Real Client: Zuleika
Tell us your story! Why did you want to do a boudoir session?
I have had a smaller session before but I was really excited about doing a bigger package. I felt like it was time. I’m 30, single, running my own biz, and it was the perfect time to capture that.
What made you choose Own Your Sexy?
I’ve been lucky to be honored as the in house hair and makeup guru. For the last 4 years, I have witnessed so many women walk in to Laura’s studio as wilted flowers and leave feeling like a sunflower in full bloom.
“This shoot was to show me that I am powerful, I am lovable, and I’m am definitely in charge of my sexiness. I possess that and no one else.”
To prep for my session, I did get a little strict with my diet. I wanted to feel confident with myself. Not for the camera or anyone. I feel great when I eat well, exercise, and take care of myself. I looked at images of powerful women to get myself inspired. I felt excited for my shoot. I was coming out of a break up that really took a toll on my “self-love” scale. That little voice in my head would tell me “something is wrong with you” but I knew that’s obviously not true. This shoot was to show me that I am powerful, I am lovable, and I’m am definitely in charge of my sexiness. I possess that and no one else.
Where did you shop for your lingerie/shoes/accessories? Do you have any shopping tips?
Mostly, I shopped in Laura’s dream closet. She has everything a girl could ask for. I don’t consider myself a lingerie expert. I usually am a Harley’s t-shirt and sweat socks kind of girl. (Which I feel would be a great look for a future shoot). For accessories, I feel that my personal jewelry is very true to me so I would say don’t go too “costumey” if that’s not your vibe. Stay true to yourself with how much you want to flaunt and shine. 😉
“It’s never a bad time to show yourself some love.”
Would you offer any advice to other women who are considering doing a boudoir shoot?
Do it. Do it for yourself. Do it for your daughter. Do it when you’re happy, sad, angry, or just feeling bored. You’ll never regret it. Loving your body and who you are should never be a question. Honor it. You deserve it.
How did you feel during the experience? What was your favorite moment?
I felt amazing. I am in the studio for shoots with Laura everyday and I see how women feel. And I sometimes forget how awesome it really is. Coming out of your comfort zone, killing it, and having it captured is really a spectacular experience. It’s like when you get your picture taken when you’re going down a roller coaster and you look like you are unphased. You’re buying that and framing it. Lol. It’s looking fear in the lens, and telling it NOT TODAY!! It’s so great.
My favorite moment was on the balcony. The fact that there could be someone watching from another apartment made it feel even more risqué and that excited me.
“I feel like this session really helped me see that I’m a hot ticket!”
What does SEXY mean to you?
Sexy to me is being in control. Being in control of your self worth, love, and life. Knowing that you are enough and no one can take that from you.
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?
I’ve been a moderately confident person my whole life. But there are periods of time where I feel like I lose it. People try to sway me, convince me otherwise, and I feel like this session really helped me see that I’m a hot ticket!
Is there anything else you would like to share with us or our blog readers?
It’s never a bad time to show yourself some love.
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