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"I’ve been working at Starbucks for four years and I still have to give them credit connecting me to so many people one of them being Alyssa, she was a regular at the store I worked at. When I found out she was a boudoir photographer I was immediately interested and looked up her work, which I was absolutely in love with. I knew at that point I needed to do a shoot with Alyssa I NEEDED her to make me look that good! It would be several years before I finally decided to go for it and set up that photo shoot but during that time I continued to admire the amazing work Alyssa does for women.
I finally decided to do my photo shoot with Alyssa in August of 2017 and I was beyond excited. As I’ve journeyed into my 20’s I’ve gained a lot of self confidence, and learned to love myself in the ways I use to destroy myself. For me perfection never has existed and never will exist because perfection is boring. If it wasn’t for the things that make me different I wouldn’t be me, and I LOVE me. And it feels so good to say that because I didn’t love myself for so long. And I chose to do this shoot for me, because I deserve to pamper myself and do things that make me feel good inside and out. So when I finally made it to the front door of Alyssa’s studio I didn’t really have any fears, I was ready to take on this new experience and have fun. Which is exactly what I did all the girls were so nice and made me feel welcome there was not one moment during that whole experience where I felt anxious or ready to just run out the door. And when it was over I was honestly a little sad, which just means ill have to do this again. :]
I couldn’t wait for the viewing and luckily that week flew by quickly! When I finally saw those photos I couldn’t stop smiling from ear to ear, they were so INCREDIBLE. I loved every single one of them so much. Alyssa took everything I loved about myself and made me appreciate and love it so much more. \I’ve always known I’m beautiful but after this shoot I felt so much more confident in saying that and knowing that no one will ever be able to take that from me. I left her studio feeling so good both inside and out. I’m so grateful that I was finally able to make this happen and to have this experience which I believe every woman should have because it is so important to love yourself enough to treat your self to the best! "