Colorado Boudoir Photography – Featuring The Gorgeous Mrs. J
Mrs. J wanted to do a Denver boudoir photography session for her husband for their wedding anniversary, but shared with me that she wasn’t sure it was something that she really wanted to do. She waited and waited, and was feeling a little more confident, and came across my website! She said that it made her cry – which is definitely not the goal with my website, but if it is a good cry, I’ll take it. She was one of the first few sessions in the new studio, just as I was learning where the light was. I’m a little all over the place when I’m shooting, because when I see great light, I have to go for it! Her session was beautiful, and I’m so excited to share it with you.
Whenever I set up these features for the blog, I go back through old emails to find any words that I might want to include. In this case, reading her words is making me a little teary eyed as well!
I had a great time yesterday. It was an awesome experience and I’m so glad that I did it. The night before my session I was really anxious and nervous. I didn’t sleep well because I was so nervous. I was also really excited and curious too. When I got to the studio and met you I was put at ease and felt comfortable, like I’d known you for years. I was a little uncomfortable naked and in my lingerie at first, I had just barely met you. But I kept reminding myself that you do this for a living and you’ve seen all shapes and sizes. You made me feel very comfortable during the session. You are extremely good at what you do and you’re a natural behind the camera. You kept telling me that the pictures were beautiful and that gave me confidence. After the session and on my way home I felt great. I looked and felt beautiful and had a feeling of gratitude towards you, and a feeling of pride and confidence in myself. Thank you so much for that. You are definitely in the right profession, it’s your calling in life to make women feel good about themselves. Thanks for the great experience.
I remember Mrs. J being nervous, but when I look through these photos, I remember the laughs, and the gorgeous woman that started to come out of her shell and laugh with me. Yes, I’m a little goofy. But I love it when my clients start laughing with me instead of at me, and let their goofy selves come out too.
It is always amazing to me when my clients are shocked by what they see in the photos. We are so hard on ourselves and our overly critical nature is degrading! I promise you that the world sees you as the beautiful woman you are, and my goal is to show that woman to you, and remind you that she’s in there!
Here is more from Mrs. J about her Colorado boudoir experience, and her background!
How do you feel about your body?
Self conscious. Unfortunately I have always had issues with my body, when I was younger I was way to skinny, and now that babies and life have happened, I’m carrying more pounds than I would like. I try to embrace my body but I hope to someday be happy in my own skin, no matter how much I weigh.
What do you love about your body?
I have a quite a few scars. Some may say that it’s unfortunate or think that they are ugly. But each one of my scars tells a story. I wouldn’t be alive today without the surgery I had to remove a deadly tumor. I wouldn’t have my two beautiful babies without some of the others. They are a part of me, they make me unique, and every time I see them I am reminded how lucky I am to be alive, and how lucky I am to be a mom.
How did you feel about being half naked in front of the camera?
I was so nervous! Oh my gosh, when I first walked out to the studio in my lingerie it was probably one of the most awkward moments. That feeling didn’t stick around too long, Brooke made me feel so comfortable and beautiful that I forgot I was almost naked!
How did you feel after seeing the photos we created?
I was shocked at how beautiful they were. They totally exceeded my expectations. I knew they would be amazing, but I never thought that I could look the way I did in those photos. They made me feel like a million bucks!
What do you wear when you want to feel amazingly gorgeous?
Something black, maybe a little lipstick, a pretty necklace and some skinny jeans
What’s your best tip for feeling sexy?
I always feel sexy after I’ve had a good workout and a hot shower.
Do you feel like your age affects how sexy you really are?
Not at all. There is sexy at every age. I think it’s all in your perception of yourself. If you think your sexy than the chances are other people are thinking the same thing!
What gets better with age?
What is one piece of advice you would like to share with your younger self?
Accept what you cannot change and move on.
What’s the best compliment you ever received?
That I’m gorgeous. That’s one of my favorite words:)
Why did you decide to do a boudoir session?
I did it for my husband for our 13th wedding anniversary. But after the experience I had, I am so glad that I did it for ME. I felt amazing, I looked amazing, and my confidence was through the roof. It was an awesome experience.
What is the thing you would want to share most with other women when it comes to getting half naked in front of a camera?
Work it!! You don’t want to have any regrets about what you were holding back while in front of the camera. Step out of your comfort zone and do things you wouldn’t ever think you could do. When you see how amazing you look in those pictures it will all be worth it!
If you wanted to tell your daughter, niece, or a young girl anything about how she feels about herself or being a woman, what would you want to share?
Being a woman is beautiful. Be confident, be happy and be you. Never compromise. Surround yourself with positive people that love you and that will always bring you up. This life is the only one your gonna get, so make it fabulous!
What do you feel when you look at the images now, well after your session?
I feel proud that I was brave enough to do them! I still remember how I felt and it was amazing. The photos are absolutely beautiful and I hope to do it again someday!
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