Oklahoma Boudoir Experience | Boudoir No.5

I love being able to show case a clients boudoir session. I am alway so honored to do this session for someone. It is not easy to be so vulnerable in front of a camera, and I understand and respect that. Here is what Miss T had to say about her boudoir experience with Boudoir No. 5.

How did you hear about Boudoir No. 5?

I actually did a Google search for boudoir photographers near me. I feel like I spent hours looking at reviews and checking out each photographers work. No matter who’s page I would visit, I kept coming back to Boudoir No. 5. Later, I found the Facebook group for those interested. I think this page really sold me. I saw so many women supporting those who had taken that leap and gotten their photos taken! 

Why did you choose Ellie for your session?

The style of photography was one of the main reasons I chose Ellie. Her dark, sensual angles and editing were exactly what I was looking for. Before booking, I asked Ellie some questions and she was so helpful and supportive. She made everything so easy! 

What made you decide to take the leap of faith and do a boudoir session?

Honestly, it was my fiancé. Our wedding is next month and I wanted to do something special for him. He has always been so supportive of me and my body image. It’s not easy being a woman in this world today. We are constantly pressured to look like those we see on social media. He makes me feel beautiful! One of the other things that helped me commit to a session was seeing REAL bodies on Ellie’s page. These women were not supermodels, but their images were so beautiful because they were raw and real. 

Were you nervous before the shoot and if so, what were you most nervous about?

I was a little nervous for sure. I was scared that I would get my images back and pick apart my body. To my surprise, I fell in love with it even more. I got to see myself through the eyes of someone else. It was a feeling I had never felt before. It’s a perspective I will forever appreciate Ellie for. 

Did you become comfortable after the session started?

Absolutely! During hair and makeup, the girls were so great in getting to know me and answering any questions I had. During the session, Ellie gave me pointers on how to pose, where to put my hands, and so on. She reassured me that even though my pose felt unnatural, the images would turn out perfectly. And she was right! 

What was your favorite part of the experience and why?

I’m hoping my favorite part will be my fiancé’s reaction. I’m saving my album until our wedding day so I haven’t seen his reaction yet!

How did you feel during the session?

During my session, I felt so comfortable! You would think being practically naked in front of someone you just met twenty minutes ago would be awkward, but it wasn’t at all! I don’t know how but Ellie definitely has a way with making you feel beautiful, comfortable, and confident!

Describe how you felt when you saw your images for the first time.

When I got my album link, I was so nervous. I remember looking through them and truly being in awe. I had never seen myself from this perspective. Within minutes, I gained so much confidence. I felt good about my body and I was almost proud of myself for some reason. Its been a month now since my session and literally every time I start to get down on myself, I think about some of my favorite images from my session and I remember that I have no reason but to love myself. 

What would you say to people who say they can’t do a boudoir session, because they are too shy, nervous… etc?

I think it’s totally normal to feel this way- I know I did for a while! At the end of the day, you really have to do it for yourself. From one woman to another, I promise it will change the way you see yourself. A boudoir shoot will allow you to capture images in your most sensual state. However, don’t force it. Take your time, find those perfect outfit pieces, and be kind to yourself. It took me about six months before I could officially commit to the idea. I needed to be in a good mental state and be open to this new level of vulnerability. Take this leap of faith- you won’t regret it! 

Anything else you would like to add?

Thank you for the work you do. Because of you, women gain the confidence they need to see their true selves. You have given me a perspective I would have never had otherwise. Keep up the great work! 

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