Summer's Story | Duluth Boudoir Interview

Summer's Story | Duluth Boudoir Interview

Ready more about Summer’s experience here!!

My world has been altered for the good and I feel so grateful for it! || Duluth Boudoir Photography Interview with Heidi

My world has been altered for the good and I feel so grateful for it! || Duluth Boudoir Photography Interview with Heidi

Read More About Heidi’s Experience Here!

I just remember telling Jes over and over how much I loved every single [image]!! I couldn’t stop staring at myself!!! || Duluth Boudoir Photography Interview with Caitlin

I just remember telling Jes over and over how much I loved every single [image]!! I couldn’t stop staring at myself!!! || Duluth Boudoir Photography Interview with Caitlin

Read More About Caitlin’s Experience Here!

" I knew nothing could or would ever get in my way again because I have this tribe of women behind me if I ever needed it." | Duluth Boudoir Photography Interview with Heather

" I knew nothing could or would ever get in my way again because I have this tribe of women behind me if I ever needed it." | Duluth Boudoir Photography Interview with Heather

Read More About Heather’s Experience Here!!

"The investment in yourself is unparalleled in my opinion." | Duluth Boudoir Photography interview with Erin

"The investment in yourself is unparalleled in my opinion." | Duluth Boudoir Photography interview with Erin

Read More About Erin’s Experience Here!!

"It was the best thing I'd ever done and I seriously think every woman should do a boudoir shoot." | Duluth Boudoir Photography Interview with Amanda

"It was the best thing I'd ever done and I seriously think every woman should do a boudoir shoot." | Duluth Boudoir Photography Interview with Amanda

Read More About Amanda’s Experience Here!

"There I was, on the big screen, and I was loving every bit of it." | Boudoir Photography Interview with Mya

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

How old were you at your session? 30

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

What made you decide to book a session? I had been a part of the group for quite some time, and had always wanted to do it. When I found out I was possibly going away for a year, I figured what better time than now!

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

What was originally holding you back from booking a session? My body, of course. I've gotten older and no longer have college sports keeping me in shape. My body is no where near where it was or where I want it to be, but this is me at 30.

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

What were you most nervous about for your session? Picking the outfits. I was worried nothing would look good on me and my fat rolls would be hanging out all over the place.

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

How did you feel about yourself before your session? I was nervous, but not as much as I thought I would be. I had seen the amazing work Jes does and read the other blogs too, so I think that helped a lot too.

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

Describe your experience. It was amazing from the moment I walked in. Emily greeted me and made me feel comfortable! She showed me the rack of outfits they pulled for me according to my sizes I had put down and let me have at the wardrobe. I didn't know how some of them worked and Emily helped me get into them. I picked my favorites and then it was on to hair and makeup with Emily. I showed her a few pics and told her what I was thinking and she worked her magic. We chatted and laughed, she eased any nerves that may have been there. Once she was done I couldn't believe it was actually me, I felt super pretty. Jes came and helped me narrow my favorites to my final selection and it was go time. Jes explained EVERYTHING and also did all the poses before so there was no pressure on my part, except remembering what went where. The session was amazing. I had so much fun laughing with Jes. She showed me a few pics during the shoot and I really couldn't believe that was actually me. It was such a confidence boost.

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

How did you feel about yourself after your session? I felt on top of the world! I had so much confidence and felt like I was radiating this "yeah I know I'm sexy" attitude.

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

Were you nervous before your viewing session? I was extremely nervous, mainly because my boyfriend came with so there no way to "proof" what he was going to see.

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? Incredible. Everything I was worried about before was totally gone. There I was, on the big screen, and I was loving every bit of it.

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

What were your favorite products? All!! It was so hard to choose!

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own? Bite the bullet and do it!!! It is SO worth it and you will love how you feel. You don't need a reason or person to do it for... you'll love the results the most!

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

How was working with Jes and Emily? The greatest experience ever! They make you feel so comfortable and amazing. They're such fun girls and you can tell they love what they do.

Will you be doing another session? Definitely!

Red Bodysuit from Victoria's Secret; Boudoir Photography Session of Mya in studio in Duluth, MN

Anything else you want to add? I went into this not happy with how my body had changed and how I looked now, but that all went away after seeing myself in Jes' camera. Don't make excuses or hold yourself back from this amazing experience!

"After my session, my whole outlook on things changed. I radiated positivity and began to see everything around me as "flawless" in its own way." | Boudoir Photography Interview of Kylie

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

How old were you at your session? 25

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

What made you decide to book a session? The Black Friday Special was what finally pushed me over the edge to go for it :)

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

What was originally holding you back from booking a session? My weight and insecurities. I have always been larger than most my age especially. I received more than my fair share of bullying and harassing growing up - after I had went through puberty that is! I started puberty at the beginning of 6th grade. By 8th grade I already was a size C cup, I was overweight compared to everyone else I went to school with... To be honest, it was hell from that point on.

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

What were you most nervous about for your session? Not "fitting" into any of the outfits I would try on! That was the number one thing I was scared of. 
Secondly, I was afraid of seeing the photos. I have always been able to find something positive to focus on with myself when looking in the mirror, but then I would get a glimpse at what "everyone else sees" and feel totally crushed. I had realized that it was possible to feel confident yet still be insecure at the same time!

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

How did you feel about yourself before your session? At the time of my session I was feeling pretty excited. I had undergone gastric surgery last June, and finally was losing weight and feeling excited for a new start on life. I was still nervous about trying to hide my excess skin from losing weight, but overall.... I wanted this session to help me finally change how I thought about myself and be comfortable in my skin again.

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

Describe your experience. My experience was nothing less than incredible! 
From the moment I got out of my car, I was welcomed with a handwritten chalkboard sign outside the studio door. I opened the door to find two beautiful women smiling at me and overjoyed to finally meet! 

I was shocked to see just how large of a selection of outfits I had to choose from, most of which I had no issues fitting into. I was able to ask questions, listen to music, and just take the whole experience in. 

Having Emily do my makeup was incredible! She is nothing less than an artist in what she does. This was my first ever experience having someone else do my makeup - especially wearing falsies! :P

Once I looked in the mirror to see the finished product, I could hardly believe it was me! By then all nerves were gone - it was camera time!

Jes is the most down to earth, silly, yet professional woman I think I have ever met in my life. Hands down! - Sorry to anyone whom I know already who may be reading this. ;)
My very large chest decided to make our shoot interesting at times but did I ever feel unwelcomed because of it? Absolutely not! 

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

How did you feel about yourself after your session? After my session, my whole outlook on things changed. I radiated positivity and began to see everything around me as "flawless" in its own way. 

I was confident and sure of myself. My mind and body felt as if they weren't at war with each other any more. I felt encouraged to continue on bettering myself, but also choosing my words more carefully around my two little girls. I have always believed in positive self image, but even little things like telling my now 4 year old "I think you got bigger!" changed to more specific things like "Oh goodness! I think you got taller!" or "Look how strong you are! You just did that all by yourself!". I don't want any room for their mind to wander away from just how beautiful and different they are as individuals. <3

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

Were you nervous before your viewing session? I was PETRIFIED!

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? My husband was with - On Valentines day during our viewing session. He has been my rock through the best and worst times, yet.. I was completely petrified to see his expression upon seeing the photos. I felt "naked" in the sense that there was no "wall" inside me to keep any sign of dislike from going right to my core. Thankfully, that was nowhere near the case. :)

There were over a hundred images to go through, and I expected that there would be ones I wasn't a fan of. But I was stunned when I could count on one hand the number of pictures that were not my favorites. Choosing my photos was SO difficult. I was consumed by them for the entire week while making our decisions.

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

What were your favorite products? Out of everything, either of the Albums. I just wish they held more photos! :P

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own? Close your eyes and jump! You will not fall, and you will not feel alone through any step of the process. Even now, with everyone seeing my photos... I am not ashamed in the least bit. Its me! Flaws and all! I have struggled, I have endured, and I have came out a better person in so many ways!

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

How was working with Jes and Emily? I touched on this already, but it literally is like the tip of the iceberg! Whether you have been blessed enough to meet these ladies already, or will be experiencing it for the first time. You will feel comfortable, at home, and likely leave feeling like you met "soul friends". 

They both are artists through and through. There is no doubt about it!

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

Will you be doing another session? Absolutely! Its booked for the end of the year(ish)

boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN of Kylie in a black bodysuit

Anything else you want to add? No matter your reason for even considering doing a session, there is no reason too small. The world is a brutal place, and if we can encourage and empower each other even for a small amount of time... That right there is PRICELESS!