Kayli was one of many of our clients who had to be rescheduled due to the global pandemic. She booked our Black Friday sale in 2019 and we were SO thrilled when the long anticipated day finally arrived that we could have her in the studio!! We made absolute fire images together. Enjoy some of my favorites from her boudoir experience and read what she had to say about her time with us!
Also, peep those body chains… this very talented babe made them herself!!
Q: How did you first hear of Rachel Jasmine Studio and what made you want to book with us?
A: I’d been interested in a boudoir shoot for years, and every search I did of photographers in the greater Philadelphia area had Rachel Jasmine Studio at the top of the list. I loved the idea of shooting with someone who specialized in boudoir.
Q: What was your initial reason for booking?
A: I scored the Black Friday special in 2019. I’d been interested in a boudoir shoot for years, but this time it just felt right. My youngest child had just turned 2, and I felt like I’d finally be able to prioritize myself. I booked my shoot for six months away, thinking that would be great motivation.
Q: Did you have any expectations going into your shoot?
A: I initially booked my shoot for six months away, thinking it would be great motivation to prioritize myself, and hopefully lose the weight I’d gained during pregnancy. Then COVID hit and my life took a very different turn. By the time I finally got to do my shoot more than a year after I initially booked, I was ready to embrace myself the way I am. So, for me, the biggest expectation vs. reality was about motivation. Don’t worry about why you’re doing the shoot, just do it.
Q: What was it like seeing your images for the first time?
A: I truly did not believe that the pictures were me at first. They were stunning and seductive and I looked so much more attractive than I feel most days.
Q: Has anything changed for you since your boudoir experience and seeing your gallery? How has boudoir impacted your body image as a woman?
A: Boudoir absolutely improved my body image. First, just seeing myself in new way was eye opening. I was able to see myself the same way I look at other women – for the features, not the flaws. Second, Rachel is so easy to talk to and some of the conversations we had throughout the day about unrealistic expectations really helped me see that being my own worst critic is only hurting me. I’ve felt so much more appreciative and less judgmental of my body since my boudoir experience.
Q: Would you recommend Rachel Jasmine Studio for the luxury boudoir experience to others?
A: Absolutely, a million times over. Rachel is an incredibly skilled photographer, a compassionate friend, a skilled artistic eye, and a motivational coach all rolled into one. Even before I saw my gallery, she made me feel confident and expressive. What more can you ask for!
Q: What advice would you give to another woman considering the boudoir experience with Rachel Jasmine Studio?
A: JUST DO IT. No, seriously… there’s always something that holds us back, whether that’s finances or time or low self-image or lack of confidence. As women, it’s too easy to talk ourselves out of an experience like this, out of doing something that’s just for us. But if you take that leap and commit, I promise you will thank yourself. The boudoir experience incorporates the pampering of a spa day with the confidence boost unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, plus keepsake images you will treasure forever.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add to your interview?
A: So… when can I come back? 😀 Thank you Rachel for an incredible experience.