This boudoir session was one I will never forget. I absolutely loved getting to know this woman, and help her on her journey in finding herself. Guys- THIS is my why. I love helping women see themselves in a different light. Scroll on to see how she rocked her session!
Makeup by Beth Mae Arnold
What made you want to do your boudoir shoot?
I wanted to capture the real me. What I feel like today in my own skin. The best version of me.
What was your favorite part of the session?
Jaclyn made me feel like a goddess. I had my makeup professionally done at the studio. The studio was warm and welcoming. Jaclyn made the entire shoot very comfortable and fun.
What did doing this shoot do for your self confidence, self worth, and self image? Tell me your story.
For years, I have viewed myself as a wife, a mother, a professional person and a volunteer in my community; constantly racing through the demands of life; switching roles on a dime; doing what was expected of me and trying my level best to please everyone. Somewhere along the way, I lost myself. I didn’t realize it until my world stopped. It came screeching to a halt within minutes of learning my college sweetheart and the love of my life was having an affair. My life as I knew it was gone in that moment. I found myself in an world I didn’t understand. Navigating divorce, comforting deeply hurt children, dealing with the betrayal and the need to detach myself from a second family I grew to love through marriage because of the pain of it all. The loss was significant and nearly unbearable. It was absolutely horrendous. There were moments, I was not sure, I would be okay. Thankfully, I was very fortunate to have supportive friends and family to help me through the most difficult times. Slowly but surely, I put one foot in front of the other and the days came and went. Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot of growing and learning along the way. They say, time heals all wounds. I can attest, it does. However, forgiveness helped the most. Forgiving allows a person to let go of the pain and move on. Showing kindness and love to ourselves is the best therapy. Spending time with yourself, getting to know yourself and learning and growing is the best part of the journey. Here I am, eleven years later. My kiddos are nearly grown. They are good humans and well adjusted. I am better in all kinds of ways. I know who I am. Those labels are now roles I fulfill while I am being the best version of me on the inside and the outside.
Was your experience what you were expecting? If not, how was it different?
It was more than I expected. I did not realize all the wonderful emotions I would feel the day of the shoot and the day of the reveal. What an amazing experience. Extremely empowering.
What was the best part of your experience? Would you change anything?
The reveal was the very best part aside from getting to know Jaclyn and Beth. I would not change anything.