Real Client: Gillian
Tell us your story! Why did you want to do a boudoir session?
I feel that every woman should be confident. Up until a few years ago, I never thought I was beautiful. I would always compare myself to models and actresses because my unfortunate past relationship would always compare me to people. My confidence was shot to the point I never believed I had anything good coming my way. Now after years of convincing myself I wasn’t beautiful I truly understand that beauty is not just on the outside but beauty is also on the inside. This shoot made me even more confident and I can happily say I do finally believe I am beautiful.
What made you choose Own Your Sexy?
I chose Own Your Sexy because of the message Laura was sending. She stated multiple times that her job was to make woman embrace what they are given and that she was there as guidance to help your day go as smoothly as possible.
“Now after years of convincing myself I wasn’t beautiful I truly understand that beauty is not just on the outside but beauty is also on the inside. This shoot made me even more confident and I can happily say I do finally believe I am beautiful.”
I was so nervous! I have never done anything like this in my life, so it was a little nerve racking. That morning I had my cup of coffee and just told myself that I could do this.
Where did you shop for your lingerie/shoes/accessories? Do you have any shopping tips?
I went to Victoria’s Secret. Such a great choice! As soon as they knew what I was doing I had so many helping hands with choosing my lingerie. When shopping choose something that’s a little bit out of your comfort zone. I believe we live one life so why not color outside the lines for something like this.
“We all bring our own beauty to the table.”
Would you offer any advice to other women who are considering doing a boudoir shoot?
Just be yourself! You are beautiful and embrace what you are given. Never ever compare yourself to others because no one person is alike! We all bring our own beauty to the table.
How did you feel during the experience? What was your favorite moment?
I felt so sexy! It was the coolest moment of my life. I really would love to do another shoot in the future. My favorite moment was when I saw the pictures after and I said “wow is that me!”
What does SEXY mean to you?
Sexy doesn’t just mean looks. Sexy means personality as well, hobbies, etc. We all bring our own version of sexy everyday and there is no one true definition of sexy. Sexy comes from what you believe to be sexy. For example, I believe my friendly and outgoing personality is 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?
I am so much more confident! I was so excited to see the pictures and realize those negative thoughts I had for myself were just in my mind. What other people see is something completely different!
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