I had decided to do a boudoir shoot as an anniversary present for my boyfriend...that’s what it started off as anyway.
As the day of my session approached, I grew more and more anxious about what to expect, which is crazy because I’ve done a boudoir session before!
My 1st session was years ago and I wasn’t really all that happy with the results… I guess that’s why I was so anxious for this one. I’ve had a lot of stress in my life as of late (what woman doesn’t??) The boyfriend and I moving in together, plus his two children, new job, new city, lots of unavoidable stress.
To say I wasn’t ready for this, not only physically but mentally as well, would be a gross understatement!
I showed up that day after a hectic, busy weekend not feeling my prettiest. But I walked out of that studio feeling more empowered and lighter than I had in a long time! It fueled a fire in me! I realized that day, after my shoot was done, that
It had been quite some time since I had felt so beautiful. That was sad and a little heartbreaking for me to realize.
I’ve been walking lighter and not letting myself “go” if you will. I’m excited to get dressed and put make up and attack every day.
So this was more than an anniversary present to my love.
This was a present to myself, a "therapy" if you will, and a reminder that I am important. That I need to be a priority in my own life. I’m going to do everything to not forget that again. Thank you Nichole, I’m so grateful!