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"So I have been following Alyssa since 2014 and did my first shoot with her in 2015. She was the first boudoir photographer I've ever seen and followed on Facebook. I was amazed, I never really knew what boudoir was and I was in awe of her photographs and at how beautiful those women looked, their makeup, their hair, their bodies and their photos, basically the whole piece was amazing and it drew me in. So I worked up some courage, emailed Alyssa and scheduled my first shoot FREAKING out at the same time. After I scheduled the shoot, I could not believe myself, I actually did it. The hard part was over, what was next were all my fears and insecurities coming into play when it came time for my shoot. But once I got to Alyssa's studio/apartment, her whole team made me feel and look beautiful and Alyssa made me feel very comfortable when it came to shooting too. It was like I knew her my whole life and we just vibed, it was really great. Tons of laughs all throughout the shoot and during the image reveal with some tears of joy seeing how beautiful and gorgeous I looked in those pictures.
Fast forward 5 years later, deciding on when I should book my second shoot with Alyssa, watching her photography grow and her adding all these different add-ons for your shoot, she just so happens to post the Boudie Tour. She posted her pictures in the Redwoods and I knew that this was it, this is where I want my second shoot done! I quickly emailed Alyssa, PRAYING I would get the chance to shoot there! She emailed me back and I got the spot! I was so ecstatic to hear I got. I knew right away I wanted to do both the indoor and outdoor location's and definitely had to do the boudie film also! Like those were my definite MUST to do's. The day has finally came for my shoot and I was so so so nervous but also really excited! I got a little lost trying to find Alyssa's cabin...(dang gps) but eventually found the her cabin and started getting ready. I know NOTHING about makeup because I don't really wear makeup, so her makeup artist truly did a great job and helping me. The shoot definitely did make me feel nervous. I was nervous to see how I would look in the lingerie, how the photos would turn out, would I look beautiful, would I look fat, would we have enough time, would the batteries run out on the cameras, etc. A lot of nerves but in the end, Alyssa and Amy both made me feel beautiful and captured my beauty, we also shared a lot of laughs which helped me lose the nervousness. The whole trip was a success and I was so happy I did the Redwoods.
When it came time for my image reveal, I was really really excited to see my Boudie film and to see all my pictures! I had the excited shakes going on while making my way to the reveal! When I walked in, I could already feel my eyes watering up and then it happened, the Reveal! Alyssa and Amy showed me the film first and I immediately started to smile and cry happy tears! I was amazed to see that beautiful looking woman on the screen was me and DAMN did I look good! 😂 Seeing the moving parts of the film and seeing how beautiful I looked in the photos. My goodness, I kept saying "oooh" and "ooof" of how hot I looked and I was definitely loving the way my boobs looked too! My tears just kept coming, I couldn't help it. The hardest part was picking which photos I wanted for all my products! It definitely helped knowing Alyssa and Amy were there to also help me decide which photos to choose. I definitely would not change anything about my trip from the beginning to the end. Everything just felt like a dream and I can not WAIT to get my products!
For those thinking about doing a photoshoot with Alyssa and her team, definitely don't hesitate and go for it! You will not regret it and it will be worth it. I had my doubt's and I was once in your shoes. I suffered and went through a lot growing up. My confidence and self esteem were literally nowhere to be seen and could not be found, that's because I had none. I was bullied and picked on growing up, I was a lot heavier when I was a kid, I lost a lot of important people in my life, I was involved in two abusive relationships, everything relationship I've been in were bad one after the other, friend's I had were using me, I felt fat, I felt ugly and so on. I never really thought I could be beautiful and would look beautiful like all those gorgeous models you see in magazines. But something in me had enough, it was my turn to be beautiful and feel beautiful, it was my turn to have confidence, it was my turn to do something for me and take a risk. Was it scary? Oh hell yes it was. Was I nervous? You betcha. But pushing myself to break free and to do something I would have never pictured myself doing was the risk that I needed. It gave me confidence, it gave me a boost, I felt beautiful, I became a risk taker and believed I could do or try anything I wanted. And you know what, I was right. I was able to do and try new things I had always wanted to do but lacked the confidence to do it. I am proud of myself for pushing myself to do a photoshoot with Alyssa and DO NOT regret my choices. Be brave. Be proud. Be confident. Be the woman you want to be! In the end, be you! Be the you, you inspire to be. Be the you that is beautiful and strong. Just be you! Its far better than being someone you are not. You will LOVE the end result when you do! ❤"