How old were you at your session?28
What made you decide to book a session?
I wanted to give my boyfriend at the time a Christmas gift he would never forget!!Little did I know that it would turn into a wedding gift as well and one that I am sooo excited to give him! I never would have done this four years ago, but after losing a lot of weight I decided that now is the time. I wanted to express through these photos the VIXEN I can be!!
What was originally holding you back from booking a session?
A couple of things where holding me back. First, I have never been comfortable in my body so I never really felt that others would be comfortable seeing me this way either. Second, the cost.
What were you most nervous about for your session?
I was nervous about not having anything that I felt comfortable in around people that I had only meet once before. I was also nervous that I wouldn't find any picture even though I had seen Jes and Emily's work I still felt that they couldn't help all of my imperfections. Man was I WRONG!!!! I had nothing to worry about...
How did you feel about yourself before your session?
I didn't feel great about myself because my confidence was down, and my stress level was so high that I was nervous my pictures would reflect that. I walked in the studio with an open mind that this was going to help boost it back up.
Describe your experience.
My experience was more than fabulous. Emily was the exact person I needed to see that morning with her lovely smile and easy going attitude. I had no clue what would look flattering on me or how my hair or makeup should look. I pretty much came in with nothing, and quickly figured out that I was in great hands. I was so relaxed and comfortable that once Jes came in to start the pictures I was ready to go and excited. Jes was fabulous with all of her help in showing me every pose and helped me every step of the way. I had nothing to worry about!! She then showed me a couple of pictures and I can remember saying "Is that really me???" Jes then showed me a picture that changed everything that day and I got goosebumps all over my body!!! AMAZING!!!!!
How did you feel about yourself after your session?
I walked out of the studio with a big smile on my face feeling like I could take on anything thrown my way. I couldn't stop thinking about everything from that afternoon that I wanted to do it again the following day because of the high I was feeling.
Were you nervous before your viewing session?No!!! I was so excited I was having dreams about it!!!!
How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos?
Like a kid at Christmas!!! I couldn't stop smiling and squalling with excitment. I also couldn't wait to go home and pick out everything that I wanted my fiance to see come Christmas morning and then my bridal ones on our wedding day.
What were your favorite products?The 8x8 book and the Black Box
What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own?
Don't hesitate because that is what you will regret. I believe that every women should experience the "chin up, eyes down, and pointy toes" at some point in there life because it is so uplifting!
How was working with Jes and Emily?
WONDERFUL!!!! They were both sweethearts and so much fun to work with. We had so many laughs and great conversation that they made it feel like I had known them longer than a few hours.
Will you be doing another session?Of course and can't wait!!
Anything else you want to add?
I can't thank you enough for everything that the both of you have done!!! Even though you may not see it personally I can feel it ever since I walked out of your doors. Much LOVE to you both!!!!