For most of us, every time we look in the mirror, we find ourselves looking for blemishes and what we consider to be our flaws. Because of this mindset, I've heard Queens time and time again say how nervous they are for their shoot because they don't view themselves as beautiful or "perfect." I can confidently say that I've been there many times before and often still do find myself doubting myself when I look in the mirror. However, over time, I've learned that the best way to limit negative self-talk is to look in the mirror and appreciate all the amazing and wonderful things my body does for me daily. Like Queen D, it is about knowing my worth and strength to live each day in my own skin. Even if you may not feel your best 100% of the time, at the end of the day, you are still here, looking in the mirror, and that should always be worth something.
What inspired you to do your boudoir shoot? I did the shoot for myself. I've never truly felt pretty, and my self-confidence was not the best. I was hoping to find myself more by doing this, and I have.
What was your favourite part of the session?
I loved getting my hair and makeup done just because I don't ever do that. I also just loved the whole experience with Quinn!
What did doing this shoot do for your self-confidence, self-worth, and self-image? Tell me your story. This experience was a bit of a whirlwind; it was so so much fun to do and experience. It's definitely made me look at myself differently cause I've never felt pretty. This experience has definitely helped with my self-confidence and seeing myself as a beautiful, strong, fierce woman. I never felt "worth it," so this has definitely shown me that I am, and it doesn't need to take a lot to do something amazing for myself.
Was your experience what you were expecting? If not, how was it different? It was what I expected, taking photos looking fantastic kind of thing, but I didn't expect to have this wonderful day with a gem of a soul! I loved it! I felt like Quinn, and I just clicked, and I got what she wanted me to do, and we just had a fun time.
What was the best part of your experience?
I think just generally taking photos and just being in the moment, having fun and doing something different!