I was SO excited when Emily reached out to me about a boudoir session, because I could tell she really connected to my “why,” which is to show women how strong and beautiful they are. I want them to walk out of the studio with their head a little higher and a confidence that they can do anything they set their mind to.
We spent the entire time Emily was getting her hair & makeup done in the studio just chatting about the crazy year she’d had in 2020, the trials she had gone through, and how she was trying to regain her confidence.
I always tell people: the word “boudoir” doesn’t have to limit the session to lingerie or the stereotypical boudoir images you see on the internet. Before every session, I ask my clients what THEY feel the most confident in. Emily brought a blazer that made her feel like a boss, and a black dress that has always made her feel really sexy. I immediately knew I wanted to turn part of the session into a “glamour session,” very Sue Bryce inspired, which actually goes back to my roots in photography almost 8 years ago. Emily rolled with all my ideas and let me dress her up in some pieces from my client closet. All in all, it was SUCH a fun day, and I am so inspired by Emily’s vulnerability and resilience.
After the session, when Emily saw her final images, she surprised me by signing a full model release so that I could share these publicly. In her words, “I want everyone to see your amazing work… I’ve never felt so confident.” So here are some of my favorites from her session. And below is the sweetest testimonial that she wrote to share about how transformative this experience was.
“I can’t rave about Claire enough. From start to finish, Claire has been absolutely amazing to work with. After a really rough 2020 which resulted in me losing my self-confidence, I decided to do a boudoir session in Jan 2021 to start off my year with some self-love. I had no vision for this, so I completely trusted Claire throughout the entire process. It was the best decision I could have ever made. Claire’s creative vision turned into some of the best photos I could have ever imagined. Going into the session, I was so nervous, but as soon as I sat down with Claire and her makeup/hair stylist, they immediately made me feel comfortable. I will forever recommend Claire Diana Photography because not only does she deliver the most incredible photos, she’s very genuine and passionate about her work. She made me feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt, and this was truly an experience I will never forget, and one I’d do again in a heartbeat.”
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