"Although it's an investment, it's an investment in yourself, and all of us women deserve that!" | Duluth Boudoir Interview with Alyssa

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How old were you at your session?25

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What made you decide to book a session?
I wanted to book because I had had a baby within the last year and a half and really wanted something that would make me feel as sexy and confident as I had felt before him.

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What was originally holding you back from booking a session?
I think, as most people probably answer I was little worried about the investment that it would take to get these pictures done. But, I am so glad I went through with it. The investment is worth it for the beauty and confidence you get from each picture.

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What were you most nervous about for your session?
I think I was nervous that my body wouldn't photograph the way I wanted it to. I love my body and am proud of what it did for me in creating my favorite human in the entire world. But with pregnancy comes change, so I was worried that even though I love my body when I'm thinking about it, I thought maybe I wouldn't love it as much when I actually saw it through someone else's eyes.

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How did you feel about yourself before your session?
I felt really excited! And I did feel beautiful, but like I said there was definitely a bit of uncertainty that comes with it all. I was proud of myself for doing the session and putting myself out there, but it took getting the photos for all those good feelings to come 360.

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Describe your experience.
The experience is unlike anything you will do. I have done boudoir before, but this is a truly unique experience. It all starts with getting your outfits selected. It's so much fun to pick things out and show the girls like they are just your best friends in the whole world, even though you just met ;) Then, you get to get all glammed up with Emily, and she does such an amazing job matching your make up to your personality and your wants. From there, they make sure that you are ready to put yourself out there by making you feel like a queen. Taking the pictures with Jes never got awkward once. All of her comments about how beautiful you are does nothing but amp you and make your pictures go to a whole new level. Not to mention how beautiful all their pieces of lingerie are and their amazing furniture.

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How did you feel about yourself after your session?
Gorgeous as ever! It was so much fun, and although I was sore as all heck, I felt like I had the most energy I had had in a while. You leave with a high! It's the most amazing experience.

Were you nervous before your viewing session?A little.

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How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos?
Even better! Like I said, I was afraid to see my body in pictures post-baby. But, it didn't disappoint. They make you look like you could be doing this for a living. Between the lighting detail in each picture, the pose, etc, you end up looking like a model, and I can't be more thankful for these girls doing that for this mama.

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What were your favorite products?I got the Cochin collection, and I'm glad I did. I get to have a book to look through when I'm needing a pick-me-up, but I also got print credit so I could hang my beauty in my house to remind me every day.

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What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own?
You need to do it!! Simple as that!! You deserve this.

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How was working with Jes and Emily?
They are the best!! I sound like a broken record in saying how much I love these girls, but they are the most talented, kind people I've been around in a long time. It is such a breath of fresh air to be around their personalities.

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Will you be doing another session?I want to already!!

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Anything else you want to add?
Just don't hold yourself back from doing something that will make you feel the best you've felt in a while. Although it's an investment, it's an investment in yourself, and all of us women deserve that!