"I AM A WARRIOR!!!" | Duluth Boudoir Interview with Andrea

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How Old Were You At Your Session? 35

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What made you decide to book a session? I did a full session a few years ago which I absolutely loved and another mini session in the spring prior to this session. During the mini session I talked about an outdoor session being on my bucket list and was told their was one spot remaining for the year and it was open soley for repeat clients. I immediately booked it without hesitation!!!

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What was originally holding you back from booking a session? My body has changed quite a bit over the last few years since my first session. Ive always been pretty curvy and top heavy. I loved my curves! But I decided to focus on my health after having my 2 boys and starting exercising more. I lost a bunch of weight (in a very healthy way) and felt strong but then I also had this new body staring back at me that I didnt really know what to do with. My ginormous boobs were no longer ginormous and I didnt have the same curves that had made me Me for so long. I also had stretch marks and hanging skin from losing weight and it made me uncomfortable. I wanted to show myself that I was still beautiful and sexy even in my new foreign body

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What were you most nervous about for your session? I was nervous about how my pictures would turn out with being outside and if it would be what I was picturing and hoping for in my mind? How would I look? They turned out better than I could have ever imagined!!!!

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How did you feel about yourself before your session? Unsure of myself. I had been working very hard exercising, trying to eat healthier for myself, and working on my mental health as well. The 2 years or so leading up to this session was hard for me. I was going through a lot of extremly emotionally hard stuff within myself and within my marriage and it was probably the worst 2 years of life while swimming through it all. I was doing a lot of sole searching and trying to find myself again and I was fighting hard to put one foot in front of the other each and every day! I was a new person

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Describe your experience. My experience from this session was nothing short of amazing!!!! I cried tears of Joy afterwards in my car because I felt so good!

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How did you feel about yourself after your session? I felt like a god damn goddess warrior!!! Which is exactly what I told Jess and Emily that I wanted to be! After everything I had been through the 2 years prior I AM A WARRIOR!!!

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Were you nervous before your viewing session? I could not wait to see my session!!! I was counting down the days leading up to it. I knew that Jess and Ems magic touch would leave me feeling great but I couldn't fully imagine just how great it would be!!!

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How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? I cried!!! And I asked to watch my slide that Jess had put together a 2nd time! I couldn't believe that was me but it was ME! And I loved me all over again!!!!

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What were your favorite products? All of them!!!! Its hard to choose an absolute favorite product but I'd have to say maybe the mini Polaroids

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What would you tell anyone interest, but maybe hesitant, in booking a session of their own? Don't hesitate for one tenth of a second!!! Book a session!!!! It is one of the best things I ever did for myself!!! You are beautiful inside and out and Jess and her amazing team has a way of showing you just that!

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How was working with Jes, Emily, and Katie? Amazing! These women get it. They listen without judgement and They show you YOU!!! ❤❤❤

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Will you be doing another session? Damn straight I will be doing another session. Multiple sessions!

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Anything else you want to add? Doing this session and past sessions was the best gifts I could have ever given myself. Sure, my husband got to benefit from it all too but I didn't do it for him. I did it for myself and I'm the one who benefited the most! We are constantly ever changing as we grow older in body, mind, and spirit and catching ourselves the way we are at that moment is a beautiful thing. Love yourself now as you are!!!