“I am looking to do a boudoir photo session to give my boyfriend as a surprise anniversary gift. I looked at your site and LOVE YOUR WORK!!! It is exactly what I think of when I imagine a photo shoot of this type. I have NO experience; I’m decent with hair and makeup but would be willing to have someone work on me for the pictures. Can you send me some information? Thank you so much!”
Ms. M sent me this email because she was looking for the most unique anniversary gift for him… and an incredible experience for herself! In the days leading up to the shoot, though, she had some apprehension.
“Hi Evgenia,” she emailed. “So, my session with you is coming up in just under a month now, and I’ve started to think about it more often. Naturally (I think), I’m starting to panic. I’m sure I’m not the first woman to reach out to you with feelings of ‘Oh my, I’m not ready, my body isn’t perfect, my hair, my this or that.’ Like probably every woman, I wish I had these last 7 lbs off me, I wish I was a little tighter in the belly… you know, I’m sure. Do you have any advice?”
Of course, I did!
“Please don’t panic!” I told her. “It’s such an amazing, empowering and fun experience. Women leave my studio feeling like they are ready to conquer the world! I have just the most perfect story for you – check out one of my recent blog posts. I am here to answer any questions you may have between now and your session. I will guide you through all the poses and we will create the most amazing images of you! I promise!”
“Evgenia,” she responded, “Thank you so much for this article. It’s indeed a bit nerve wracking but it helps to feel that I’m not alone. I’m going to work on setting up my Pinterest board. I think that will also help me. I don’t have any lingerie so that’s definitely something I need to decide on and purchase. Perhaps that will help me get further from my anxieties. I really am looking forward to my shoot. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and now have a really good reason to do it. I think we can all find ways to overthink things. At the end of the day, hey, if I don’t have a perfect outfit I can always do nudes, right? That’s a joke of course but one that truly puts it all in perspective. I’m actually less concerned about my physical body than I am about a lack of attire! Thanks again. I’ll be in touch as I start to pull things together. I do know you have a wardrobe that I can draw upon as well so that also takes a lot of pressure off. I just browsed your new site. AMAZING! I am over being nervous and can’t wait for my session, and I cant wait to meet you in person! I’ll definitely be raiding your closet!”
Before our session, Ms. M told me that her idea of sexiness is something that’s exotic, alluring and sensual. When I asked her who inspires her, she said, “Usually anyone who is a little bit edgy with a hint of a nice girl, which is kind of who I am. First person that comes to mind is Sandra Bullock. I am more of a dark, edgy gal who is often referred to as exotic or sexy, and you seem to have the ability to capture that style.”
I think we captured just that during her photoshoot!
“Evgenia,” Ms M emailed after her shoot, “I had SUCH a good time withing with you!! You made it so incredibly easy… I just know the album is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to see the images!! I’m certain I’ll be buying the thumb drive.”
Once she saw the images, she said, “You are one hell of a photographer and an amazing artist! Thank you! I can’t believe some of those pictures are actually me! Thank you so much! I love everything so far! I wish I could keep it for myself 😉 The album is gorgeous!!!! You did such a fantastic job. I can’t thank you enough. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more beautiful. Thank you!!! I almost don’t want to give it away! lol.”
Give him… and Yourself the gift of boudoir!
See what Ms. M is talking about! Contact me today and let’s plan an amazing boudoir session as a surprise anniversary gift or just because! I promise you’ll cherish your photos for a lifetime!