HIGH ON LIFE | CLIENT FEATURE: MISS D | AUSTIN BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER

H I G H  .   O N  .   L I F E . 

That's about the best way I could  describe the feeling after your boudoir experience at Kara Marie Boudoir. These women are high. on. life and THAT is what it's all about.  Can you remember the last time that you were?  I make it a point, now, to create as many experiences as possible in my own personal world that allow me feel those feels. But I certainly remember a time, not very long ago, and not very long before that...and before that....and before THAT (it's quite cyclical, isn't it?!)...in which I was struggling to find joy, struggling to love myself, and just struggling in general. 

Being a mom, or being a career woman, or being BOTH, or being NEITHER......just being a HUMAN is difficult. Treating YOURSELF properly is not something that comes naturally to most women. The women that come in to my studio are trying to remember who they are independently of their jobs, their marital status, their motherhood status. They are taking a really big and important step in reconnecting with themselves and learning to love all the things.  

This young woman was an absolutely incredible addition to the KMB family. She had survived a crazy car accident that broke her back. She glowed through her session, she glowed through her photo reveal, and every now and then I get a sweet e-mail from her just to let me know that she's STILL glowing about her experience. 

         THAT IS WHAT THE KARA MARIE BOUDOIR  EXPERIENCE                I S  .    A L L  .    A B O U T  . 

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"After following Kara on Instagram for a while, I really started to think that a boudoir experience could be positive for any female. After experiencing my boudoir session with Kara I was able to see what really set her apart from other photographers offering this service.

From the initial contact to the shoot itself, to the reveal, to walking me through ordering, she was not only professional and clearly talented but legitimately excited for me to experience the empowerment that comes from a boudoir session. Kara herself comes off as the kind of girl everybody wants as a best friend. I’m already dreaming about the next time I can work with her!

Not only has this changed the way that I see myself, but also how I look at other women. I wish everyone could feel as fabulous in their own skin in their everyday life as Kara made me feel."

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Even four months later I am still in awe of the whole experience! And every time I see a picture of ME on YOUR Instagram it’s the coolest thing ever! It really is the gift that keeps on giving :) I can’t put into words what you have done for my confidence and self love.
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I am so proud of her for recognizing, how important it is to invest in yourself...especially considering she is at such a "young" age for self-realization. Every moment of creating this experience for her was inspiring and refreshing and I truly hope to have her back in again. 

And with that I leave you with the KMB mantra:

D O .  I T .  F O R .  Y O U R .  D A M N .  S E L F .

Come just as you are. Now. Right now. | Austin Boudoir Studio

I woke up this morning to a cool breeze and fall temperatures. The air smelled like FALL for the first time this year in Austin. So I was inspired to post this fall-feeling boudoir shoot.

Life is short. From here to that old car that you know so well there is a stretch of twenty, twenty-five paces. It is a very short walk. Make those twenty-five steps. Now. Right now. Come just as you are. And we shall live happily ever after.
— ~Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

There are so many things in this life that we put off until the "perfect" time.  We wait to get married until we're "financially stable". We wait to have kids until we're done traveling. We wait to do a boudoir shoot until we've lost 10 pounds. 

The sad truth is, our idea of "perfect timing" is skewed tremendously. Because...the perfect time to do something you're passionate about is now. Right now. 

I look back at the list of things that I've been meaning to do...and it's a crazy long list. And those things on the list?  There's absolutely no reason why I couldn't have accomplished them already. 

That quote from Lolita really resonated with me, and I assume it will resonate with most of you. It did with Miss "E" here, whose favorite book is Lolita...and she happened to bring a copy to her boudoir shoot. She is a published journalist, blogger, and a writing magician. It was so awesome incorporating her love of books into this shoot a little bit. 

Miss "E" said...

"Despite being extremely camera-shy, my photo shoot ended up more like a spa treatment. Kara and her team are so down-to-earth and hospitable, and they made it felt like that whole hour was all about me and me only.

When I saw the results at my photo reveal, I teared up looking at the woman in the photos; after all the adversity I have been through in my 20's, I assumed that woman was dead. "

The experience resurrected that woman. Or perhaps brought her back to the surface.
— Miss E

So this is me encouraging you to come as you are. Do it now. Right now. Book your shoot, schedule that vacation, learn to salsa dance, jump out of that plane (but with a parachute, please!), and do whatever you can to make the absolute most of your life RIGHT.NOW.

Thank you, Miss "E" for sharing your incredible images and experience with us!

 

IF A BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE IS ONE OF THE THINGS ON YOUR "SOMEDAY" LIST, LET'S CHAT. RIGHT NOW, DAHHLING!

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Cozy up for fall! | Austin Boudoir Studio

It's FALL, y'all!  I love fall! We may not get much of one in Texas but I can tell you that I've had my first Apple Ale, Pumpkin Spice Latte, AND sweater-wearing day of the year...so it's officially here.

It's not just the yummy scents and gorgeous temperatures that make me love this season! It's the COZY boudoir shoots! YAY!  There's something about the cooler temperatures that make women cringe at the idea of putting on complicated lingerie...or maybe that's just me.  I'm more of a oversized shirt and slippers kind of girl, which is SO much fun to translate into a shoot.

I've compiled a few cozy favorites for your viewing pleasure, and of course to get your creative juices flowing for YOUR fall boudoir shoot wardrobe!

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Bust out your flannel!!  It makes for a great photo op!

Bust out your flannel!!  It makes for a great photo op!

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CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT

OVERSIZED SHIRT AND COFFEE. OBVI.

This is a recent "boudoir selfie" I took at my studio. You'll often find me with messy hair, a giant t-shirt, coffee in hand, and...yes...no pants. Don't worry, clients! I DO wear pants while I'm shooting! 

This is a recent "boudoir selfie" I took at my studio. You'll often find me with messy hair, a giant t-shirt, coffee in hand, and...yes...no pants. Don't worry, clients! I DO wear pants while I'm shooting! 

CHUNKY SWEATER

JUST THE SHEETS

Whatever you're wearing,  nothing screams BRRR like getting yourself all bundled up in the sheets and comforter!  Boudoir wardrobe doesn't have to be complicated (or strappy!) to be sexy!

Whatever you're wearing,  nothing screams BRRR like getting yourself all bundled up in the sheets and comforter!  Boudoir wardrobe doesn't have to be complicated (or strappy!) to be sexy!

Ahh fall. Don't you feel cozier now? I do.  I'm actually currently in the process of putting together a brand new COZY FALL SET at the studio!!  Here's a peek at some of my purchases  that are going to make for lots of sexy, cozy shoots! <3

New cozy boudoir set in the works at Click Chick Boudoir!!

New cozy boudoir set in the works at Click Chick Boudoir!!

Now is the perfect time to shoot to have those holiday gifts, girls ;) Let's do this thang! Message me to chat more!

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