"AMAZING! FUN! LIFE ALTERING! I've never felt more beautiful, important, and appreciated." | Duluth Boudoir Interview with Natalie

How old were you at your session?27

What made you decide to book a session?I thought this would make a great wedding gift for my man, as we are getting married this September!

What was originally holding you back from booking a session?After seeing so many other ladies gorgeous photos, I kept thinking how awesome it would be to have gorgeous photos like that, especially to give as a wedding gift! Then there was always a BUT... While raising 6 children and both of us working multiple jobs. We often and almost always put ourselves on the back burner...Bills, Sports, etc.... I would almost feel guilty for just entertaining the thought of putting money towards myself/us as it seemed selfish...

What were you most nervous about for your session?I always feel like I take SUCH awkward photos!!! I felt I would look so silly, especially in lingerie when I have a much less than perfect body, so I felt I was definitely going to look extra awkward.

How did you feel about yourself before your session?I felt like my sole job was to make sure everyone else was taken care of. I felt my stomach could be flatter, my legs smaller, and pretty self conscious ...But the kids needed to be taken care of and ran to school, sports, apts and, and, and.... There was just no time to worry about me...

Describe your experience.AMAZING! FUN! LIFE ALTERING! Ive never felt more beautiful, important, and appreciated. My nerves were quickly calmed little by little shortly after entering the studio. Emily was extremely welcoming and so easy going! and when it was time to take the photos, Jess was SO reassuring and helpful! We also had so many laughs!!! It was truly an incredible, fun experience.

How did you feel about yourself after your session?I felt SO incredibly beautiful!!! I also felt HUMAN again. I felt like a person who mattered again. I felt like im not JUST a mom....Like my sole purpose isn't JUST to cater to tiny humans 24/7. I felt like it was OK to put me on top and in front of the kids once in awhile.

Were you nervous before your viewing session?EXTREMELY!

How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos?I felt AMAZING and so relieved! I was in complete, AW! I kept thinking, is that really me? After seeing the first photo, my nerves were completely calm.

What were your favorite products?I LOVED all the product! The wall photos and album were my absolute faves

What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own?Stop thinking and coming up with the next excuse, and JUST DO IT! You will not regret anything about your experience, and you DESERVE this!!!

How was working with Jes and Emily?Amazing. not just because it was a day away from talking to people under the age of 8... They were so welcoming, and calm!! So easy going, and even had a lot of laughs!

Will you be doing another session?YES

Anything else you want to add?Thank you so much for everything! I can not tell you what my experience means to me. I am such a happier person and mommy, remembering that I am a beautiful human being too, and remembering its important to take take time. I always take time for myself each and every day now even if it is just for a moment. thank you