Pop, Boom, Kapow!!

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!!

Anniversary gift!

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

Newness…

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

Viral!!

This bombshell was such a blast to work with!! She was willing to let us experiment with making a TikTok during her session. My associate Heather did the recording during the shooting and we posted it…it went viral (which is still so cool to me that so many people saw something of ours lol). To date it has over 832K views!!! Which, I mean she is a beauty so I don’t know why I am so surprised!!!

When I show women a few shots during their shoot, from the back of my camera, there are lots of different emotions that they have…quite often I see tears, then I have to say something silly or stupid to keep the waterworks down so we don’t have to retouch their makeup lol, or very often I hear “is that me?”….yes, honey I promise I could not have switched photographs in the 0.5 seconds it took to turn this camera around, or a lot of times they are just speechless and in awe of themselves!! I say it during every shoot because I mean it with my whole heart…I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!

I am here for you every step of the way with this experience! This is my passion and my therapy! When you book with me, you get my cell phone number and there are never any dumb questions, you will never be getting on my nerves, and I am not judgmental at all, so bring on all your questions! You also get a client portal that has everything in one place for you to reference quickly to different links to recommended vendors, and other information about your shoot and how to prepare.

Get in touch with us today, we are booking up fast for the rest of the year!!

Enjoy Ms. N!!

The sweetest thing…

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!!

www.createdwonderfullybychristietate.com

Lashes, lips, and laughs!!

I always have fun with my clients, I am a very fun loving person anyway and probably laugh more than most grown women do at stuff that most don’t lol!! This doll right here and I had so many laughs that day, I am really surprised I was able to get any serious sensual looks from her…but as you can see she succeeded in that for sure!!

I always tell folks that, even though these are sensual, sexy photographs, I want to capture their personality and spirit, because that’s what the people in their life love about them…beauty and bodies are just a bonus. I love to say stupid things to make people laugh to get real expressions and real smiles.

This particular lady reversed the roles on me and had me belly laughing so much during our session that I was sad when we were finished!!

I need for you all to put away your excuses and come let us show you that you can do this too!! It is totally risk free…when you come in for your reveal and ordering appointment, if you don’t love your photographs you get your session fee back or we reshoot you!! We know this is a scary idea for most women, because we are our own worst critics, but we have done this for hundreds of women! Go to the website and click on get empowered for more information!

Enjoy Ms. R!!

Ahhhh, I love these mountains!

Coming to you today, live from Asheville NC…I love this place for some reason. I am terrified of heights, and coming up that big mountain (and especially going back down) gives me anxiety, and I miss my kid and hubby, but this place feels homey to me. My girl and I have taken a little working vacay for a bit, and we have had some great shoots!! Today, it’s time for a little R and R and massages 😀

So now for the real reason you come to this blog…photographs lol!! This of course, is one of my muses who I have the pleasure of working with on the daily now and she is stunning as usual! My goal was to get a few new poses and I think I reached it and I can’t wait to use some of these when we get back in the studio later this week.

Enjoy and get in touch with us to talk about your vision for your session!!

www.createdwonderfullybychristietate.com

Remember…

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!!

How about a little black and white love today….give us some feedback!!

xoxo,

Christie  336-710-8567

 

Good googlie goo y’all!!!

Man this girl right here slayed the you-know-what outta her sesh!!

She didn’t know she was so dang gorgeous, but you can bet she does now!  She was speechless when she first saw these stunning photographs of herself.  We just have all the feels for them and for her, she sweet as pie!!  We hope to get her back in here soon because she is a rock star!

We would also like to give some love out to one of our awesome team members who slay hair and make up and also is just as passionate about making women feel amazing, Contessa Collins located in Elkin, NC…tell her we sent you for all of your hair needs!!

Now, the important question here is when are you going to do yours?? Be brave, know that you deserve to feel as beautiful as the people who love you see you as, and click here to get started!!!

New decade, let’s do this!!!

Hello beautiful people!

Let’s be real for a minute…many of us always have some goals for the new year and things we want to change in our life for the better, but, most people don’t stick to it, that is why they make the same ones every year lol!!  I am choosing to not set “resolutions” for the year, but I do have some things I will improve on.

I believe it starts with habits…we need new habits that help us get to the ultimate goal.  Say for instance, you want to lose weight, you should get in the habit of planning what you will eat everyday.  The next component is discipline…make yourself stick to what you want (this is where I drive the struggle bus hard!!!) I think the third thing to help, is accountability, find a buddy that will make it into a friendly competition that will benefit both of you.  I am mainly writing this to myself today!!  I have some major goals I want to see come to fruition this year, and I know what I need to do.  I am going to start by putting these three words on sticky notes around my house, studio, and in my car…habits, discipline, and accountability and take them seriously.

What are some goals that you will reach this year?  What will be your reward to yourself when you reach them?  I feel that is important as well and I have several different things that I am going to give myself for different milestones I reach…they include a boudoir shoot with one of my favorite photographers (you didn’t think I was going to write and NOT throw something about boudoir in here did you, haha), another tattoo (sorry, not sorry hubby), a me day that includes a massage and mani/pedi, and a day trip to somewhere new.  I am the kind of person I have to have something to look forward to, these rewards are also going to be placed in conspicuous places for me too!

What ideas do you have to help you stay on track for becoming a better YOU?  I would love all the support and help you can give!!!

Happy New Year to you all and I can’t wait to see you succeed!!!