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

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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

 

 

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!!!