It was Monday morning, the first day of the work week. Rachel's co-workers kept watching her. Rachel had always been sweet and a hard worker, but today there was something different about her. She was going about her duties with a little extra, a little extra energy, and a little extra confidence. One of Rachel's co-workers finally approached her and shared their observations. Rachel confided with her about the experience that she had the day before - - - -
Several Weeks Earlier -
I had the opportunity to talk with Rachel on the telephone. She told me that she was in her early 30's, recently divorced from her marriage of 11 years, and she had been thinking about life. She had a bucket list of things that she wanted to accomplish and experience. One of the things on her list was a boudoir photo session. She wanted to feel stronger, both mentally and physically, and she thought that a boudoir session may help achieve that.
Rachel and I both felt that we were a good match for working together and agreed to start planning her boudoir session. We used a private Pintrest board to collect ideas that appealed to her. The looks that she pinned varied from beautiful traditional boudoir poses to unique and creative ideas. I loved them all! They were very interesting and we set the day and time that we would meet to create her own personal version of them.
Rachel started her boudoir day with an appointment for make-up and hair styling by her friend Hope, a very talented stylist. I met Rachel at her home immediately after her appointment and set up my camera and lighting equipment so we could get started. I had so much fun working with her! We enjoyed a relaxed afternoon of shooting, sharing ideas and creating her beautiful photos.
We talked a lot during her session. She learned a little about me, and I learned a little about her interests, her family and her fun (and slightly crazy) girl friends. We also started planning for her next boudoir session. It will be after her braces are removed and it just may end up being a boudoir party with some of those crazy friends. I can't wait!!