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!

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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

 

 

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

Lady A…

I know I say this a lot, but WOW!!  This lady just slayed this shoot!

We want this experience to be about you and your significant other (if you have one, but it’s DEFINITELY not required!!) so we encourage personal props…this was a first, and I hope not the last, to have a full set of drums in our studio!

Thank you A for sharing this with us, you are truly beautiful inside and out!!!