“Always wanted an empowering beautiful photo of myself”

As an Ottawa’s premier Boudoir photography studio, I meet many different women from all ages and at different stages in their lives. Meet Miss W! This beauty came to Je m’adore fine art portraits looking to empower herself and boost her self confidence. A boudoir session offers a woman a transformative experience, far beyond capturing stunning photographs. It becomes a celebration of her individuality, a journey of self-acceptance, and an exploration of her own sensuality. Through the lens of the camera, she discovers a newfound appreciation for her body, learning to embrace every curve, flaw, and unique feature. It becomes an empowering exercise that allows her to step out of her comfort zone, shedding societal expectations and embracing her true self. Here is her story:

Q: What’s going on in your life right now that motivated you to do a session?
Miss W: I’ve had many life changes recently and I was feeling not so beautiful or young anymore… I’ve always wanted an empowering beautiful photo of myself, reminding me that I am a strong beautiful person… so, I found Suzanne and went for it!

Q: Besides beautiful photographs, what else did you hope to get out of the experience?
Miss W: I wanted to feel free and strong… I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone. This experience has always been on my bucket list to do but it’s been an intimidating one… it’s scary but exhilarating all at the same time during the whole experience! I loved how the session and the photos made me feel.

Q: How long had you been considering doing a shoot before you booked yours? What was the final push? What did it feel like to finally book your session?
Miss W: I’ve been searching for the right photographer for awhile, then I found Suzanne and met her. I knew she was the person for me to have the experience with.

Q: Before your session, how would you describe your relationship with your body, your beauty and your sensuality?
Miss W: OMG! I was not happy with my body at all! I regularly worked out prior to Covid but stopped once Covid hit and the gyms closed down. I just felt frumpy and average… my clothes were not fitting right and I was forever hiding myself in loose clothing. I did not think I was sexy at all… I never really thought of myself in that way. Terrible isn’t it?? Needed this experience to bring my inner goddess out! I needed an awakening!

Q: What were you worried about before your session? What helped to overcome that?
Miss W: I was scared, shy… just felt awkward in myself and the way I was dressed. I just didn’t feel comfortable in how I looked. Suzanne helped me overcome all my fears! She helped me come out of my shell and ooze beauty into all my poses and photos. She made me realize I was beautiful and sexy! I will never forget how she made me feel during the whole experience.

Q: Tell me about your session day: How did you feel on your way over? What were your favorite parts? How did you feel on the way home?
Miss W: I was so nervous on the way there… I was like “what did I sign up for!?” But I loved the whole experience… the day just flew by! I didn’t want it to end! I was exhausted and happy… happy that I conquered my fears about being scared to even do the session!

Q: How did doing a session affect how you feel about your body, your beauty and your sensuality?
Miss W: During and after the session… I felt like the sexy girl from the Herbal Essence shampoo commercials! Beautiful, glowing and alive! I looked amazing in all the photos! I was shocked! I never knew I could even look like the person in all those photos! I was in awe how I was captured in the photos! They were amazing!

Q: What were you feeling when you saw your photos at the viewing?
Miss W: I was like… “who is THAT?? That cannot be me!” I was in totally disbelief when I realized it was ME in all those photos!

Q: Why did you decide to hire me as your photographer?
Miss W: I knew once I walked in for our consultation even before we spoke, that you were the one I wanted to do my photos with… you had a good aura and I felt so comfortable around you. You made the whole experience seamless and beautiful. It was an amazing day!

Q: If your friend were considering doing a shoot, what would you say to encourage her?
Miss W: Just do it! You won’t regret it! Every woman should experience what I felt when I did my photoshoot… it’s a feeling and moment I will NEVER forget!

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