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I first worked with Jewel Chenoweth Photography last last year to do the Hair and Makeup for one of her clients Boudoir Shoot. It was here that my breath was taken away and I instantly wanted to have a turn.
I am a mum of 2 young children. I am a size 16, with stretch marks and a wonderful 'apron' from my 2 c-sections. I was so over my body and really upset by how it now looks after the children. But instead of letting this get to me even more I decided to contact Jewel Chenoweth Photography for my own Boudoir Session.
It was Friday afternoon when I arrived at the beautiful hotel in Adelaide. I met Jewel and we went up to the Pent House. I laid out my lingerie which included a Pink Corset, Black Bra, Black underwear, my husbands black shirt he married me in and a Black Lace and Pink baby doll lingerie dress. I set out my shoes, Black pointed stilettos with diamonties, Black Peep Toes with Diamonties over the heels and Red Stilettos. As a Hair and Makeup artist I did my own but normally a Hair and Makeup Artist is included in the shoot.
Jewel had me dress in the 1st outfit. The Pink Corset with the Black Peep Toes on. I laid on the couch and she started to direct the best way to look into the camera, the best angles for lighting all the while encouraging me. I wont lie, it is daunting laying in your lingerie infront of someone you do not know but it is amazing how good you feel.
I changed my outfits several times over the hour session and changed rooms, positions and lighting angles. Not only was I being shot but I was learning so much and feeling alot more confident throughout the shoot. Jewel showed me a few raw, unedited pictures from the camera and I was amazed at how good I looked. Not once was I nude, in an awkward position or felt uncomfortable. The shoot with Jewel was all class, professional and relaxing. The images look amazing. I have displayed some in my gallery (see tab above).
I have now received the pictures back from my shoot and I am so in love with them. I feel so confident within myself again and I can look in the mirror once more. Yes I still have everything I mentioned above but I can see it all in a different light. My husband has seen some but is getting the rest as his Valentines Day Pressie, but he loved them. I know he already sees me like these pictures show, but to have the pictures in my hand, I can now see me that way.
So I have to say that by having this Boudoir Shoot done, it has been the most amazing experience and I recommend each and every one of you to go and do it. Below I will list 3 photographers I know and trust who will give you the images and professionalism you require. Throughout the whole weekend of working with Jewel and her clients (I was the Hair and Makeup Artist) I can honestly say that majority of our clients were curvy girls and not models. Their pictures are so amazing. They all looked so good and I know that their partners will LOVE their Valentines Day pressies. This is a perfect shoot for ANY woman, no matter your age or your size. Not one of our clients had ever done anything like that before and they all had so much fun doing it.
Jewel Chenoweth Photography:
Kerry T Photography:
Antz Pantz Photography: