“I really feel this has empowered me to love my body in a way I was unable to before the shoot…feel that I am changed and better after experiencing this shoot. My personal self worth has increased and that is immeasurable…”
What were you most nervous about for your session?
“I was so nervous about my plus size body not being sexy. I’ve struggled with body confidence my whole life and I just thought for sure my rolls and insecurities would keep me from enjoying my pictures. I was pleasantly surprised and even blown away at my image reveal to see my body and really feel sexy. I was asking myself is that really me!?!?”
Have you wanted to do a session for some time? Or was this decision impulsive?
“For about a year I’ve wanted to do a session. I started seeing videos on TikTok of other plus size women doing boudoir and sharing how much of a confidence boost it was for them. It made me eager to look into it.”
How would you describe the actual session experience? Did you have nerves? How did it feel to be in front of the camera?
“Going to the shoot I was a ball of nerves. I was so nervous to have some of my biggest flaws/insecurities photographed. Melody helped ease my nerves. Just hyping me up and really showing me how to do each pose. All I really had to do was show up and have fun!!”
How did you feel after the shoot? And then when you saw your photos for the first time?
“I felt so sexy and confident afterward. I felt brave. I’m so glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and did the shoot. When I saw the photos my jaw dropped. I was shocked that it was me in the photos. Melody did such an amazing job posing or editing out the things I was worried about showing. I was so amazed at how well the photos turned out.”
Has anything changed for you since your boudoir experience and seeing your gallery? How has boudoir impacted your body image as a woman?
“I feel more confident, I’m not as afraid to wear lingerie as a bigger women I always felt insecure in lingerie. Now I want to buy more! My body image has improved I see myself in a new light. I see that even as a bigger girl I can still be beautiful and sexy.”
What was your favorite thing about the experience?
“My favorite part was seeing my photos and just how shocking it was to see myself honestly look like a freaking model. I was so surprised by how beautiful they turned out.”
What would you tell anyone interested, but maybe hesitant, to book a session of their own?
“In the words of Nike, just do it. I promise you won’t regret it. This experience has changed me and helped me in so many ways. Don’t let your nerves or insecurities hold you back. You will be so happy you did.”
“This was an experience like no other. Melody made me feel so comfortable and confident something I’ve struggled with internally for years and she so easily did it in one photo shoot. I’m so thankful for this experience. I encourage anyone feeling nervous to go for it. I want others to have this confidence boost.”