How did you hear about Holly Douglas Boudoir? Social Media – accidentally
Why did you choose Holly Douglas Boudoir for your session? I think Holly captures the inner beauty and essence of all women, and does so tastefully and with dignity.
What made you decided to take the leap of faith and do a boudoir session? Many women do a boudoir session for the same reasons, a break-up, age. I’m no different, only I happened to have had 2 breakups and be 55yrs before I decided to do my session. I was married for almost 23 years, many of those alone while he spent with others. After my divorce I dated a man for almost 9 years only to find out once again I was not the only one in our partnership. I had to feel something for and about myself so I decided to book my session with Holly.
Were you nervous about the shoot beforehand? If so, what were you most nervous about? It wasn’t that I was nervous about the shoot itself, but rather disgusted and embarrassed how “old” my once athletic and fit my body once was. I do not like to be photographed. I do not photograph well, thus if I ever go missing I will only be identifiable by dental records.
Did you become more comfortable after the session started? If so, what helped to relax your nerves? There were still certain poses and positions that were uncomfortable exposing and will probably always be. However, Holly is so skilled and knowledgeable about her kraft she can make even the darkest of moments shine.
What was your favorite part of the experience and why? It’s actually hard to narrow done my favorite part of the experience. I enjoyed every second of every minute. I’ll more than likely never get to be photographed professionally, especially in a boudoir setting, in my lifetime again. Being pampered from head to toe is everyone’s dream from time to time, not everyone get’s a chance to experience the full package.
How did you feel during your session? I was elated. I can only imagine if I were a contortionist this is how one must feel, without the pain after a “performance”. I let Holly take complete control, from choosing what I wore (or didn’t) down to choosing the best images from a professional’s eye. I couldn’t have made a wiser choice.
Describe how you felt when you saw your images for the first time. I was really too overwhelmed when I saw my images for the first time. I’m still not 100% convinced they’re me.
How has your relationship with your body changed since your session? I still can’t say that I’m fan of my body, but rather a fan of how Holly can make my body look. I’ll just keep gawking at my own images.
What would you say to people who say they can’t do a boudoir session because they are too shy, nervous, etc? I would have to say to anyone to think about a boudoir session without judgement or scrutiny. For those with any type body image dysmorphic issues talk to Holly Douglas or anyone who’s had a session with Holly. You’ll be told how beautiful you really are and how the world sees you, not as you see yourself.
Anything else you’d like to add? Thank you Holly. I’m excited to see my images again, have them printed, and then bound in Holly Douglas fashion….