"Being able to enjoy the day of your session and having your photos forever after is the best!" || Duluth Boudoir Interview with Rachel


How Old Were You At Your Session? 29

What made you decide to book a session? Having already done a session in 2018 and loving it, I knew that I had to book another session for 2019! I loved the experience and how my pictures turned out, and I couldn't wait to do it all again!

What was originally holding you back from booking a session? I didn't have as many reservations this time as I did before booking my first session. I was excited to have my second session, but of course, I had my moments of self-doubt and negative self-talk about my body and what shape it currently is! However, I remembered how much fun my first session was and so I counted down the days until the Black Friday special so I could book my session along with an "extra outfit" to really step out of my comfort zone and have some topless pictures taken.

What were you most nervous about for your session? I was nervous about trying on the outfits and being my own worst critic. I love that you can ring the doorbell in the closet for a second opinion and being able to ask Katie, "do my boobs look ok in this?" for that extra bit of reassurance.

How did you feel about yourself before your session? I go in phases of feeling like I look good to the days of feeling too chubby or having rolls in all the wrong places. However, I got my hair done in preparation for the session, and I reminded myself the magic that Emily creates with hair and makeup, how awesome the closet is, and that Jes coaches you through posing.


Describe your experience. If I could get my hair and makeup done and have a shoot every day I totally would! Don't get me wrong, I love my day job as a psych nurse, but getting to be the star of the show for the day during your shoot is such an empowering feeling and gives me all the warm fuzzies! I'm pretty low maintenance with my hair and makeup in my daily life (you'll almost always see me rocking a top knot at work with no makeup on), so being able to rock a face full of makeup applied by someone who knows what they're doing is such a fun change of pace! It truly is an experience like no other!


How did you feel about yourself after your session? Besides chuckling at my lack of ability to be able to identify the right side of my body from the left side to follow instructions for posing, I felt like a sexy, beautiful, badass!


Were you nervous before your viewing session? No, I knew what to expect from having already done one shoot, so I was much more excited and filled with anticipation of wanting to see all of my pictures in the slideshow!

How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? Like a model! Looking at the pictures, it's hard to believe that some of them are me with how flawless I looked! It's such a confidence boost to see your photos!!

What were your favorite products? I love all of the products! The polaroids and view master are so much fun, but I also love the different album selections!!


What would you tell anyone interest, but maybe hesitant, in booking a session of their own? Do it!! Don't wait! You may be nervous or want to wait for when you feel perfect about yourself and how you look, but I promise you, you will love it! Being able to enjoy the day of your session and having your photos forever after is the best!

How was working with Jes, Emily, and Katie? They are such fabulous ladies and have such welcoming personalities! Being able to (sometimes awkwardly) be myself by trying to walk in heels or lay upside down on a chair in a tiny sequined dress while live streaming allows for genuine laughs and smiles and memories that last a lifetime! They truly are pleasure to work with!

Will you be doing another session? Heck yes!! I can't wait to book my next one!


Anything else you want to add? Book a session for you, even if you don't have a special someone to share them with, your pictures will be so amazing that you'll be wanting to share them with everyone! My session was such a needed stress relief/pick me up as it happened just days after we had to put our family's dog to sleep. I truly can't recommend doing a session enough!