Victoria Boudoir Photographers :: Bella A
We are so excited to be able to share Bella A’s images from her session with us. We had a lot of fun working within her ideas and incorporating them in to a custom shoot just for her, and something we knew her boyfriend would love. We adore her boyfriends reaction, which is also an amazing gift to her in return as well. It was a first time “Nerdoir” for us, but if you want to see a little of what it’s all about, check out “Boba Fett” at the end! Read below in her words what she had to say about her experience with us!
“I decided to do a boudoir photo shoot as my boyfriend was deploying for several months and I wanted him to have something special to remind him of home. One of my friends had recently done a shoot with Bella Boudoir and suggested that I check them out. After looking at their website, Facebook and Instragram, I decided that Bella Boudoir would be the right fit for me. I loved the style of the pictures, the classy and tasteful poses, and the beautiful bright studio. Karen’s prices were extremely reasonable and there was so many different options for ordering pictures, such as prints and albums. I also LOVED the fact that hair and makeup was provided as that is something that I am not very good at! I was very confident that Nicole would work her magic on me and that relieved a lot of stress! The website was also very easy to navigate and had very useful information. When I met with Karen for the consultation she was extremely welcoming, had great ideas and was very open to my ideas as well. She was also great at answering any questions that I had before the shoot.
I started the session with hair and make-up, while chatting with Karen and Nicole about the different outfits that I brought and the visions that I had for the shoot. It felt just like hanging out with some girlfriends, which was incredibly relaxing and a great way to calm the nerves! Nicole really understood my vision for how I wanted to look and clearly has a lot of experience doing hair and makeup that not only looks amazing, but that photograph well. When it came time for the shoot to start, Karen made me feel so comfortable and confident! After a while I kind of forgot that I was standing there almost naked! She provides great direction and knows how to pick angles that compliment your body. I had so much fun and laughed a lot! I actually didn’t want the shoot to end! Karen turned what I originally thought would be a very nerve-racking experience, into one of my favourite experiences! A few weeks later when it was time to choose pictures for my album, Karen had great suggestions and made the process much easier than I expected!
My favourite part of the experience was the confidence that I gained and now carry with me on a daily basis. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this photo shoot with Karen was life changing. The boudoir shoot went from being a little gift for my boyfriend to a huge gift for myself. Over the last few years I’ve been putting a lot of hard work into my fitness goals and this shoot allowed me to see for myself that all the hard work is paying off. I feel proud of myself for doing something so far out of my comfort zone and I love the idea of being able to look back on the photos years from now when I’m an old lady! It’s great having the album there as a reminder to be proud of myself on those days where I have doubts about my body. I cannot stress enough how many positives have come from this experience and I can’t wait to do it again someday!
I was really anxious for the photo viewing as I was afraid that I would be too hard on myself. However, when I saw the pictures, I couldn’t believe it was me! I knew Karen would do a good job but I didn’t expect to be so blown away! When I gave my boyfriend the album, he was so shocked and proud that I did something so far out of my comfort zone. He had so many wonderful things to say about how I looked and was really impressed with the quality of the pictures and album. He loved that Karen was able to incorporate my request for a few “nerdoir” aspects while still keeping the pictures elegant. He said that it is truly the best gift he’s ever received.
To anyone considering doing a boudoir shoot I say DO IT! Everyone deserves the chance to feel beautiful and Bella Boudoir will make that happen. It is such a fun experience, it pushes you outside of your comfort zone and it makes a great gift, whether for yourself or someone else. Try to forget about all of the anxiety, doubts and fears that you might have, because I promise you will love the experience!” ~ Bella A