A common misconception is that the women whose photos I share are fearless, uber confident super models. While I agree, they may appear effortlessly stunning and brave, and they're all beautiful and AWESOME....you should know: THEY ARE JUST LIKE YOU. They are afraid of the experience. They want it SO bad but they hesitate to pull the trigger because they couldn't POSSIBLY look as amazing as the others on my site.
Today's post is just another example of an amazing woman who was terrified...TERRIFIED, y'all...to have her photos taken in this capacity. She put on her big girl panties (and tossed back a few cocktails) and sent me an email.
Here's what she had to say:
"I would love to pretend like the confident, gorgeous woman in my photos showed up that way that day. But the truth is this: I only had the courage to schedule a boudoir shoot with Click Chick because I happened to pull up her (bookmarked) blog after consuming one too many adult beverages. You see, I'd followed her postings religiously, always sighing in awe at the brave and empowered women she managed to photograph so beautifully. "What would it take for me to become one of those women?", I'd wonder. Turns out . . . just a couple of peach-flavored vodkas on the rocks!
I'm not sure if my trepidation was the result of traumatization via over a decade of Catholic schooling or what, but I was N-E-R-V-O-U-S about my shoot. Like, didn't-sleep-at-all-the-night-before-chucked-my-morning-coffee-across-the-room-and-accidentally-backed-my-car-into-my-sister's-on-the-way-to-the-studio nervous! But seriously, there was nothing to be nervous about! The experience was everything I could have hoped for . . . and so much more. Kara and Lauren bent over backwards to make me feel at ease from the moment I got there (and they only teased me a little when I chugged a glass-and-a-half of champagne and then proceeded to pace around the room like a crazy person)."
I still cannot believe how beautiful Lauren made me look! She is part makeup artist, part magician, I swear! And then there is Kara. She is so insanely talented . . . it kind of blows my mind. Let's just say that I am not exactly a natural at sexy posing, beautiful facial expressions, etc. But that didn't matter in the slightest because Kara gave the most amazing direction ever, demonstrating every pose (sometimes several times) until I got it just right. And her encouragement and positivity made me feel so comfortable and confident that, by the end of the shoot, I had stripped down to nothing but a pair of cheeky panties!"
"As much fun as the experience itself was, it was what I'll call the "afterglow effect" that really made the difference for me. I left that studio feeling like a complete bad ass! And not just any bad ass; a gorgeous, irresistible, goddess-like bad ass! I felt . . . like one of the women I'd been admiring for months (And this was BEFORE I'd seen even a single photo)! Honestly, I just cannot say enough about how incredible the whole experience was. I am going to make it my mission to convince each and every woman in my life to schedule a shoot with Kara! And you better believe that I'll be a repeat customer! Also, next time? I'll be wearing WAY less clothing! :)"
See the magic that happens when you step out of your comfort zone a bit? One of my favorite quotes comes to mind... "Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where all the fruit is.".
This beauty had her photo reveal with me yesterday and, yet again, I truly wish that I could have recorded her reaction. I have never been so worried about a client PASSING OUT at the sight of her photos. That was her. Freaking.out. It was amazing! And now she's brainstorming about her next session...wearing less. ATTA GIRL!