Sep 29, 2022
When I look through the questionnaires our clients fill out after their boudoir session, I am always so moved by their stories. Each and every woman has a story of overcoming and persevering. Today, I want to share one of those stories with you. This is the story of Kelly.
Kelly had never done anything like this before and was a little nervous. But from the moment she walked in the door, she was absolutely radiant. It was so wonderful to see her confidence grow throughout the session. Her initial thought about the experience was that she was too old to out of shape and not desirable anymore. But after seeing the photographs, she realized that she is still beautiful and sexy. Kelly’s story is one of overcoming self-doubt and learning to love her body just the way it is. And we are so honored to have been a part of her journey.
If you’re thinking about doing a boudoir session, but are unsure if it’s for you, I encourage you to reach out to us.
Here is what Kelly had to say after her boudoir session with Black Swan Boudoir. “Every interaction with Black Swan increased my confidence. The reassuring phone calls and video consultations for clothing leading up to our scheduled date; the make-up artist who patiently listened to my story and found ‘beauty’ in my tired eyes… and the actual photography session all put me at ease with my body, my emotions and my stage of life. I was moved, personally and internally, and by every person associated with Black Swan including prior clients who boldly posted their pictures. I was mesmerized by the confidence and beauty displayed. I wondered if I was ready to display my body, my heart, my soul to the myself, and the world, through this opportunity. I did not really answer myself!! Rather, I made the appointment and listened to Jody and Dawn guide me expertly through the process. I am certain that I was not ready, nor would I ever truly feel ready. I took a leap of faith… and it was one of the most rewarding ‘self’ experiences I have ever felt.”
You never know what you might experience from having a boudoir session with us until you try it. We hope you’ll consider reaching out to us and taking that leap of faith, just like Kelly did. The benefits of a boudoir session can be surprising!
When we asked Kelly what was the most surprising thing about her boudoir experience this is what she said: “How comfortable, self-assured I grew through the process. The result of making a determined focus, actually committing to a boudoir session, on myself allowed me to open up to myself. I faced the mirror… or in this case a photographer’s eye, and I was happily surprised to see ‘me’. I cried when I first saw myself as the pictures flashed across my screen.”
Kelly, how did your boudoir session effect how you perceive yourself? “How good I look through the expert lens of Black Swan! My body is lovely. My body has been through life for almost 57 years… and it has not failed. I gave birth to four children, survived physical and emotional abuse…and my body shows those accomplishments! I survived… and my body is to be celebrated. Kelly Had The realization that I was still a very sensual being. The sense of sexiness, confidence and sassiness that slowly progressed over me during the session. The ability to focus on my body as beautiful extension of my inner self… and part of me to be cherished. Kelly has grown into her strength as a woman she believes her body is beautiful and she loves herself more today as a grandmother when she did as a teenager versus learning to understand her body her emotions and how everything is intrinsically linked.”
Kelly’s advice to you! “The love you seek from so many others, is actually growing inside of your own heart. Listen to your heart. Step away, quickly, from those that are trying to subdue your glow, your beauty, your worth. You are you… and that is much more than you need to be yourself. You are beautiful, you are sexy, and you are worth it. Every person needs to see the inner beauty they illuminate. The best means of seeing your natural blessed self is to view yourself through the eyes of another human being who truly ‘sees’ you. Allow yourself to witness you from a perspective of genuine love of your being.”
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Kelly’s story is just one of many that we have heard from the women who have participated in our Black Swan Body Love Project. If you would like to learn more about this project or share your own story, please visit our website or contact us today.