How old were you at your session?A Fresh 28
What made you decide to book a session?
It's something I've wanted to do for years! A last minute session opened up right after I had just said my resolution is to stop saying no to myself. Cheers to a great start
What was originally holding you back from booking a session?
I always thought about what else I could spend the money on. I'm a very frugal person so it just seemed like I needed to spend my money on "responsible" things. Isn't taking care of yourself the responsible thing to do?! (See what I did there? Lol I'm an idiot)
What were you most nervous about for your session?
Honestly? How my skin would show up. From the pictures you can’t tell but I have four different types of skin diseases and I didn't want that to show through. I've also got crazy amounts of stretch marks from all the steroids I've used over the years to keep my skin at bay and I was really aware of those. Jes assured me NO ONE would be looking at them.
How did you feel about yourself before your session?
Having been through all of that, I'm actually a pretty confident person! You learn to put a lot of your doubt and insecurities away and just take life head on. Life's too short not to like yourself.
Describe your experience.
Amazing? Phenomenal? Phantasmagoric? Jes and Emily are more incredible than words can describe. They spend their day making you feel so good about yourself and damn if they aren't the best at it. Emily and I bonded over hair and make up, Jes and I bonded over dat booty, the rest is history! I want to hang out with them all the time! Their personalities are amazing and they make you feel so comfortable that you can't wait to get naked.
How did you feel about yourself after your session?
Like I could do anything in the world! I went to the post office and thought, "Yeah look at me mailing this right now, I'm so good at this!" A mundane task like mailing a passport felt so empowering. I still feel empowered. I should also note that my husband did take me on a date and couldn't keep his hands off me.
Were you nervous before your viewing session?Oh my god yes!!!
How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos?
Like the sexiest woman alive! Like I belonged on the cover of People Magazine for all the right reasons. I want to show everybody, I want to hand out Polaroids on the street, I want to have Katie on the tv 24/7, all the time lol
What were your favorite products? Platinum album, the viewmaster, the heirloom boxes. Am I not allowed to say all of them?
What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own?
What are you waiting for?! I grew up self conscious about my body, I've had severe eczema since the day I was born, I'm frugal as hell... just this once, throw it all to the wind! Let everything go and revel in everything you are! You are an amazing, beautiful woman - don't believe me? See for yourself.
How was working with Jes and Emily?
Oh my god, yes please!! All day every day. They are more amazing than I could ever say. They make you feel so confident and comfortable, you laugh the whole time, they tell you how good your butt looks, what else do you need?!
Will you be doing another session? You couldn't stop me!!
Anything else you want to add?
I just really want to thank Jes and Emily. I know I've already said it, but it was one of my best days. Truly. I only wish that I could positively impact women's lives the way they do. I had never been in front of a professional camera and they made me feel like a natural. They showered me with love and reassurance even though the barely knew me. You two mean more to us than we could ever say. I can’t wait to see you ladies again!!