"I have always wanted to do a boudoir session. I had seen gorgeous photos and thought that one day, it would be a great gift for my future husband on our wedding day. Well life happens, and I never got a chance to do a session before we were married. A baby later, my confidence was nothing like it was in college. My body didn't look like it used to. I didn't feel sexy or even pretty most days. I cringed at the thought of having photos taken of me in such a vulnerable state.
One day, I saw a photographer friend of mine share a post on Facebook that Alex posted about her boudoir sessions in Atlanta. My wedding anniversary was coming up and I thought "eh, why not?" So I contacted Alex about booking a session. (In my head, it was a long shot that someone wouldn't have already booked all the times she had by the time I emailed her.) The date and time were booked and I had so many mixed feelings! Leading up to that day, I thought of a million and seven reasons to back out. Up until the day and time of my session, I was still experiencing mini panic attacks. "I can't do this!" "Ugh, Brandon will never want these pictures!" "WHY AM I DOING THIS?" These were just a few of the thoughts running through my mind. I hadn't been that nervous in a while. When I got to the hotel, Alex came down and met me to take me up to the room. She was so sweet and welcoming! That helped with my anxiety a lot. We got up to the room and I met Katie, her assistant for the day. They both made me feel so comfortable and totally at home. I told them how nervous I was and they reassured me that it would be no where as bad as I kept telling myself it would be. I got changed and we started right away. Alex coached me through the whole thing and made it seem like second nature. She showed me some of the shots we had along the way and I couldn't believe it was actually me I was seeing! I couldn't wait to get my photos back.
Alex kept in touch and a week later we met on Skype to go through all of my images! It was so hard to pick a specific number of them for the book I was ordering for Brandon. I seriously loved all of them. I picked some of my favorites and let Alex know which ones I wanted. My book came in SO QUICKLY! I was thrilled with the final product and couldn't wait to give it to my husband. Our anniversary rolled around a couple weeks later and I gave it to him. He was SO SURPRISED when he opened it up and loved it!
Now that I look back on the session, I am so proud of myself for going through with it. These pictures are so amazing and I love looking back at them! I would do it again in a heartbeat. I have had friends tell me that they have thought about doing one and all I can say is "GO FOR IT!" It's totally worth it. I wish Alex lived closer because I would send all of my friends her way! She helped me in more ways than she will ever know and I hope to do another session in the future!"