Real Client: Tressa
Tell us your story! Why did you want to do a boudoir session?
I’ve struggled with loving my body for years and having two children only made it worse. But, in the last year or so I’ve focused on loving and accepting my body just as it is. I wanted to have my own boudoir session, in Paris no less, to say “here I am and I am sexy.” Plus, who can turn down a Paris photoshoot?
“I love everything Own Your Sexy stands for and how supportive the whole experience would be.”
What made you choose Own Your Sexy?
I did a mini-shoot several years ago with Laura at an event and it only made me want the full experience even more. When I found out she was going to Paris, I knew it was time to make it happen. I love everything Own Your Sexy stands for and how supportive the whole experience would be so I knew she was the right fit for me.
I bought ALL the lingerie outfits and perused the galleries for inspiration. I found a great outfit that someone else wore with a similar body type to me that I probably never would have thought to try. I also drank lots of water and did some beauty prep in the days and week before. I was super nervous for how it was all going to turn out but also excited! I also was very confident that I’d get great images since I know Laura does a great job of directing.
“It was a life changing moment for me to realize that I am beautiful and sexy exactly as I am.”
Where did you shop for your lingerie/shoes/accessories? Do you have any shopping tips?
I live in Europe so I bought my stuff primarily online – it’s hard to find bigger sizes in stores so I was a little limited in where I could find stuff. But, I ended up with quite a selection to choose from and was super happy with my outfits. I also borrowed some shoes from the closet!
Would you offer any advice to other women who are considering doing a boudoir shoot?
Just do it! Even if it’s something totally out of character for you and you’re not sure who you would ever show the images to, just do it for yourself. You’ll see yourself in a whole new and exciting way that will change you forever.
How did you feel during the experience? What was your favorite moment?
I had an absolute blast! The entire day was super fun and relaxing – other than the freezing cold outside shots, but they were totally worth it! I think my favorite moment was looking at ALL the shots and realizing, I am really gorgeous and sexy. It was a life changing moment for me to realize that I am beautiful and sexy exactly as I am. I’m already planning my next one. 😉
You’ll see yourself in a whole new and exciting way that will change you forever.
What does SEXY mean to you?
Unapologetically confident is how I think of sexy.
How did your boudoir experience impact you? Have you noticed any changes in yourself, be it your self-confidence or anything else since your session?
Seeing myself in a new way has really changed my relationship with my body. I see myself now as more powerful, more beautiful, and perfect just as I am. I also have more motivation to treat my body with more love and kindness as well.
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