My Boudoir Experience
When I started looking into doing a boudoir shoot, it was because I wanted to do something special for my husband. First session had to be rescheduled because my father fell very ill and I had to go be with him. My next session was rescheduled due to other circumstances. By the time my session finally arrived, my reasoning for it had changed. During the 3 months it took to get everything rescheduled, a lot had changed in my life. My dad had passed away, I had lost my job, and my husband of 23 years left me. I was feeling really down and depressed. I had lost weight before I was scheduled for my first shoot, so I was feeling a little better about my body. After my husband left, I got really down and hard on myself. I felt like I wasn’t good enough for anyone. I felt like I was at rock bottom. Talking with Julie a couple nights before my shoot, helped to bring my spirits up. When I arrived, Julie made me feel very welcome and relaxed. Chelsei made me gorgeous with my hair and make-up. The outfits chosen by Julie, really brought out my personality. These ladies took the time to get to know who I was in the short time I was there. I called the shoot “My Rebirth” because of all the pain and trauma I have been experiencing. I decided that this photo shoot was going to be my turning point. The shoot itself was amazing. I felt free, alive and happy for the first time in a long time. When I saw my photos, OH MY GOODNESS! I was in love with them. I didn’t believe that was me in those pictures. I was stunned to say the least. Every picture was amazing. I had the hardest time picking my 10 photos. When I received my book, I was excited and amazed at the way it looked. Showing my friends the pictures and getting the feed back from them on how amazing I look and how amazing the photos turned out, makes me proud. I am always bragging about Jewel Boudoir Photography and her amazing work. When I start feeling low and depressed about myself, my situation and the fact that I still love my husband very much, even if he doesn’t want me, I just pull out my book or look at the photos on my phone and say to myself, “remember who you are in these pictures. Remember the confidence you had in yourself. You know you can and will get through this.” I may not be fully healed yet but I am getting there and this session and these pictures helped me tremendously. I cannot wait for my next session in August. Yes that is right… I booked another session because I feel it will be time again for a continuation of my journey.
– Written by Dawn