This is my second boudior session and I loved it even more than my first session!! I drive 4 hours just to see Shalista because she does an amazing job of making you feel so confident about yourself. When I see the photos, I'm in awe for how they good they are. You see yourself in a whole new light, plus it just makes you feel beautiful, sexy, and empowered.
As I look back on my decision to do a session with Shalista there is nothing I regret! I am so happy I decided to do it. It was fun and gave me a lot more confidence. Not to mention it felt really good to have my hair and make-up done by a professional! I was a little worried about the outfits. I didn't know if I brought enough or if there was going to be enough in the studio for me to pick from. Boy was I wrong! The closet has so many choices and options for every one of every shape and size and taste. I actually over packed in the end!!!
I still remember the look on my husband's face when he first saw the photos at my viewing session. He was blown away! He couldn't talk he was in such shock. Hell, I was in shock! I couldn't believe that was me in those pictures. They turned out better than I ever thought they would! I finally saw the woman my husband sees - sexy, confident, and beautiful. How were we supposed to chose our favorite photos when all of them were incredible! There wasn't one picture we didn't like. Every time we look at my album or the images on my thumb drive we find a new favorite. It made me feel so good to know that I was able to put 'that look' on my husbands face.
Shalista does an incredible job of making you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door on the day of your session. You really have nothing to worry about as she helps you every step of the way. She helps with your clothing, shoes, accessories, every set/background, and every pose. She gives you directions every step of the way and the session just flows so smoothly. You feel like you are the center of attention and a model for Vogue!
I can't wait to do this again and I highly recommend everyone to take the plunge and just do it! You won't regret it.
I finally came to the decision to do my boudoir session was getting my final divorce papers. I wanted to do something for me and to close the door on that old relationship that was so demeaning to myself.
So I booked my session and started trying to find the best outfits that would make me feel sexy. Check. I was really nervous the morning of my shoot but I think it was more excitement. When I got there and my hair and makeup started and felt right at ease. Who does not like to feel pampered? When I finally seen my full hair and makeup I have never felt more beautiful. I was a little nervous to get into my lingerie in front of other people but I knew there was nothing to worry about.
It took about 2 min into the shoot for me to get over my nerves and started to love the experience. Shalista makes you feel amazing like you are hanging with your best friend for the afternoon.
When the time was up and it was time to change and head home it was a little sad because I did not want it to end. I walked out the door and called my best friend and the first words out my mouth were "best thing I have ever done for myself and I will be going back!"
I was excited to see my images and I wanted them all!
I will be going back for another shoot. Hopefully, again in one year! :)
I decided to do this photo shoot as a birthday present for my husband. I was very nervous about doing this and had second thoughts even as I walked throug the door that day. Having my makeup and hair done eased the nervousness a little. It looked great. Shalista was amazing she has a way about her that makes you feel comfortable. One of my biggest worries was if I would be able to pose for the photos and look good. Shalista helps out with suggestions on how to pose. I had a great time and would definitely do it again. My husband absolutely loved the photos.
I have been following Shalista's page for quite some time and always wanted to do a shoot (because I knew it was going to be fun!). I finally decided I didn't want to be the girl wishing she could, so I did it.
After I booked my shoot, I was definitely excited but wasn't sure what I got myself into. I prepared for the session by paying close attention to the details in the emails that Shalista sends you prior to your shoot--those were beyond helpful!
Once I arrived for my shoot, I was a little nervous but knew it was going to be an amazing experience. I started getting my hair and make up done right away by Lacey and that made me really comfortable because the she calmed any nerves I had. She made me look and feel gorgeous and Shalista tells you everything you need to do to look flawless--so there is no way one could not love this experience.
After my shoot, I was really happy that I made the decision to just do it because I felt beautiful in my skin and was able to have an experience that I have never had before. My images were for myself to boost my confidence and to embrace the beauty of being a woman. I was kind of nervous to see my images because I knew I was put outside of my comfort zone but I was beyond ecstatic to see them. I loved every single one of them! I plan to do another shoot in the future and I highly recommend other women to just do it! The photo shoot was everything I expected it to be and more, Shalista and her team made every effort to make me comfortable in my own skin and feel like a queen.
From Miss K...
Being a single mother, things don’t always come easy. You are the one & only who your child can count on (in some situations, like mine anyway). With that being said, we really don’t ever have time for ourself. Shopping for ourself is rare, once you have a child, it’s not just about you anymore..
Needless to say, we as single mothers oftentimes become self conscious with our body image & self worth that we just kind of “let ourselves go”.
I was at that point where I have just become extremely unhappy with myself that I decided something needed to change because I wasn’t going to live like this forever.
A close friend (& coworker of mine) had her very first boudoir shoot, she wanted to do it for Christmas gift for her husband. Well that Christmas gift ended up being a gift for herself as well, she left that shoot a completely new person. A few days later her pictures came, when I saw them my jaw hit the floor in pure “awe”, she felt amazing about herself & boasted at how talented Shalista & her team were. It was then that I realized, that THIS is exactly what I needed.
I booked my appointment. Was I nervous? Absolutely, but I did it & I am so glad I did! This was an experience I will NEVER forget. Every second spent was worth every penny. From the emails prior to my session, the hair, the makeup, to the images I have to look back on & cherish forever. There is no one else I would trust more holding the camera!
Whether this is something you want to do for your boyfriend, husband, wife, girlfriend, or even just for yourself (like in my case), let me tell you, you won’t regret a thing! When you are in Shalista’s hands, you can’t go wrong!
It started as an invite to from my daughter to join Sioux Falls Boudoir VIPs. She has pictures done for a gift to her husband-to-be with Shalista. I found the images beautiful. I accepted the invite and would view the posts in the page. Then there it was... My daughter tagged me on a post. It was the 40+ model call. I qualified!! Turing 50 this summer.
I have been making positive changes for myself. Mentally and physically. Changes that were long overdue. I felt if I was to be chosen as a model, this could only be another positive experience. The first step was to fill out the application. To be chosen, I felt I needed to stand out... so I was myself. UNIQUE. I hit send and the rest is history.
I was a bit nervous about my shoot because I had an "accessory" that is not common place. I debated about this up to the date of my session but thought "What the hell". Made the decision!! This is about empowerment. We can promote being sexy among the women in this group, why not sexuality, as well. I wore my "jewelry" as anyone would wear earring, necklace or a bracelet :)
I do not wear a lot of makeup and I have embraced my grey hair and I believe I am an attractive woman. Having my hair and makeup done was such a wonderful time and I looked like myself. I was "dolled up" but still looked natural. LacyMae did a beautiful job.
The direction received by Shalista, during the shoot was so easy to follow. I didn't have to hit the perfect pose. Shalista got the angle that made it the perfect pose. The images will show this. On the front end, I told her of a scar I have on my stomach. She had asked if I wanted it to be covered up and I said no. What you see is what you get. All the scars I own have a story that have left a mark on me and my life. Share the stories. If me showing my scars will enable another person to embrace her imperfections, then I made a difference.
I was nervous and excited about seeing my images. Empowerment is what I felt when I saw them. Almost cried. I was a beauty queen.
I would do this experience time and time again. I have decided to make a photo shoot an annual treat to myself because I deserve it. I am continuing the positive changes in my life and cannot think of a better way to commemorate my accomplishments
From Miss C
I have been following your page for quite some time. There was always an excuse for me not to do it....I needed to cut my hair, lose weight, etc. I saw the model call and I had to apply. I was very nervous about the shoot, I had no idea what to expect since I've never done anything like this before. When I arrived, Shalista greeted me with a hug and a smile and I KNEW this was going to be a good time. Lacey did my hair and makeup and she made me feel so beautiful. As someone who doesn't wear makeup very often, I was a little worried about being overdone, but it was perfect. The photo shoot was easy. Shalista guided me through every step and I was comfortable with all of it. When I was finished I was kind of sad because we did have so much fun! I was nervous to see the images, but I knew by seeing images from other shoots that they would be wonderful. I loved my images and when I picked up my album I had to look at it right away. I would definitely do this again, and I would highly recommend that every woman do this for herself. It is one of the most empowering things I've ever done. I felt so beautiful and I think every woman deserves to feel beautiful!! Xoxo
Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see a video of her album!
We loved getting this photos of Miss T picking up her beautiful album!
Check out Miss C's entire album!
I have been following both of your Facebook boudoir pages for maybe a year and have always wanted to do a shoot but never did. My excuses were:too expensive, I’ve gained weight and this is the most I ever weighed, I could never look as good as the other gals & then my friend did a shoot. I was so excited for her and she showed me all of her book, told me about the awesome experience she had, & her husbands reaction. I loved how all the photos looked amazing and were different for each person that was on your pages. You had a special and I decided then and there that I was going to do it. I was prepared by all of the informative emails that I received before my shoot. When my shoot arrived both the makeup artist and Shalista were so welcoming and made it a great experience! I was able to be open, enjoy myself and have a great time during my shoot. When I got to look at my photos there wasn’t one that I didn’t like! Shalista has talent and can make anyone feel comfortable. II definitely will be doing more shoots.
Everyone that is thinking of doing it DO IT you will not be disappointed and neither will your spouse!
I decided to do a boudoir session to surprise my husband of 12 years for Christmas. I'm pretty conservative so it's something he'd never expect that I'd do. I booked a mini session and then started looking for something to wear which may have been the most nerve wracking part of the process! I found an amazing bodysuit at a local boutique that really boosted my confidence.
Once at the shoot, I had my makeup done which was also a new, but great, experience. I was nervous because it was a lot more makeup than I normally wear, but it was perfect after seeing the finished product! I felt a little awkward for the first few poses, but Shalista was great at giving direction.
Then came the wait to see the finished product...In the meantime my husband had found out (I'm not very good at keeping secrets) and when I got the photos we looked at them together. He was absolutely floored and couldn't stop gushing over them! When I told him I got 10 photos with the package I think he was disappointed he couldn't have them all!
It definitely showed a different side of me and I was VERY happy I chose to do it. My husband is already planning the outfits for my next shoot :)
Oh it was such a great experience and I am really glad that I did this for me! I felt comfortable with Shalista the entire time as she guided me with poses. We even talked about common things like traveling to Illinois or my past relationship.Read More
I was wanting to do something unique for my new husband. This is OBVIOUSLY the perfect gift for a husband. I didn't do a whole lot to prepare for my session, just took good care of my body right before so I would look and feel my best. I wasn't nervous at all - just really excited because I'd never done anything like this before. When I arrived to my session, Shalista was really cool and made me excited for the shoot. She's very down to earth so that helped too! The first thing I had done was my hair and make up. It was nice having it done, because face it, I don't have my own hair stylist and make up artist at home. I loved how my hair turned out. Very elegant and glamorous!
The photoshoot went better than I expected. I had more fun than I thought I would. It didn't feel like a chore or anything, it was just fun! Leading up to seeing the photos, I felt a little nervous. I mean, I didn't know how I'd look because I don't normally take photos in my underwear! :P But when I saw them, I was floored. I looked SO GOOD. At least Shalista made me look awesome. I'm normally pretty self conscious about how I look, especially with little clothes on, but Shalista took just the right shots of me and made me look like a movie star. I felt so good about them! And my husband, let's just say he was happy about it. He couldn't stop smiling at the album, ha. I will totally do this again in a few years. I feel like it's something every woman should do, because no matter who you are the pictures are going to look stunning. They made me feel good about myself. Whenever I need a little confidence booster, I look at my album! Lol. I recommend a boudoir photoshoot to every woman out there.