2020

Kicking out cobwebs as I got back to my blog, it has been quite a while.  I didn’t think my computer was going to remember the way, but it did, and here we are…

This year has truly been very life changing, fast, quick and in a hurry.  I have become more of a private person so it’s kind of hard for me to come here and just write about my life like I used to, my circle is very small and I am fine with that.  My clients do become like family and friends, but I sink into my small comfy world as often as I can.

On the lighter side, there are some HUGE plans in 2020 for this amazing, blessed, awesome “job” that I get to do. This is going to be the best year ever for me and my circle, AND my clients!!  There are some processes we are implementing to be able to help everyone get everything they want and to do it with an amazing discount program!!  We truly do work hard to get people to be able to get the products that they love and work with their budget.

Other changes are in the works and my newly hired assistant Ali and I are working hard to streamline everything to make it easier to book and to have all of the information at your fingertips!!

Even though we aren’t done with 2019 yet, I know how time flies so I thought while I had a few minutes I’d update a little bit.

In case I don’t find my way back to here before, I wish everyone happy holidays with people that are important, good mental health, a peaceful home, and a life that is lived and not just survived!!

 

Hugs,

Christie

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Excitement, as usual!

Hey everyone!! June 1st, here we are, I feel like I have been in a whirlwind…

As you may know, I am a nurse, I have always had a passion for women’s health, this is why I find such fulfillment in doing boudoir photography, it’s not just pictures, these women walk out of our studio with a new found part of themselves…One that’s brave and fierce, not to mention beautiful!!!  Anyway, you get it, I love what I do!!

When my husband and I got married seven years ago, we went through infertility treatments for a year, I was working in mother/baby at a large hospital…not a great place to work when you want a baby of your own and it won’t happen.  So I left that area and since then have done a few different things in nursing, from insurance work to hospice care.  I had gotten burned out on the whole nursing thing, it is truly exhausting on so many levels.  But then…I applied for a job at WFUBMC’s new Birth Center back in April and was offered a position. I started April 22 and since then it has been crazy lol.  The Birth Center isn’t open yet, and to this day we still haven’t been told the date it will be, but I am super excited about it.  I am glad (in some ways) that we didn’t get pregnant back then, and I have closed that chapter of my life, now on to grand-babies one of the years way in the future, my son graduates high school next Saturday!

My photography has taken a back seat for the past six weeks while I have been training Monday-Friday, but now we are excited to be booking more shoots again. There have still been a few and I am working on getting some fresh pictures out to show you all soon!! We have a couple of spots open for wedding in the fall and for next year as well, we are working on a website for that type of photography too!

Now is the perfect time to book your shoot, we have some specials going on for June, get in touch with us to chat about how we can show you a new side of yourself!!  336-710-8567 or Created Wonderfully Boudoir

 

 

It’s just a number…

Here at Created Wonderfully, we like to say that the only women we won’t shoot are the ones who don’t book. We want to squash all of your excuses to why you think you can’t do this!

These hotties are fifty years old, we can’t believe it either!!! (And two of my best cheerleaders!!) Just like everyone that comes and trusts us with this experience, they totally blew it away and felt amazing afterward! It is so much more than pictures to us and we think most of our clients realize that once they do it…

Enjoy, then give us a call at 336-710-8567 to chat with us about squashing your excuses too!

Our why…

Here at Created Wonderfully Boudoir, we feel EVERY woman is beautiful, a lot of times, she has just forgotten it.  You won’t find tons of props or heavily edited “artsy” photographs (not that there is anything wrong with that, just not our “why”) because to us, this is about YOUR beauty and we don’t want to distract from that at all.  This video is our why…what these women take away from this experience and they get to keep it!!

We asked a few of our past clients to come and help us celebrate being a beautiful woman with us and show off their new found confidence in a small group shoot…without much clothing lol! We had a very fun afternoon of getting pampered and having some empowering “girl time” in which we got to bond and be vulnerable together!

This video is the brain child of my associate, (and the most amazing make up artist around in my opinion) Heather Browning.  She did such a great job coordinating this and donating her time, tools, and talents to provide this group with an added umph to this day.

Don’t go another day without getting in touch with us to discuss YOUR shoot and how you can gain this confidence too (we won’t make you go around in your undies forever though lol)!!

Thanks again to our awesome photographer for the event (and my sweet hubby) Robert Tate, you did fabulous (it all started with that birdhouse :D) and to Micol, Shelli, Haley, Tina, Holly, and Michelle!!  You ladies rock!!

Created Wonderfully Boudoir…#notyourbasicboudoir 336-648-8480 or 336-710-8567

2018 recap…

Some of our best work, we can’t show, and that’s alright, we understand…but, man oh man we would love to show you more lol!!  We have had the absolute pleasure of over seventy beautiful people in front of our camera this year!! We are looking forward to meeting many more and to show people a different side of themselves and help to build more confidence!!  Come be a part of our family in 2019, we have several options available for financing, and we are full service and with you every step of the way!!

For any new visitors here, we have a studio located downtown Mount Airy, NC. We offer full service photography services, we will never leave you stuck on a disk! Give us a call at 336-648-8480!!

Here is a sample of some of the gorgeousness that we have witnessed over the past 365 days…enjoy!!!

Endings…and beginnings…

~Personal blog post~

This time of year always makes me nostalgic.  No difference in this year, except everything…  Me, in true fashion and form, am being transparent and open about my life in hopes it helps other people, as well. Life and love truly are what you make of them…

I have gone through the most remarkable transformation in the past few months and I really don’t know where this came from, but I am now living my happiest life I ever have as an adult…it’s pretty amazing.  I almost let someone go from my life that should have never even been a question about his intentions there.  I now don’t have any idea what I would do without him…and us…we have truly been through it all and are so much stronger and we are now connected in a way I never dreamed possible.  It truly is miraculous and I am so happy!!!

My son has decided to go to college, and actually got an amazing scholarship to a wonderful school. That used to grip me with fear-him leaving home and me, but now thanks to the above mentioned transformations, I am truly happy for him and this new endeavor he will take on, and for the life I will have in his absence, it is still bitter sweet, but at least there is some sweet in that mix now instead of fear and dread.  I am happy to have a partner by my side to soften the blow of empty nest syndrome!

I have lost family members this year to death, and to life…things change, people are not always who you think they are (or try to pretend to be) and I choose to not be around toxic people anymore.  I will love them from afar and still be available, but it will not come above my well being. For the ones who have passed on, my heart aches for their absence. On the flip side, I have some friends in my life who are like family and they have gone through some really tough battles recently, but I am so excited to watch their transformations and the things they are going to accomplish in life.  Sometimes you have to take a minute to breathe, then watch out world, it’s on!!

My business has been absolutely fabulous!  I have had so many women in front of my camera who have stated it has been life changing for them, I can’t tell you how humbled that makes me feel…I am living a dream of getting to do this calling that, if someone would have told me five years ago when I started thinking about doing it, I would have laughed, who knew it would be as life changing for me as it has been.

December is notoriously my slow month, I am taking advantage of the down time and have a beach trip with my hubby, an overnight trip out of town with my son to see Hamilton, and a week long trip to Disney with my two favorite guys in January planned.  Work hard, play hard lol!

Next year, I have big goals and plans, as usual…not really planning on stopping! Stay tuned and watch us go!  I hope the next year brings all of you even half as much joy as I have in my life right now…if you find that you aren’t happy in your circumstances, then change them!! Life is TOO SHORT to ever settle for less!!  Eat the cake 😀

 

So many stories…

What an overwhelming feeling it is to have so many women contact us and share their stories and what has shaped them into the people they are today. We humans are such resilient, strong, vibrant creatures and can take a whole lot of damage and come out stronger!! We love meeting new people and connecting and earning their trust, we know there are lots of other photographers and that there is a choice, and we are humbled so much when people say to us that they couldn’t have went anywhere else for this experience because we made them feel so at ease, so fast.

My team of ladies that work with me are phenomenal and I love them so much….they are part of this experience just as much as I am and are as adamant about empowering women as I am!

This lady right here, she and I clicked from our very first meeting, and she absolutely is stunning!! Thank you for choosing us!  Call today for your no obligation chat fest with us lol 336-710-8567

Ms. H

Even though we didn’t get to do what we had wanted to do with this shoot due to the weather…I’d say neither one of us have ANY complaints with how these turned out!!!  Girl, you are amazing and thank you for choosing us and making the drive!

 

Give us a call today to find out how you can have this amazing experience!!  336-710-8567 or email at createdwonderfullyphotography@yahoo.com

Hello stranger…

I am so neglectful of this poor blog lately… My life has been a roller coaster for the past several months and lots of changes have and are taking place.  Have you ever wondered why it has to be so complicated and confusing?  I do it daily, but I have learned a whole lot of life lessons lately, so I guess that is a positive out of all the mess…

Anyway, I am still here taking some amazing women’s photos and helping them to see themselves in a new positive way, and in the process of that, continuing to heal me.

We have a lot of questions about how this experience works, so I thought I would give a little insight into how this process works…

No photos are shared unless you sign a model release, there is a clause in the contract when you book, that if there is an anonymous image, we have permission to use that, but even if you don’t won’t that, we won’t do it.

We have laundered wardrobe options available at the studio for people to borrow, bring a pair of nude or black thongs to wear under anything you use of ours.

Pricing- the normal price for a complete shoot is only $200 and that gets my amazing team primping you up as well!  Prints and products are sold separately and that ranges from $250-$3000, we literally  have something for every budget and we also offer financing!

I have had people ask if we still shoot couples, yessss!!  We love to capture that connection between you and your lover, but still keeping it tasteful!! We will also shoot nudes, but again, tastefully done!  This is art, not dirty stuff!!

Having a boudoir shoot is such an empowering experience and now I can say that from experience!  A while back I had my amazing friend Shelli from Blue Velvet Boudoir take mine in my old studio that I had for three years…there were so many memories in that place that we let go last month, it was a very emotional thing for me and so I am glad I got to have my photos taken there.  Here is a link to them and the password is confidencerocks…

I can now say with conviction (even though I did that before, I am extra convinced now lol) EVERY WOMEN NEEDS TO DO THIS FOR THEMSELVES!!!!  Give us a holler today to book yours!!!