I asked one of my past clients to share her love story and tell us a little bit about why she did a boudoir session with me.
Here's what Chelsea had to say…
My Love Story
Tim and I had been friends for years. I started following the band that he was in about five years ago. One night, after a show, we sat around a campfire drinking and talking all night, and after that, we were very good friends.
We were the “text every day, banter and send movie quotes to each other” type of friends. He was very easy to talk to and I knew I could tell him anything.
A few years later he got engaged. I had previously had feelings for Tim, but decided that it was best I moved on and about six months later, I was also engaged.
Three weeks before Tim's wedding he called it off. I met him down at the park some time after, and we sat with our feet in the water, talked, and drank wine.
A few nights later he sent me lyrics and music to a song he had been working on. It was called “Barefoot Love Song.”
As I listened to him sing about drinking wine while having your feet in the water, and how he didn't want to say goodbye… I realized that he was talking about us.
At that moment, I realized that he was in love with me. A short time later, my engagement was also called off due to various reasons.
A month or so later, Tim and I decided to start dating. We decided we would take it slow. Four months later we were living together, and two months after that we were engaged.
We will be married in October of this year, 2017. Tim tells me he knew the whole time that I was the one he was supposed to be with, and I think I knew that too, but we were both ready to settle. Settle for what wasn't meant to be.
Now, almost a year to the day that we got engaged, I couldn't be happier. Our relationship is so easy, and there is so much love between the two of us. We disagree and argue like all couples, but there is no doubt in my mind that he's the reason all my other relationships didn't work. He is my road to forever.
Why I Did A Boudoir Session
I had thought about this many times, and had also talked myself out of it many times. I didn't have the money, or the time, or I wanted to lose weight, or a variety of other reasons.
After about six months, I decided I was going to do it. I wanted to surprise Tim with the pictures. I'm not very confident about my body, and I can be very insecure.
But Tim makes me feel beautiful and sexy. So, I decided that if I hated the pictures, I would never show Tim and just count it as a loss.
I had a blast shooting with Molly and would recommend this experience to any woman. I couldn't believe how comfortable I felt half naked in front of someone I just met, much less in front of a camera half naked!
It was fun, and I loved every minute of it. Then, Molly showed me the pictures (before being edited), and I couldn't believe how good they were!
It wasn't that I didn't think Molly was a great photographer, but I couldn't believe how much I loved myself in those pictures. We couldn't decide which ones to choose! Here I am, thinking I'm going to hate all of them, and now I can't decide which ones to delete!
We finally worked it down to 23, and I left feeling great. I had confidence and felt beautiful.
So, I would tell anyone that has thought about doing a shoot, or even ones who haven't thought about it… try it. It's almost like an adrenaline rush when you see those pictures of yourself. I can't wait to show Tim!