As a boudoir photographer, I experience meeting women throughout all walks of life. Some have physical barriers they wish to cross before they come to my studio, and some have emotional ones. This beautiful woman walked into my studio after reading my lingerie guide, with babydolls that covered her almost entirely. They did everything BUT showcase her beauty and accentuate her wonderful features. I see this all too often with my clients, but this woman really deserved some time for herself. When we had discussed her lingerie, she mentioned she would be purchasing some things after she sent me the images of the things she was planning on bringing. Then her whole family was sick about a week before her session, and we all know when the house is sick it traditionally falls on the woman of the house to care for everyone and get herself better as well. So, her lingerie selection stayed as is, and she walked in my studio nervous about her pieces and the whole session in general. During the session, she broke down those walls and overcame those barriers that she walked in with. It really is a beautiful and empowering thing to witness. Many women don't realize how badly they need and deserve something like this for themselves, but she left with the confidence just pouring out of her. When her album came, I could tell just how much this meant to her. Being in a professional position where her images need to stay private, I asked her permission to share her story with these specific images and she happily agreed. Please read her story and tell me how you relate to it. - Melissa
I originally wanted to take the pictures as a gift for my husband. I asked him what a few of his favorite images were so we could incorporate them in the pictures.
I had a friend that had the pictures done. I had been thinking about taking these pictures for about a year now. I checked out Melissa’s page and I knew I wanted her to take them! She does amazing!
I’m a normal female so I was worried about how I was going to look. I was also worried if my husband was going to like them or not.
It’s hard to pick just one favorite image. I really like getting my hair and make up done! It was relaxing and I felt like I was being pampered. When we were taking pictures, Melissa would take a few then let me see them. This helped me be more confident throughout the session! It also helped if I didn’t like something we would change it then take more pictures!
I feel like a completely new person! I could see what my husband sees everyday, and it helped me be more confident in myself. I would say these pictures were for both my husband and myself!
Melissa is amazing! She made my feel very comfortable. I just loved the fact that during the session she would ask my opinion on things. Even though I was shy and indecisive, she helped me through everything! If anyone is still indecisive about taking the pictures, just do it. You will not regret it - I sure don’t! It’s totally work every penny!!!