I wanted to get boudoir photos taken because I felt that I if I had them taken I would feel more confident in myself and for once love me for me. I wanted to feel beautiful. I wanted to feel comfortable in my own body; which I never really have been comfortable in my body before. I chose Melissa for my boudoir experience because I had heard a lot of great things about her. My cousin told me how great Melissa made her feel and I wanted to have someone take my images that made me feel great about myself. I also followed Melissa’s Boudoir Facebook page for a couple years and loved her work. So when I finally had the courage to have my images taken, I decided Melissa was going to be the one to take them. Once I had my conversation with Melissa on the phone I knew she was definitely the person I wanted to take my pictures. She didn’t just want to talk money. She wanted to get to know me and what I wanted out of this experience. That was important to me because when it was time for my pictures, I was a little less nervous about getting the pictures taken.
Going into my session, I was nervous because I still didn’t really know how to feel about being in lingerie in front of anyone. I am a plus size woman that has never had much confidence in myself, so I was very nervous about everything that day. Once I was there, Whitney did my hair and makeup. I loved getting my hair and makeup done. Whitney was amazing. She and Melissa had me laughing the whole time. I felt so pretty and ready to get my pictures taken. My favorite part about my session was definitely seeing the first couple of pictures Melissa took. After the first couple picture Melissa showed me a couple on her camera and all I could do is literally smile because seeing what I looked like on her camera was like…… I really don’t know how to explain it. They made me want to cry just seeing them because it was like WOW that’s me, I am beautiful. I felt an overwhelming amount of confidence in myself that I have never felt in myself before. So it was either smile or cry because for the first time in a very long time I felt beautiful. I looked at the image on her camera and thought to myself I have had two kids and I am absolutely freaking beautiful.
Since my session is completed I feel so much confidence in myself. I feel like I have wasted a lot of time being down on myself about what I looked like. When in reality, I don’t look that bad if I say so myself. I finally see myself as the SMOKING HOT WOMAN that my husband has seen in me for years. I could never see what he saw because I always let everything get to me, but not anymore! These images helped me realize how beautiful I am and have always been. I am so grateful that I was able to have these boudoir photos taken because I feel like a completely different person.
I would definitely recommend Melissa to any one that I know that wants boudoir photos taken. She is absolutely amazing and she made me feel like I was worth a million bucks that day. Thanks to Melissa I have found a whole new level of confidence in myself that I probably would never have found if I didn’t finally find the courage to have my pictures taken. Melissa, Thank you for helping me find something in myself that I couldn’t see before my session. You are absolutely amazing.