Miss T - I felt beautiful, something I truly never felt!! 

From Miss T

I came across your Facebook page and started following it. I loved reading all the other feedback and stories from all the other women. For the first time in my life went lingerie shopping, and was constantly looking at all the pictures trying to get ideas. It was awesome getting my hair and makeup done. Definitely calmed me down. I was super nervous weeks leading up to the shoot. I was so nervous if I could pull off the shoot and what I would look like. About 10 min into the shoot I felt amazing, I felt like I was actually a model and felt beautiful, something I truly never felt!! 

I was super nervous to see if I truly did pull it off, until Shalista sent me my sneak peek  picture and absolutely couldn't believe my eyes!! I found myself looking at it all the time. The pictures were a gift for myself and my boyfriend!

His very first response was when I walked out the door from having the pictures done and the look on his face was just WOW!!! He said I was absolutely beautiful and couldn't wait to see the pictures. He knew I was doing the shoot, but I kept all my clothing choices a complete surprise. I brought him to the viewing, the response was priceless!!!  I remember Shalista playing the slide show, saying we needed to pick our favorites and he said " Your gonna make me choose!!! I want them all" " Wow just wow, you look like a model" He loved them and wanted them all! He couldn't believe I actually went through and did the shoot. He never thought I would do something so out of my league! Hell yes I would do another shoot, no questions asked!!! I tell everyone that its something every women need to experience at least once in their life!

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 J - I can't wait to do it AGAIN!!!

Note from Shalista - I love and adore all my clients, but it's clients like Miss J that make this job 100% the best thing ever. This is what I live for. So much love to you Miss J!

From Miss J - Shared with permission.

I wanted to send a quick email to let you know that I received my book in the mail yesterday and I cannot begin to tell you how much I love it.  If it was socially acceptable to show it to everyone I know, everyone I meet, every random person.... I think I would!

I also want to thank you for picking me for the in-home session and coming all the way to XXXXX IA for it!  It was an incredible experience, one where my nerves were fried and my anxiety was at an all time high before, but even as my hair and make-up were being done and we were chatting about acting, tattoos, vacations, work, kids... all that normal day to day stuff, those feelings of insecurity were quickly fading. 

I wanted a boudoir session with for so many reasons and every time I thought about scheduling one, every excuse popped up... I want to save a little more money, I want to lose a little more weight, I want my hair a little longer, I wish I'd gotten that Botox... you name it. So when you asked for in-home options, I knew it was time to do it.  And I am so glad I did!  And I can't wait to do it AGAIN!!!  Who knew that pointing your toes, arching your back and trying to act sexy would be such a wonderfully fun challenge where I would end up laughing my way through and wanting to do it more!

Some women do this for their husbands, some for a special occasion, some to remember a moment in time.  I wanted to do it for ME. All I do is put myself down, find things wrong with my body and I know that is not setting a good example for the 13 year old daughter in my life. I want her to see me happy so she knows that no matter what, be confident and strong and love yourself.  Empower yourself and you will always win in life. I wanted to see myself in a different way and not pick out every bump, wrinkle or scar.  My body is decorated with scars of various kinds from years of injury and illness and you know what, they make me beautiful and these pictures showed me that. Finally I see them as decorations.

The best moment in this experience didn't have anything to do with taking the pictures or even picking them out for my album... it was the email you sent after, asking if I wanted to leave the scars or have your editor remove them in my pics. After seeing myself through your lens, it was an immediate, easy answer.  Leave them, they are part of my story.

Thank you again, Shalista.
Just... thank you.

Miss J - An anniversary gift for him and her!

She just wanted to give pretty images to her husband for their anniversary. She ended up with the most stunning collection of images for him, but also for her!

Miss J was stunning and confident and so easy to photograph. Everything about her screamed elegance, strength and beauty. I am sure that the wedding anniversary celebration was unforgettable after she presented this album to her husband.

What an incredible gift to give yourself anytime!

Definately do a session for your husbands, but also do it for yourself. You'll do a happy dance and high five yourself afterwards for how awesome you will feel. You are perfectly beautiful RIGHT NOW and today is the perfect time to book your shoot.