1. How old are you?
2. What do you do for a living?
Nanny / Supplement Store Demo Girl
3. What made you decide to take a leap of faith and do a boudoir session?
As a figure (bodybuilding) competitor, I am constantly critiquing my body and having others critique it as well. That being said, I have NEVER really felt sexy or comfortable in my own skin. My fiancé is constantly telling me to love who I am, to love my body at any weight (in season or off season), and to embrace being sexy and feeling beautiful, but I always shrug it off. I have a hard time not judging how I look… Until now. I wanted to do something completely out of my comfort zone and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so.
4. Did you have any obstacles or fears about boudoir?
YES, I definitely did! I have always felt very uncomfortable in front of the camera, and to be photographed in lingerie, what was I thinking?!
5. Was the session different from what you expected it to be?
COMPLETELY! From the moment I walked in the door, I felt like I fit in. I was welcomed with open arms, treated like a princess, and never felt uncomfortable. They are VERY professional women, respecting your personal space and also giving their professional opinion when asked. And with posing, I thought it would be SUPER awkward. But not even! Alyssa gets on the bed with you, laughs and smiles the whole time, and guides you where she wants you to be. Honestly, I’ve never felt sexier in my life.
6. What was your favorite part about the entire experience?
Is it even possible to pick a favorite part?? I swear everything is my favorite, especially Alyssa saying that she’s “vomiting rainbows” lol. But seriously, I think my favorite part was how respectful Alyssa and her team were. You can tell they LOVE what they do, they’re professional, but they also like to have fun! They are the ones who make the experience unforgettable.
7. How did you feel when you saw your photographs?
SHOCKED! The woman on the screen was NOT me! I have never felt, nor looked as beautiful and vulnerable in my entire life. I kept saying over and over again, “this can’t be me, I swear this isn’t me”. The lighting, the poses, the outfits, the hair and makeup, everything just fell together so perfectly and the pictures made me look like a professional model!
8. Any advice for women interested in their own boudoir session?
Don’t let small body insecurities or lack of money scare you away from a boudoir session. I have never been in front of a professional camera before and Alyssa and Alyssa made me look like a professional model. I also personally don’t have very much money, a small amount in savings, and I make enough just to get by. But there is ALWAYS a way to make it work. I don’t regret spending money on myself because I see myself in a WHOLE new way and it was 110% worth it!
9. Did anything change about the way you see your own beauty as a result of the session?
I am a sexy and beautiful woman who should rock her body at any weight! I would have NEVER EVER said that before my session. I see myself in a whole new way and I am damn proud of who I am.
10. How did you like working with Alyssa Michelle and her team?
AH-MAZING! From hair, to makeup, to photography, everything was PERFECT. Each woman is professional, very beautiful, kind, and you can tell they love what they do. They’re the kind of girls you want to be around because they genuinely care about YOU. A beautiful group of women and am truly honored to have met.