed Courtney who according to my Facebook messages had first inquired about a boudoir shoot in March of 2013. Like most of my clients Courtney expressed feelings of nervousness. She asked for some basic information but she wasn’t quite ready to book; I’m always happy to chat with women who are curious about Boudoir and I welcome studio visits prior to booking if that’s helpful in shaking some nervousness. Courtney checked in every few months until a year later when she was ready to lock down a date and lose her Boudoir Shoot virginity. When we finally had our shoot she was incredibly sensual as well as brave to show up in her skin despite being nervous. Here’s her Testimonal Tuesday Review and the fruits of our labor (of love).
In Courtney’s Words
“I had been toying with the idea of booking a boudoir session an embarrassingly long time (a year?). I couldn’t imagine being comfortable and confident enough in my own skin to be able to produce the types of images I have seen Lori capture.
Turns out, deciding to book the session was the hardest part, thanks to Lori, who pretty much held my hand throughout the entire process.
I was so nervous when I showed up at the studio. When I walked in I was met with smiles to welcome me and champagne (with strawberries!) to calm my nerves.
As soon as we started shooting I felt like a supermodel – glamorous, gorgeous, and most of all sexy. Lori is so intuitive, as soon as she sensed I was starting to feel nervous or was thinking too much she said or did something to make me laugh, which ended up producing some of my favorite images. I didn’t want to stop shooting!!
When I received the coveted email containing the pictures from my session, I literally squeeled with delight. I couldn’t imagine ever looking so beautiful. Lori was able to capture almost every single side of me – including the ones I didn’t know existed! From shy to playful to sexy, I have the most beautiful pictures as a reminder of one of the most rewarding and confidence-boosting experiences of my life.
Courtney is now hooked on Boudoir and is already planning her return for a 2015 shoot! Indulging in your beauty and desires is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. What are some of the ways you indulge yourself? What are your healthy addictions? Let me know in the comments below.