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Being a Phenomenal Woman

Babe M walked into the studio ready to show me how phenomenal she is. And I am here for it! Did we laugh? Yes. Were there shenanigans? Of course. Did I learn a ton of reasons why Babe M is a babely bad ass? You betcha. Together, we created some stellar artwork.

As I was reading her thoughts on the session, Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman” came to mind. Rather than go into details about what I think Babe M got out of her experience, I’m going to leave you with the poem and Babe M’s own words. She can say it all a lot better than I can!

What did you love about your session? Did you feel like you grew in any ways?
Ummm…I loved everything about my session! The moment I walked in it felt like a fun ladies day extravaganza. Yuliya is beyond sweet and is very knowledgeable about all things hair and makeup. She had me looking like a damn queen! Alicia was truly a guru and guide for posing all throughout the session. It was a seriously life changing experience from start to finish. I’ve had some seriously significant women’s health issues that have tried to knock me down but I get right back up again! I’m a fighter and a warrior. I’m in my 30s and going into the session, I felt fairly confident in the woman I have become. This session further solidified that. I even started out the session wearing a thong bodysuit…I’d never ever thought to wear thongs in my life before!

Would you ever do another boudoir shoot?
Hell to the yeah!

Do you feel like you have a better relationship with your body? What will you do in the future to show yourself some self-love?
Absolutely. Something in me ignited that wasn’t there before. It was as if all the amazing parts of me joined forces. Said a big eff you to negative thoughts. I was a force to be reckoned with! I’m a huge believer in positive self-talk and I found myself using my inner voice during my posing or prepping in the mirror saying “daaaamn girl.” “You got this.” “Work it.” This confidence came shining through in my photographs. I’m glowing! Having these images now allows me to remember this feeling each and every day and remind me of the effing phenomenal woman that I’ve become!

Any words of advice to someone who is nervous about boudoir?
Don’t put it off! Don’t wait for some silly thing like “I’ll do it when I drop a few pounds.” Oftentimes, it never ends up happening! This is an enormous step in self-care and self-love. And I am a strong advocate for both. There’s no better time like the present, ladies!

Why did you choose Buxom Boudoir?
I love the artistry reflected in each and every one of your images. The images speak to you. They tell a story. They ooze empowerment and growth.

Learn more about what a boudoir session can do for you. You’re phenomenal! Celebrate that!

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