Brooke has always had a love-hate relationship with her body – more hate than love. She wanted to do a boudoir shoot to help her boost her confidence, and I’m so glad she reached out to me!
“Since the day I hit high school, I noticed other girls slimming out or becoming confident in their skin – I was a short chubby kid who had acne so I was never confident in my skin. I was constantly fluctuating up and down with my weight but I have never felt good in my body.
The morning of my shoot, I was so nervous.
The nerves started to settle while getting my hair and makeup done – then it was time. I have never been in lingerie around anyone apart from my partner and it was slightly nerve-racking to be photographed to begin with but Renee did an amazing job, talking me through every pose and it really did help my nerves.
The next week when I was going to look at my photos, the same nerves flowed over me. The thought of “what if I hate all my photos?” running through my mind the whole drive out to Renee’s. But when the slide show started, my eyes welled up with tears! I couldn’t believe how beautiful and sexy I looked.
Fast forward to now, my partner LOVED the photos. He has always told me he loves me no matter how I look but when he looked at my images and stared at them awe, he looked at me and said he was so proud of me – I stepped out of my comfort zone and pushed myself to do this shoot and I am so glad I did!
So, in saying all of that, I want to say a massive THANK YOU to Renee, you have started my journey to self love.
I hope you can do this for many more women. Everyone deserves to feel confident and happy in their own skin.” – Brooke
Hair and makeup by Ashley Meffert Makeup Artistry