"I have a whole new level of respect for myself." | Duluth Boudoir Interview with Noel

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How old were you at your session?30

What made you decide to book a session?It is always something I have wanted to do, for myself and for my husband.

What was originally holding you back from booking a session?I have never been very confident in my appearance or my body, but over the years of being married and having kids I have come to appreciate myself more. It helps that my husband compliments me as well and has since the beginning even with all of the body changes I have gone through.

What were you most nervous about for your session?I was most nervous about feeling so exposed, and uncomfortable in my own skin in front of a total stranger and then having it captured on camera. I was also nervous that I would not like any of my pictures.

How did you feel about yourself before your session?Not confident, a little anxious and uncomfortable. I also felt a lot bigger than I actually appeared in the pictures, in my mind anyway.

Describe your experience.I loved every minute of it! They made me feel very welcome and comfortable as well as beautiful. I actually felt like a model towards the end once I got the hang of it

How did you feel about yourself after your session?I felt happy and beautiful and I was so excited to see my pictures! I was way more confident in myself after my session.

Were you nervous before your viewing session?A little, but I was mostly excited!

How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos?I was convinced that I can be sexy if I tried and I have never really felt that way before. I have a whole new level of respect for myself.

What were your favorite products?I loved all of the albums, very beautiful and amazing quality.

What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own?I would convince them that it is well worth it! I think it can be a life changing experience for some women. We can judge ourselves so harshly sometimes and this experience can help you see yourself in a different light.

How was working with Jes and Emily?They were awesome! They made me feel so good about myself. They are so outgoing and welcoming, once I started talking to them I was less nervous.

Will you be doing another session?Possibly

Anything else you want to add?I just want to thank Jess and Emily for such an amazing experience that I do not think I would have had anywhere else. I can't believe how something as simple as a photo shoot can change your perspective on yourself and other women.