Maddie is friends with Dianna the Assistant—Maddie’s boyfriend and Dianna’s husband are stepbrothers—and over the Christmas holiday Dianna shared her boudoir photos she did with me with Maddie. Maddie knew at that moment she wanted to do a boudoir session for her boyfriend.
Below is her client interview, with of course, a few images from her session. Please read through her responses to my answers, and if you can relate to what she said, please contact me today to schedule your consult so we can discuss how you envision your session.
How long have you been wanting to do a boudoir session and what made you decide now was the time to do one?
I had been thinking about doing a boudoir session ever since I found out my boyfriend was being deployed. I knew this was the right time for me because I wanted to give him the portraits as a going away gift.
What made you decide Shannon Hemauer was the photographer to work with to do your boudoir session?
Shannon’s assistant, Dianna, recommended Shannon to me so I did some research and decided to set up a consult.
What was your favorite part out of the entire experience? The planning, the session, the reveal?
I honestly loved everything about the whole experience. The excitement began during my consult and carried through purchasing my lingerie, to the day of the actual shoot, and then seeing my photos on reveal day.
[NOTE FROM SHANNON: She bought the heels in the next image at The Shoe Dept. at the Capital City Mall in Camp Hill.]
Did you leave your session worried about your hair/makeup (Maybe you thought the makeup was too dark or your hair didn’t look like you.)?
I was slightly concerned about my makeup, because I’m normally super low-maintenance and don’t wear a lot to begin with.
Did you leave your session worried that the posing felt awkward, that is, not sexy?
I knew going into the session that the posing was going to feel awkward so I wasn’t concerned about it after I left my session.
What were you more nervous about—the session or the reveal?
I was way more worried about my reveal than my session itself. I am super critical of myself so I was nervous that I wouldn’t like the way I looked in my photos.
Did you arrive to the reveal worried if you’d like your images?
What did you think when you saw that first image of yourself?
I was blown away at how beautiful I looked and couldn’t wait to see what the others looked like.
If you had been worried about the hair/makeup/posing, did you like what you saw in your portraits?
Overall, I liked the way my hair, makeup, and posing turned out.
How did shooting this session with Shannon Hemauer change your outlook on yourself? Are you more confident?
This session taught me not to be so critical of myself. Even some of the images I thought that I didn’t necessarily look the best in, other people I showed them to thought they looked stunning.
Before this experience, did you feel you were photogenic? If no, do you feel you are photogenic now?
I have always been told that I’m extremely photogenic so that is not something I was ever worried about.
Before this experience, what concerns did you have in regards to hiring a photographer?
I have worked with other photographers before this session, so concerns were pretty much non-existent for me. Especially after having read the reviews other people had left about Shannon.
Were you surprised at how much fun you had planning your session, shooting your session, and seeing your images?
I wasn’t at all surprised. I knew it would be extremely fun.
Why should other women do a boudoir/contemporary glamour session with Shannon Hemauer Photography?
I think every woman should have the chance to do a boudoir/contemporary glamour session with Shannon because we all deserve to be pampered, to feel beautiful, and to have an experience that we’ll be able to look back on for years to come and smile about.
Did you relate to Maddie? If yes, please contact me today to schedule your consult—my session dates are booking fast, with my first available session at the moment being July 18th.
A big thank you to lead stylist, Nath Kreider, for a wonderful job on Maddie’s hair/makeup, and to Dianna, for shamelessly showing off her own boudoir photos thanks on the mobile gallery app (included with the top collection.)
Until next time,