" I felt like I was walking out with more confidence in my self image than I have in years." | Duluth Boudoir Interview with Lauren

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How Old Were You At Your Session? I am 24 years old.

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What made you decide to book a session? I have a lot of reasons but my number one reason is that I went from a size 4 to a size 18 in 1 year. I was in a very unhealthy relationship that I gained over a 100lbs from. I wanted something to boost my confidence and see me for who I am now not for who I was.

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What was originally holding you back from booking a session? I was very hesitant because of my weight and worried if I would struggle even more than I do now with my self confidence but it was by far the opposite.

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What were you most nervous about for your session? I was nervous to be stripping naked in front of strangers I did not know and worried about how they would view me because they've seen so many beautiful skinny women. I was also worried for how the pictures would turn out... would I hate them? would I be beautiful? how would others view me? But after I feel so amazing!

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How did you feel about yourself before your session? I truly despised my body, stretch marks and looks. I felt so uncomfortable in everything I wore especially tight fitting clothing. I had nights where I cried because of my body.

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Describe your experience. I couldn't believe how comfortable I felt from the moment I stepped into the studio, I was greeted with such love and wonderful energy. Being someone who had went from a size 4 to a size 18 I was ashamed of my gains. I thought I could never be as beautiful as I once was, I used to cry over my body image. It’s so hard to look at myself sometimes, I avoid mirrors, wear bigger clothing and avoid places that I used to enjoy. I did this shoot to help me believe that I am beautiful, and I can tell you I felt so empowered in my own skin for the first time in 3.5 years. I am so grateful for everything these ladies do. They do much more then just take sexy pictures, they make every single lady embrace their inner beauty.

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How did you feel about yourself after your session? I felt like I was walking out with more confidence in my self image than I have in years. I look for positives instead of negatives now. I am truly more accepting of my body.

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Were you nervous before your viewing session? Absolutely. I tried not to think too much into it or I started having second thoughts.

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How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? I FELT AMAZING! I keep looking at them, I can't believe they are of me!

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What were your favorite products? I loved the idea of the Polaroids and the Video of your own slideshow!

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What would you tell anyone interest, but maybe hesitant, in booking a session of their own? Trust the girls! They will guide you and give you the support you need. If you have doubts... DO IT. I you want to do it... DO IT. Don't feel beautiful enough.... DO IT. Because you are going to walk out with a whole new view of yourself. JUST DO IT!

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How was working with Jes, Emily, and Katie? FABULOUS, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, EMOTIONAL and EMPOWERING!

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Will you be doing another session? ABSOLUTELY!

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Anything else you want to add? WE ARE BEAUTIFUL. Every single one of us.