What do you do for a living?
I have a masters-degree in counseling.
Why did you want to do a boudoir session?
My husband is getting ready to celebrate his 50th birthday and I wanted to surprise him with photos. Also, I wanted to capture some special shots and moments for myself.
What made you choose Wallflower?
I surfed the internet for photographers that did boudoir photography and found Christina. I looked over her portfolio pictures and loved the look. I was also happy that I would be photographed by a woman. It was also fairly close to where I live so that made it easier to get to the session.
Were you nervous at all to do your shoot?
Extremely nervous. I am in my mid-fifties and am starting to feel insecure with the way I am looking. The aging process has changed my body and to “bare it” added concern and nervousness.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
Christina is top notch and I enjoyed interacting with her. She is a very interesting young woman. I especially enjoyed some of the stories she had about various shoots that she had participated in and loved hearing about a pair of high-heels that she received after a shoot she worked. She is very graceful, discreet, and calming. She is artistic by nature and it comes very naturally to her. She picked out my outfits from the items I brought to the shoot and put different looks together for me and coordinated each with special meaningful jewelry that I also brought with me to the shoot. I would not have been able to put the looks together as she did. It was fantastic. I also can’t say enough about her stylist – she made my hair and makeup look absolutely gorgeous.
What would you tell a friend if they were thinking about doing a boudoir session?
Don’t wait – do it – you will feel great about yourself even though you might be nervous. I have complete faith in Christina and what she can do for you from behind the camera!!! She is also a wonderful coach and will get you into the perfect pose to show off your assets.
What was it like to see your photos?
It was very emotional moment for me because I really thought they were going to be awful and that Christina was going to tell me that we would have to do the shoot over. But they were absolutely beautiful – it really took my breath away. I have yet to present this collection to my husband and I am certain that he will have the same reaction.
Was everything what you expected it to be when you first got in touch?
I think it was more than what I expected as I really didn’t know what to expect. Christina is so professional and kind; she just makes you feel really calm and comfortable during the shoot.
Do you see yourself differently after having your session?
I believe that I do. I feel more confident about the way I look at my age and feel better in my skin.
Anything else you’d like to throw out there?
Stop reading this and call Christina and book your session!!! It is such a wonderful and fun opportunity and you will feel great when you see the results.