I can’t remember how Miss K found me before joining my group, perhaps it was an online networking group or some such. But here we are more than a year later and she’s not only a Glambassador for Supernova Boudoir, but I think I can call her a friend, too.
Rather than wax poetic about how much I loved her Fredericksburg, VA boudoir session (and her incredible pink hair!), I thought I would
steal borrow her own words! Keep reading below to hear what she thought about the Supernova Boudoir experience and how it just may have changed her perspective.
Read all about Miss K’s Fredericksburg, Virginia Boudoir session below.
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I’ve set some helfty goals for myself in 2019 since turning 30 last December. One of those goals has been to learn to love myself and who I am as a woman. To take time to evaluate what I’ve accomplished in my life so far. And, although I’m not necessarily where I had hoped to be by 30, be proud and confident of who I am today, while also appreciating and comprehending the journey it took to get me here.
I didn’t do this for anyone else, except myself.
I’ve been struggling with my personal body image. I needed to love myself. I needed to see myself through the lense of someone else. Someone NOT focusing on all the faults I see looking in the mirror. And let me tell you, I FINALLY do!!!
I have had previous experiences in front of the camera for photoshoots, but the ones I loved most were when I was 50-75lbs lighter than I am today. Most recently I had a random shoot in July, and I hated those pics. I know I’m heavier than I’ve ever been and am self conscious about that, but those pics made that image in my mind worse. And none of these photoshoots were boudoir lol.
Normally, I would have been focused on dieting, losing weight, etc to prepare for this photo shoot. But, I didn’t do any of that. My stress and anxiety levels have been all over the place lately (not unusual, I’m afraid). I really didn’t have a clue what I wanted to wear or what to buy. I didn’t have a “look” in mind. I’m normally a very type A and need to know exactly what to expect, etc kind of person. But, somehow (ok, my meds helped a lot), I really just went in trusting these brilliant artists (Jennifer Lynn James and Fionnghuala Mauritzen). I did have appointments with my nail tech and hair stylist the week before. I bought a few things from Target (aka minimal costs) and had a few things in my own closet. And after looking at previous shoots, I found several items I loved from the client wardrobe. I did my normal body care routines (skin care, drinking lots of water, etc). Eating somewhat healthy. Or attempting to lol. I was badly PMSing (bloat, the cramps, the skin blemishes). I have puppy nips and scratches, and even a few bruises. Lol. I felt a mess!!! And I say all this, because I want everyone to know they don’t have to massively prepare for this or panic if they are concerned with their body. And, it was liberating to just let things fall into place naturally.
One of my favorite moments of the shoot, besides the banter and chatting, besides the glam session (that ice roller is to die for!!), besides seeing how prepared Jennifer was, was toward the end, when I sucked in my belly, and Jennifer scolded me (in a good way!), telling me not to do that. Mind you, all the contortionist twisting and posing made me not suck in at all or even care to for the entire shoot up until that point. Jennifer made me feel like a million bucks and made me comfortable with the extra natural padding on me.
She showed me previews as we went along. Which was extremely helpful, especially given some past experiences that weren’t positive. She was encouraging. Adjusted the poses as needed or if I didn’t feel comfortable. And, walked me through each one, multiple times if I needed it.
I never really saw myself as beautiful or sexy before. But some of those pic previews made question that big time. I loved the progression that Jennifer planned the outfits (started with more coverage and gradually went to less). By the end, I was so confident and didn’t care that my boob was trying to escape the bodysuit or gold halter. Or that Jennifer kept needing to help give me a better wedgie 😂🤦♀️
I left her place in such a good mood! So happy and proud of what I had done! And then, the email with the preview came in (hours earlier than I expected it, too!!!). I held my breath as I opened and let out a short scream when I saw it. It’s fucking gorgeous!!! I look so fucking good!!!!!
Leaving my session, I felt sexy and truly “me”. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so empowering.
“And, truly, life is short…do the photoshoot ❤❤❤
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Hair and makeup by Finn Mauritzen | Blushaway Makeup.
Clothing from: Amazon and Forever 21.