Testimonial for Duluth Boudoir Photography from Nichole

"My experience was great!!! Emily made me feel so comfortable! She started out the morning my explaining how my day go. The first thing we did was look at the lingerie she had picked out for me. (P.s. they have an amazing selection) I wore all their stuff!!! Emily then did my hair and make up! She did a fantastic job!!!

Then Jes came and worked her magic! She is so great! She decided what outfit would go with each prop and just went with it!!! When she says she doesn't leave one detail out, she doesn't! Even down to breathing. You forgot about all your nerves because they both do a wonderful job keeping you busy!"

-Nichole


Testimonial for Duluth Boudoir Photography from Melissa

"I was so nervous and excited, I got there 15 minutes early. Emily greeted me and showed me the outfits they pulled for me to try on. I tried on nearly everything! Got some input from Emily and eventually picked outfits from their closet, I didn't even use anything I had brought. They had upbeat music playing and the studio was nice and warm. It felt so cozy and intimate, like I was hanging out at home with my friends.

Once I had my outfits Emily started on my hair an makeup, which I was super excited about! I don't wear much makeup and have never tried fake lashes so I really wanted to see how it all looked together. All I can say is WOW. She has a talent and I already felt so amazing I was almost giddy.

After all that Jes came out with her camera and we started the shoot. She walked me through all the poses and demonstrated them first so I knew what to do. She is so good at giving direction and explaining what she needs you to do. Sometimes I felt silly, but I knew she had a reason for all of it. Jes and Emily gave so many compliments through the whole thing and I just soaked them up. It went by so fast and when it was time to leave I couldn't stop smiling.

I hadn't felt that good about myself in a long time. I felt beautiful, empowered, and unstoppable. I called my husband once I left and told him, "Did you know your wife is effing hot?!" (Which he replied to by saying "Duh.") It was a day to celebrate myself, and I felt amazing.

When I came in for my viewing session they had a slideshow prepared for me on the TV, with music and everything! After the first few photos my nerves melted away and I couldn't stop smiling. I may have uttered a few "damn"s in there too. I felt beautiful and sexy.

Do it! You are worth it. Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star, including you. I wish I hadn't waited so long. It's exhausting to be so negative towards yourself. I'm ready to love myself and celebrate who I am right now, not who I was or want to be."
-Melissa


Testimonial for Duluth Boudoir Photography from Ari

"I really felt weird about my body after having my second son. I kept hearing how good I looked from my husband, my friends and family....but I never have been one to accept a compliment easily and that's about the same time I started to see Jes post on Facebook. Her boudoir photos were inspirational, FOR ALL BODY TYPES. I wanted to book the session for myself, with the after thought of providing my husband with sexy gifts. (He's ecstatic by the way)

They made you feel comfort by their confidence. (JES, your confidence in your profession gave me confidence, it was wonderful..When you know exactly what you wanted you helped me achieve that step by step).

What a breath of fresh air!! I don't remember the last time I experienced this good of customer support in a face to face interaction.

I felt sexy, not like "hey baby" sexy. Like strong, confident and sure of myself sexy. Best feeling."
-Ari


Kim testimonial for boudoir session

"The experience is worth everything. Jes and Emily are 2 people that as soon as you meet them, you feel like you have known them for ever.

Once I got there, I tried on probably 50 things. I deliberately wanted to select an item I did not feel comfortable in, to step outside of my comfort zone. Once I finalized what I wanted to wear (which I felt like took forever) the fun part began.

Emily did my hair and make up and when I looked in the mirror, I almost cried. I certainly did not look like this everyday, she did a great job of enhancing the features I did like about myself and did not make me look like someone I wasn't. Immediately, all of my nerves were gone, I was now 100% excited and ready to get going on my photos.

You think standing in basically no clothes if front of 2 strangers would be awkward, but no, Jes does an AMAZING job in showing you exactly what to do and how to pose. In others photos, the space looks so vast and big, but it is intimate and not intimidating at all. The day went by so quickly.

I loved my photos. I think I may love them more than my wedding photos. When I was looking at my pictures, I almost cried. When I think of myself in my own head, I do not look like I do in those photos. Jes did an amazing job they are classy and sexy rolled into 1 perfect package."
-Kim


Duluth Boudoir Photography | Mad Chicken Studio | photographer Jes Hayes | award winning boudoir photography | client testimonial

"I felt empowered! I felt like I could do anything! I knew that I was in good hands after Jes showed me a couple shots from her camera. I wanted the world to see me and knew that I was never going to let my personality hide from that moment forward. If I can do this, anyone can!

First it started with a smile on my face the entire time, and by the end I was crying. It all finally made sense! I understood what my boyfriend saw that I hadn't seen before. I didn't notice ANY of the flaws! I learned to love myself in that exact moment and realized these weren't just pictures for my boyfriend - they were inspirational and confidence builders for myself. Yes he is going to love them, but in the end, this was for me.

Dude... Yes dude... DO IT! You seriously have NOTHING to lose! This was an amazing experience and I can't even express how much it means to me now that I've seen my images. I went from dreading seeing them because I wasn't convinced there would be more than 1 picture I would like to having the hardest time ever narrowing down my pictures to fit into my album!

Amazing. Simply amazing. They are so positive and encouraging and empowering. I honestly cannot say enough about how great they have been to me. THANK YOU!"

-Sheri


Duluth Boudoir Photography | Mad Chicken Studio | photographer Jes Hayes | award winning boudoir photography

"They {Jes and Emily} make you feel like you've been friends for years. No awkwardness whatsoever and they won't lie to you! When they say you look amazing, believe it! They are such a great duo and I'm so blessed I got the chance to work with them!"
-Laura


Duluth Boudoir Photography | Mad Chicken Studio | photographer Jes Hayes | award winning boudoir photography

"Do it. 110% do it! You will NOT regret it. In the beginning I thought doing this would be an amazing gift for my boyfriend but in the end it was an amazing gift to myself. For the first time in a long time, I felt beautiful and comfortable in the skin I'm in. After years of being with someone, after having kids you sort of neglect yourself - but this definitely gave me my shine back. I wanted to show my book to everyone around me!"
-Aleah


Duluth Boudoir Photography | Mad Chicken Studio | Photographer Jes Hayes | award winning boudoir photography

"They were a dream duo! They communicated well and their professionalism was off the charts!

Do it for yourself. The after product is great for a significant other, but do it for yourself and the way they help you see yourself!"
-Lauren


Duluth Boudoir Photography | photographer Jes Hayes | award winning boudoir photography

"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. 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.

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!

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!"
-Rita