You may remember a little while back when I posted for a FREE Boudoir Experience. Naturally when you think of boudoir, we generally hear one of two responses. One is...."What's Boudoir, exactly?" and second is "Oh are you doing it as a wedding gift?". Although, why I started shooting boudoir was for a different reason....not that I am against thinking of boudoir because you want to do it for a loved one, because I know in the end that it will end up being for the woman as well. The reason I started shooting boudoir is because I believe that every woman, at any age, any size or any stage in her life should feel sexy, confidence and empowered.
That is exactly why I ran a contest. I wanted to give one woman the opportunity to shoot and feel that empowerment at no cost to her. And so, my post began....Tell me why you want to do a boudoir session. Have you hit a goal, a milestone, gotten through a tough time? Give me your story!
And boy, did the submissions start rolling in! I received all kinds of emails with reasons on why they wanted to do a session, and although I think every woman DESERVES a boudoir session for herself, this time, there could only be one winner of a full experience. What is a full experience you ask? As I've explained before, a full experience is one where you can treat yourself to a full pampering shooting experience along with product. Hair, makeup, location, lingerie guide...the works! On top of that, the full collection of images, beauty edited favorites and a beautiful box full of matted favorite images! There was one woman that not only deserved this experience, but so much more! When I read her story I cried, filled with emotion...this woman got it! She understood the mission I was after! Even now, as I type this blog post, I get chills. Everything happens for a reason and this woman saw my post, sent her email, and I read it because she was the one that truly needed this session as much as I needed to shoot her! When we sat down the first time to meet and to give her all of the details, I remember how overwhelmed she was as I rattled off what I was giving her. Even then, I knew she was exactly the person that should've won. She was so excited and words can't express how overwhelmed we both were with mutual gratitude and happiness! Well, I guess I've said enough about my side of the story....let's hear it from Lisa! And enjoy a little sneak into some of the images from her session!