"The session introduced two worlds to each other - Mommy, caretaker, housekeeper, [everything practical] to my desired sexy that doesn't often come out." | Duluth Boudoir Interview with Katie

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How old were you at your session? 29 - almost 30!

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What made you decide to book a session?
My original driver was to use the photos as a wedding gift for my groom. As I kicked the idea around, I found several reasons not do it... But then kept finding more reasons to do it [impending 30th birthday, the fact that I recently had a baby and all of that that entails)! Some of the best experiences in life aren't necessarily comfortable ones or easily decided on, but you've got to toss yourself into them sometimes!

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What was originally holding you back from booking a session?
Honestly, the financial aspect - which go hand-in-hand with the reasons I decided to do it! The experience I had and gift I am now able to give my groom, far out-weigh the expense.

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What were you most nervous about for your session?
How awkward I was going to look on camera. I know that I am not generally a photogenic person, nor naturally a sexy person, but also knew of the talent that Jes and Emily had - a great team that had me feeling confident and looking awesome.

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How did you feel about yourself before your session?
Generally, I felt pretty good about my jeans and a t-shirt wearing self but wanted my groom to see me in a different light - a sexier light, or as a different sexy. 

Honestly, I had to borrow lingerie - to have the 3 back-ups...

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Describe your experience.
Exciting and exhilarating. I had the opportunity to express a side of me that I didn't necessarily know was there. Jes made me feel so comfortable exploring that side of myself too - like it was natural to me, she didn't question it.

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How did you feel about yourself after your session?
Amazing. Amazing in the sense that my confidence was beaming and I felt more open and experienced. The session introduced two worlds to each other - Mommy, caretaker, housekeeper, [everything practical] to my desired sexy that doesn't often come out. From my session, I want to practice the way I felt that day. Those roles that I play and played that day can co-exist.

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Were you nervous before your viewing session?Yes, I wanted so badly to love the photos and how I felt to be reflected in the images.

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How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos?
Giddy :) I loved the photos and the way that I looked - sexy, not awkward.

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What were your favorite products?The booklets of course, and the session boxes. The session box will totally speak to my groom. I fell like it carries a secretive aspect to it - there is something hiding in there...

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What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own?
Push yourself, jump, do it! It's an experience unlike any other. You deserve to take the break, get papered, dressed up and explore that side of yourself.

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How was working with Jes and Emily?
Wonderful. There is so much talent there - it is obvious in the product, but also as support through the experience. There is a calmness in-between them and in that studio that rubs off on you and allows you your comfort to try something new.

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