Sometimes a client comes into our studio, and has no idea how much they have an impact on me. Miss K is one of those clients. I have not been able to stop talking about her since her session, and how much I could actually watch her slowly start to believe in her own beauty. When she sent me a message saying, how much her session changed her, I knew I had to tell her story. How much her boudoir experience has made her a better mom to her daughter, not only being able to tell her to care about and love herself, but to be able teach her by example, unapologetically believing in herself, and loving who she is.
There is no better way to share Miss K’s story than in her own words.
From Miss K: I am a 32 year old mom of two beautiful children. I also take care of sick and injured people. I originally saw a Facebook post from Caroline about boudoir sessions online and I was curious so I looked into it. I looked into other photographers closer to where I live. After that I put it on the back burner for about a month. I didn’t think it was for me. Then I saw a live video Caroline shared with her private VIP group on Facebook. I instantly knew I wanted to do my session and do the session with Caroline. My FaceTime “interview/tour” sealed the deal. Caroline made me laugh, smile, feel so comfortable.
I thought “this would be an amazing gift for my husband”. That was my original reason for my session.
It turned out to be so much more the moment I walked into the studio.
<<Photographer interruption: Can we say hello to a young Demi Moore doppleganger?>>
I was petrified and so many thoughts ran through my ever racing mind. What would people think of me if they found out? What would my husband think? I don’t look like the models in magazines. I don’t look how society says I should look. I was so scared of taking my clothes off in front of a camera in front of a stranger. I had doubts. I wanted to turn around as I was driving there! Walking into the studio was one of the most nerve wracking feelings of my life.
I thought I had to be this sexy person in front of the camera. That is not the case. We laughed. I felt comfortable in front of a camera for the first time. I felt confident.
Wait…was that me there in front of a camera feeling good about myself? Yup! I felt like a model. I felt important and special. The session was super fun and I wish I could have done more and hope to do more in the future!
Seeing my images for the first time… I was speechless. I had a lump in my throat. I wanted to cry. I could not believe that the person on the screen in front of me was a beautiful, confident, sexy, inspiring woman. And it was me!
This has changed my life… for the better.
I no longer put myself down about my image. I’m still the same person. I still don’t wear make up often. Heck, I’m sitting here in sweatpants and a t-shirt as I write this. But, when people compliment me, I can believe them and accept that compliment. Before, I would just say no, or stop it. You don’t mean that. But in reality, they do mean it and I can believe that I am beautiful and sexy and confident and inspiring! I feel so empowered.
I hold my head higher. I smile more, I laugh often. I want to share my story with the world. Like I said, my body is not like the bodies society says we should mirror. That image of what women should look to be beautiful and sexy is not reality. I am beautiful! I am sexy. I am confident.
You are beautiful, sexy and confident too! I wish everyone could see my images if it would help someone hold their head a little higher.
My life has changed in a way you will only understand if you yourself experience a session with Caroline.