CLIENT FEATURE :: She’s Ready | Austin Boudoir Photography

HMUA: Unleashed by Lauren
Wardrobe Stylist: Michelle Rodriguez
Photographer:  Elizabeth Zimmerman


My friend Melissa had been considering booking a boudoir session with me for quite a while.  She’d worked so hard and lost some weight and the moment she saw a special I ran for a “buy one, get one” bestie session, she jumped on it.  I think signing up for it with a friend felt less scary…which makes total sense if you have never done this kind of intimate photo session before.

She originally signed up with an old friend, but things fell through.  She then decided to offer the other session to a work acquaintance that was becoming a friend.  I’m thrilled to say that these two ladies have been inseparable best friends ever since.  Planning their bestie photo shoot together brought them so close immediately.  They even traveled on a cruise together a few months after their bestie boudoir session!  So cool!

The set up for a “bestie session” is that while one of the ladies is in the hair and makeup chair, the other is doing her photo shoot.  It’s really a lot of fun!  It’s a great way to ease into boudoir if you’re feeling nervous or uneasy about doing it alone.  Lots of bonding and woman empowerment happening!!

She's Ready | Torrid Boudoir

She's Ready | Torrid Boudoir


Q+A with Melissa

Why did you book a boudoir session? What’s your story?
I recently lost a significant amount of weight and finally felt less self conscious about myself. I wanted an experience to make me feel good about myself and capture the beauty I haven’t been able to see, and so the boudoir idea was born
Going into the shoot, were you worried about anything?
I was intimidated about wearing skimpy clothing or being too revealing.
Looking back on the planning process, do you feel like you were given adequate information and references to help you prepare for your shoot?
Absolutely. I’d recommend to anyone else that they should try and plan out in advance as far as possible so that you have the opportunity to ask all questions find all wardrobe choices and more.
What would you tell other women about doing a boudoir shoot with Torrid Boudoir?
I chose Torrid Boudoir because I love Elizabeth Zimmerman. There is no one else I would have trusted, period!
What was your favorite part of your session?
Feeling pampered was pretty awesome, it was like being a celebrity for a day 🙂 having a friend there was great as well, it definitely relieved the pressure and fear of the unknown

Would you have another boudoir shoot with Torrid Boudoir in the future?
Absolutely… The only reason I wouldn’t do it again next month is because of the investment.  I will absolutely do it again in the future.

What changes have you noticed in yourself after your photo shoot with Torrid Boudoir?
I feel more confident and I feel better about myself.
She's Ready | Torrid Boudoir

She's Ready | Torrid Boudoir

She's Ready | Torrid Boudoir

She's Ready | Torrid Boudoir

Melissa:  Thank you so much for your friendship and support.  You are such an amazing woman and I am so very lucky to call you my friend!  I love you!!

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