"I kept hearing how good I looked from my husband, my friends and family....but I never have been one to accept a compliment easily" | Boudoir Photography interview of Ari

Ari wearing a bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

How old were you at your session? 27

Ari wearing a bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

What made you decide to book a session? I really felt weird about my body after having my second son. I kept hearing how good I looked from my husband, my friends and family....but I never have been one to accept a compliment easily and that's about the same time I started to see Jes post on Facebook. Her boudoir photos were inspirational, FOR ALL BODY TYPES. I wanted to book the session for myself, with the after thought of providing my husband with sexy gifts. (He's ecstatic by the way)

Ari wearing a bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

What was originally holding you back from booking a session? The cost. Money is always the problem right?!  Then I realized I was worth that much and more. I decided that I was going to do it and when I've made up my mind it's pretty hard (impossible really) to change it.... And i'm so happy I made the decision.

Ari wearing a bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

What were you most nervous about for your session? Actually the makeup/hair... Is that weird?! I wanted to me my most authentic version of myself. I didn't want to be made into someone I'm not. EMILY DID AMAZING! She played up my eyes (like a sexy fox i told my husband) and did my hair exactly as I envisioned.

Ari wearing a bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

How did you feel about yourself before your session? I've always had the feeling of "I am who I am & there is no changing that" but visually (body wise) I've always felt average.

Ari wearing a bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

Describe your experience. Well here we go! I pulled into the parking lot early, it was snowing heavy and I just about ran Emily over!!! I literally though OMG please don't let her think i'm an idiot...i know how to drive, I swear!

Ok.. Moving on.... I got there and was met by warm smiles. You guys were professional with a twist. There were handpicked outfits waiting for me in a private changing area. The mood was set with modern uptempo music. It was PERFECT!

Makeup/Photo shoot: It was like hanging out with my sisters (or what I think it might be like, as I only have older brothers). They were fun, funny, supportive, open, talkative, happy and above all else professional.

They made you feel comfort by their confidence. (JES, your confidence in your profession gave me confidence, it was wonderful..When you know exactly what you wanted you helped me achieve that step by step).

What a breath of fresh air!! I don't remember the last time I experienced this good of customer support in a face to face interaction.

Ari wearing a Victoria's Secret bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

How did you feel about yourself after your session? I felt sexy, not like "hey baby" sexy. Like strong, confident and sure of myself sexy. Best feeling.

Ari wearing a Victoria's Secret bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

Were you nervous before your viewing session? Not really.

Ari wearing a Victoria's Secret bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? I feel like it was a bit of an out of body experience. When you see your self day in and day out in the same jeans and leggings, you can be lost a bit. I felt like I was looking at someone else. Now realizing I see these photos and I see me. I'm more confident and willing to accept compliments.

Ari wearing a Victoria's Secret bodysuit for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

What were your favorite products? Love them all! I think id have to say the accordion books are just special and little perfect for my traveling husband. As for me I'll love a nice big picture for the wall in my bathroom. It'll give me a little pep in my step when ever I look at it.

Ari wearing Victoria's Secret for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own? I would say do it. If not for your loved one, do it for yourself. It's worth all the money in the world to love yourself. These ladies will hands down help you along with that.

Ari wearing Victoria's Secret for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

How was working with Jes and Emily? Working With Jes and Emily was like hanging with my best girls. They were funny, smart, confident and professional. They're definitely where they should be in life. They are just plain awesome!

Ari wearing Victoria's Secret for her boudoir photography session in Duluth, MN

Will you be doing another session? I'd love to!