Hey girl(s), heyyyyy!!!

This year, unlike last, has been flying by ridiculously fast and we are having a blast!!

I get the notion to write once in a while and it seems like I always tend to get personal when I just sit here and type, but y’all keep coming back here so, I guess you don’t mind if I take a few minutes to tell you that I am living my best life right now!! I never dreamed when I purchased my first DSLR camera back in 2005, right after I graduated from nursing school, that I would be doing photography full time and feeling like I help women more than I ever did in nursing. Women come to me and tell me their story and open up to me….this is MY therapy!! I am truly blessed!!

The confidence women tell me they gain from being nervous, scared, and vulnerable with us is the coolest thing ever. Who would have thought by shedding clothes, you could find SUCH empowerment!! That is what we offer you in our studio. It is a safe, clean, judgement free space for you to come and get pampered, have some time for yourself, and laugh way more than you can imagine you would. I tell people all the time that it is addictive! I am actually working on plans for my fourth one!

So between the 43 ladies who have graced us with their presence in front of my lens already this year, hanging out with amazing friends, golfing, eating entirely too much, Netflix binging occasionally and living life wide open because no one is promised tomorrow…here is just a few of the beautiful faces (and other body parts) that we can show you, your photos are never shown unless you sign a model release! Go visit our website today and fill out that contact form to get started on booking yours, you need to do this too!!

Congratulations, you made it through 2020!!

That year shall be henceforth called, the year that shall not be named LOL!!

Looking back, it has been good for us at Created Wonderfully Boudoir Photography…we are blessed! We have had 115 wonderful new friends join us for this experience!

We have some great things we will be doing in this new year, such as our ambassador program, we have finished taking applications and are still in the interview process, but we hope to announce the one chosen on February 1st.

We are also going to have some pieces of lingerie for purchase when you come in for your shoot!! Rock it in your session, take it home with you, so cool!! We have upgraded some of our artwork products we offer, and there are so many amazing ways to keep these timeless keepsakes!

Our closed Facebook group for ladies is freakin awesome! We have so much fun in there with contests, empowerment, encouragement, and so much more! You definitely need to be in there!

Make this the year you do something for yourself (or as a couple, we do offer that!!) and learn to love yourself more!

I usually wrap up the year with some photographs, but we have a babe wall in our hair and make up room with most all the clients we have met this year, so come tour (or we can do it as a phone call, then you will see them when you come for your session!) and let me show you why we are #notyourbasicboudoir and how this is sooooo much more than just having pictures taken!!

We know it is a scary step to take, but it will be worth it, go to our website and click on “contact us” and we will email you back with all the information about what we do!! Come on, let’s have some fun in this new year!!

Sweeeeet Car-O-Line…dunn dunn dunnnnn

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!!

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!!

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

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!!!

One of my new favorite shoots!!

Can I just tell y’all…I LOVE WHAT WE DO HERE!!! I know, I know, you are tired of hearing me say that, but I truly truly am blessed… Women are so hard on themselves and pick a part every thing about themselves and we love when they can come in here and see themselves as a new person!!  Red heads seem to be a hot item around here lately and I love the uniqueness and pop!!

This girl…..ahhhhhhh……this girl!!  She absolutely rocked this session with us!!!  She is such a beautiful, courageous, intelligent, and lovey lady and we can’t wait to get her back in here again!

What is holding YOU back from doing this?  Chat with us, let us put your fears to rest so you can be empowered too!  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!!

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

 

Life changing… MUST READ!!!

IMG_7274-EditThis amazing beauty is Jessi, this is what she had to say about Created Wonderfully Boudoir Photography…grab your Kleenex, we needed several when she sent this to us!!!  Thank you sweet girl!!!

How Created Wonderfully changed my life– I have struggled with anxiety, depression, and self-image issues for as long as I can remember. Being a mom of three amazing kids and working all the time makes it quite difficult to take care of myself and furthermore, to take the time to make myself feel confident. As women most of us immediately pick ourselves apart upon stepping in front of a mirror. It doesn’t matter how many times our significant other tells us we’re beautiful, we still find every dimple, crease, discoloration, and fine line; and to us it’s much worse than it actually is.

I went a couple of years ago and spoke with Christie about a photoshoot and I decided against it in the end. My self-esteem kept me from taking the plunge. So at the end of last year, with a push from my dear fiancé, I finally purchased a shoot- and let me tell you, I was nervous! I went and let my better half do a bit of shopping for me so I would have lingerie he thought I’d look good in and by the time the day came I was a ball of nerves. I walked in and Christie made me feel right at home. She brought me a hairdryer to borrow and offered me a snack and drink.

Then I met Heather who was amazing. This woman took my dry, acne scarred face and molded it into a beautiful, glamorous, smooth face. She made me feel like a pampered princess. After talking with Christie again for a bit and looking over her extensive wardrobe for some inspiration and other lingerie options, we got started. I was nervous for all of 5 minutes after getting started, though. Christie made me feel so comfortable and confident.

I felt beautiful, sexy, and sassy (for the first time ever in my life). I left feeling confident with my head held high. All of this was an amazing experience, worth every penny, all of the cliche things you’d expect me to say but let me just tell you about the reveal! I was super excited and nervous to see how these pictures actually turned out. I have never modeled before, haven’t had professional pictures done in 6 years, and had never even attempted anything quite like this.

Christie made an amazing video with some of the pictures she took and as soon as it started I lost my breath and even said out loud to my fiancé “oh my goodness, that’s me” while having a mini heart attack. Then I cried. I cried because I didn’t know I could be beautiful. I didn’t know I could be sexy. Christie made me all of these things!! And there’s photo evidence of it!! I have never experienced something that truly improved my self confidence like this. I have been riding on a positivity high since I walked out of the studio.

I feel like this experience reignited the spark that begins to dim 7 years into a relationship. This isn’t just pictures, it’s not just a photoshoot, it’s truly life-changing. I am so confident now; I’m happy with my curves, confident in my skin, and excited to do it again!! Don’t hesitate. If you don’t think this is for you- you’re wrong. Talk to Christie, there’s something in this for everyone and you will finish this experience feeling better about yourself than you ever thought possible.

Thank you, Christie, for changing my entire visual of myself. I don’t look in the mirror and see all the imperfections like I used to and I can’t express how much that has changed my perspective on life. I’m confident, and nothing exudes radiance better than confidence.

Get in touch to talk about why you need this too!!  Just click here to get started!