If you have ever had boudoir photography done, you know that it can be addictive! There is nothing like seeing yourself as your best version and hopefully to see a little bit of how others who love you, see you physically.
My associate, Heather, who has been doing hair and make up with me for almost five years now, was wanting to learn a little about the photography side of it. With my coaching and helping a little with the settings, she nailed these images!! I am so in love with them, have even more confidence (and I was pretty good with that already now), and it was very fun!! She may turn into a photographer too!! 😀
Here are just a few of my favorites (that I am comfortable showing anyway lol), let me know what you think and also, get in here to do your own!! We are filling up fast for the rest of 2021! Check out the website and fill out the contact form to get back all the information about a session with us, you will not be disappointed!!
Last year I started toying with the idea of having an ambassador for two reasons…One, I wanted a lady that we could pick from the vine who defines what we feel is all too common in dealing with insecurities and struggles in so many ways and show her what we do. We also wanted to gift a lady with this experience and show her how the people in her life, see her, and how we at our studio see all of our clients.
She will be doing lots of fun things with us this year, and we are truly blessed that she came along and grabbed our attention with her beautiful spirit and her physical beauty!
Here is a little bit about her and her story and how she puts into her own words about meeting me…
I am excited to be the 2021 Ambassador for Created Wonderfully Boudoir. At a young age, I began to struggle with low self-esteem. I can’t remember when anxiety wasn’t a part of my daily life. Unfortunately, this is a truth so many women carry. My husband and I married at 18. He was diagnosed at a young age with hereditary pancreatitis, we struggled with 7 years of infertility before we celebrated the birth of our only daughter. She is my miracle. Our daughter was also diagnosed at the age of 10 with hereditary pancreatitis after an ER visit with symptoms all too familiar to us. My family faced the challenge of going from a two-income family to one after my husband’s struggle with pancreatitis and arthritis became too much for his body to continue as an electrician. We endured the long process of waiting for a disability hearing. We have finally felt like we were recovering financially from the last several years. The one person that I leaned on so much through all of this was my mom. I lost her unexpectedly in July of 2020. Once again, I find myself struggling through a “new normal.”
In my almost 44 years, I have a new appreciation for this vessel of mine that carries my heart and soul. This body houses the heart of a mother, sister, daughter, friend, wife, caregiver advocate and so many other roles that this journey of mine has called on me to be. I’m not perfect by any means, but I have come to realize that I am uniquely gifted to live out my life and love the ones God has given to me. Gone is the girl who lacked the wisdom to appreciate the vessel that has allowed me to experience the most precious gifts of all, LIFE! I think for the most part we all have a love/hate relationship with ourselves. I want to continue to find myself less on the “hate” end. I want to have this experience to capture essence of the woman that I have become through all that life has thrown at me; I am still standing! As the quote says, “I am proud of the woman I have become because I have fought hard to become her.”
When I met Christie, I immediately felt a “sisterhood” with her. Christie’s heart is an encourager of women. It is my heart as well. I felt like I had visited with friend who had known my heart for years. As I walked into the studio, I saw walls filled with artwork of the women who came in with their stories and overcame their own fears and insecurities. It gives you this sense of, “I can do this too.” In every photo, I could truly see beauty and the truth of Psalms 139 was louder than any lie that I have ever believed about myself. “I am fearfully and wonderfully made and so are all of these women.” As women, we are created to be soft, strong and beautiful in a world that is the complete opposite. It’s no wonder our hearts come to believe such lies. We are our own worst critics and we develop a cruel habit of looking at each other with the same critical eye. While standing in the studio, I felt a sense that it doesn’t have to be that way. We could all use to view ourselves in a more positive light. We all are part of an amazing story with important roles to play. I hope we all can see each other as we truly are, God’s handiwork. We are truly intricate works of ART! Although last year may not have been the most favorite chapter in my story thus far, but it has certainly been an awakening.
Peggy, you are such a wonderful person and I cannot wait to share this experience with you, you are going to be phenomenal!!
Here are a few headshots we popped out the other day, I can already tell, my camera loves her!! Can we get some LOVE on those BOOTS, EEEEEKKK!
sorry, I was channeling some Neil Diamond for a minute lol!!
Seriously, this one was an amazing fun session with such a precious lady!! I had never met her before, but we just clicked and had the best time! She was getting ready to face a crazy scary, stressful, insane week so this was a little distraction from her reality in that moment. Thankfully, all things that were feared for her, did not come to pass and everything is good!
Here is a little snippet from her reveal when she got to see the photographs…it is my favorite part!! (Forgive the crappy video quality, that is not my forte, and she also didn’t know I was videoing her until afterward, I wanted her real reaction…she had said before she was okay with us recording her, but I was still sneaky about it lol) Women are not used to loving photos of themselves so it can be very emotional…I have so many tears during this time, it’s a wonderful thing to fall in love with how you see yourself!!
We realize most women have never done this before and are nervous about it. We can tell you all about our process and answer all of your questions with a quick 10-15 minute chat on the phone, or if you want to see the studio and meet me, we can do that!! Get on my calendar so you have my undivided attention!
Here are a few of her photos that made her cry and she did walk away with some really nice artwork…a little black book, a 20×30 metal, and a phone app!!! What are YOU waiting for, we are booking for 2021 now and we would love for you to come do this for your birthday (or the week of if we can’t get right on your day) and let us celebrate you even more!!
Is it Fourth of July? I swear this girl is a firecracker! She came in nervous and shy, but in just a few minutes that all went away and she totally made my “job” easier than it usually is…
I can never get enough of the high I get, from seeing these women who come to us and trust our experience, go from insecure and sometimes scared to death…to the end of the session where they are so relaxed in such a vulnerable state and actually having fun.
When they come back in to view and purchase their photos, most of them tell me it’s a hard decision, because they love them all….photographs of themselves…they LOVE them…how often does that happen?? That’s a cool feeling for me that I have helped them love soooo many photos of themselves and they truly didn’t expect to. I have said it again and I will say it a thousand times more….I LOVE WHAT I DO!! Empowering women freakin rocks!!
This sweet young lady was no different in that she was struggling to decide which ones she loved the most. We got her into something in her budget that she loves, and I hope she treasures them and this confidence she gained, for a lifetime!!
We can’t wait to hear from you, did you know all of our sessions include hair and make up from our team? This make up was done by Heather (as about 98% of them are that are on our website)…We currently have a special going on so get on our calendar to book some time to chat with us at no obligation!!
There is nothing better than wanting to gift someone you love with YOU!! I have people tell me all the time that they are doing this for someone else, but it truly ends up being just as much for themselves…women are so so so self critical and it really does suck that we want to nitpik every little thing about our body, when the people in our life who love us, could care less about those things we see as “flaws”. Think about it, do you pick apart your best friend and their body? I hope the answer is NO (if not then you’re not a good client for me lol), but so then why do we do it to ourselves? Ridiculous!!
Anyway, off my soap box now…This mama right here killed her session with us!! She was so much fun and such a beauty, in every way! She picked up a nice little album, a metal print, and some digitals to have as keepsakes and reminders of how she felt about herself that day.
I would love to personally chat with you about your session, you can do this too!! We can schedule a quick phone call or if you want to tour the studio and see the client closet and get a better personalization for your experience, use this link here and if you want a phone call, just note that on the form, and also check out our website!!
Thank you A for giving me the honor to photograph you, you are amazing!! <3
We recently did some studio renovations and got some new, awesome pieces of furniture, new bedding sets, new couch, new paint color, new client closet design, new lots of things…but what has stayed the same, is that we have the most gorgeous clients!!
This fiery red head (which we have had an abundance of this year and we LOVE it!!!) was simply stunning!! We had a great time, and did some amazing art!! She is getting a nice album, a couple of metal prints, some digitals, AND a complimentary shoot to come back and do it again with us!!
This passion to help women show their confidence UNAPOLOGETICALLY is what makes us love what we do. This is not “dirty” or “porn”…if you do feel that way, then kindly get out of here!! Ask any client that has ever been in front of my camera, this is alllllll about empowering women to see their true self and love who they are in their own skin!!
So I’m out with a mic drop and this bombshell who is badass and sweet, just the perfect combination!! <3
I swear, I say it a lot, but when people choose our studio and travel from a couple of states away, it just blows me away. I never feel like I have “arrived” when it comes to my business and photography in general, but dang it makes me feel so honored and humbled.
That’s part of the reason I say this is more than just having pictures taken, it is an experience that is really unique and lots of women have it on their bucket list to do, but end up being scared to take that plunge and reach out…we say just do it and you will wonder why you didn’t do it sooner!!
So this beauty right here…she came from a couple states away for us, blew her session away and made my “job” amazingly easy, went to eat a bite, then her and her husband came back an hour later to the reveal/purchasing session…I think she was speechless when she saw her reveal video lol!! They both loved them and are getting a fabulous 11×14 walnut wood folio box (with an engraved top) with thirty of her matted gorgeous prints and a 20×30 canvas, and they are also going to be having a couples session done in the near future too, and I can’t freakin wait!!!
When they were leaving the studio to go back home, she had went to gather her things up and her husband was standing in my office doorway and he said, “maybe she now will see half of what I see…” Y’all I almost cried, that was precious and I just think how hard we women are on ourselves and the people that love us don’t see any of the things we see as “flaws”…
Thank you both for the honor to meet you and I can’t wait to see you again!!
Now, what are YOU waiting for? Just take that first step and you won’t regret it!!
Hey people!!! I hope you are all staying mentally and physically healthy during this time of uncertainty. It truly is frustrating for everyone and pretty confusing. Anyway, this too shall pass and I am planning for the future.
Remember, you are not alone in this chaos, you will get to go on with your life and make it even more lively than before, you will get to hug people again, and go visit with friends and family…There are so many things that I cannot WAIT to do again…live music, hanging out on Market Street, travel, and of course GET BEHIND MY CAMERA!!!
So…with that being said….
We had a little fun last month when we did our quarantine shoot to announce that we were closing the studio for the month of April, you can find it here, if you didn’t see it, we had a great time shooting that day!!
So, to announce commencement of our services, we are offering a special deal! We truly want every woman to experience the power of having a boudoir session, about 4-5 hours of pampering and it being all about her, and confidence that cannot be measured!! For a $100 deposit, that will be given back to you on the day of your reveal (usually about two weeks after the shoot). There is no obligation to purchase any photos or products on that day either! You have up to a year to book your session and we are here for you every step of the way!! Go to our website to connect with us today, we can’t wait to show you how beautiful you are!!
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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!!
This girl right here…she is amazing!! If you know her, TRULY know her, you know that she is authentic, kind, loving, outgoing, and one of the most real people you will ever meet. She has been with me for almost four years now, and we have seen a whole lot of people in our studio!! […]