Our levels of feeling empowered and confident fluctuate throughout our lives, especially as we go through our lives, working, getting married, having children, perhaps separations and divorce. All of these things can affect how we see ourselves.
As soon as I spoke to Joanne I knew we were going to have a great time. She's a northerner like me and was in the start-up phase of setting up a new business that was messed up by the dratted Covid. She wanted to have a boudoir photoshoot to give herself a confidence boost that we all need from time to time.
Here's her story in her own words and some of my favourite images from her shoot that she has very kindly allowed me to share.
I wanted to find my inner confidence. I found I wasn’t appreciating myself & was forever critical of my body & wanted to look at myself with fresh eyes.
I had heard from someone who had had a session with Julie & she had said how at ease she had made her feel.
Preparing for my shoot was like torture! Trying to find underwear that I felt happy with my body in. With my negative body image, it was difficult.
I decided to focus on the things I could make as good as possible, so I had my nails done & made sure I was a little pampered having my hair done the day before.
My biggest fear before the shoot was what will Julie be thinking of me!
This in reality was ridiculous! Julie made me feel completely comfortable & at ease with myself within moments! I soon began to feel my fears & hang-ups were completely irrational & they gently flowed away as Julie worked her magic.
Miriam did such a wonderful job & listened to the style of makeup I felt happy with. I gave free rein with my hair as she had filled me with confidence with my makeup & I was not disappointed! She made me feel fantastic.
Stepping into the studio felt exciting & a little daunting, but with Julie there the daunting feelings soon we’re a distant memory as the excitement took over.
My shoot was amazing. Julie gave clear guidance & explained the reason why each pose worked & shared her excitement along the way. Never before has anyone made me feel so empowered.
I was nervous before viewing my images but as soon as I arrived Julie once again magically made me feel relaxed & when I saw my images I was speechless. It was like Julie had found my inner confidence & beauty & created the most wonderfully relaxed utterly beautiful sensual pictures of me! At no time did I feel pressured or uncomfortable to say what I felt about each image.
Julie had a system to help me find my perfect images. With no pressure from Julie, it felt like a wonderful empowering moment finding the best of me.
If you are thinking of a shoot, Julie is the lady! With the ability to see inside your soul & create images of magnificent beauty, from the moment I walked in I felt suddenly empowered & confident about myself. I had never before experienced this feeling. Thank you, Julie you have given me more than beautiful artwork, you have given me back.
I feel free of hang-ups! After 46years of comparing my body against other women, I viewed as having better legs, boobs… I now feel proud of my body & that is an incredible feeling.
I absolutely would. Without doubt
If you can relate to Joanne's story and boudoir journey and you are thinking about having your own boudoir photoshoot, please call me for a chat and I can answer all of your questions.
If it is too early to talk to me, then do join my VIP group that is full of ladies who have already had a shoot and others like you who are just starting to learn more about the wonderful world of boudoir photography.