Miss M - She's baaaaack and better than ever!!

From Miss M!

I am on my second boudoir session with Shalista, and will hopefully be doing my third soon!  My first session was about healing my self-image, learning to love myself and letting myself process and let go of a lot of negativity I carried.  The second time around, the name of the game was feeling sexy as hell, having fun, and nailing the door shut on all of the trauma I had carried around for years.

Going into it, there was never a question about who was doing my second shoot.  Shalista’s photography skills are second to none, and she made me feel so comfortable during my first shoot.  I was surprised, though, by how nervous I found myself going into the second shoot; even though I knew exactly what was coming! 

When I walked into the studio, Shalista greeted me with a big hug.  We chatted about life, work, and family while I got done up. The hair and makeup artist, Angelique, sat me down and made me look and feel like a goddess.  By the time we started shooting, the nerves had all but vanished and I felt like I was just chatting with an old friend who happened to be taking pictures of me in lingerie.  The entire shoot was full of laughter, sharing stories, and SO much fun. 

My biggest worry (both times) is that I didn’t “know” how to be sexy.  During the shoot, Shalista was amazing with how she was able to coach me on exactly how to pose.  She talks you through everything from head to toe, so I never had to wonder if I looked good with Shalista working her magic on me.  She had me hanging upside down from a swing and, sure, it felt a bit awkward; but she managed to capture one of my favorite shots in spite of all the laughter in the meantime.  In case you were wondering how committed Shalista is to giving you your dream shoot:  she let me set my (former) marriage license on *actual* fire to get a shot.  That’s commitment!  Lol

I was so anxious to see my images!  At my viewing, I was just as astonished at how talented Shalista is as I was the first time around.  Honestly, I still can’t believe the woman in those images is me!  Briana was so sweet and patient with me and let me review the images over and over when I couldn’t decide what I wanted to order.

I can’t wait to do it again and I’ve recommended Shalista to all of my girlfriends.  A couple of them have even already done shoots of their own!  If you’re on the fence about booking a shoot, I cannot emphasize this enough:  whatever your reasons for not doing a shoot?  Ignore them.  Schedule one, and soon, because you deserve to see how beautiful, wonderful, and powerful you are just because of the skin you’re in.

Miss S - I almost cried because I felt so amazing and confident

I came across Shalista’s page from another group I was in. I was taken with how amazing her pictures where and how they showed off every lady. I was debating on if I wanted to do this one day and then I got an email about a deal she was having and I thought why not. After I booked my shoot I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. When the day came I was excited and couldn’t wait. I  arrived at the studio and was greeted by Brianna and then met Shalista. Which after that I got right into hair and make up. The makeup artist was very friendly and talkative. She made me feel relaxed. After she was done I saw myself in the mirror and I couldn’t believe my eyes, I looked so good. I couldn’t remember the last time I Felton that goodness about myself. I got into my first outfit and I wasn’t blown away. Shalista wasn’t amazing and  directed me into the right poses and couched my through everything. 

A few weeks later I came back to see my images and I was blown away  Seeing myself on the screen I couldn’t believe that it was me up there. I saw the images and I almost cried because I felt so amazing and confident after that. It was hard picking just a few images for my book. There were so many great one. I’m still waiting on my book but I did this shoot for myself and kind of for my boyfriend as a gift.  I did it for myself to help sexy and more confident about myself after having my son. 

I would definitely recommend Shalista to friends and I would definitely love to do one again! 

Miss J - You have nothing to worry about!

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.  

Miss A - I'll be back.

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! :)

Miss Anonymous - My husband absolutely loved the photos.

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.

Miss A - Sioux Falls Boudoir

She has a fierce and wild spirit that is incredible. Sometimes when a person enters your life, you know they are special. That is Miss A. Everything about her is so kind, energetic and passionate. She was a person I wanted to know!

Miss A wanted to be super sexy for her upcoming wedding... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

From wardrobe, to attitude, Miss A has it all. I could photograph her for days. Truly a beautiful soul inside and out.