Welcome to the first in a three-part series about my own experience in front of the camera!
The last time I had any professional photos taken of myself was 7 years ago, on my wedding day. To be honest, when I was younger, I got into photography because it gave me a reason to be behind the camera and not in front of it. However, after 5+ years of empowering women through boudoir photography, I felt that it was finally time for me to stop making excuses and get my booty out there.
I met Jennifer Williams and Kelly Trerise (business partner and stylist) in Las Vegas a couple years ago during a photography conference. Ever since then, I knew that whenever I was ready, they would be the team that I would choose to photograph my boudoir shoot. Not only have I been in love with Jennifer’s photography style, but it was extremely important for me to work with someone that I felt I could trust to make me feel and look good in front of the camera.
I’ll be honest. When it was time to go (I had to drive all the way to Toronto), I was scared. Terrified, really. I’ve been doing this for 5 years, and you would think that I, of all people, would know that there’s nothing scary about the experience. HA! I was afraid that I didn’t make the right wardrobe choices, my heart was pounding, and my palms were slick with sweat. I wanted to turn the car around at least 5 times. Then, when I was interrogated by Border Patrol, I saw it as a sign… this wasn’t my time. They finally let me go, and the nerves flowed freely again. I mean, sure, Jennifer’s work is absolutely amazing, but take a look around her website… the majority of her clients featured on her site have to-die-for bodies! But, as I mentioned earlier, I trusted that Jennifer and Kelly would make me look my absolute best… and that’s exactly what they did.
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Words cannot express how happy I am with the images from my shoot. I’m so happy that I’m already thinking about my next shoot!
Tune in next week, when I will talk about my struggles with finding the right pieces to wear for my boudoir photo shoot.