Don’t be afraid to live a little. You only get to do this life once.
Prior to booking your session with Eligan Boudoir, what hesitations did you have about doing a boudoir shoot?
I had NO idea what to expect! I am such a planner, and so anxious it was definitely tough with the unknown. Brenna always answered any questions I had ahead of time, which helped easy my anxiety.
What was your own personal reason for wanting to have a boudoir session? Was your session a gift for anyone special, or just for yourself?
This was for myself. I have gained significant weight over the past year due to a back fracture that took me off my feet. Brenna's passion for showing women their TRUE beauty through her lens is something that I thought that my brain needed, after beating myself up for months from the weight gain
Why did you choose Eligan Boudoir for your boudoir experience?
Brenna kept it so real - BEYOND real. She was to the point, compassionate, and understands where women are coming from from not knowing what to expect. I think that Brenna's passion shines through her work, and that is something I was extremely magnetized towards!
How did your session with EB differ from what you were expecting before entering our studio?
I was so comfortable with Brenna - as soon as we got started I felt completely at ease. Kind of my 'ah ha' moment of that I needed - that my body is so powerful and strong and has kept me alive through things that it shouldn't have. Why should I feel shame in my own skin?! I left feeling like a boss fucking bitch, not the intimidated, anxious woman I walked into the studio feeling like.
What was your favorite part of the boudoir experience?
Genuine laughter, Brenna was so chill, and so in her zone it made me feel relaxed. Brenna was so great helping me with moving my toes just right or my hand just right, it took me out of my very rigid personality and reminded me to just stop and smell the roses. I loved that Brenna gave me that reminder in this occasion!
Other than beautiful photos, of course, what else did you take away from your boudoir experience? What type of impact did it have on you?
I took away a state of mind I haven't really felt since before a trauma I went through at 17. I am a type A personality through and through. I left my shoot covered in glitter, with a face full of makeup and product in my hair. Any other day I would have hated all of the above. I left enjoying every single second of it. I reflect on that feeling from after my shoot frequently. It's such a good reminder to me that its okay to 'let my hair down.'
Now that you are officially a Boudie Babe, if you could give advice to any woman reading this who is on the fence about booking a session, what would you tell her?
Trust yourself. Trust Brenna. She practically held my hand the entire process. I brought something I had tried on once and hated and I tried it on and she moved a few things around and I ended up loving it. Something as simple as that was so relieving. Her client closet is huge and has so much variety to it, which was so helpful. I didn't know how to wear half of the shit and again she helped me every step of the way. The feeling of strength and empowerment that you feel after your session FAR outweighs the nervous anticipation you might feel leading up to your shoot.
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