I can’t wait to tell you all about Ms. L. She will tell you herself that she is the LAST person who ever expected herself to get boudoir portraits taken, let alone while she was pregnant. That’s what makes this session one of my favorites.
I love telling people about this session. She told me at the beginning, “I’m not expecting to like any of the photos of myself, but I’ll do it anyway.” Well, after 5 minutes of shooting, this gal was having a great time and loving every back-of-camera image I showed to her.
She was even brave enough to bare it all at the end of her session and I’m so glad she did, because LOOK AT THAT BELLY! She was just glowing and I know she could finally feel how beautiful she was (is).
When we went through her images together after the session, I was amazed by her reaction. She was simply stunned and couldn’t even narrow down her choices to a standard album size. I asked her when she planned to give the album to her husband, and she told me she wasn’t sure. “There’s no special event or occasion, but I don’t want to wait!”
She ended up slyly hiding the album under the sheets on his side of the bed one night while they were getting ready to turn in. When he discovered what it contained, he was amazed. He even wrote a testimonial to me later: “My wife surprised me with a boudoir photo album and it was one of the best gifts that she’s given me! Her photographs are beautiful and sexy, but the best part is seeing how proud she is of the album and the confidence that the boudoir session gave her. The boudoir session and album are the epitome of a win/win situation! If you’re contemplating giving an album to your spouse/partner, do it!”
Ladies, my point is this: when in doubt, book the session. You’ll never regret how capturing this special time in your life made you feel!
“I was on the fence about doing a boudoir session, let alone a maternity boudoir session. But, it was the best thing that I could do for myself while 34 weeks pregnant! Having an 18 month child at home and facing difficulties with my current pregnancy, I wasn’t optimistic that I would see the beauty in my body or in myself. My time with Alisha in her studio, reminded me of the beauty of my own body. I was stunned when she showed me some of the images on the camera during our shoot. It gave me a revitalized confidence that not only I am a beautiful woman, but that women, even while pregnant, can truly do anything.”