This week's feature is the beautiful Miss K. She found us on Instagram when she was searching for wedding gift ideas for her new husband (they just had their wedding ceremony this past weekend but they were married at a courthouse a few months ago). She also wanted to gift him something he can take with him when he leaves on deployment. Boudoir is always an excellent idea!! She opted to keep her images anonymous outside of our Facebook VIP group, but that certainly doesn't make them any less sexy or make us any less grateful for allowing us to share them! We loved working with her, she was so incredibly sweet and amazingly easy to love. She rocked her boudoir session with so much confidence.
In her own words....
How old are you?
I am 21
Are you from Southern California?
Yes, born and raised in Tustin but live in San Clemente
Are you married?
Yes, Marine Wife!
Do you have any kids?
None at the moment
What do you do for a living?
Full-time student for political science; Nanny for 4 kids
Have you ever had a boudoir session before?
Why did you decide to have a boudoir session with Grace and Lace Boudoir?
I started out on Instagram looking for a boudoir photographer that I felt knew the right poses for a woman and was experienced in the field. This was for my husband for our "real wedding day" since we got married in a courthouse. From searching Instagram, I came across Grace and Lace! I instantly fell in love with their ability to portray a women's beauty in such an elegant but sexy way! I also found it hard to find a boudoir photographer that did hair + makeup and in their own studio.
Has your session impacted you in a way you weren't expecting? If so, how?
I was gaining weight, and being married to someone who is constantly working out due to his job, my self esteem lowered. I didn't think my body could look the way that Jeni and Sarah captured me. It really did help our marriage, I began to see the beauty in who I am.
Did you have any obstacles or fears you had to overcome about boudoir?
One of my fears of doing it were, I didn't know who was going to shoot me. In this type of field one has to be careful in who shoots them. That the photographer is professional in respecting your privacy and exposure. But, Jeni and Sarah are excellent in maintaining the professionalism and care for their clients.
Also, my fear of getting the photos done and not liking the way my body looked. However, I knew the photos were for someone who loved me and knows what I look like. In addition, Jeni assured me that she would help me in camouflaging my imperfections such as a bruise and recent bug bites!
Did the session differ from what you were expecting?
I went into the session not knowing what to expect. One can only imagine what the studio will look like from the photos. But the experience was amazing in the way Jeni and Sarah make their clients feel and look like a million bucks.
Did you have your session to create a gift? If so, what was it for?
The gift is for my husband, which will be given the morning of our wedding ceremony in Fallbrook! I'm anxious to give it to him!
We would love to hear about how you gave the gift and their reaction.
I will definitely make sure my wedding photographer gets a picture of his reaction! And that photo will be sent to Grace and Lace of course! But I did tell him I was doing the shoot and he was persistent in reminding me the shoot was coming up and telling me everything he loves me in etc. He is very excited to see the end product! When I came home in Sarah's makeup, he couldn't stop looking at me like he had a high school crush! But it is good I told him before hand so he knew who was taking the photos and that our identity as a military family would be protected.
What was your favorite part about the entire experience?
My favorite part was the viewing of the photos. I was so nervous to see how they would turn out, and when I saw them, I couldn't believe it was me! Jeni was so helpful in picking photos and hearing about what I am looking at when I see the photos.
Any advice for women interested in their own boudoir session?
My advice is to not overthink it. That is my problem! One has to trust the process that it is going to turn out beautiful! Also, one may keep saying, "I'll do it when I lose weight" I said that for a year and I still didn't. Do it now! You aren't getting any younger and you'll be glad you did it!
Thank you, Miss K, for letting us share your gorgeous images!
Get in touch with us if you'd like a Southern California boudoir session of your own! We hope to see you come through our doors soon.