Wow, a year already?

I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet young lady a few years back. She came in for her first boudoir session with us, and totally rocked it! Then about a year a half after that, she had another session booked with us, her boyfriend at the time, knew about the upcoming shoot and wanted us to help him with an awesome surprise, he was going to propose!!

When she was finished with hair and make up, we went into the studio room where he had been hiding, we turned her around and there he was with the ring. It was perfect!! Check out that video here!!

We had the pleasure of photographing their engagement, wedding, and most recently, her third boudoir session with us to surprise him with a gift (first anniversary is paper, by the way ladies!!).

These two are special people to me and I am glad they value photographs and what I do!! Thanks again Devin and Lauren, happy first anniversary!! <3

Ms. H

I have the ability to see the images in my head of a client from the minute they walk in my studio…I guess from years of doing this, I know what “raw materials” I have in any person.

When this beauty walked in, I knew that she didn’t have a clue how stunning she was.  I think she was very pleased, as well as her husband, who was deployed at the time, will be even more amazed at her beauty and bravery for having this session done for him!

I aim to show at least 45-50 poses from a session when clients come back in for their reveal, I had 70 of H!!  She made it so easy, and I was also using a borrowed Canon R Mirrorless with my Sigma 50 f1.4 Art for all you togs out there, and it is just dreamy, right?!?!  All the hearts to this session and especially to this young lady, who now hopefully, sees herself in an entirely different way!!

Thank you for reading and looking at her photos, but don’t you just really want to do this for yourself too?  Come on and contact us today!!!

We love our repeat clients…

And our first timers too!! But when someone has been with us before, there is a level of trust that’s deeper, they are even more excited than the first time because they are not as nervous, and we are like old friends because we probably have still stayed in touch even after the session was over and their products delivered.

Here are just a few from some recent shoots with some rockstars who are part of our CWB family group, this is a private group we have for past clients where we offer specials, client appreciation events, and discounts. We feel like boudoir is kinda like tattoos in that it’s a little bit addictive lol!!

Our calendar is filling up fast for the rest of the year, so if this is something you even think you want to know more about, get in touch with us now! The best way to do that is by going to our website and clicking on the “Be Empowered” button, fill out that form, then check your email!! You can be afraid, but do it anyway!! You won’t regret it!!

Morning ramblings…

Happy Friday my friends!

This has been a very chaotic, busy, frustrating, but rewarding few weeks for me in my personal life. Throw all of the events going on in the world as well, and needless to say, I got run down, but now I’m hitting the ground running from now on!!

Now, here are all the new things going on in my life. First, I am now a full time boudoir photographer and I am so excited. It was bittersweet to step away from nursing, but I’d been doing that for fifteen years and life is too short to not do what your passion is!!

Second, we sold our house and have bought my grandpas that he built back in the 60’s, yes, we have lots of projects to do from now on!! It’s been surreal to be back in this house again, I lived here previously when my son was about six weeks old until he was about five. Lots of memories for me!

Lastly, I have some big things planned for the future of my business!! I want to be able to show every woman how beautiful she is and have some fun time for herself. Whatever the excuse may be, we have an answer, so if you’ve been wanting to do it, now is the time!! Check out the website and click on book your shoot and fill out that form and then we will get back to you soon and we will chat!!

Have a blessed day, love one another, be kind, and think outside of your own bubble and see how things may look to someone else in their bubble, it’s not the same!!

http://www.createdwonderfullybychristietate.com

The one I’ve been excited to write…

I am going full time in photography starting June 5th!! I am so excited to be fulfilling my calling and only be nursing once in a while!!

Now, a few more thoughts I have lately. I am not the kind of person who needs accolades from other photographers, I’ve never been asked to teach technical camera/lighting skills for photography to others, nor have I ever been published…whatever that means lol. What I do offer is an amazing experience for my clients who come to me nervous and out of their comfort zone and then blossom in front of my lens! I am not cheap, I’ve put too much time and energy into this to do that, but I’m also not the most expensive.

I truly want every woman to be able to do this and that’s what I drive for. Now that I can devote more time and energy into this, i feel our customer service will be even more phenomenal! We love what we do and are pleased to say we are booked up for June and July is getting there very quickly so go to the website and click on book your shoot and fill out that form so we can get you started and see for yourself why everyone of our clients recommend us!!

http://www.createdwonderfullybychristietate.com

Q and A day!!

Today I would like to address some questions we get asked the most and to discuss some of our process…and show you some photos of a super amazing lady!!!

I have so so so many women tell me they want to do this, but just don’t think they can…I say phooey, we don’t have any expectations of you, I have never shot any models in my studio, they are all real women, just like you!!  I have studied women’s portraiture for over eight years now and feel confident I can flatter any body type (and not by using Photoshop, I hate editing lol)!

Thankfully, I don’t hear it being said to me, but I do hear some other opinions on what boudoir photography is…first of all, it is NOT about sex!  Does it make you feel sexy? Hell yes, but we don’t do anything sexual in the studio, I don’t even mention sex when we are shooting, this is bringing out a womans’ sensuality and sexiness but still being done in a tasteful way, it is not pornography, it is art.

Also, women tell me all the time that they are not happy with their body…why?  Because it doesn’t look like some super model on a magazine, or a movie star that everyone is crazy about…who cares?  I am a women’s health nurse and I have seen thousands of naked bodies and everyone is different and not many ladies look like society tells us we should look…I am fluffy myself and went for years trying to wear baggy clothes to cover it up, but thanks to changing my attitude, I am happy with who I am…I still struggle somedays and know I want to lose weight, but that is because I feel like garbage and I am 46, so I just want to feel better physically lol!

So, before we get to the good stuff (the beautiful photographs you all love to see!) Here are some great reasons to do a shoot right now:

*To celebrate a new you *Wedding gift *Birthday *Anniversary *Divorce *Milestones in your life *Use as a goal date for an achievement *As a self esteem boost *To build confidence *Revenge lol *Retirement *Graduation from college *Celebrate getting off of sheltering in place!!!  *and the main reason, just because you want to and you’re worth it!!

Click here and go to the book your shoot button to get started, you won’t regret it!!

We love style and color in our photographs!!!  This bombshell got a couple of metal prints and a folio box to commemorate her session, we can’t wait to get her back in here again soon!!

Real talk y’all

Those who truly know me, know I am pretty transparent and open about most anything you ask me. Those people also know how much I despise people who step on other people to get where they are going. I stay in my lane and don’t see other photographers as “competition” because I am only out to better myself and not look at what everyone else is doing. I’m not a follower by any means. Having said that, lately I have had several attempts from fake profiles trying to gain access into my closed private boudoir group. I guess whoever is doing this thinks I don’t have any sense…oh so you’re brand new to Facebook and have zero friends, but you’re just dying to be in my group…lol, seriously?? Anyway, this is my public way of saying to anyone who may want to know more about what I do, my business model, my posing, and any other thing you are dying to know about me and what I do…ask me!! It’s really just that simple and if I feel you need to know, I’ll tell you and if not, prepare to be put in your place, because if you’re not trying to be a positive in my life, I have no use for you!! If you are a potential client, know that I go to great lengths to protect your privacy and if you want to be added to my private group, just add me as a friend on Facebook. Happy Monday!

Why?

I have people tell me all the time they want to do a boudoir shoot for a significant other…once in a while, I get my favorite ones, the ones that want to do it for them…who don’t feel the need to validate their reason for doing something for themselves!  I am in the category of women who are at the age where I no longer have to prioritize my happiness around my child, or my husband, or worry what my family will think if I want to do something that makes me appreciate being alive and healthy and enjoying being myself, unapologetically, I do it!!  It is such an empowering experience to be so vulnerable and open. To be scared and nervous, and do the thing anyway…and then to do it and OWN it…even better!!!

I recently had another shoot done, my husband did the photographs and they are amazing, yes, I am curvy, no, I am not as young as I used to be, no, I do not care that my co workers have all seen my ass now lol!!  They are an example to you, I want every woman to have confidence, to be trusting of another person and open yourself to being a stronger, better version of yourself.  It truly is amazing.

There were shot in one of my most favorite places, Asheville NC.  I met the most amazing make up artist there her name is Leah Milan and I cannot wait to get back up there and meet more fabulous people!

I love love love helping all women from all walks of life, embrace the beauty of being alive and powerful!  Let me show you what I can do for YOU!!

www.createdwonderfullybychristietate.com

Ms. M

We haven’t shown you any gorgeous ladies lately, and we actually have a minute to write a blog post so here ya go!! (Sorry for the big watermark, people that claim your work as their own suck.)

This beauty was so much fun to work with and she picked up a nice album and a canvas for her hubby for Christmas!!

Next year is the year that everyone should be doing this…lots of new incentives coming to help you get past those nerves and just go ahead and book your experience!!  Check out our website as well as our Facebook page.  And just in case you didn’t know we have a private group for potential and past clients that you can apply to be in for exclusive offers here!!  So many ways for you to find out about what we do, but the best way is to give us a call at 336-710-8567!!

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