Rachael Marie San Diego Boudoir Session | Amanda
1. WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE RACHAEL MARIE BOUDOIR?
I had considered taking boudoir photos for some time. I looked up several photographers that were local, but their quality of pictures did not even hold a flame to what Rachael does. Her photos are sensual, intimate and the quality of her equipment and skill is seen in all of her photos. She invokes emotion in her photos! Anyone can pick up a camera and call themselves a photographer. But what Rachael does is art, and by picking her, you get to be the canvas!
2. DID YOU HAVE ANY FEARS ABOUT DOING A BOUDOIR SESSION?
My fears of doing the photos stemmed from my insecurities about my body. I had just lost a significant amount of weight and my body was still transitioning. After having four children things no longer resided in the areas they once did. I worried that things would hang, sag, wrinkle and dimple. We are our worst critics! But that is what is so amazing about Rachael, she sees the beauty we overlook and she exploits that!
3. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE?
I loved getting dolled up. I don’t think I have ever felt as sexy as I did that day with my hair and makeup done, back arched, with the ‘come get me’ eyes. Rachael gets the music going, and poses you in positions that make you feel like you’re in a Cardi B video! Even if you start off hesitant and shy, but the end of the session you might end up giving Rachael position ideas and going topless!
4. HOW WAS THE SESSION DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU ORIGINALLY THOUGHT?
From the moment I walked in the door I felt comfortable. This was something that surprised me. Rachael is so down-to-earth that you feel like you have known her for years. I expected the usual positioning and verbal cues, but Rachael goes beyond that. She pins your hair back or pulls it up for that sexy look. She adjusts your clothing so it sits just write for those booty shots. She tells you to look up and bite your lip. It is obvious that for Rachael, she is telling a story through our bodies—hot, sexy stories!
5. HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU SAW YOUR PHOTOS?
When I saw my photos for the first time my mouth dropped. I could not believe that was me in the photos. I had told myself that when I felt comfortable enough I wanted to take these photos, and I had finally done it. The best part… I didn’t look at them and point out my flaws! I looked at them and thought, “holy shit…. I look good!”
6. DID ANYTHING CHANGE ABOUT THE WAY YOU SEE YOUR OWN BEAUTY BECAUSE OF THE SESSION?
For years I lived on the other end of the camera. I always avoided having my picture taken because I knew I would tare myself apart when I saw it. Taking these boudoir photos with Rachael was really an accomplishment in terms of self-esteem. Rachael understands that sexy is not a size, it’s a feeling and an attitude. She pushes her clients to embrace that, even after the photoshoot is over!
7. ANY ADVICE FOR WOMEN INTERESTED IN THEIR OWN BOUDOIR SESSION?
My advice for those considering boudoir photos—do it! Don’t say “when I lose ten pounds.” Don’t say, “after I get more squats in.” Don’t say, “when I get my breast lift.” Embrace your beauty in its uniqueness right now, and show them all how sexy you are. You can always do another session after those goals… but girl you are sexy now!