"To be completely honest I couldn't believe that it was me up on that screen" | Allison's Interview about her boudoir photography session | Duluth, MN

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

Oh Allison, our raven haired Jessica Rabbit.... you have our hearts.  

How old were you at your session? 27

What made you decide to book a session? My friend Grace had done two sessions with Jes and Emily and they were absolutely stunning, I had talked to Grace because I was curious. I had wanted to do something like this for myself and for my husband. My self confidence was back up after I had gotten back into the gym after having two knee surgeries. I figured this would be the time to do it if I was going to take the plunge. :) We ended up going to one of the VIP parties together and once I saw the studio and met Jes and Emily it was decided. I definitely wanted to book one so I did that night.

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

What was originally holding you back from booking a session? At first it was the investment, but it was definitely worth it. I would tell anyone that!

What were you most nervous about for your session? The part that made me the most nervous was finding stuff to wear to a shoot like that. I had a couple pieces but their closet is AMAZING, so I found more pieces that worked well with my body.

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

How did you feel about yourself before your session? I had been a fairly confident person before my session but lets face it, there is something everyone doesn't like about themselves.

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

Describe your experience. If I could describe it in one word I would say it was empowering. I went into the studio that day not really knowing what to expect, I had never done anything like this before. I got there and met Jes and Emily, they helped me find some gorgeous things to wear and then Emily did my hair and makeup. Can I just point out that Emily is AMAZING at what she does also? These two are a PERFECT team. After Emily got me all dolled up, Jes came in and worked her magic. I was a little tense at first posing, because it may look easy in the photos, it's not haha It's kind of challenging to balance and bend your body that way. Jes is like a magician though, she made me feel soo comfortable posing in front of her half naked like we were just two friends hanging out. The environment was fun, she made me laugh the entire time and she really made you feel gorgeous. It was a real confidence booster. When I left that day I felt like a different person, I felt beautiful and confident and I knew I couldn't waste this amazing hair and makeup for the rest of the evening either so me and the husband had date night as well.

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

How did you feel about yourself after your session? I felt beautiful, and confident. The look that we went with for the shoot was unlike anything I've done. My makeup was a little bit more dramatic, and I usually never wear any makeup.

Were you nervous before your viewing session? Yes

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? To be completely honest I couldn't believe that it was me up on that screen. The images were so beautiful and it just made me think, wow that must be how other people see me. That is how I should see myself, I felt on cloud 9. When people tell you that you are beautiful, believe them.

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

What were your favorite products? There were so many products that I wanted but I got an album for my husband and we both love it!

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own? I would tell anyone that was interested to just do it, they won't regret it, the investment is worth it. The experience is unforgettable and I honestly think that you wouldn't get the same experience I had with Jes and Emily, anywhere else.

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How was working with Jes and Emily? It was amazing! They are such an amazing pair, both excellent at what they do which makes it even better together. They are fun, and make you feel so great about yourself. Like I said before, you won't get the same experience with someone else as you would with these two.

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

Will you be doing another session? I plan on it! Maybe an outdoor session.

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes

Anything else you want to add? I hope sharing my experience helps someone take the plunge that was hesitant about booking a session :). I also want to thank Jes and Emily for being such amazing people and great at what you do!!

Allison's boudoir session at Duluth Boudoir Photography, Mad Chicken Studio | Photographed by Jes Hayes