“I booked a boudoir shoot to be able to see what my husband sees in me, a beautiful & sexy woman. I am proud of what my body has accomplished in growing and birthing 2 boys, and carrying me through athletic races. I feel stronger and more proud of my body at 40 than I ever have in my life. However when my husband tells me he finds me beautiful and sexy I kind of shrug it off due to a mix of embarrassment and just not thinking of myself in that way. I feel more practical, functional now that I am a mom.
Having my hair and makeup done and photos taken by you ladies I thought would help me see what my husband sees. Help capture that moment and give a little pause of reflection in my crazy, entrepreneur/motherhood life.
My story is not at all unique, as I think many moms tend to forget a little bit about that side of themselves while they help raise little humans and are constantly sleep deprived. But while I am young enough to be strong & healthy and old enough to be wise to the fact that one doesn’t have to be model skinny or glamorously curvy enough to have beauty- I decided I was going to take that leap and have boudoir photos done. Because I am perfect the way I am and this body of mine has taken me places and served me well.
Choosing Jennifer Williams Boudoir was an easy choice, I don’t really think it was even ever a choice. I just knew it had to be you. I had followed your Instagram page for a couple of years and knew that if I could ever gather up the courage to do a shoot it would be with you. Your site showed women of all ages, sizes, ethnicities in the most beautiful, classy and drop dead gorgeous way. The make up was always stunning and the pose choices were artistic and sultry.
In the time leading up to my shoot I had a lot of fun looking for outfit choices and since I was flying in for my shoot there was the excitement of planning a trip with some girlfriends too. Then all of a sudden the time was here and I got a bit nervous and could hardly believe I was going to “prance around in my panties” in front of strangers. I’m modest by nature so I could not believe i was going to do this. Then I took a big breath, and remembered that I certainly wasn’t the only one of your clients who was nervous before a shoot. I figured unless the client was a model most women were just as nervous. I reminded myself that EVERYONE looked like bombshells on your site -I should be no different.
So I packed up my lingerie and went to the studio for my turn and decided to leave it all up to you two to help me become a bombshell for the day!
Climbing those stairs I was nervous still. But then Kelly opened the door with a big smile on her face and gave me an even bigger hug. Within only a few minutes after getting the nerves out I was ready for the transformation. Kelly’s makeup and hair were perfect. Kelly helped ease my nerves with girl talk chatter, then having her do my hair and makeup was the beginning of the transformation from mom into bombshell. Kelly was able to showcase my best features and hide those pesky blemishes and tired eyes. She created two fabulous looks by changing my eyes from a softer look into a sultry dark smokey dramatic look that I loved. Hair and makeup was definitely an integral part of the day and I felt so glamorous. Ww laughed and chatted like friends. Jennifer’s passion was obvious immediately and her direction was easy to follow. Posing in my pretty undies was a whole lot easier than I imagined as I felt safe, beautiful, and was having a tonne of fun with Jennifer and Kelly.
If someone told me they were considering doing a shoot I would tell them not to wait as long as I did. There is no “perfect time”. You will always be a bit nervous, wish you were a bit thinner, had the courage or had a good reason or one of the other may negative self talk reasons we tend to listen to. The time is NOW and the reason to do it is YOURSELF!” ~Miss K