Mrs G is a firecracker. Quick to laugh, silly, fun. She was so gracious to allow me to interview her and share two of her favorite boudoir pictures to inspire others (who are not 25 and a size 4) to do a boudoir session with me as a celebration. I’m so grateful! Please read on about what she has to say.
Hair and makeup by Brittany Will of BW Beauty
ON WHY SHE’S DOING A BOUDOIR SESSION AT THIS TIME IN HER LIFE
Within the past 3 years, I’ve lost a total of 72 pounds. Our 10-year anniversary is coming up, so I said doing a boudoir session now is perfect timing.
My husband married me at my heaviest weight, and he always said I was beautiful and that he loves me for who I am inside. I just want him to be proud and say, “That’s my wife.” And I totally know he’s going to do that.
ON HER BODY IMAGE, FEELING SEXY, BEING BEAUTIFUL
Before I gained weight having a child 17 years ago, I’d always been skinny with big boobs. I’d always been confident in my looks. Over the past 14 years of being bigger, though, my confidence level went down. People said things to me, made comments about my body, and my body image went down for sure. But even with that I’ve always felt beautiful … I just don’t know about the sexy part. Feeling sexy may have left because of all the extra tummy and thighs. I probably was not connecting with “sexy” until after I saw my pictures.
It’s true that even though I lost 72 pounds, I can still look in the mirror and not see the difference … unlike other people who haven’t seen me in years.
ON HOW SHE FELT BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER HER BOUDOIR SESSION
Before the session I was nervous as hell. I was really worried about how my “yucky parts” were going to look. At the planning meeting, you showed me a client who was a size 22, and how great she looked. That really brought my nerves down.
My session was a fun day. I look back at it, and I can remember it from start to finish like a movie. All the little things, like how to position my body, helping me pick my clothes, your positivity, your awesomeness, your “pop your booty.” You were so fun and easy going that I didn’t feel self-conscious at all.
I have a new appreciation for models! They work hard! With just our little session, I was exhausted and I was sore the next day.
ON SEEING HER PHOTOS FOR THE FIRST TIME
So when I’m ready to see my pictures for the first time, I’m unsure about what everything’s going to look like. On the day, getting my hair and makeup done made me feel good and confident. Doing the session, seeing the pictures on the back of your camera, my self-esteem is going up and up.
Then I see the finished pictures. I’m in shock, and I’m telling you. And I say this is absolutely perfect, just who I am at this point of my life.
This brought it all back. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I am so happy.
ON WHY SHE CHOSE ME AS HER BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER
Just from reading your website, I knew it was you. You’re so positive and fun. You do this to make women feel amazing and beautiful, not just as a job. You’re doing it legit as your heart and soul.
ON WHY SHE CHOSE TO GIVE HER HUSBAND A BOUDOIR BOOK
My husband is very, very sentimental man. I know this is something that will make him cry because he’s just so happy and proud. He’s not going to be gross and oogle my photos. He’s an appreciative guy like that. I wanted to give him something he can have forever. I know he will cherish this album 100 percent.
ON WHY YOU SHOULD DO A BOUDOIR SESSION
It makes you feel amazing. The whole experience was fun. You have to do this at least once in your life. It makes you think, “Damn!” If you didn’t already have some confidence, you’re going to have some confidence after this.