Miss R, “Throughout the experience my confidence grew.”
Dec 6, 2023
Hair and make up by Hazel Torres
What were some of the reservations you had about a Boudoir Photographic Experience? The thought of being that exposed in front of someone is a bit nerve racking. I’ve never felt particularly sexy so I had no idea how to go about being sexy for the camera. I’ve struggled with my body image lately and was worried that I would be disappointed in how I looked once I saw my photos.
How has this experience boosted your overall morale? I feel much more confident in my ability to be and feel sexy. Throughout the experience my confidence grew. Dawn was so great at encouraging me and guiding me along.
What was the most surprising thing about your boudoir experience? I would say the most surprising thing to me was how quickly I felt comfortable
How did this experience affect how you perceive yourself? I can now look at myself and see the same type of sexy that I would see when I saw other women in similar photos.
What was the best part of your boudoir experience? In short, the confidence I’ve gained. There will always be a small voice that fills my head with negative perceptions of my body and how it looks. But now I will forever be able to look back on this time and these photos and remind myself that I am in fact a bad ass beautiful and sexy woman, and nothing will change that.
If you could share anything about yourself, what would you want people to know about you when they see your portrait? I have long struggled with my self-esteem and perception of my body. One of my biggest goals in life is to raise my daughter in such a way that she doesn’t have those same insecurities. I did this photo shoot just as much for her as I did for myself. I know that when she looks at me, all she sees is beauty. I want her to see these photos some day and know that I feel it as well.
If you could sit yourself down 5 years ago and give yourself on piece of advice about how to love yourself, what would you say? Be patient and gracious with yourself. Your body is amazing, not only beautiful, but phenomenal in what it can do and what it has done. I grew and birthed two beautiful humans with this body. I earned every stripe and roll and I have every right to feel beautiful in my own skin.
Why would you recommend Black Swan Boudoir to your friends and family? Every woman needs to see themselves in this light. And while it’s exciting to do something like this for a partner, do it for yourself.