If you were to tell me a year ago that I would have the confidence to wear a bikini this summer, I would’ve told you that you were bonkers! All of that changed after my boudoir photoshoot at Wildfire Studios!
Let me give you a little background on me. I’m a 43 year old mother of 7. Yes, 7 children, all birthed by me. My body has gone through drastic changes over the years. I went from a petite underweight young woman to now a more mature woman who struggles with her weight and the ability to lose any.
For years I have hated my size. Hated myself, for the way I looked. I felt completely unworthy of so many things. Love, adoration, even respect. I was a bigger girl and people always just think of bigger girls as lazy. I can assure you, between the kids and pets and daily life I am far from it.
My weight had me horribly depressed. I hated clothes shopping, I thought everything looked disgusting on me. I tried to wear the most baggy clothes I could find. I hated going anywhere that required dressing up. I was constantly worried about the way I looked.
Now let’s fast forward to around October/November of 2021. A friend invited me to join the Wildfire Studios VIP Facebook group. I thought, what the heck. Probably not my cup of tea, but what can it hurt? Well let me tell you. That group is life changing! I felt like I found my people. It was a new kin of community, all of these woman, many with the same insecurities as me. Yet the leader of the pack, (Erika) constantly telling all of us how beautiful and worthy we are! Then to see her images, just blew me away.
Here I found women that looked like me. Curves, rolls, stretch marks, cellulite. Yet each and everyone looked gorgeous, and in lingerie to boot! I was seriously taken aback by the beauty of these women. The confidence they exuded was unreal. The more I participated and followed the group, the more I noticed my confidence change. Just from simply seeing pictures and hearing the message from other women- my size doesn’t define me. My size isn’t what makes me beautiful or sexy or not. This group became a huge turning point in how I began to start valuing myself.
Fast forward to March of 2022. I took the plunge and did a boudoir session. I was incredibly nervous and thought about backing out multiple times. All the self doubt creeping up, but every day I would see these amazing photos with women, just like me. It pushed me to go through with it. I knew my end result would be gorgeous images.
Let me say that the day of my shoot did not disappoint. I had so much fun being pampered with my hair and make-up. Tasha and Erika we two of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. They made me feel so comfortable! I had the time of my life during my shoot! The whole time, they made me feel like a QUEEN!!. A sexy sassy, BAD ASS QUEEN! It was such a high, I couldn’t wait to go tell all my friend that they had to go book a session. I wanted all the amazing women in my life to feel what I just felt, and have the experience I just went through.
My boudoir session gave me the ability to see myself in a completely different light. I saw myself as others saw me. The sexy woman my husband claimed to see all the time, I saw her! I realized, she is me. My life has been forever changed by this experience. Now, I wear the clothes I want to wear. I wear the cute little tank top, or the two piece swim suit. Things you wouldn’t have caught me dead doing not more than a year ago. My confidence is forever changed. The way I see and value myself is forever changed.
The greatest advice I could give any woman is BOOK THE SHOOT. Invest in yourself because you are worth it. You are worthy, and sexy and beautiful. If you don’t believe me now, you will after you see your images, I promise you. Your life will be forever changed too, in the best, most possible way. So just do it!
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