"I would even pay for your session if at the end of it you hated it" | Boudoir Photography interview of Rita from her Duluth session

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How old were you at your session? 29

What made you decide to book a session? I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with pictures for his birthday....I ended up caving early and gave them to him right after I got them, because I loved them so much!

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

What was originally holding you back from booking a session? Of course the usual voices in my head that all girls hear, "you're not skinny enough yet." "There's still too much jiggle." And the "you won't look sexy in the outfits." Thankfully enough I knew they were just insecurities that would fade away once I was at the studio with Jes and Emily.

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

What were you most nervous about for your session? I was most nervous that my boyfriend wouldn't like the pictures. That they wouldn't surprise him and that it'd be a waste of time. (that of course did not happen)

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How did you feel about yourself before your session? I was pretty excited before my session. I had done a session with Jes before and I knew how comfortable she made me feel the first time and I was very excited to have Emily do my hair and make-up.

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

Describe your experience. My experience was wonderful. It was everything I had imagined and more. I didn't want the day to end. Having Emily do your hair and make-up helps take away the stress of having to do it on your own. I know a lot of woman feel that they don't know how to do either or both and with Emily being the professional she is, you can put your full trust in her that she'll do an outstanding job!

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How did you feel about yourself after your session? I felt invincible! I felt as if I could walk down the runway with the best of the Victoria's Secret models and show them up! It was a very empowering feeling that I felt walking out the door that day.

Were you nervous before your viewing session? Absolutely not! I was So excited!!

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos? I was floored! Completely and utterly floored! I couldn't believe the pictures that I was seeing was actually me! They looked like the ones you see in lingerie ads. They were incredible!

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

What were your favorite products? I love the albums, but I personally went with the rights to all the pictures

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own? I would tell anyone that was hesitant to book a session that we've all been there. We've all had those annoying little voices in our heads saying that we wouldn't look good in the pictures, or that it would be a waste of time. And I would say to you to ignore them and book away. You would NOT in the least bit regret it! I would even pay for your session if at the end of it you hated it, because I know that you would enjoy yourself and feel amazing afterwards. So yes, the butterflies in your stomach and the silly little voices are normal, but don't listen to them, take the plunge and have a blast!

Studio Boudoir Photography Session of Rita in Duluth, MN by Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio

How was working with Jes and Emily? Jes and Emily are a great team. They compliment each other so well. They're incredibly professional and beyond talented. They have a real gift for their profession and have a real knack for their art. And the best part is they've been where each girl has been. They understand the insecurities and the nervousness, which I think helps. They know how to diminish the nerves and make you feel very comfortable. I really enjoy working with them.

Will you be doing another session? Of course!

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