“I had been following Jennifer Williams on Instagram for a couple of years, fantasizing about indulging in a boudoir shoot myself one day. My 30th birthday and my wedding seemed like perfect occassions to commit and fly out to Vancouver for a frilly, sexy shoot!”

“I am an admirer of photography and art, so I told myself i would only ever do a boudoir shoot if I felt the photographer had the creativity and skill to create work that could be up in a gallery. I’ve seen many boudoir photographers whose work looks amateur and cheesy, not sexy and elegant. But erotic and provocative and sexy doesn’t mean trashy! I was so impressed by the work displayed on your website and Instagram – your shots displayed a technical skill far above other photographers I’d seen. I was blown away by the sophistication and sexiness of your studio, the poses and all of the work that went into creating the final product. Your work is provocative, enticing, sexy, bold, natural, glamourous. I just couldn’t have booked with anyone else.”

“I was really excited pre-shoot. I have insecurities with my body just like many women do, but I made a conscious decision to put them to the side and focus on feeling beautiful. Shopping for special lingerie in the lead up made me feel like a queen and I ran with that sensation all the way to the day of the shoot. That’s why you do a boudoir shoot after all: to feel like the queen you are, to let your inner goddess out. I already trusted you and Kelly prior to meeting you in person because I had seen so much of your work. So I wasn’t worried at all – it was an opportunity to indulge and not be afraid to SLAY.”

“I absolutely loved my boudoir shoot! I’m already thinking about the next one. If I can make it an annual thing, it’s happening FOR SURE! To anyone considering a boudoir shoot, I say go for it. Feel like a queen, be a goddess, and don’t be afraid. Three days after the shoot, I am still feeling so wonderful- full out pep in my step. It’s been a tough few years of work and stress and putting my energy into everyone else and everything other than myself. This experience was a reminder that I have reason to feel beautiful and that I can and should indulge in ME sometimes.”

“You and Kelly are an amazing team. You could tell you work so well together and really complement each other’s skills and talents. It was like I was spending an exciting day with girlfriends. I felt both comfortable and special at the same time.”

“Kelly, you brought me to Diana Ross levels of glamorous and I felt FABULOUS. I was really impressed with the make up – it was bold yet I didn’t feel overdone, just done up in the right way. Having my hair and make-up done allowed me a stress free morning prior to the shoot. All I had to worry about was bringing my frilly things and showing up. It was also a great start to the day – building up the glam factor to the main event that was the shoot. It was all great!”

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“Having worked with Jen, and experienced a boudoir shoot with her before, I have first hand experience from the side of a client and a colleague in just how passionate she is about empowering women, inspiring confidence, and allowing women to embrace their true beauty, whatever age, shape or size that comes in. Her work is second to none, and when I decided to do a shoot, she was the only one on my list! I trust her completely and knew that if anyone could coax the sexy out of me, it would be her!”

“Being in my mid 40’s, I feel more confident in the woman I am and what that means to me than ever (I guess it has something to do with giving less f*cks about what others think of me as a woman and more about my own opinion of myself!).  Jen is a part of that, not only because of the shoots I have done with her as her subject, but observing how she interacts with clients while I had the opportunity to work with her on boudoir shoots outside of Vancouver. This woman is the real deal! She is a constant example of the confident and empowered woman, inside and outside the studio. She respects each woman’s personal process, how intimate these moments are, and how completely these shoots can impact her clients and their outlook on themselves (I personally feel like a stone cold fox after my shoots!). During the shoot, she is your cheerleader and coach, and makes you feel completely at ease the entire time.”

“Doing a shoot with Jen is not just about amazing photos, it’s about the whole experience; the preparation, finding outfits, rediscovering you love about yourself, the laughs, the time spent connecting with who you are, and walking away feeling like the beautiful, sexy woman that is inside of you but get’s lost in everyday life. It’s like you are walking on clouds for the rest of the day-with your hair and makeup done, feeling like a million bucks, and a shit eating grin on your face because you just had the most amazing day!”

“Leading up to the shoot, I felt a bit nervous but reminded myself that is normal, I tend to feel awkward in front of a camera and try to avoid it when I’m working(which isn’t always easy) because I don’t always know how to channel my inner sexy for it, but I always feel like a total babe with Jen, mostly due to her amazing direction and her ability to inspire her clients to recognize how gorgeous they are inside and out(not to mention a few laughs to break the ice)!”

“Shooting with Jen is the best gift you can give yourself and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to step in front of her camera more than once, this shoot definitely won’t be my last-I loved my previous photos but was blown away by the photos from this shoot. I still can’t believe they are me!! If you are thinking about doing a shoot with her, don’t wait! You will never look this way again and there will never be a ‘perfect’ time(either way, it’s a good reminder just how amazing you looked at that moment in your life!).”

“Thank you so much Jen for capturing these moments, you are truly a master and your art is absolutely amazing!! xo”

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“It was amazing, empowering, and sort of addicting- hehe. I truly believe every woman should have this experience. It made me feel more confident with myself and appreciate my femininity more.”

 

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Q. What made you decide to hire Jennifer Williams as your photographer?

“I looked and did extensive research. There were a few other companies that I narrowed down. Ultimately, I choose Jennifer Williams because I appreciated the fact that they show case each individual woman’s beauty in her own way. From curvy women, petite women, and all different types of ethnicity. Also – I loved how it was very editorial and high fashion. reminds me of the glamorous NYC shoots. I loved the contrast of the dark and light.”

Q. How were you feeling before your shoot? Any thoughts going through your head?
“NERVOUS , EXCITED and more NERVOUS.
I did not know what to expect.
this is my first ever boudoir shoot.
how am I supposed to smile. How am I supposed to stand.
I mean – you can practice all you want in front of a mirror but when it comes to in front of a camera lens – its a whole new ball game.”

Q. Now that you’ve had your own photo shoot, how was it? What would you say to someone considering doing a boudoir shoot?

“I definitely feel more confident in myself. I appreciate my body a lot more. The way that Jennifer coached me and complimented me, really boosted my self-esteem. You can really get the sense that she understands and appreciates all our women qualities and what we may think of a flaw is really not at all but an asset. Kelly was a great start person to see – in the sense that she really empowers and radiates confidence. She understands that every woman is different and she brings out the beauty that each person has by her extraordinary makeup skills. Both Jennifer and Kelly are the ultimate power couple. Kelly is an amazing makeup artist and Jennifer had the calmest demeanour about her. Perhaps it was Jinx that brought it all together but the energy was electric and soothing at the same time. I understand why clients come back time and time again.”

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