J came to my Denver boudoir photography studio to create a sexy Valentine's Day gift for her husband of 30 years. She's 55, proving boudoir is for every woman, including women over 50. Thank you J, for sharing your story and for allowing me to share some of your photos!
I did a boudoir session with Lynn because my girlfriend encouraged me to do it. She also did a session with Lynn, and she told me that it was the best thing I can do for myself. Even though she made a gift for her husband, she realized the session was really for her.
I feel the same way. I did the session now because I made my husband a gift for Valentine's Day. He's 60, I'm 55, and we've been married for 30 years. But when I saw my pictures, when I saw my album especially, I knew this was really for me.
I have never done anything like this for myself. I have never spent money on myself, like this.
I have three kids. They're 28, 25 and 21. We put two through college, and my youngest is graduating this year. Ever since I got married and became a mom, it's always been about my kids and my husband. That's what moms do.
Now that I'm getting older, I'm going to start getting selfish. I'm going to do more things for myself, like this. Hair and makeup was great. I was very pleased with Tiffany, what she did and how quickly she did it. She really made me feel good about myself, really comfortable about getting in front of the camera. She's really talented. I appreciated the care and attention to detail Lynn offers in the beginning, especially with the What to Wear video chat. When we were done, I really started thinking about how I wanted to see myself. I decided to bring my leather jacket, with some black panties and fishnets. I love those photos. They're my favorites.
I admit I was apprehensive when I came to my session, not knowing if I was going to feel comfortable in front of the camera. But because it was just the two of us--Lynn and me--and we really connected, I felt better. When we went over the my outfits at the beginning and put the finishing touches on them, the ones Lynn picked confirmed that we were on the same page. That made me feel more comfortable.
My favorite part was seeing the the end result, seeing the transformation. When I saw the pictures I realized that I should appreciate where I am. It made me appreciate how I look at my age. I don't have to be that stereotypical frumpy old woman. The photos reinforced that I look great, too.
I came in with a budget, and I actually bought a few more photos that I planned to. I just couldn't cut them. What surprised me was that afterwards, I had no buyer's remorse. None.
I think every woman needs to start taking time for themselves and making themselves feel better about where they are in life. I don't think we appreciate how beautiful we really are. I don't think we ever see ourselves like this. I could have never imagined seeing myself look like I do in these photos.
If you are thinking about doing a boudoir session with Lynn, just look at her photos. Her work speaks for itself. I can tell that she enjoys what she does. She has really thought about every little detail about making women feel comfortable. It's a luxury experience, and every woman should consider doing it.
Hair and makeup by Tiffany McCray, Blush Artistry and Company
Photos shared with client permission