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!!

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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!!!

Hello stranger…

I am so neglectful of this poor blog lately… My life has been a roller coaster for the past several months and lots of changes have and are taking place.  Have you ever wondered why it has to be so complicated and confusing?  I do it daily, but I have learned a whole lot of life lessons lately, so I guess that is a positive out of all the mess…

Anyway, I am still here taking some amazing women’s photos and helping them to see themselves in a new positive way, and in the process of that, continuing to heal me.

We have a lot of questions about how this experience works, so I thought I would give a little insight into how this process works…

No photos are shared unless you sign a model release, there is a clause in the contract when you book, that if there is an anonymous image, we have permission to use that, but even if you don’t won’t that, we won’t do it.

We have laundered wardrobe options available at the studio for people to borrow, bring a pair of nude or black thongs to wear under anything you use of ours.

Pricing- the normal price for a complete shoot is only $200 and that gets my amazing team primping you up as well!  Prints and products are sold separately and that ranges from $250-$3000, we literally  have something for every budget and we also offer financing!

I have had people ask if we still shoot couples, yessss!!  We love to capture that connection between you and your lover, but still keeping it tasteful!! We will also shoot nudes, but again, tastefully done!  This is art, not dirty stuff!!

Having a boudoir shoot is such an empowering experience and now I can say that from experience!  A while back I had my amazing friend Shelli from Blue Velvet Boudoir take mine in my old studio that I had for three years…there were so many memories in that place that we let go last month, it was a very emotional thing for me and so I am glad I got to have my photos taken there.  Here is a link to them and the password is confidencerocks…

I can now say with conviction (even though I did that before, I am extra convinced now lol) EVERY WOMEN NEEDS TO DO THIS FOR THEMSELVES!!!!  Give us a holler today to book yours!!!

Hellllllooooo!!

Hi people, I am still here, it has been crazy and busy, and crazy busy!!

Since I have last written, I have turned a year older (yay.  thick sarcasm) and got some new ink lol.  I have stepped away from nursing to do my passion, and it was scary, but so fulfilling to be doing my own thing now!! I am loving it!!

We now have a sign for the lingerie shop outside our studio in downtown Mount Airy, NC.  I have my first birth photography shoot lined up later this month and I am so so so excited to be doing that.  I was a postpartum nurse for six and a half years, so this will be getting back to my love of babies and their families.

We have shot lots of women this year for boudoir, give me a call and let me show you some of my most recent work in person and quell all of your fears and insecurities as to why this type of photography IS for you too!! This is such a fun way to bring out some confidence and see yourself in a new, positive way!!

Let’s also take a little walk down memory lane with one of my favorite shoots!!  I just love confident women and this one rocked it!!!  Thanks again S, we need to get you in here again soon!!

We are also booking more weddings this year in NC and beyond, we are also on The Knot!  We are full service and will not leave your images stuck on a disk or USB (which will be obsolete in a few years, photographs don’t do that…) and help you design wall art and albums to last for decades!!

Reach out to us to let us help you with all of your photography needs (except the kiddos lol)…taking appointments for seniors, family, wedding, boudoir, bridals, engagement, divorce, and birth!  Contact us at 336-648-8480 to chat about how we can help you!

 

 

Ready for the wrap…

Where in the heck has this year gone to?  I swear it just seems like yesterday I was gearing up for 2017 and here we are sliding into 2018 already!

This year…wow, I never dreamed up the things that would have occurred in my life.  Lots and lots of personal growth, which is sometimes painful, but oh so rewarding too…I started up the year as a hospice nurse and it was where I needed to be for the time, but ending up the year saying goodbye to hospice and into critical care in a hospital and thinking about travel nursing in the future.

I have learned I do not need to be around negative people who always have something bad to say about others, and have found the coolest circle of people that are amazing and love me and I feel don’t talk about me when I leave their presence.  Which, not that I care if anyone talks about me or not, just don’t need that in my circle lol.

There have been so many changes in this last part of 2017…a new studio, a new lingerie shop, a new job, some new friends, a new view on where my life is going, a new dog (my son’s, but you all know how that ends up, she is mine now lol) and also some big changes coming in 2018 that will be a transition as well…everything I do is a work in progress and if I wasn’t busy all the time, I wouldn’t know how to act lol.

I am so very thankful to all of my clients that I have had the immense pleasure of working with this year, I hope they carry some new confidence with them due, in part, to what we do, but mainly because they have found that inner umph to be what they want to be!!

Here are a few highlights of the past 365 days…I am excited to meet the people that will make up my 2018 and be a highlight of my year in the next 365!!!

hotttttttttnesssss!!!!

This girl right here is one of my most favorite people on this planet….She came to work with me back in October and has become invaluable to me.  She helps me with everything from cleaning to helping me keep my sanity (that’s a huge job in itself!!!!!).

She said before this shoot that she just doesn’t see herself as sexy…I think this may have helped her to see that maybe just as much as her sweet hubby does, which I doubt because he is wild about her (with good reason, right??)!!!

Thank you Allison for all you are to me, I love you and your face lol!!!

Let us remind you that you are beautiful too!!!! Booking for next year going on right now!  Also, we have a buy one, get one special…two shoots for the price of one!!  Call for details 336-648-8480 or email us at createdwonderfullyphotography@yahoo.com

Enjoy!!

100% Photoshop Free

I love this girl…she is one of my most favorite humans on the planet!!  She has been with me for a couple of years now and we have done some cool work together!

I love that she is confident with her body and doesn’t see things like stretch marks and curves, as flaws!

This is a shoot we did for me to play with some lighting and different things in my new studio and none of these have seen Photoshop and I love them so much!

Let us remind you that you are beautiful just like you are too…  Enjoy!~

 

Don’t you wish you knew her….

This lady right here just blew us away with her shoot!!!  Seriously, who knew she was a little vixen lol?!?  Here are some of her anonymous shots…I am so glad we had the opportunity to shoot this gorgeous girl and I have many more of her that aren’t anonymous!!  Thanks again to Contessa for the amazing job […]

One of our new favorite things…

We have been dying to try this for a long time!!!  We recently did a model call for couples so we could build our portfolio of that genre, if we liked doing them…we didn’t just “like” doing it, we LOVE it!!! It is cool to capture a couples passion for one another, but still keeping it rather tasteful!!  Here is a little teaser video we made to show off one of the couples we have done.  There is plenty more to see in studio, give us a call to come check out all of our new stuff!!  336-710-8567

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