One of my favorite questions to ask every client is if they had any shifts in mindset after their experience at the studio. It’s such an awesome insight into what their session meant to them, and how we can help future clients as well! Miss K was planning her session with us for a few YEARS, and entered a new decade with such an incredible outlook!
I wanted to do it as a 30th birthday to myself and because I’ve been feeling down about myself, especially this past year. I didn’t feel like I was enough… not pretty enough, not smart enough, not thin enough, not much of anything really. I got heavily sucked into the facade that is social media and started to hyper focus on my flaws. I’ve always suffered with minor body dysmorphia and wanted a way to overcome it, along with my other insecurities. I decided to jump into doing a boudoir shoot to celebrate another year of life, and celebrate accepting myself for who I am. I’ve seen Caroline’s work, and we share a mutual friend. I love her style. She had a keen eye for capturing someone’s beauty in ways the subject doesn’t see herself. She makes women feel powerful, fearless, empowered, and most importantly, accepted and loved.
Before my session, I was really nervous. I was more nervous of my face being photographed. I envisioned my pictures coming out terrible just because of my own face and I thought about backing out of my session weeks prior. I was a nervous wreck.
I was so nervous I took a shot of tequila before my session to ease my nerves. My nerves started to ease the more I talked to Caroline the day of my session. Within a half hour of being in the studio, I forgot why I was so nervous. During the session I was having so much fun and felt so good about myself that walking around in lingerie didn’t feel so scary. I didn’t feel insecure or ashamed. I finally felt confident in myself.
As soon as we started shooting, I felt great. Elated even. My nerves went away and in place, I felt free. Caroline made the session fun. We laughed in between shots. I felt natural and carefree finally. I wasn’t self conscious. I wanted to be able to pick at some of the pictures of my face, but I couldn’t. Caroline was so uplifting and bubbly and never allowed me to doubt myself or put myself down.
It wasn’t stressful or chaotic like I imaged. It was fun and exciting. I was surprised to how relaxed everything was. Caroline’s studio is beautiful, open spaced, and calming. I half expected everything to be on a strict schedule and rushed. But we she took her time to set up different pieces of the studio, instruct me on each pose, and show me some shots on her camera to help boost up my confidence.
I was in shock when I saw my photos. I couldn’t believe those images were of me. Even more, I was excited! Excited and proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone to do this for myself. I loved everything. It was even more fantastic and wonderful than I imagined. I definitely feel more of a sense of calm and acceptance within myself. If I’m ever feeling down, I can always look at my photos and remind myself that I’m beautiful, sexy, strong, and powerful.
If you’re feeling like a potato and want to feel like a snack, absolutely book with Caroline. She’ll show you how you look from a perspective outside your own. You’ll feel amazing!