This is something I had always wanted to do for my husband. I've heard about it over and over again and thought how awesome it would be to do! So, when I was stumped on what to get my husband for our anniversary, someone mentioned a boudoir shoot. Immediately, I knew that's what I was going to do! I had debated on waiting to go back to my hometown in Kentucky to have them done, but once I googled "boudoir shoot Sioux falls", I knew I found the lady. The pictures were amazing and all the reviews spoke for themselves. I booked and instantly I was so excited, I couldn't hardly stand it.
Day of, I was even more excited! I had talked to a few friends who had done this before and their sole piece of advice: relax!! And they couldn't be more spot on! They said your pictures will show tension and you will hate yourself for not relaxing. So, that's what I did. Sidenote: I work in healthcare. Therefore, my modesty is at a 1 on a scale of 0-10. No problems there! The minute I walked in, I felt relaxed and comfortable. Between Shalista and Beka, I had no worries that this was going to be amazing!!! And it was. The whole shoot was just spectacular! It's crazy how some sexy outfits and pictures can make you feel so confident and beautiful and sexy as hell!!! I felt like I could take on the world after that shoot!!! I have never....and I mean never....thought of myself as sexy. My self esteem isn't terrible, but it's probably not the best, either. However, ever since that shoot, I've just seen myself in a different light. I'm more confident!! Shalista does an amazing job at making you feel confident and beautiful....and I feel that's important to women. As a woman, we should always feel that way and if it takes a photo session of half nakedness to make that happen, then so be it!
Shalista, keep rocking this photography thing you got going!!! And keep making us women feel badass:)
- What made you decide to do a boudoir session? Please describe how you came to the decision and what finally made you take the leap!
I had always wanted to do this for my husband. It is something I've seen friends do and had heard about, and then I saw someone post about their experience on Facebook and I knew I wanted to do this for our anniversary.
- What made you decide to hire me as your photographer?
I googled! What did we ever do before Google! I am from Kentucky and had debated on waiting til I go back home for a visit because I know a girl who does them. But when I looked up reviews for Shalista, they spoke for themselves! Nothing but rave after rave about how amazing the pictures were and how professional and amazing Shalista is. And the pictures....wowza!!!!! I was sold
- How were you feeling before your shoot? Any thoughts going through your head?
I was really excited! I work in healthcare, so my modesty is at a 1 on a scale of 0-10. I couldn't wait to get these pictures taken! I had asked for some advice from others who had done it before, and everyone said relax! Pictures will show tension and the more you relax, the better. So...that is what I did.
- Now that you've had your own photo shoot, how was it?
A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!!!!!!! I cannot even begin to describe how fun, liberating, exciting and self-esteem boosting the whole experience was! You walk out of there feeling so sexy and so self confident...like you could take on the world. It's crazy how a few sexy outfits and some pictures will change your views about yourself. I never looked at myself as sexy...like, ever! But now, even a few weeks after my shoot, I see myself totally different.
- Is there anything I could do that would make this experience completely perfect?
Shalista, you rock this whole photography thing!! You made me feel so comfortable and relaxed the whole time. The only thing that would make it perfect is if the pictures were free ;)
- How did you feel about having your hair and makeup done?
What woman doesn't love having her hair and make up done????
- Any other thoughts or suggestions you'd like to tell me about?
Keep it up, lady! Keep making women feel they are badass!!!