This incredibly special woman came in recently to celebrate life and beauty by rewarding herself with a boudoir shoot. She is in her 40s and looks completely fabulous!! Boudoir is for ANY age and for any woman. I love that she came in to do this for herself. She has been so sweet from day one and I am thrilled she gave us permission to share her photos and story. I believe it will inspire you as it did me.
I had to fight tears reading this letter. This is truly why I do what I do:
“My Vixen Angels:
It is hard for me to find the words to express what you have done for me, “thank you” seems so trivial. From the moment I walked in the door I could feel that Courtney, Deirdre and Brandi were truly angels doing what they were sent here to do, you can feel their passion and spirit.
I had been thinking of a boudoir shoot for several years now but thought my time to do something like that had passed. This year I turned 45 and realized that I felt really good about where I was both mentally and physically. But my spirit was aching. I was struggling with the 21 year anniversary of my daughter Chelsea’s stillbirth and all of that pain was living on the surface instead of staying in “the rabbit hole” where I have allowed it to live all these years. I really needed something to bring my vitality back, something to look forward to.
I have always LOVED lingerie and old pin-ups. When I was 15 and received my first paycheck, I went out and bought satin bras and panties so I could throw out the cotton Hanes my mom would buy for me! One afternoon while pinning items to my Femme Fatale Pinterest board, I came across a burlesque pin-up that struck a fire within me… “I WANT TO DO THIS!” I began researching photographers in the area and came across your site. After reading through every blog post on your site and visiting your studio, I knew you would create an experience that would be a “Celebration of Life” for me.
From the moment I walked in the door the morning of my session I felt a presence of excitement, confidence, trust and faith that came from such a genuine place. I absolutely LOVED spending the morning with you ladies. When I saw the proof of my book I started giggling and hyperventilating! I could not believe that was me, I mean I looked freaking HOT!!! I have never looked at a photo of myself before and thought that I was stunningly beautiful, but you did that for me. Thank you!!
Who would have thought a photo session would make me feel so exquisite?