Sometimes we can get stuck in place because of those around us, and growing can feel near impossible in these difficult moments. I'm often asked why I chose to pursue the boudoir career path, after all, some may see it as an unconventional choice. Every time I'm asked, I always respond the same way, I'm a boudoir photographer because I want to empower Queens of all kinds, especially those who've been struggling with seeing their self-worth, often because of the environment or social pressures that surround them. Queen B's story is another reminder that you can reclaim the power someone may have taken from you, she is a reminder that you are strong, capable and beautiful no matter what someone may choose to tell you.
Have you ever done a boudoir shoot before? If so, how does your shoot with Quinn compare to your prior experience?
I've done one session before with a friend. I could really see that Quinn was highly experienced throughout my shoot.
Why did you do your boudoir shoot?
To get my power back. After being in an abusive relationship for a while, I lost my confidence and self-worth, so I wanted a chance to feel better about myself.
What was your favourite part of the session?
Feeling comfortable at the studio. I was nervous, but it only took a short time until those nerves disappeared.
What did doing this shoot do for your self-confidence, self-worth, and self-image? Tell me your story.
I feel beautiful and loved again. When I had done my previous session, my ex pointed out my flaws in every photo. There wasn't one he liked. Whenever I put on nice clothes or did my makeup, he always had negative comments. This experience brought out my inner queen and made me feel confident again.
Was your experience what you were expecting? If not, how was it different?
It was way more than I was expecting. I felt beautiful while doing it, not just seeing the photos. When I saw the pictures, I was floored that I looked like that. My self-image has been destroyed for so long that I didn't think I could be that beautiful once again.
What was the best part of your experience? Would you change anything?
Seeing the final product! Nope, not a thing!