Ashley's Session Experience | Fayetteville TN Boudoir
How did you hear about Whitney Browning Boudoir? :
One of my best friends had introduced me to the wonderful world of self love and women empowering women on facebook. And that was it. I was hooked not only on the gorgeous pictures, but the gorgeous souls of all the women involved.🖤
Why did you choose Whitney Browning Boudoir for your session? :
I had fallen in love with Whitney's style when I first saw her pictures, but what made me take the leap was meeting her at her girl's night event. She has one of those personalities that she meets no strangers and makes you feel like you have known her for years. (Course the peer pressure from my friends while I was a little tipsy helped too😅🤣)
What were your fears coming into the session? :
That I wasn't good enough. That I wasn't skinny enough. That I wasn’t pretty enough. That my session was going to be a complete waste of Whitney's time.
Did those fears come true? :
Not at all! I was definitely nervous as hell. Here I was literally putting myself in a light I had never seen myself in. Not only bare ass naked, but bare ass naked in front of a camera wielding "stranger." After blasting some Lizzo on the drive there, a few mimosas, and the fashion show, all my fears faded away. By the time it was time to take the pictures I felt completely comfortable, and it shows!
What was your favorite part of the experience and why? :
Seriously the entire thing, from beginning to end. Being a mom and wife, it consumes me completely and I forget that I'm other things outside of that. To have a day completely dedicated to remind me that I am a woman. And that I am sexy, despite what my brain whispers to me more than I care to admit. And the fact that my face hurt from laughing and having so much fun was definitely a plus.
How did you feel DURING your session? :
I am the exact opposite of grace, but I was having so much fun I didn't care. Whitney walked me through every pose and movement and made me feel so confident and unstoppable in every arched back, pointed toe pose, and calf cramp.
How did you feel seeing your images for the first time?:
Pure disbelief! Pure shock and awe. I had never seen myself in that type of light before. In the first few seconds of the reveal I dropped the f bomb and just couldn't believe that that was me. I fought back tears and had goose pimples all over.
Do you feel like you have a better relationship with your body since your session?: Yes! I am more appreciative of her softness. Of her strength. Of every mark and scar. I definitely walk a little taller, with my head held high. No more trying to make myself fit into the smallest space possible. I am a large woman, time for me to take up the space I deserve.
What will you do in the future to show yourself some self-love? :
Try my best to mute my negative thoughts. Remind myself of all the amazing things my body has done. And if all else fails just whip out my amazing album and make myself remember how I felt the day of my shoot.
Would you ever do another session?:
110% yes. Already trying to plan out the next one!
Do you have any advice for women interested in booking a boudoir session?:
Just do it. You are worth it. Every penny is worth the investment in yourself. You deserve to feel amazing and sexy and like a badass. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise or dull your shine, especially yourself.