Y’all meet April!! What a doll baby to work with, we had sooooo much fun during her session and I can’t wait to get her back in for her next one!! Here is her story she wanted to share about this experience with us at Created Wonderfully Boudoir! Enjoy!!
***”I’ve always struggled with positive body image most of my life, being redheaded, having freckles and fair skin. My teenage years brought more negative behaviors, which I worked hard to address, but ended up gaining weight back and more. Finding out I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and also being single and almost 30 challenged me and my confidence. I realized no matter what size I am, I have to talk to myself in a positive way and embrace who I am in the moment —even though that task can be a difficult one! Once I found my now HUSBAND, then boyfriend, I began to see I was worthy of love no matter my size! When he asked me to marry him at my literal heaviest weight, I knew I wanted to give him a timeless gift. A sentimental way for him to remember me at this moment in time! I also wanted the ability to gain my confidence back and love myself the way he loves me as I am!
How you felt before…..during…..and after……Once I booked my session, I felt super excited of the experience, but also apprehensive of what I just committed to and how it would be and if I’d be able to feel confident enough in my skin. I appreciated the encouragement to go ahead and do the session sooner, rather than wait until I was going to lose more weight for my wedding. During my session, I was immediately put at ease as soon as I walked in the door and felt effortlessly guided along. Heather took my dream look and made it come alive! When I looked in the mirror I saw myself in a new light! I felt emotional — in a good way! I honestly felt like a vintage Hollywood star! Her suggestion of a red lip pushed me to do something I had never done before. Seeing myself lit a spark in my heart! . I loved how Christie guided me through each pose, and though sometimes I may have felt awkward, I trusted the process and her eye behind the camera! The approving giggles and little jokes honestly gave me the confidence to keep going and not worry about how I looked. The time went by and I never once felt insecure!
After my session, I felt on fire! I walked with a little more pep in my step and couldn’t wait to come back to the reveal! I honestly wish I could feel like that every day! I was so happy with myself and glad I jumped in to do something not only for myself, but for my fiance!
What you ended up doing with your images…..
I got the beautifully made black leather bound photo book and the phone app to be able to surprise my Husband on our wedding night. Boy, was it hard to pick just 30 images to go in that book!!! He knew nothing about the session, it was soo difficult to keep it a secret from him for so many months! His reaction and the emotions that came with it was worth the wait! He is so sweet! I also had a canvas print made, which I now hang in our bathroom as a reminder to feel beautiful everyday!
What it meant to you…This session meant not only overcoming things of my past, but propelling me into a new viewpoint of myself, and helping me build confidence as a woman! It served as a moment in time, a moment not only I want to remember, but one that my Husband can cherish. A moment where I became a wife and felt absolutely loved! A renewal of self! Something tangible I can have and look back on, on the bad days, where I may not “feel like myself”***
We absolutely love what we do here… “How lucky we are to be alive right now” means so much to me everyday (IYKYK lol!!)
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