1. How old are you... (or if you prefer, who were you listening to at age 14 :)?
I am 27 years old.
2. What do you do for a living?
I'm a logistics dispatcher. (Truck driving)
3. What/who made you decide to book a boudoir session?
I chose to do a boudoir session for myself because it was something I've wanted to do for a long time, and because it was something that I felt would help me move on to the next stage of my growth in my journey of self love, self forgiveness, and self confidence. Also, not saying - just saying, the world deserves to see these boobs. (Okay, so maybe I don't need help with the self confidence part.)
4. Did you have any obstacles or fears about boudoir?
Not particularly. I worried most, and even then very little, about being blind to the overall picture. That I would only be able to focus on the things I didn't like, and I would lose the vision of the things I loved. (And in some pictures, this boded true, but in many of them - vast amounts of love.)
5. Why did you choose me?
I believe that sometimes the universe just turns the right way, and the path in front of you really is the path you're meant to take. This was one of those cases. I'd been rolling around the idea of doing a shoot when a friend invited me to join your page. I looked over your work, and got the feel of your personality, and felt a strong instinct that I didn't need to look anywhere else. You were the one. And as my instincts tend to prove, I was right.
6. Where did you find me?
I found you through your Facebook group, which a friend added me to.
7. How was the actual session different from what you expected (if at all)?
I tried to walk in without expectations, so I wasn't sure what to expect. If anything, I expected the session to be fun, engaging, comfortable, and honest - and I was not disappointed.
8. What was your favorite part of the entire experience? (makeover, the shoot, seeing images, etc)
Call me a sad sappy sucker, but my favorite part of the experience was being able to open up to you the way I did, and to be seen with honest, candid sincerity. My journey, as you know, has been one of emotional tumult, and hard choices. I have a lot of soft spots on my body (can I get an Amen?), but it was letting you glimpse the damaged part of me that really made this experience fulfilling.
9. What is your advice for women interested in such a session?
Do it. Not for him, not for her, not for anyone but yourself. Do this because you need to see you. Not the spot checks you do in the morning when you can't avoid looking at yourself in the mirror, but actually seeing you. Seeing the way your body is elegant, and strong, and capable. Seeing that the same unshapely legs that carry you tirelessly through the day, and the stomach with a little more paunch than you'd like, and the boobs that sag because you've had kids, are all the same parts of you as the way you like that your butt curves, and the way you like that your hair looks tucked behind your ear, and the way you like that your wrists look. You are whole, you are powerful, you are indomitable. And you deserve... you NEED... to see that.
10. Did anything change about the way you see your own beauty as a result of this session?
Not overly, no. But that's not what this was about for me. I walked into this comfortably self aware, and left the same. (AKA, my boobs looked bomb before, and look bomb now.)
11. Is there anything you would like to share with women interested in this type of session?
Take a deep breath. You're in good hands. And even if you hate everything about yourself, the amount of love that Katie pours out just by existing will make you see yourself bathed in it. Haven't you always wondered what others saw when they looked at you? One way to find out, and Katie's eyes are a good viewing panel. So, woman up: Do it.