I call it a journey because it really was for her, and is for so many women. Getting the courage to do a boudoir shoot and allow yourself to be vulnerable in front of the camera can take some time! But going through the process of booking, shopping for lingerie, and seeing yourself in the camera can be so unbelievably rewarding. Ms. R was amazing and is so kind to let me share her post-shoot questionnaire and photos-
Why did you want to do a boudoir session? What’s your story?
-I have been on a long road the past 15 months, getting to know myself better and realizing who I really am. This has involved overcoming some obstacles including my self-esteem issues. It was not until part way through the shoot with Tamara, when she was showing me some of the shots, that I was finally able to see that I am beautiful and yes, even sexy.
Why did you choose Paskey Boudoir?
-I had been debating doing a boudoir shoot for a few years actually, and had researched some places before I moved from MN. When I got to Kansas City, I started looking again and Paskey Boudoir struck a nerve because of the portfolio featuring women of all shapes and sizes. So many other sites seem to stick to the supposed ideal image of how a woman should look. They make it seem very intimidating, Paskey Boudoir features all types.
Going into the shoot, were you worried about anything?
-I am always worried! My self-esteem issues had me even more worried. What if I did not look good once the hair and makeup was done? What if none of my pictures turned out? It seems all of that worrying was for no reason. Everything turned out so much better than I ever imagined it could.
What would you tell your best friend about your experience?
-That is was a very empowering experience both emotionally and physically. Tamara and Mandy made me feel very welcome and at ease. Even when I felt like I had to be getting on Tamara’s nerves missing some of the poses, she kept going until we got it right. It really was an amazing experience. I wish I could convince all of friends to do it at least once!
Thank you Ms. R for choosing me! It means the world to me that you trusted me to photograph you at your most vulnerable. Your photos are just gorgeous and you’re a super cool chick! 😉 -Tamara
hair and makeup by Mandy McKenna