Where do I even start with Monique? She jumped on board the Breathless in New Orleans promotion and we instantly fell in love with this woman! She is so full of personality and genuine awesomeness! She had great spunk and the best ideas the whole time. From 70’s style shorts and sexy sunglasses to vintage inspired styling, she rocked it! We were tickled to find out she blogged about her experience. (You can find her blog here.)
“This month I did a photo shoot with Max and Jen of Breathless Boudoir. I’ll be more posting pictures soon! Once I arrived at the hotel, I felt like a Movie Star. The makeup artist sat me down to do my makeup and then it was hair and outfits (or lack thereof). Before I go any further, I’m sure a lot of you are wondering ‘what boudoir photography even is’. Well, from the lovely Wikipedia, here is an explanation: Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or sexually suggestive images of women (and occasionally men and couples) in “boudoir style”. The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit. Now that you know what the hell I did, I can explain to you how SPECTAC Max and Jen were as a duo! I don’t mind being naked, so I wasn’t really too nervous but they still made me feel so comfortable. I believe every person should do a boudoir photo shoot. It’s not at all just putting on lingerie and posing in front of a camera. It’s not a playboy shoot. It’s fun. It’s sexy. Most importantly, it’s self-enriching. I suffer from depression. I’ve accepted it. I take medicine for it. No medicine in the world could give me the confident and happiness I got when I did this photo shoot. They take every flaw you’ve ever thought you had and make you see it as beautiful. You truly come out a new person after the session. It wasn’t just the luxury hotel suite or the hair and makeup stylists; it was when I saw the pictures. I had no IDEA my tits looked that amazing or I can be THAT sexy. I don’t really like my legs but they look BEAUTIFUL. After seeing those pictures, I saw that I not only have a beautiful personality but I am also a beautiful person outside. I am truly blessed with beauty.. each and every one of us are and shouldn’t think any less.”
It’s clients like this that give us the drive to do what we do (and make Max and I BOTH tear up like babies!!) I couldn’t imagine having a more fulfilling job in the world. I feel like we are giving women permission to see themselves as beautiful, and to flaunt it. Most of all, we are giving women permission to feel comfortable in their own skin.