1) What prompted you to start considering a boudoir session?
Considering a boudoir session was something I always wanted to do. Seeing yourself from someone else’s perspective, I thought it was an amazing way to make women fall in love with themselves all over again or help give them gain the confidence to love what they see everyday.
2) What were you looking for on your search for finding the right boudoir photographer?
When searching for the right photographer I was looking for someone who was passionate about what they do. Someone whose work showed what they were capable of capturing. Most importantly a person who makes their place a safe space for everyone no matter the color, or size.
3) What was it about me and the studio that made you feel like you found the right boudoir photography match?
Just the first hello, you greeted me with love and I felt that. The energy you gave was not one of judgment but one where I felt safe. I felt nervous but that’s always a first until we started shooting and I felt I loosened up a bit.
4) How did it feel to say YES to yourself and book your shoot?
It felt great! Again this was something I always wanted to do and for myself. When it was time to book my shoot I was nervous but I knew that it was now or never. So with everything going on I felt that I needed to do something for myself, & speaking to Nomi prior to the shoot I knew when I told her my story she was on board, & didn’t make it awkward. It was a way she let me know that my story itself is inspiring and I loved it.
5) What were the vibes of the session?
The vibes were everything, it’s like who needed a hype man? When you got your photographer? Ha. Nomi did that, I walked in and Khalid was playing, the light was shining through the windows, Teddy greeted me I felt comfortable, I felt everything happened the way it was supposed to.
6) How do you feel post-session?
Sheeshhh how do I feel? Well honestly it’s been a week and two days since I did the shoot and I still can’t believe that it was me. I have been looking at each photo just admiring the beauty that was captured that day. What was hiding behind my depression, it showed confidence, it showed someone who is absolutely proud of where she’s come in her self-love journey.
7) What would you say to others who are considering a boudoir experience?
What I would say to others who want to consider a boudoir shoot, GO FOR IT. Do it for no one but yourself. Life is too short to put what you want on hold. This experience will help you gain the confidence you never had before or boost the one you once had.
8) Any other thoughts/anecdotes/whatever you would like to share?
Growing up hating who you are because of things you can’t control is not a good feeling. It sucks but as you get older you tend to realize that people will hurt you because it’s a reflection of themselves. So with that being said, you have to walk with your head held high and remember that you learn to embrace what you can’t change.