How did you hear about Holly Douglas Boudoir? I was actually looking up Glamor shots and Holly showed up on my search.
Why did you choose Holly Douglas Boudoir for your session? She was the first person to get back with me.
What made you decided to take the leap of faith and do a boudoir session? Oh gosh…My husband and I wanted to take pictures of each other and when he started to I started crying. I cried hard…I knew then I needed to do something to change it. I had no idea how I was ever going to be accepting with the way my body looks now. I wanted to do it for him but more for me. I needed to know that regardless my body was beautiful.
Were you nervous about the shoot beforehand? If so, what were you most nervous about? Absolutely!! Getting naked! I didn’t want to be judged by how I looked. I didn’t want to be “looked up and down” and wonder if she was seeing all the flaws and see the nasty body I saw. I wasn’t sure how I was ever going to be so vulnerable in order to take these pictures.
Did you become more comfortable after the session started? If so, what helped to relax your nerves? Absolutely! Holly’s coffee! No, seriously though, it was almost an instant relief once Holly got started on my makeup.
What was your favorite part of the experience and why? Oh gosh…I loved it all! But I guess if I had to pick it was when I was trying on outfits and walked out for the first time for Holly to see. It was just like walking out fully dressed!
How did you feel during your session? Beautiful!
Describe how you felt when you saw your images for the first time. I cried. I saw beauty in myself for the first time since my wedding.
How has your relationship with your body changed since your session? I can be naked around my husband and not think that he’s looking at a nasty body and just says I’m beautiful. When he says it I truly feel it now.
What would you say to people who say they can’t do a boudoir session because they are too shy, nervous, etc? Do It! It will be the best thing you ever did!
Anything else you’d like to add? I will forever be grateful for what Holly has done for me! She is an amazing person!