CLIENT FEATURE :: Our Curvy Goddess | Austin Boudoir Photography

Makeup: Lauren Torres |
Wardrobe & Hair: Sarah Swofford |


While in Vegas for my yearly “Photographer Spring Break” trip, Eric contacted me wanting to book a surprise Valentine’s session for his wife, Mandy.  We spoke for a few minutes and I immediately knew why Mandy chose to marry him.  He said so many wonderful things about his wife.  He told me he wanted to pamper her and that he wanted her to see herself as he always has — perfect, beautiful, strong, curvy and sexy as hell!


When Mandy contacted me to redeem her gift voucher, I could hardly contain my excitement.  My team and I were so excited to meet this woman!  She strolled into the studio beaming and glowing.  SO excited!  Before she even sat down in Lauren‘s makeup chair, she exclaimed, “Oh, just so you know, you can TOTALLY share any and all of my photos wherever you want!  I know they are going to be beautiful!!”

Ahhhhh!  My heart skipped a beat!  Just wow!

Sarah did the damn thing and styled Mandy’s hair and session perfectly.  Lauren rocked her makeup, per usual!!

So, let’s get right to it.  Allow me to introduce our lovely Mrs. Mandy!


When I shared this next photo on our Instagram and Facebook page, I was so thrilled to see Mandy’s response to it when she decided to share it.  I’ve included below a screenshot of her Facebook post, with her permission.

:: tears & chills ::


More from Mandy:
Why did you book a boudoir session? What’s your story?

After gaining weight, and then my body carrying weight differently as I’ve aged, my self esteem has been slowly getting lower. My sweet husband, who has always seen me as the sexiest woman in the world, bought the session for me as a Valentine’s gift, so that I would “see myself the way he always sees me”.

Going into the shoot, were you worried about anything?

I was worried the end results might show my shape in an unflattering way (but I couldn’t have been more wrong!).

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

Elizabeth and her team are absolutely amazing. They are professional, but don’t hesitate to goof around and have fun during the session! They will go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed.

What was your favorite part of your session?

I loved everything about the session! I’m not sure I could choose one favorite part! The professional hair and makeup, the wardrobe provided, the session itself, and then the reveal! It is all an amazing and enjoyable experience!

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

In a heart beat. I hope to do it again some day!

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

I see my body differently. I could feel a difference in how I saw myself after the session, and I hadn’t even seen the photos yet. It has definitely given me back some confidence!

I am so grateful for you, Mandy!  I cherish our friendship and love you so much!!

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