The New Face of Created Wonderfully Boudoir!!

Last year I started toying with the idea of having an ambassador for two reasons…One, I wanted a lady that we could pick from the vine who defines what we feel is all too common in dealing with insecurities and struggles in so many ways and show her what we do. We also wanted to gift a lady with this experience and show her how the people in her life, see her, and how we at our studio see all of our clients.

She will be doing lots of fun things with us this year, and we are truly blessed that she came along and grabbed our attention with her beautiful spirit and her physical beauty!

Here is a little bit about her and her story and how she puts into her own words about meeting me…

I am excited to be the 2021 Ambassador for Created Wonderfully Boudoir.  At a young age, I began to struggle with low self-esteem.  I can’t remember when anxiety wasn’t a part of my daily life.  Unfortunately, this is a truth so many women carry.  My husband and I married at 18.  He was diagnosed at a young age with hereditary pancreatitis, we struggled with 7 years of infertility before we celebrated the birth of our only daughter.  She is my miracle.  Our daughter was also diagnosed at the age of 10 with hereditary pancreatitis after an ER visit with symptoms all too familiar to us.  My family faced the challenge of going from a two-income family to one after my husband’s struggle with pancreatitis and arthritis became too much for his body to continue as an electrician. We endured the long process of waiting for a disability hearing.  We have finally felt like we were recovering financially from the last several years.  The one person that I leaned on so much through all of this was my mom.  I lost her unexpectedly in July of 2020.  Once again, I find myself struggling through a “new normal.”

In my almost 44 years, I have a new appreciation for this vessel of mine that carries my heart and soul.  This body houses the heart of a mother, sister, daughter, friend, wife, caregiver advocate and so many other roles that this journey of mine has called on me to be.  I’m not perfect by any means, but I have come to realize that I am uniquely gifted to live out my life and love the ones God has given to me.  Gone is the girl who lacked the wisdom to appreciate the vessel that has allowed me to experience the most precious gifts of all, LIFE!  I think for the most part we all have a love/hate relationship with ourselves.  I want to continue to find myself less on the “hate” end. I want to have this experience to capture essence of the woman that I have become through all that life has thrown at me; I am still standing!  As the quote says, “I am proud of the woman I have become because I have fought hard to become her.”

When I met Christie, I immediately felt a “sisterhood” with her.  Christie’s heart is an encourager of women.  It is my heart as well.  I felt like I had visited with friend who had known my heart for years.  As I walked into the studio, I saw walls filled with artwork of the women who came in with their stories and overcame their own fears and insecurities.  It gives you this sense of, “I can do this too.”  In every photo, I could truly see beauty and the truth of Psalms 139 was louder than any lie that I have ever believed about myself.  “I am fearfully and wonderfully made and so are all of these women.”  As women, we are created to be soft, strong and beautiful in a world that is the complete opposite. It’s no wonder our hearts come to believe such lies. We are our own worst critics and we develop a cruel habit of looking at each other with the same critical eye.  While standing in the studio, I felt a sense that it doesn’t have to be that way.  We could all use to view ourselves in a more positive light.  We all are part of an amazing story with important roles to play.  I hope we all can see each other as we truly are, God’s handiwork.  We are truly intricate works of ART!  Although last year may not have been the most favorite chapter in my story thus far, but it has certainly been an awakening.  

Peggy, you are such a wonderful person and I cannot wait to share this experience with you, you are going to be phenomenal!!

Here are a few headshots we popped out the other day, I can already tell, my camera loves her!! Can we get some LOVE on those BOOTS, EEEEEKKK!

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!!

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!!

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!

 

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!!!

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