OWN Boudoir client interview: "I was worried about posing 'sexy'"

Posted on by sarahwitherington@gmail.com

1) How old are you... or if you prefer, who were you listening to at age 14 :)?

I am 26!

2) What do you do for a living?

I'm a microbiologist

3) What/who made you decide to book a boudoir session? (answer below image)

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Originally this was for my fiancé as his wedding gift. I'm horrible at keeping secrets and he found out!

4) Did you have any obstacles or fears about boudoir? 

 I had body issues in high school, which some of it still lingers with me today. I was worried how my body would look. I felt like I had a weird body shape... Small boobs and big hips and thighs. I was also pretty nervous about what I would do at the shoot as far as the posing. I don't think I am naturally sexy and I was worried how I "pose" to be sexy. 

5) Why did you choose OWN?

I saw the portfolio and fell in love. Her images are so "raw" and not pinup-y, which is what I like.

6) How was the actual session different from what you expected (if at all)?

I read in Sarah's information that the shoots are like a Pilates workout, which I didn't believe...until the shoot! It is tough holding some of the poses, but they turned out great in pictures! Also, Sarah gives a lot of direction on the poses! She even told me when to part my lips and move my hand an inch or so! This was comforting to me because my initial idea of a photoshoot is being thrown in front of the camera and expected to come up with my own poses. 

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7) What was your favorite part of the entire experience? (priming, the shoot, seeing images, giving the images..etc)

I loved everything! But if I had to pick one, the shoot itself was fun! I did nude as one of my outfits, and it was very fun and liberating!

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8) How has the response been to your images?

My fiancé loves them! I showed a couple close friends and they all love them as well! 

9) What is your advice for women interested in such a session?

Do it! I was very nervous doing the shoot and for the nude part, but after seeing the pictures, I am so glad I did it. It was a lot of fun! 

10) Did anything change about the way you see your own beauty as a result of this session?

My confidence is higher! I didn’t think my body looked that good until I saw it with my own eyes!

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