Not too long ago Ms. D came in for her own boudoir session here in San Clemente. She had been thinking of doing a session but was a bit nervous. She’s a badass mama to busy twins and she rarely has alone time… so we ABSOLUTELY made sure she had the best experience and full day of “me time”. Read what she has to say below!
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Were you nervous about your session?
I was so nervous because I have always wanted to do a boudoir session but did not know what to fully expect.
What did you like best about your experience?
I just loved feeling like I was a model. I felt like me but a different version of me.
What inspired you to book a boudoir session?
I had quite a few friends that have done them and also said the same thing about being nervous or insecure, but after doing the session they said they loved it. I also wanted to do it for myself and step out of my comfort zone and to see myself from a different perspective.
Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?
I gave birth to twins back in 2017 and they are almost four years old. I lost roughly 45lbs within days after giving birth. It not only led to stretch marks but it left me with a decent amount of extra skin on my stomach. I have been self conscious of my stomach and body since and i have not worn a bikini since 2016 or shown my stomach. I wear mostly high waisted jeans and leggings. I was tired of seeing myself as just a mom in a broken down body.
While doing the photoshoot I felt less insecure and surprisingly was not nervous once we began. I also felt like another version of myself that’s been tucked away for so many years. Then came the day where I got to see the photos. I was shocked that I was looking at myself. I felt sexy and looked beautiful. My favorite photos were ones that showed my stomach. I feel relieved and more confident. It made me proud of my body. It has shown me that even though my body has gone through a drastic change, I am still beautiful even on the outside. I am a mom, but I am also a woman that has more confidence, understanding, purpose and can still be sexy while doing it all.
Would you recommend a boudoir experience at Melissa Joy Portraits to a friend?
I would 100% recommend a boudoir session to everyone. It was something that helped me in so many ways mentally and emotionally. I loved how welcoming and relaxed the environment was. Also just how friendly, open, and understanding you are.
Ms. D, I loved working with you. Thank you for sharing your experience with others! I absolutely love the photos we captured. xo – Melissa
Ps. Want to talk about having your own boudoir (or destination boudoir) shoot? Shoot me a message here!