She Forgot About Herself ~ Winnipeg Boudoir Photography
Ally here, writing my first ever blog post for THP Studios!
I wanted to share my shoot and reveal experience with Kim. Photographing her was such an excellent experience! She easy to direct with poses and had such an infectious smile. Two weeks later during our reveal, she got emotional. She told me that she was happy to see herself that way because she'd been so busy taking care of someone else, she forgot about herself. This is something that resonated with me a lot because I can relate to it. Her reveal, as well as that of the many strong, powerful, beautiful people I photograph, reminded me why I love doing what I do.
Enjoy the photos below!
My name is Kim, and before my shoot with Ally I would have told you that I’m a working mom of 6.(Blended family). And that would have been about it. My children are mostly all grown now and I had been struggling with who I was outside of being a mom. Having my children so young didn’t give me much time to find out who I was as individual. As of late, this has led me to deal with depression.
I was hoping doing this shoot would help bring up my self esteem. I seen other women posting on a Facebook group about how wonderful they felt after their sessions. It looked like they all had a great time doing it as well.
The session was all I had hoped it would be and more! Ally made me feel so relaxed and comfortable that we had an absolute BLAST doing the shoot! He gave me confidence with his easy directions and helped me bring out a smile I hadn’t felt in quite a while. I left beaming!
Waiting for my reveal date was nerve wracking lol. I had fun at my session, but would the pictures turn out?? I felt more nervous about the reveal than I did the day of the shoot! And once again Ally helped me breathe and get me in the best frame of mind ever before my reveal. He took the time to really care about how I was feeling. It showed, thank you Ally.
Well I can say that my reveal didn’t go the way I was hoping. I was hoping to bring up my self esteem. But what actually happened was more profound. I saw ME! For the first time in what feels like forever, I didn’t just see a mom. I saw a woman, a beautiful, bad ass woman!! A woman who is more than just a mom. A woman who is sexy, smart and funny! Was I actually saying this about myself? YES I WAS!! And I still am!!!!!
Now in the mornings rather than just standing in front of a mirror applying my make-up to a face, I see myself applying make-up to ME! I see my eyes, my nose, my hair, everything about me! I had almost forgot I existed. Now though, day by day, I’m finding out more and more about me because I’m taking the time to do it! Finding out my likes and things that bring me happiness, and doing them without regret because I’m here and I’m worth it!!
My new goal is to do a session like this once a year, why? Because I enjoyed it and it made ME feel great!!
And I’m now investing in ME as well as my family. It’s about damn time too!!!
Thank you ALLY!! You rocked my world and helped me open my eyes. I can’t wait to do it again!!