You know what a perfect boudoir shoot is? YOU in front of my camera, as you are, NOW. So many of us put off so many different things in life, waiting for the perfect time, a better body, a perfect this or a perfect that. But, ladies, there is no time like the present to celebrate you, as you are in this very moment. You truly are perfect now.
Whitney is a great example of this! I’ve always thought she was pretty darned perfect and wondered why the heck she wasn’t letting me photograph her. But, I know that the timing has to be right for these things, at least in a woman’s mind. Stepping out of your comfort zone is a pretty big deal for all of us. But, when you finally do it, you are rewarded with so much! This is how we grow as human beings and blossom into what we are supposed to become.
Whitney, I am so happy we got to spend this time together! So proud of you for pushing through your fears and finally getting in front of my camera! Can’t wait for the next time!!! Love you!
Here’s Whitney’s experience:
“I started working with Stacie, styling hair for Haute Shots, about 6 years ago. I have always thought I am much better suited to be behind the scenes making other women look and feel their best. When clients would ask if I’ve ever done a shoot I would sheepishly admit that I never had. My reasons for not doing a shoot ranged from feeling like I wouldn’t know what to do in front of the camera to thinking I’d do a shoot when I’d worked out fanatically and my body was “perfect.” Then I put it off even longer because I’d seen so many fabulous shoots from Stacie that I thought I had to do something totally wild and different, and that I had to have the most perfect outfits. Years kept passing and I never achieved the “perfect” physique and I never found the “perfect” outfits.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago while I was vacationing in Mexico. I don’t know if it was the tequila or the relaxing beach setting but something came over me and I thought I just HAVE to do this when I get back. Out the window went the thinking that everything had to be perfect because I didn’t have any lingerie, no time to get my roots colored, and barely enough time to shave my legs. Yes, I had a mini freak out the night before. Thoughts that went through my head: Why am I doing this? I am so under-prepared! My legs are covered in mosquito bites, they are going to look terrible. I don’t have anything to wear. I haven’t exfoliated in 6 weeks. I’m cancelling. No. I’m not cancelling. I’m doing this.
Luckily my friends Stacie and Kat came to my rescue and loaned me a few outfits, and the amazing Kat did my make up. And you know what? Everything was perfect. More perfect than if I spent hours and hours planning and preparing. I didn’t have to know what to do in front of the camera because Stacie told me what to do, where to put my hands, when to arch my back, when to suck in my stomach (except she gracefully says “engage your abs” ha!) Stacie and I laughed, and talked about boys, and she told me how great I was doing, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
And then I got the pictures. The pictures!!! I can’t believe I waited 6 years for this. I can’t believe I gave myself so many reasons why it wasn’t the right time. Because as imperfect as my preparation was, the shoot was perfect. I had no idea I am such a babe! So my advice to anyone thinking about doing a Haute Shots Boudoir Photography photo shoot is do it! Do it now. Don’t wait for the perfect time, the perfect body, the perfect boyfriend/husband to give the photos to. Just do it because you are perfect right now.
Thank you Stacie for showing me how perfect I am.”
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