" I didn’t expect something like this could affect ones mood so drastically, but it really does." | Duluth Boudoir Interview with Katerina

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How old were you at your session?26

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What made you decide to book a session?
My friend had a session and added me to the Facebook group about a year and a half ago or so. Her photos were glorious as are all of them that I’ve seen! I felt like I really wanted to do something for me that was empowering and would make me feel good! Early 2018 when Jes posted there were only a few days left I jumped onboard and booked for November. Basically just a girl who decided to go for it!

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What was originally holding you back from booking a session?
The cost was a large part of it, but also the feeling that my body would not photograph well or I’d be awkward in poses.

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What were you most nervous about for your session?
There was a long list of nervous items leading up, but ultimately I decided to let *most* of them go and just enjoy myself (which I did!). Turns out sweating during the session ended up being my biggest concern.

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How did you feel about yourself before your session?
I felt great! I was very excited and energized coming into the studio! There was a slight second of “oh I’m going to be sick,” so I made sure not to spend another second in my car and once I got inside everything was perfect!

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Describe your experience.
When I arrived Katie welcomed me and brought me back to review outfits that Emily had picked out as well as prep for hair and makeup. I tried on most of what they picked out for me as well as I brought two of my own bodysuits. We decided on my outfits and then it was time for hair and makeup! While Emily was making me look seriously fabulous, Jes and Katie worked to accessorize my outfits. Emily did a phenomenal job at my makeup! It was gorgeous and I loved it so much! She is so talented. I then hoped into my first outfit and Jes took it away! Katie and Emily went back to their day to day so Jes could be in her element and really provide a professional and trusting space! She went over the basics and helped pose and position every part of you, which was helpful! I participated in the Facebook live with one of my outfits and it was really nice to go back and see all of the wonderful comments! Really makes you feel good! My last outfit was a wet tank and high waisted bottoms for the shower setup. If you take away anything from this blog... Do. The. Shower. Set. Up!!! Hands down, so good! We ended with a group photo, scheduling the viewing session, and they sent me on my way with a gift bag as well. Jes, Emily, and Katie are all truly amazing and very genuine! They make you feel like a Queen; which is exactly what we are!

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How did you feel about yourself after your session?
Better than ever! I didn’t expect something like this could affect ones mood so drastically, but it really does.

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Were you nervous before your viewing session?Nope, just so excited to see my photos!

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How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos?
In my mind I kept thinking, “is that girl really me?! Who is this stranger?!” Oh, it’s definitely me. #lookingdamnfine #queenbee #byehaters

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What were your favorite products?They were all great options and 2019 products will be even better, but I went with the Basic Album!

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What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own?
I know it’s said a lot; but just do it! Invest in yourself! Do this session for YOU! Yes, others may reap the benefits, but truly go into your session for you and soak it all in! It’s an amazing experience and worth every penny.

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How was working with Jes and Emily?
They have the kindest souls. I am so thankful for both of them (& Katie) making me feel like their childhood best friend. Everything was completely comfortable and they were so professional!

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Will you be doing another session?Absolutely!!

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Anything else you want to add?
“Some women fear the fire, some women simply become it.”

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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