08 Feb The Boudoir Experience with Ms. M
I chose Emily Scott Pack Fine Arts after much research of several different photographers. I liked Emily’s approach and philosophy regarding Boudoir in that it seemed to be a celebration of the women, the beauty of the human form, and empowerment through self love. I also was impressed with her photos and her attention to detail, lighting, and contrast. What she produces is truly art.
I was married to my high school sweetheart for 20 years. Three years ago I became a 42 year old widow with 4 teenagers. Because of this I was forced to redefine my roles and my identity because those things change when you become a widow whether you like it or not. Though I love my roles as a wife and mother, I also had to learn to define myself as a person and as a woman, alone, trying to raise a family. I was inspired to do a Boudoir Session because it had been a long time since I identified myself as a woman, especially as a confident, strong, and beautiful woman. And it had been a long time since I had done something just for me. This was part of my grieving and healing as I allow myself to look forward to the future.
Tell me about your experience.
Emily and I connected immediately. She is a great listener and allowed me to tell my story. I think I was more nervous about the shopping than I was about the pictures, I couldn’t decide what to wear! It was difficult seeing myself in this way, but she offered a lot of guidance and I was in total trust of her artistic eye and judgement. The session was a lot of fun. I enjoyed getting my make up and hair done up and then dressing up in the cute things I picked out! I did not feel nervous or awkward. Having seen Emily’s photos before I was familiar with what she was trying to capture. I just relaxed and enjoyed the experience. She was there to guide me every step of the way.
Seeing the pictures is what brings the experience into a full circle. As much as I enjoyed the experience of the session, seeing the pictures floored me! WOW! To think this is how other people see me! Emily was able to capture everything I wanted to portray: beauty, confidence, self acceptance, self love, strength, and power. I definitely see myself more positively now, because I have the pictures to prove it!
When I first talked to Emily, I told her that I was pretty sure I was not her average client. I am in my 40’s, I’m not a new bride, and I have a curvy figure. I did not see many pictures that I could relate to. However, I think every woman no matter your age or body size should do this at least once in their life. It can be a truly life changing experience. For me, it is part of my healing and the beginning of a new chapter in my life and I can’t think of any way better to do this!