How did you hear about Holly Douglas Boudoir? One of my neighbors knows Holly and invited me to join the VIP Group on Facebook.
Why did you choose Holly Douglas Boudoir for your session? Her work is incredible. The absolute sheer artistry in her work is evident through every photograph. All of these other women saying how she made them feel like a badass babe and more beautiful than they’ve ever felt before in their lives didn’t hurt when choosing Holly either.
What made you decided to take the leap of faith and do a boudoir session? I’ve always wanted to do a boudoir session. They’ve always seemed so fun and empowering. I was tired of saying, “Oh, I’ll do this when I lose weight or when I tone up or blah blah blah”. It was my time. No more excuses. I’ve always been a big girl, in fact, it really doesn’t matter what I look like I always bring big girl energy. I’ve been significantly heavier than I was during my session with Holly and I’ve been significantly smaller. No matter what my body looks like on the outside, I’m the same beautiful woman on the inside. It was time for the beautiful woman on the outside to meet the beautiful woman on the inside and let that big girl light shine.
Were you nervous about the shoot beforehand? If so, what were you most nervous about? I was really excited…for a super long time….about the session. I don’t think I got nervous at all until I got in my car on my way to the studio. I just let my insecurities and negative self talk creep in get the best of me and I let self-doubt stew in my mind.
Did you become more comfortable after the session started? If so, what helped to relax your nerves? Absolutely. I immediately was relaxed the second I walked in the door and felt the entire vibe of the studio. It was welcoming and had a very chill vibe. Plus, Holly is beyond words amazing–she is her client’s biggest cheerleader. She doesn’t just want you to feel beautiful, she wants you to KNOW you’re beautiful!
What was your favorite part of the experience and why? Oh gosh. How do you pick just one part? You feel pampered from the second you walk in the door. I have never had my make-up professionally done, and rarely get my hair all gussied like that. But, honestly, just feeling like an incredibly beautiful badass babe was probably my favorite part. I felt sexy. Me. Plus sized. Big girl energy. Felt like someone to be totally lusted after–who doesn’t want to leave feeling like that?!
How did you feel during your session? Totally comfortable, sexy, and beautiful. Words cannot truly express.
Describe how you felt when you saw your images for the first time. In complete awe. Like, dayyyuuuummmmm….that’s me!
How has your relationship with your body changed since your session? I wish I had been even more kind to myself during my photo reveal. There were a couple of pictures in my reveal that I allowed my eyes to go directly to one part of my body and rule it out strictly like that–and I regret allowing myself to do that. Because they were gorgeous pictures and I wish I had them now. I wish I hadn’t let one part of my body destroy an epically beautiful image. Because it was. It was fricken artwork! Honestly, I think my Big Girl Energy is even stronger. Before, I would’ve stopped myself from wearing something, or maybe talking to someone for fear that they were going to judge me solely based on the shape of my body. But, my weight does not equal my worth. I’ll scream it louder for the people in the cheap seats. MY WEIGHT DOESN’T EQUAL MY WORTH! I still simply feel incredible.
What would you say to people who say they can’t do a boudoir session because they are too shy, nervous, etc? Boudoir is for everyone. Every single person deserves to feel that amazingly beautiful and deserves to look at themselves as a goddess to be worshipped–because you are. Holly is so incredible at putting you at ease and helping you to feel the most comfortable and safe. It takes a lot of vulnerability to bare your body in front of someone and Holly doesn’t take that responsibility lightly.
Anything else you’d like to add? As soon as my backpiece is done and healed I want to get back on the books. I’m already ready for another session with Holly. Best birthday present to myself EVER!