I had my boudoir session for a surprise anniversary gift for my husband. We have been together for 11 years, and lets just say that we are pretty basic in our schedules and everyday routines. I knew it would be a huge thing to do, not only for him to have, but he would NEVER expect it. Needless to say, I pulled off the surprise and he was literally speechless!
I met Missy at her meet and greet and honestly I was blown away by her! She is totally similar to my personality and I knew right away that she was going to provide classy, amazing photos. Women are often their own toughest critic (I fit in this category) and Missy is all about breaking down that self doubt and helping you see how truly radiant you are. There is no cookie-cutter definition of how you are "supposed to look", imperfections make you who you are and Missy is 100% about empowerment of YOU. She makes it her mission to make you feel amazing and elegant. She invests herself in her camera lens and artistic focus to replicate your beauty the way it truly is, not only what you give yourself credit for.
I'm not a small girl, I have curves! Being in my mid 30's and a plus size girl.... I know every dimple and imperfection. I was worried that my photos would just "immortalize" what I look like in my mirror and I am not a fan of 100% of my body. Good thing Missy has a different vision of the gorgeous that people are! She was able to uses different lighting, angles, and poses to make me appreciate my body, even though it not exactly how I prefer it in every area. Missy seriously turned what I consider "flaws" into beautiful ART!!!
My favorite part of the experience was my reveal. As apprehensive as I was about putting my body on display, after I got into the session (and rocked it....) the anxiety turned to "What will the photos look like?" I got to my reveal and literally cried after seeing just a few photos. Missy is just so good at what she does, and I would have never dreamed that I would LOVE my photos. The reveal really made me take a step back and say, "I AM amazing!! Not just how I looked 10 years ago..... but NOW, today." The literal empowerment that I got from seeing not what I see in the mirror everyday, but what my husband sees in me was more than I could ever imagine. I have a totally different appreciation for my body and am very proud of my curves, which is something I could never say before. I originally wanted to do the session for my husband, to keep privately, but I gained so much more self confidence. I would have never had that if I didn't do this experience.
I realize that I am way too critical of myself. My photos show just how amazing I truly look that I would never give myself credit for. Missy captured me in such a positive way that I broke down some of the walls of insecurity I had up for years about my body. For the first time in my life I actually feel comfortable in my own skin. It's just astonishing what even one single snapshot gave me in confidence. Missy is not only gifted with her ability to take outstanding photos, she is also gifted in capturing the beauty that lies within everyone she shoots.
She is my “empowerment specialist”— she has the ability to photograph your positive energy.