I have always wanted to do a Boudoir session but lacked the confidence to book an appointment. I kept saying to myself, "lose 20 pounds, or wait until you get a tan!!" I wanted to look like what Hollywood shows us how we should look. A certain standard.
I have never fit into that Hollywood standard. I have always had an issue with what I see in the mirror, with no clothes on or in sexy lingerie. I avoid mirrors like it's the plague. I have let hurtful comments from men replay in my head over and over until I have literally believed them. The strange thing is, I have never heard women tear me down but rather the men have and for most of my life.
One day, a friend of mine invited me to Katie's Boudoir private group page and Katie offered up an application if you will to become one of her Glambassadors. I kept looking at it and reading it. Wanting to apply and then backed off and went to apply again and thought to myself, "why not, what have a got to lose?" I never thought I would have been been chosen. But that day has played a significant change in me. A new me. No more rude, derogatory comments will bother me, no more abusive words will tear me down. NO MORE!!!! So I accepted the position as Glambassador and chose to walk down the path to a new me and to help create a new path for all women and of all sizes. I hope to be a part of this movement and stop the problem we have as women. We should be uplifting our sisters, friends, co-workers and such. Instead of tearing down these beautiful creatures we are all meant to be. Doing this Boudoir session will empower you as a woman...I promise!!!
My biggest fear before my photo shoot was: will the cellulite show up, will my big legs and arms look bigger in the pictures, will my lower pooch be a prominent element in the pictures from having surgeries and kids. Basically, will all the flaws that I see look gross in the pictures??? The answer is NO. Katie is such a professional and has a keen eye and how to use the lighting and angle of the camera to show off your assets!!! My confidence in myself was about a 4 out of 10. After the photo shoot, my confidence level was a 20. I was on a high all night long. Then, Katie sent me about 4 images and I was all on fire!!! I couldn't believe that was ME in those photos. ME!!!!! I couldn't stop looking at them and days later, I am in complete AWE!!!! It literally made me proud and tears flowed down my cheeks. All these years I have been seeing myself all wrong.
I was absolutely nervous before the shoot. I'm such a planner and I really didn't know what to expect. But once I arrived and met the glam team, my nerves disappeared quickly!!! Her team is completely amazing and the transformation is outstanding!! After I looked in the mirror and saw my makeup and my hair; it lit a fire in me. I was going to perform, with Katie's guidance and make her proud as a Glambassador and to make myself proud!!!
I would highly recommend Katie and her team. If you have been holding back for any reason, let it all go and do this for yourself. Empower yourself!! It's in you and Katie will guide you the whole way!!!