"The first photo Jes showed me on her camera almost made me cry." | Duluth Boudoir Photography Interview with Rachel

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How old were you at your session?28

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What made you decide to book a session?
I booked a mini session through fit4mom last February and loved it and had to do a full session! I was a sahm for 8 yrs and have been busy taking care of our daughters and home that I just wanted to feel extra beautiful. My husband and I are celebrating our 10 yr wedding anniversary December 13th. This is a gift to both him and I, but shhhhh he doesn't know

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What was originally holding you back from booking a session?
Insecurities. I am full of stretch marks and had 2 c sections which left that strange tummy shelf. But, I have recently lost 20+ lbs and am feeling great and strong and I want to embrace that.

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What were you most nervous about for your session?
Honestly, I was most nervous about fitting into all the pretties and how I'd look in them.

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How did you feel about yourself before your session?
I had a rough morning with my 9 yr old and had that mom guilt. So, I listened to some mellow music on the way in and just drove. I pulled into the parking lot, saw my besties car and was ready. Excited/nervous/happy/proud.

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Describe your experience.
Flipping amazing. I didn't want to expect anything, so I just did the damn thing and tried on the outfits, chose my favorites and got dolled up. The first photo Jes showed me on her camera almost made me cry. But, I didn't want to ruin the makeup. So, I'm crying now. Ha! I love those 3 women and the total support and comfort they give. Definitely a bonding experience and it was lovely.

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How did you feel about yourself after your session?
I felt gorgeous and untouchable. Boss babe.

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Were you nervous before your viewing session?I walked in "eeeeeking" very high pitched excited. You know the sound.

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How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos?
I felt beautiful and strong.

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What were your favorite products?The wall print and album.

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What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own?
We always second guess ourselves, or at least I do. Sometimes we should, and sometimes we just need to step out of our comfort zone and do the damn thing. For you. Do it.

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How was working with Jes and Emily?
I love them. They know what they're doing and they're humble about it. They're beautiful inside and out and the love they have for what they do shows. Amazing.

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Will you be doing another session?I hope so.

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Anything else you want to add?
Thank you ladies so much!!! XOXO