CLIENT FEATURE :: Mrs. N | Austin Boudoir Photography
Miss N was a dream client. She is now someone I consider a friend.
She contacted me asking for info about our sessions because she was engaged to be married and wanted the perfect groom’s gift. I sent her our info and she immediately responded – her communications skills were impeccable…and if you know me at all, you know what a big deal that is to me. Ha! She booked the next available date and we got started on planning right away.
Well, then my worst nightmare happened. I was rushed to the emergency room 2 nights before her Sunday morning session at midnight in an incredible amount of pain. Well, apparently I had a gallbladder stone and needed emergency surgery. I immediately had my husband contact Sarah, our wardrobe & hairstylist, and Lauren, our makeup artist. Then, once I was out of surgery and awake enough to type I emailed Miss N. She was amazingly understanding and so very sweet. I couldn’t have asked for a better response from a bride with a deadline.
I rescheduled her session for a few weeks later, gifted her a rush edit and reveal and we got everything done in time for her wedding!! Phew! It was such a huge relief and she was so happy with her photos. So happy, in fact, that she signed a FULL model release! See – told you she was a dream client.
I know it’s just really impossible for some clients to sign a full release. Keep in mind though — the only reason you know what kind of work we do here at Torrid Boudoir is because we have been blessed with releases from so many beautiful women, just like you. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters…. And we are eternally grateful. (we offer anonymous releases as well as full — just ask for more info on how the release works)
In Her Words
I was looking for the perfect thing for a grooms gift and had heard a lot about boudoir sessions being the perfect gift. A couple of my friends had done them and loved it so I thought I would give it a try. I am a huge fan of pinups and boudoir itself so it was exciting to think that I might be able to look like that, not only for myself but for my soon to be husband.
I was a little worried about not being in the best shape. I had a lot of spots that I was thinking wouldn’t look good in photos. I was also nervous about posing. I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to get it correct or I would think I was making the right face and in reality my face would be super awkward and have that “something smells bad” look instead of irresistible bedroom eyes. I was also worried about being in lingerie or even partially nude for the shoot. I LOVE tasteful nudity and am used to seeing nude people as well, I am an illustrator and so nude people were part of usual drawing sessions to learn the human form and how to draw it. BUT, that did not include my human form, my body, or anyone else seeing it. So I was a little nervous about that as well, but I’m always up to try something new and fully experience it.
Absolutely! This was so great! Having my own Pinterest board in which I was able to just pin any inspirations I had onto and fill out a questionnaire about myself absolutely helped me prepare. There was also plenty of information on the website about what to expect. The pre-session consultation phone call from Elizabeth also helped get my questions out and answer anything else I might have wondered about.
I always tell them that they absolutely should do a boudoir shoot with Torrid Boudoir. The experience was so empowering and fun. It was like having a 4 hour compliment session where you look amazing and end up feeling incredible as well. It is awesome being pampered right as you walk in the door. With getting your makeup done, your hair done and having beautiful, sexy clothes picked out for you that everyone knows is going to make you look damn good was an absolute delight and an experience every woman should have.
My favorite part would probably be about halfway through it. I just felt that I had found more of my groove and was feeling ultra sexy and comfortable and like I already knew the girls there – they became my friends. I loved the whole session but that was probably my favorite part, that moment.
I was very happy with how everything went. I suppose the only thing I would try to do differently would to try and be more comfortable more quickly. Oh! And really exaggerate poses. Even if you feel silly just push it, push your booty out and push that pose more.
I feel more comfortable in my skin. I started wearing clothes that I had put aside because, maybe, they showed more cleavage than I thought I would look good in, or the shirt was tighter than I thought I should wear. Now I definitely feel more comfortable showing off more of “the goods” and being proud of that, and just embracing that feeling of being sexy. It’s okay to look and feel sexy! Because you are and you should be proud of that!