What do you do for a living?
Currently, I am an assistant preschool teacher and mom.
Why did you want to do a boudoir session?
After 13 years of marriage and 2 kids, my life has been focused on everyone but myself. I wanted to remind myself of the person outside of being a mom. I wanted to feel pretty and sexy. I like to keep things interesting. I knew this would push me a little outside my comfort zone and surprise my husband.
What made you choose Wallflower?
Wallflower came recommended by several people, more than anyone else, on a group Facebook page after someone asked for a recommendation. After looking into several photographers’ websites, I was most impressed by Christina. It says something that she’s dedicated her business to boudoir. She was the only one. I read people’s reviews, looked at their work, and felt Christina was the best. She clearly enjoys making women feel good about themselves.
Were you nervous at all to do your shoot?
I was definitely a little nervous. No matter how many samples I looked at I was still skeptical that I could really look anything like those other women. Plus, you are in intimate attire (or nothing!) in front of someone you’ve met once. I decided to trust Christina and go for it.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
Feeling special. The make-up lady was super friendly and also does a great job. Christina is easy to get along with and was totally focused on making me look good. She is encouraging the entire time as she’s helping you pose. She’s patient and really attentive to what you want. I really felt like this was custom to me. Even though I walked in nervous, it quickly dissipated and I was completely at ease.
What would you tell a friend if they were thinking about doing a boudoir session?
DO IT and go to Wallflower! Christina is obviously great at what she does. She will ensure you are happy with your results. The personalized attention, pampering, encouragement, and attention to detail makes for a great experience.
What was it like to see your photos?
I can hardly find the words to express how happy I am with the results. It is so fun to see how it turned out after all that time doing what can sometimes feel unnatural. It exceeded my expectations. I can’t imagine getting any better. It seems like they could be from a magazine.
Was everything what you expected it to be when you first got in touch?
Yes. I looked over every part of her website and it is all truly accurate. She was very quick with responding to me.
Do you see yourself differently after having your session?
I think I do see myself a little differently. I feel more confident and told my husband I didn’t realize how good he has it. Lol He said I could finally see what he sees.
Anything else you’d like to throw out there?
It was quite fun and entertaining to watch my husband’s reaction to seeing the photos and hearing why he liked this photo or that. I was a little surprised at some of his faves. We can be so critical of ourselves, it is uplifting to let someone tell you why they find you gorgeous.