As an Ottawa Boudoir Photographer, when someone asks me what I do for a living and I tell them that I’m a boudoir photographer, the usual response is, “Oh, like sexy pix that you give your husband?” And every time I shake my head, and explain that’s it’s WAY more than that… the clients that book me do it for themselves FIRST — it’s only an added bonus that their spouse or special someone gets to enjoy it as well. But how do you say modestly that the time you spend with them might actually change how they live their lives?
Je m’adore fine art portraits would like to proudly introduce Meet Miss J! She came to my studio wanting to rebuild her self-confidence after having children and losing the weight that she gained through her pregnancies.
Q: What’s going on in your life right now that motivated you to do a session?
Miss J: After having my beautiful boys, I lost some weight and wanted to build up my self confidence.
Q: Besides beautiful photographs, what else did you hope to get out of the experience?
Miss J: My hope was to be able to see my body for the beauty it is.
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 J: I’ve been thinking about doing a boudoir session for a couple of years. I wanted to be pampered for a change. I was nervous but very excited after booking my session date.
Q: Before your session, how would you describe your relationship with your body, your beauty and your sensuality?
Miss J: For the longest time I’ve had a negative (hate) relationship with my body and I wanted to change that.
Q: How did doing a session affect how you feel about your body, your beauty and your sensuality?
Miss J: Not only did I actually look beautiful , I FELT beautiful!
Q: What were you worried about before your session? What helped to overcome that?
Miss J: I’m very shy and an introvert, so I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off but Suzanne’s warm personality help me overcome that. It didn’t take long for me to feel comfortable in my surroundings and had fun!
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 J: As I drove over to the studio, I felt VERY nervous but excited. My favourite parts were being pampered all day and having my hair and makeup done by the professional stylist. On my way home, I felt SEXY!!
Q: What were you feeling when you saw your photos at the viewing?
Miss J: I was AMAZED! I couldn’t believe that was ME!
Q: Why did you decide to hire me as your photographer?
Miss J: Besides the beautiful work that you do, because I am not used to wearing much makeup, or even have time to fuss with my hair, I loved the fact that hair & makeup by a professional stylist was included. Ariana did an amazing job! You both did!!
Q: If your friend were considering doing a shoot, what would you say to encourage her?
Miss J: It’s the ONLY smart decision! You won’t regret it for a minute. You may however regret having not done it SOONER!