For a long time, I had been looking at boudoir photos and thinking “wow, I want to look like that” not necessarily the same size or anything like that … but comfortable in my own skin. (if you’ve looked at any of Nomi’s photos you’ll know what I’m talking about) Well, a friend of mine in Alabama took the brave step and booked a shoot and I could see the difference in how she carried herself, so I decided to take the plunge myself.
That’s not the only reason I decided to do a boudoir shoot though … my entire life right now is about serving others (I’m a social worker, a volunteer with a pre-school reading program, and I’m a nursing student … so not a ton of “me” time). I decided that it was time to make the decision to really practice the self-care we have all heard so much about over this past year.
Well after looking around at different websites, Instagram, and yelp! I just knew that Nomi was the way to go because everyone talked about how comfortable they felt with her and how easy it was to just enjoy their time … and they were 100% right. And after talking to Nomi on the phone about booking a session I felt like I had an immediate friend, and this was going to be a great experience!
I felt really excited leading up to the day of the session … getting to go shopping for new lingerie and properly fitting bras (huge shout to the Rack Shack for showing me how things are supposed to fit and helping me find pieces that were perfect for me), stalking Nomi’s Instagram looking at all the amazing photos, and getting to try something new.
The day of the session I had a few nervous butterflies but I decided that the nerves were going to mean that this was going to be great, because it would be a leap of faith to trust Nomi and the team and see just what they could see in me.
The entire experience was UH-MAY-ZING … truly one I will never forget (and am ready to start saving to do again).
But I would have to say that spending time with Nomi and her team was probably my favorite part, because it truly was all about me! (Like I said I do A LOT for other people, so this was a nice change). They get to know you, ask about life, and genuinely care about you as an individual. They are your cheerleaders throughout the entire experience and see the best in you and pull that out so you can see it on camera and then in yourself.
Totally – and in a great way. There is a confidence and comfort being within my own skin that I didn’t have before. I remember saying “shut the front door!” when she showed me one of the first photos during the shoot and couldn’t believe the photo was me. Getting to see me through that lens has shown me that I am beautiful inside and out – and that I look pretty dang hot too 😊 Since my shoot I have noticed a love for myself that I didn’t think possible.
One of my favorite sayings has always been “your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you” and now I know that my heart is included in that. I am perfect just as I am. I believe that now.
Oh, and wearing sexy properly fitting lingerie under everyday clothing helps a lot with the confidence boost too LOL. Seriously though, try it!
Nomi walks you through each step of the process, laughs with you, shares fun stories, cheers you on, reminds you that you are beautiful and special, and you walk out from her studio with your head held higher and a smile on your face that doesn’t ever seem to want to fade.
Nomi and the team immediately make you feel like you’re apart of the family and it’s just a fantastic time.
For those of you thinking that you could never do this … you can! Throughout the session you will hear nothing but positive vibes like “you look so sexy” and “your photos are fire” and the best part is … she totally means it. Nomi will capture your spirit, your fun, the absolutely stunning you that you need to celebrate and embrace because you are beautiful just by being you!
I promise you, you won’t regret it if you take that scary first step to saying yes to doing a shoot … you will thank yourself later 😊
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