"The investment in yourself is unparalleled in my opinion." | Duluth boudoir interview with Erin

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How old were you at your session?38

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What made you decide to book a session?
I have always been curvy, heavyset, "bigger" but just never really paid attention to what I actually looked like. After babies, leaving an abusive marriage and then relationship ending when I had a miscarriage... it was time for me to take some time for me. I have grown into this body, and it is curvy, beautiful and I have been working very hard on loving my body. I, for the most part am there and wanted to celebrate it.

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What was originally holding you back from booking a session?
I looked at so many others whos photos were posted in the group, and other things I consume from media and loved the images, and seeming bravery for people to do it. "I don't look like that." They are gorgeous images and I can appreciate the beauty in others very easily.

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What were you most nervous about for your session?
WHAT IF THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING IN THE CLOSET THAT FITS ME!?!?!?!?!?! 

Also, I have really thick hair (it matches my thighs) and was worried Emily would hate it. :(

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How did you feel about yourself before your session?
How did I feel about myself? I felt brave. I felt proud that I got to the point where I am truly comfortable with my body and love it.

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Describe your experience.
I am a person who is typically slow to warm... I was definitely nervous and the amazingness of Jes and Emily put me at ease. Just being themselves helped calm my nerves. The positive support was hard for me to accept, but it was genuine. 
The patience they have is amazing. It was hard to accept it, I too often just do for others.

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How did you feel about yourself after your session?
My heart was filled with JOY. I felt bad ass, and just on top of the world.

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Were you nervous before your viewing session?YES.

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How did you feel about yourself after seeing your photos?
Initially-- like shit. I back slid into not paying attention to what my body looks like and had to see it objectively, they way others see me. I cried, some tears of joy, some of sadness. 

After I calmed the eff down, I looked at them again. I can see that I was calm and at ease and comfortable. AND I am still me, with killer curves.

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What were your favorite products?All of them....

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What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, in book a session of their own?
The investment in yourself is unparalleled in my opinion. 
For me this experience as a part of my life journey has been absolutely amazing and has had a profoundly positive impact on me in being who I am.

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How was working with Jes and Emily?
AmaZeballs. Absolutely amazeballs. They are amazing humans and I am honored and filled with joy that I have had the opportunity to meet and work with them. The genuine care oozes out of them both. They are so incredibly talented. 
Both Jes and Emily (and Katie) have this passion that is infectious.

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Will you be doing another session?Yep.

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Anything else you want to add?
I never expected this to be so emotional. It has been ups, downs, sideways and upsidedown. I have truly ENJOYED every part of it. 

xoxo, 

Erin