Real Client: Diane
Tell us your story! Why did you want to do a boudoir session?
I’d been wanting to do this for a while mainly because I believe one should celebrate their body and this is a great way to do so. Also, I was brainstorming what I should get for my boyfriend’s birthday and I knew this would be a great gift for both him and me.
What made you choose Own Your Sexy?
I found OYS through Yelp, and all the great reviews immediately convinced me this was the place to go for my session.
“Standing tall and being able to confidently say “this is who I am” is really the sexiest thing.”
My main preparation was just shopping for lingerie. I was looking forward to the shoot and was counting down the days, especially since I trusted that Laura and her team were all professionals who would treat this just like any other photoshoot. Also, personally I couldn’t wait to be dolled up by Noelle and get to see how the pictures would turn out.
Where did you shop for your lingerie/shoes/accessories? Do you have any shopping tips?
I got two of my outfits online at Fredericks of Hollywood for this shoot, but I don’t recommend shopping online for everyone if you’re unsure about your size. I have an arrangement of lingerie at home already so I’m pretty aware of the sizes and styles fit me, but I wanted to get something new for these photos since I knew it would have more of a wow factor for my boyfriend.
My last outfit I got from the closet, since I wanted a softer look, but didn’t own anything personally that fit that criteria. The huge selection made it easy to find what I was looking for. Additionally, I’m the worst when it comes to accessorizing so I didn’t bring anything, but luckily Laura and Noelle helped me pick out the best jewelry and shoes to complement my look.
“You will learn to love your body more when seeing the pictures.”
Would you offer any advice to other women who are considering doing a boudoir shoot?
As Nike would say, “Just do it.” I was putting it off for a while thinking I would maybe lose some weight first, or wait till my hair was longer, but at one point you’ve just got to take the leap and go for it. Also, this is such a great empowering thing to do, so I honestly think every woman should do it, just because you will learn to love your body more when seeing the pictures.
Also, looking back at it, I actually wish I went a little riskier with my looks, but since this was my first time doing it, I played it safer. So if you want to show off your body to it’s full extent, just go for it.
How did you feel during the experience? What was your favorite moment?
I was pretty relaxed through the whole thing. Laura’s directions were easy to follow and the hours flew by, and you forget you were wearing practically nothing in front of a camera. It’s easy to get lost in the moment and just enjoy being treated like a model for a day. My favorite moment was definitely seeing the pictures at the end since the shoot just came to life and it was exciting to see how they turned out. Picking which were the pictures I wanted to keep was the hardest part because they were all so great, which is a good problem to have!
“This shoot helped me remind myself how grateful I should be for my body.”
What does SEXY mean to you?
Standing tall and being able to confidently say “this is who I am” is really the sexiest thing.
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?
We all go through phases when we look at our bodies and feel like we need to improve upon it, and especially during the winter months, when we put on our winter coat weight, we may lose some love with our bodies. This shoot helped me remind myself how grateful I should be for my body, and although I consider myself as confident, it helped boost my self esteem and remind myself that a little winter weight doesn’t make me any less sexy.
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