This Empowering Quesnel photo shoot was for Sandy. I love that she did this just for herself. Coming from a small town, its not surprising that our paths crossed. But that was all the way back in high school and not really in our adult lives. So I take this as a great honour that she would chose me to help her create this remarkable session. Sandy’s session in particular sparked an idea for me that involved creating an amazing custom calendar.  A beautiful image of her every month coupled with an inspirational quote I felt would empower her. After creating a pin up calendar for my friends last summer I was super excited to create this for Sandy! I love this idea and think it’s a great way to print images for any boudoir photo shoot. Every time a woman can take a peak at their inner sexy self creates a good feeling. Let these images and the messages within her calendar be an inspiration for you too.

What a beautiful sentiment. You don’t know this new me. When we experience new areas of strength in our lives, that feels inspiring. Learning new things about ourselves is part of the magic of life. The image attached to the idea is like giving a toast to a new beginning where Sandy get so shine brightly.

There is no chaos in this moment but there is a strength. The storm is the strength. The fight that is in us to live our truth. Sandy shows a bit of vulnerability in such a subtle way. Showing that is a sense of strength.

The concept of change is often scary for any of us but she is clearly embracing the changes of life. She has changed with it and become more in touch with herself with that change.

She stands peacefully in truth with herself . Her shape is stunning and there is a stance of power and self-love. The quote is a wonderful addition to the overall energy of this photograph. Self-love is something precious we give to ourselves. Yes, it is complex for some people but for the right people, it attracts them to you. Self-love is planting a seed which manifests into having every little thing you want in life. Those who can’t handle a woman who makes herself a priority will either learn to manage it or leave her life. That opens up her world to new opportunities.

An inspiring quote with a picture that begs oneself to adore her body. This is such a sensual picture that exhibits self love. Sandy did such a great job bringing these quotes to life.

Bringing out her playful side, while still being extremely sexy. Showcasing her beautiful shoulders, Sandy looks like she’s having a blast here. So naturally happy and at peace with herself.

We all experience vulnerability in our lives, a boudoir photo shoot is definitely one of them. That we are all afraid but it’s the courage to go forth regardless of that fear which matters most. Sandy shows a sense of surrender in this pose which is a show of great strength and willingness to do things despite her own fears.

This one says it all.

Sandy shows a sensual side to herself in this pose. She is unafraid and unapologetic in showing her sexiest side. Her eyes are so expressive and the quote attached to it is the perfect message to the overall vibe of this photo.

In many ways, this is what all women want. To be unforgettable. We often lose site of the fact it’s possible that a man will not be able to forget the essence of one woman. If we ourselves embrace all the beauty, messiness, and sexiness we covet, others we meet will also embrace that. We are all unforgettable and unique. Sandy brings this to the forefront and it’s a deeply powerful message with an equally unforgettable image that will live forever.

Pearls are a perfect essence of the class and femininity women possess. Against Sandy’s golden skin, these pearls look incredible.

The ending quote and picture were a wonderful way to solidify the beauty of Sandy’s message to herself. This is what it is to be a woman. So powerful and capable and yet able to get things done with a gentle nurturing whisper.

In Sandy’s words…

Have you ever had a boudoir photo session? Yes or no, what made you decide to book your boudoir session with Photoheart Studios instead of another studio?

I had not ever had a boudoir shoot before, this was my first. I chose to book Photoheart for couple of reasons. I love that Paula had been a local girl that I had been in school with. I had seen some fabulous shots of her boudoir shoots that resonated with me. They were gorgeous, risky and tasteful all at the same time. You could tell that each lady felt so comfortable in the moment and in her own skin. I loved that.

How did you feel before going to your shoot? Any particular thoughts or concerns?

Before my shoot I was so excited and a little nervous. I read the notes and suggestions prior to the shoot and did my best to ensure that I had covered my beauty bases lol.

What was your favourite thing about your photoshoot experience?

My favourite thing about the shoot itself was that in those moments I felt so true to myself and absolutely comfortable in my own skin. Paula was fun and full of fabulous ideas.

How did you feel AFTER your session? 

The entire experience was so spiritually rewarding. I had never felt so proud to be a woman. After the session i was overwhelmed with the sense of empowerment. That in itself gave me such personal growth and self love ? I was grateful to have stepped out of my comfort zone and out of my own way.

Is there anything you would do differently now that you have experienced a boudoir session?

Next time when I do another shoot (and I will do another one!) I will be more raw, more brazen, push my limitations and be fearless!

What would you tell other women who are considering doing a boudoir shoot?

To anyone wondering if they should do a boudoir shoot, my advice would be DO IT!!!

Anything else you would like to add?

When we drop our walls and show our true self, that is empowering and that is as sexy as it gets<3 The ultimate act of self love and appreciation.

Thank you for sharing your experience Sandy, and I’m so grateful for your trust. These sessions create an intimate bond between me and the women in front of my lens, it feels like we have been lifelong friends. It is always an honour to watch these women come alive right before my eyes. Contact me to find out how we can create your own body empowerment session and personalized calendar or other ideas you have about how to best showcase your boudoir photo shoot.

Paula <3