How Old Were You At Your Session? 39..but just 2 months from my 40th!
What made you decide to book a session? I wanted to do something for me. Like a lot of people I have depression and anxiety. Everyday I have to think about how I feel and why. I wanted to experience something new and positive that I can look back on. When those negative feelings about myself surface I can stop and look at these pictures. Plus all the women who have shared their sessions really inspired me to stop waiting and just do it!
What was originally holding you back from booking a session? My issues with my weight. That nagging feeling that I needed be thinner before I would do this.
What were you most nervous about for your session? That I would have trouble trying to get into some of the poses. I'm pretty klutzy at times!
How did you feel about yourself before your session? Ok. As much as I want to pick myself apart, therapy has taught me to stop and think when those negative feelings hit.
Describe your experience. It was amazing! The makeup and hair Emily did was spot on. I wanted her to do whatever she thought was best and it was perfect! Jess is amazing at showing you the poses and telling you exactly how to move. It makes the process so easy. And let me just say what a wizard she is with the camera! Showing me shots along the way I could believe it was me! The whole experience was relaxing and fun. I'll do it again in a heartbeat!
How did you feel about yourself after your session? Awesome! I felt like I was walking on air. I immediately had to go meet my friends and show off my hair and makeup. It was fun to recount my experience with them.
Were you nervous before your viewing session? A little. I saw some of the shots along the way and was blow away. Watching the full slideshow was surreal. The pictures are amazing then it hits...whoa that's me!
How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? Amazing! All I wanted to do is show them off to everyone!
What were your favorite products? The albums and the polaroids. The albums are just so beautiful.
What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in booking a session of their own? Just do it! Don't make changes to yourself or think you need to lose or gain weight first. The photos really capture who you are. It really is something special to do for yourself. An empowering experience to look back on.
How was working with Jes, Emily, and Katie? Wonderful. They are all so amazing and friendly. I felt super comfortable the whole time.
Will you be doing another session? I definitely plan on it. I'm having breast reduction surgery in 2 weeks. Another thing I'm doing for myself for health and pain relief. I think it will be fun to have before and after pictures!