Since day one of our existence, Erika has been our greatest cheerleader. Erika lives in sultry New Orleans and is an old friend of our makeup artist Kat. From the very begininning, I knew I could always look forward to seeing a comment or like on facebook whenever I posted Haute Shots photos or events, etc. She has been a huge part of what keeps me going, unbeknownst to her. It’s painful when you post things and nobody comments. It begins to feel like you are just talking to yourself. So, I appreciate seeing her being active with us greatly because of this.
For four years now she has been wanting to work with us, but the miles between us kept her from doing it. But, that all changed recently when she came back to Vegas for a shoot!
I will let her tell you about her experience:
In her own words
What can you say about a photography shoot with Stacie, the photographer and owner of Haute Shots and her amazing team at Hera Beauty?!
I was so extremely nervous about my shoot but Stacie has a way about her that makes you feel so incredibly at ease and relaxed, so honestly, you forget about your nerves and nervous energy because you get so caught up in the moment of her magic!!!!
I felt like I came alive during every single moment of my photography session even when I was in her freezing cold pool!!!! It was absolutely worth the chattering teeth afterwards!
When Stacie showed me all my stunning and gorgeous and unreal photos…..I could not believe that I was staring back at myself! I absolutely could not believe that was ME in the photos. For as long as I can remember, I have never, ever, ever seen what other people see in me…..but now I get it and finally see what everyone else sees.
I see now this incredibly shy wallflower finally has cracked out of her shell into this stunning, amazing and crazy empowered woman! I feel like I can now rule the world!!!! I have never felt so alive and strong….I honestly thought I would never feel that way again especially with what I have gone threw the past two years!!!!
I owe Stacie and Kat (make up artist and owner of Hera Beauty and her team) EVERYTHING!!!!!
Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for giving me a new look at life and finally making me see the real beauty that is inside of me!!!!! I am in debt to all of y’all!!!
With all my love from Your Belle,
New Orleans, LA
Thank you for the sweet words Erika! We LOVED working with you! We were so grateful that you went along with all of our CRAZY ideas for you, from hopping into the ice water of my pool, to scrunching up in a kiddy pool, to then reemerging as the sexy vampire vixen I know you really are.
What made Erika’s session extra special for us is that it was our ultimate package in which we come up with high-concepts specifically customized for her personality and for what we felt she NEEDED the most. This one was a rebirth theme. She had no idea what we were planning for her though until it was time to shoot! We wanted her to go into the water an innocent and emerge as a woman who accepts herself for all that she has been through and is no longer ashamed to show her sexy side, but rather embraces it. We came up with every details from her nails, to her outfits and hair and makeup, to creating the set for her and had such a blast doing it!
If you are interested in our concept shoots, they are available to you too in our Haute Couture Sessions.
Without firther ado, please meet the lovely Erika….
Isn’t she GORGEOUS??????? She took my breath away with her beauty! We are already beggining to concept her next one in October. I think we may have created another boudoir addict! Yay!
I recorded her big reveal so we could share her excitement (below) with you all. Unfortunately the sound didn’t record! Doh! But, I still want to share it. This is how all of my clients react to their images. It’s like watching them ride a roller coaster, just overflowing with awe and excitement! That is definitely one of my favorite parts of this job!
Erika’s Reaction (you can see the slideshow she watched which caused these reactions underneath)
Erika’s Slideshow Reveal
(song: Revival on Triple Scoop Music)
Erika was too cute during her reveal when she excitedly asked when I would be posting her image to the blog. I told her I would do it today! She squealed, “I’m going to be FAMOUS, ya’ll”, in her sweet southern accent! Erika, we LOVE you!
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