What do you do for a living?
Corporate Quality Manager for [a metals company]
Why did you want to do a boudoir session?
I work in a largely male dominated industry and environment. I am so often seen as one of the boys that that it’s sometime hard to feel feminine. I wanted to do a photo session to empower myself, to feel amazingly beautiful, and to remind myself that I am a woman dammit!
What made you choose Wallflower?
I did some research online, asked a couple friends, and finally went in to meet Christina. Once I actually met Christina, it all clicked and I knew that not only did I want a photo shoot, I wanted Christina to be the photographer to do it. I didn’t decide to do the shoot right away due to some personal circumstances, but the idea stuck with me and kept circling around my head, so I finally went with it. Christina’s personality put me completely at ease, both times I met with her prior to the shoot, which significantly helped me make my decision.
Were you nervous at all to do your shoot?
I was completely nervous about the thought of the shoot. I don’t like posing for a camera, and I second guessed myself countless times. I think the part that helped me relax the most was when Christina and I were looking through the outfits I brought with me, digging through a pile of your underwear with someone and comparing styles and labels was pretty humorous! Then moving into hair and makeup just put me completely at ease. There’s nothing like having someone glam you up and make you feel beautiful to help you mellow.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
I’m not sure what my favorite part was, it was all a lot of fun and a lot of work too. I think that Christina telling little stories and poking fun at both of us and the ridiculous positions we both had to get into to get some of the shots – being able to genuinely laugh – was definitely a highlight.
What would you tell a friend if they were thinking about doing a boudoir session?
Go for it. Completely worth the experience. It is very empowering and ego boosting.
What was it like to see your photos?
Seeing my photos was probably the most nerve-wracking part of the whole experience. I was so curious to see how everything worked out with the poses and outfits (and lack thereof), plus I had my husband with me, so I was nervous to see his reaction. Once the pictures showed up on the screen though, it was so worth it. The shots are amazing – and the worst part was having to choose between some of them.
Was everything what you expected it to be when you first got in touch?
It was beyond my expectations. I never expected to be so much at ease and to feel so beautiful.
Do you see yourself differently after having your session?
I feel a little more confident, carry myself a little higher. I might still be one of the boys at work, but I’m wearing some damn sexy underwear under my work clothes! 🙂
Anything else you’d like to throw out there?
Just a really big thank you! I had so much fun going through the whole process, and even though it took me almost 3 years to get back and schedule a shoot after our first meeting, I am amazingly glad that i did. If someone would have told me 5 years ago I would be posing in my underwear or naked for some photos i would have probably died laughing. Jokes on me, and I am ever so glad that I went through with the session and photos, I look amazing and feel amazing!