Ms. G. came to me wanting to do something special for her boyfriend. She really wanted to give him a gift that would showcase her sexy and confident side and of course, boudoir is the perfect way to capture that! She brought in a few special items, like her boyfriend’s dress shirt, to make the session a bit more personal. Her images came out so incredible and I am sure she made her boyfriend’s jaw drop!
What made you decide on doing a boudoir session?
I have always wanted to do something like a boudoir session but I was never comfortable enough in my skin so I just kept putting it off. When I got divorce and starting dating my boyfriend that's when I thought about again after many years of not even thinking about it. He makes me feel so sexy, sensual and confident with my body.
How did you decide on what to wear? Did you bring any meaningful accessories? Did the Pinterest board created for you help?
It was fun and nerve racking trying to decide what to wear. I wanted to get new things to wear to surprise my boyfriend with them but I also had a couple of things that were meaningful to me and my boyfriend One of the things is his dress shirt, which the picture of that came out amazing and I also had a whip to show off my dirty girl side. The Pinterest board definitely helped with some ideas and of course Amazon!
Let's talk about the day of the shoot. Were you nervous before arriving? How did you feel being in front of the camera?
OH the day of the shoot... It was at 9am, which I'm not a morning person but I somehow made it through it. Once I got to the studio, had a glass of champagne and just enjoyed talking with Annika and Jannicke about life, vacations and just silly stuff.
Tell me about the experience you had during the session. Were the poses what you expected? Did you have fun?
The session was fun once you let yourself go and just go with it. I was nervous at first to show that sexy, sensual side of me because I didn't want Annika to think I was weird but she helps and guides you through it all. She demonstrates all the poses that actually weren't that difficult. There was also a lot of laughs because you're trying to be serious in front of the camera but then all of sudden you just start to laugh. It was honestly a lot of fun.
I always have to ask, were you sore the next day from the poses?
I wasn't as sore as I thought I would be. My calf's were tight but that's because I don't wear high heels very much and my lower back was a little sore but nothing that would stop me from doing it all over again.
What were your first thoughts when you saw your images? Have you noticed a mental shift in the way you view your body since doing the shoot?
Going to meet with Annika to see the images I was a nervous wreck. I just kept thinking I was going to hate them all because I do not have the perfect body. I'm a plus size girl and even though I feel sexy I just didn't think the photos were going to be good. Well let me tell you! I was shocked at how amazing the photos came out and most of them were not edited when I saw them, they were just straight up pictures from the camera. When Annika shows you the pictures as a slide show on her computer I think I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. Even after we were done looking at them and picking out the ones I wanted the slide show continued and I just kept looking at the computer while Annika talked to me... I hope she didn't think I was ignoring her but I could not have been more excited and completely satisfied to see how awesome they came out.