A photoshoot every woman should experience at-least ONCE in their lifetime.
I wanted my boudoir experience to be powerful. One I could look back on and say, Damn, that’s me. Portraits that define and show strength in myself.
A boudoir shoot can be the first step on the journey of self-love. I think we become oblivious to our own self-worth and sometimes all you need is to take a step back and give yourself some self-care and reassurance.
I came with the mindset that no matter what, it would be a powerful experience and I would love the final result and this confidence really showed throughout my photos. Positive self-talk is also so important, even if you don’t necessarily believe it. Your brain can be a funny thing and turn nervousness into confidence purely through self-talking. Remember, the camera is there to capture and celebrate you, not judge or define who you are.
Stacy in so many words makes you feel so incredibly strong and passionate about this experience. From the moment of the consultation of what I expected from her as the photographer but also the weeks and days leading up to it, I could not imagine it to go any other way. The day of two before my boudoir shoot, I was thinking of canceling it. I was nervous that I wasn’t “where I wanted to be yet” and that I was just not ready. But thankfully, that deposit I did 4 months prior gave me no turning back option.
When I got to the room and was instantly greeted with infectious excitement, smiles and hugs, I knew I made the right decision. From the moment I walked in, my attitude changed from nervous and scared to “I got this” and excitement. That is how comfortable Stacy made me feel.
One thing I loved is that I’m always the girl to try to be a little bit different than everyone else. I’m unique and have always been the one to try the bold approaches. I guess that’s what makes me an “influencer”
So I walked in with my four outfits and my hair in a messy textured bun. I’ll never forget Stacy saying to me, “okay… you’re hair is up. This is new for me.” My reply: “Good 😉 that’s what I was hoping for.”
My main reason for putting my hair up is that hair is an accessory to women, but it’s also a security blanket. Being a stylist, I see it on an everyday basis, INCLUDING MYSELF. When we don’t feel like dressing up, feel good about our appearance, or have the ginormous zit that won’t seem to go away, our hair covers the unwanted.
I wanted this photoshoot to be about ME. Not my appearance or have the perfect hair because I’m a hairstylist, but to show the flaws or insecurities I’ve been having and not hide from them ANYMORE.
I AM SO SO SO SO FUCKING GRATEFUL I DID.
I felt empowered, excited, sexy and strong…and now seeing the pictures, I am SO glad I “went through” with this. I have pictures that I will get to love and stare at for the rest of my life. I look amazing, but best of all I feel amazing. I am forever grateful to Stacy for giving me this opportunity…one I will never forget, and highly recommend all to experience.
My session was WAY past expected time, because of how much we enjoyed doing this together. She never forced me out like it was another “job site” and that she was on a strict time crunch. It was so effortless in how it all played out.
I cannot recommend Stacy enough. I feel like I gained a forever friend, and someone who will forever be a hype girl for all the beautiful woman she’s able to capture.
Your perfect time is now, don’t waste another second hesitating to book the appointment!
I say it time and time again, I will ALWAYS be open and transparent to anyone. If this is something you’ve been wanting to do for YOU, you are always welcome to reach out 🖤
PHOTOGRAPHER: STACY MUSGROVE
HAIRSTYLIST: SARAH HEDDERICK