"I felt relaxed and care free through out the entire experience" | Interview of our very own Emily | Duluth Boudoir Photography

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How old were you at your session? 25

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

What made you decide to book a session? I wanted to do one the moment I saw Jes's work! Working with so many women who had the experience made me want to experience it for myself and also so I could put myself in their shoes and tell future women about my experience and my fears and excitement.

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

What was originally holding you back from booking a session? Initially I thought I would wait until I started working out more and lost those dreaded 10lbs or so that everyone wishes would just go away. But then I was inspired by all of the amazing women who I had met and thought who cares i'm booking this!

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

What were you most nervous about for your session? The way I would look in the pieces I chose and not knowing if I would look awkward in the images.

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How did you feel about yourself before your session? My body has changed a lot over the years and I've definitely become a lot curvier and softer than I used to be, which has been really hard for me to adjust to. I was going through a lot of ups and downs with it and I found myself hiding my body a lot, being fearful of wearing anything to tight or revealing and not wearing or buying things I loved because of how I thought I looked in it.

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

Describe your experience. It was a blast! We laughed a lot.. I mean a lot...for those of you who have worked with us you know we love to laugh and have a good time. I felt relaxed and care free through out the entire experience.

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How did you feel about yourself after your session? I felt liberated and proud of myself! I had a natural high after coming out of that session that I think anyone who has had a session knows what I am talking about!

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

Were you nervous before your viewing session? yes, but really excited too!

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? I couldn't believe that was me! And I remembering saying to Jes is that seriously me??? I can't even really explain the feeling, it was almost an out of body experience for me. It's pretty incredible to see yourself in that way and the best part about it was I had confident Emily back and that was the best feeling. I remembered who I am as a women, beautiful, courageous, inspiring me and that is something I am so thankful that Jes gave back to me.

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

What were your favorite products? the 12x12 Luxe album is definitely a favorite of mine

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own? Take the leap! Be brave and do this for yourself! Because there is no better gift to give yourself than the feeling of confidence and to know your an empowered beautiful badass of a woman!

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How was working with Jes and Emily? Jes is incredible! She's hilarious, honest, courageous and kind, all of the things you want and need in someone who is going to photograph you at your most vulnerable state. She is professional which I also think is very very important and shes very talented which we all know and I love to remind her of this as often as I can.

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

Will you be doing another session? YES!!!!!!!!! I CANT WAITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

Anything else you want to add? I am so grateful to get to work with so many incredible women and to make an impact in their lives. I honestly love what I do and feel like I am meant to be doing this. So thank you for all the incredible women I have met and who have impacted my life in more ways than you know.

Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio
Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio
Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio
Duluth Boudoir Photography session of hair and makeup artist Emily by photographer Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio