Her Journey to Self Love…and Texas | Austin Boudoir Photography

Tomika traveled to Texas from Arizona a few months ago for a photo shoot with me. She was just as nervous as she was excited, but she was also so, so READY!

She’s been working hard on her own self-care journey for a while now and was looking forward to seeing how boudoir could help play a part in helping her learn even more about herself and even more about how to LOVE HERSELF!
Because, after all, there is a powerful sense of healing often found in boudoir. I know this first hand. Every single time I am photographed by fellow boudoir artists I realize this. It’s powerful and strengthening and enlightening and empowering. As I’ve said many times before, it’s simply MAGICAL.


Take a listen to what her experience was all about!




Q+A with Tomika


Why did you book a boudoir session? What’s your story?

I booked a session because it’s something I’ve always thought of doing. I was always hard on myself because I didn’t look a certain way and truly believed that I wasn’t enough. Over the years I began to embrace who I am and began to love me. It took a lot of healing within to get to this place. I started seeing myself differently regardless of my weight and I wanted to show up for myself. Here I am proud of who I am and I wanted to capture me in my most vulnerable state. So boudoir was it.


Going into the shoot, were you worried about anything?

I was worried that I wouldn’t be very photogenic. All the silly things like angles or not looking sexy. I still had a huge mental block.


What would you tell other women about doing a boudoir shoot with Torrid Boudoir?

To do it. To let go of any limiting beliefs of who you are. To trust that every negative thought is only there to try and stop you from seeing and experiencing your true authentic side.


What was your favorite part of your session?

The intimate up close shots.



Is there anything you would have done differently?

Yes, start up the “Boudie Bank”!



Would you have another boudoir shoot with Torrid Boudoir in the future?

Absolutely! I just laughed reading this question! Who the hell would say no…. all smiles!


What changes have you noticed in yourself after your photo shoot with Torrid Boudoir?

My confidence has increased. I look at my body with love and compassion. I see other women differently. We are truly fucking amazing regardless of our body shape. I know I got it because all the beauty inside was manifested in physical form and no one can take that from me.




Thank you, Tomika, for trusting me with this huge step in your self love journey. You are such a beautiful soul and I feel blessed to know you.

1 Comment
  • Tomika Nicole
    Posted at 15:29h, 02 June

    You are amazing! Thank you for creating a beautiful space!

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