Why or what is your reason for doing a boudoir session? I have ALWAYS had a low self esteem. I have never seen myself as beautiful, or sexy, or desirable. I typically do not like to be the subject in any photos because I don’t like what I see in them, so I have always disliked having any photos taken. Especially in photos with my VERY photogenic family, have always felt like the “ugly duckling”. To be honest doing a photo session – much less a boudoir session NEVER crossed my mind until I began to see Roosh’s beautiful photos and empowering statements in my FB scrolling. I can’t even tell you the reason why I put my name in the mix for a chance to win a session. I am happy I did though. I didn’t win the session, but I did win myself. I decided to invest in myself for once and take a chance and push my negative thoughts down. I want to see what someone else sees. I want to see myself as beautiful, sexy, and desirable. The expectation of myself was low – but I was so wrong. This was to be the experience FOR ME.
Did you have any fears about your session? Were they relevant? FEAR – there is always fear of the unknown. There are always doubts. I was fearful of how I would see myself. I was not afraid of the process. I was comfortable from the beginning of my connection to her. My fear was more of how I would view myself than the actual session.
Did you have any concerns regarding your size/shape? Feel free to share your size or concerns. Did we help you address those during your session or photography you in a way that your size/shape was not a concern?What was the outcome? I am middle age. Wrinkles, lumps, bumps, rolls, stretch marks, flabby skin, surgical scars, all of these concerns were there. You know what? NONE of that mattered! This process and meeting these women helped me transform from the ugly duckling that I saw myself as to the beautiful swan that was always inside of me. This transformation was was amazing. None of my concerns mattered in the end. Roosh and Lyssa were amazing and put my fears and concerns to rest.
What was your favorite part of your session? Its hard to decide what part was my most favorite. The actual posing and being center stage I think was so exhilarating. The encouragement and positive comments really brought me out of my shell. This was so much fun!
Did our session planning guide help you prepare for your session? ABSOLUTELY! The planning guide was very helpful. I still use it – just as a reminder to make sure to put a little self care into my routine for me. We deserve to paper ourselves. Just because I am usually last to get my own time doesn’t mean I should neglect myself. This guide helps me remember to care for myself.
Would you do a session again? I CANT WAIT!! DO IT. I can honestly say that this experience was the most invigorating, empowering, self-esteem building, exciting, daring adventure I have ever had. This is one of those things you ask why you waited so long to invest in yourself. I cannot express enough what this meant to my mental health. To see how beautiful in the eyes of someone else, and to get a glimpse of what my husband sees but does not verbalize was eye-opening. I would shout this from the top of the highest mountain to everyone to do this. This was such an experience.
Did you do a 1-1 call with me prior to your session and did you find it helpful? The 1-1 was very informative. An opening became available the week following my decision to do this – I knew if I didn’t grab the opportunity, I would chicken out. Roosh was available for any concerns and questions. The information provided was amazing, and only added to the excitement!
What made you decide to book with Roosh? How did you find your time with Roosh, the Photographer? Was she able to help you calm down, let go of your nerves, let go of your fears? And were you able to relax and enjoy your session? What would you tell another woman that is considering doing a session? Roosh was just amazing! I cannot express what a genuine, caring human being she is. This is of course is her business, but you also know right away what a passion she has for this. The reason she does this is to connect and highlight the person. She brings out the person in the beautiful photos she takes. I will admit it was awkward at first – the unknown.. but it was so amazing. The conversation during makeup/hair and just getting to know each other was comforting and calming and soon enough I was completely comfortable. After about ten shots it was easy and I was able to be at ease and enjoy the experience. Before I knew it, the session was over. It was so much fun.
What did you think of your final images/products? Of course they are amazing! I am just mind blown at the finished product. I just know that I will do this again. I love feeling the boost to my self esteem, and to be able to look at myself and be amazed at what I see. Its good to step back and not compare yourself to others. Its good to value yourself and know your enough.
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