Last week I jet sail off into Brooklyn, NY to have the chance to photograph some of the most phenomenal women, men, and couples. As well as work along side some of the best photographers around. The experience alone was one in a life time opportunity that I may have never gotten if I had decided to book at the last minute.
Meet Andréa. “A total babe”
I had the pleasure of working with her during the Babetown Workshop in New York.
“Third time is the charm.”
Miss. T has been a client of mine since the very beginning of opening Black Lace Boudoir. This will have been her third session with us and each time I have watched her confidence grow and I LOVE IT! It has been amazing five years being able to meet so many remarkable women who share and love some of the same things I do. There is has been many ups and downs as a business owner, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is my ability to connect with my clients. The fact is that so many of my clients have become friends who I can share a good a laugh with, funny quotes and even call up in the middle of the night if I ever did need something. These wonderful women have been a growing part of my personal life as well as my business life. They have shown me that true confidence comes within and that their beauty is skin deep. This strong independent woman has faced many of the same obstacles I have, but she has proven that no matter what she has been faced that she can and will overcome anything that stands in her way. Her strength and courage is something I admire in her. So when she responded to one of our recent model calls we posted, I knew instantly that this session was a way for her to release and share a side of her she has never shared before. Miss T is also a mother of two and her youngest only be eight months! Yes, I said that right a mother of two! She is GORGEOUS! She is FIERCE!
Moms can be HOT too!
Here is a testimonial from her past session with us.
“Rami did an absolutely AMAZING job.. Not only with taking great pictures but by making me feel super sexy! I had my second baby 8 months ago and found it very difficult to accept my new “mom bod.” This session was my third one with Rami, so I had complete faith in her.. Just not so much in myself. Starting from the hair and make up experience, I was absolutely blown away that I was able to go from a “mombie” to this bombshell.. Then we started going through the client closet and I got even more excited because she had pieces that I never in a million years would have tried on for fear of showing my “flaws.” I tried on the piece in this picture and with the hair and make-up, I had instant confidence, not to mention we had a blast goofing off during the session. Rami always makes such a relaxing atmosphere and knows how to pose women to show off their assets and hide any flaws they think they have. After the session, sitting down and going through all of the pictures, I was shocked that those were even pictures of me.. She made everything so easy for me when it came to ordering and working with my budget. I would recommend Black Lace Boudoir to anyone at any age or any stage in their life.. It is such a powerful experience and I can’t even begin to explain the amount of confidence I gained from my session. Ramilyn is such a beautiful person inside and out and has this amazing ability to make women look and feel stunning and at the end of the day, she still swears it is ALl the client!! I look forward to working with her again in the future and hope other women give it a shot because it is the biggest confidence booster anyone could ask for! ❤“
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When I began this journey, I had no idea what the outcome would be, but I knew with a fire in my soul that I wanted to gift women the power to love themselves. The first time I ever had a boudoir session done I was going through a world wind of emotions. I had recently had a miscarriage and was going through a separation with my ex-husband. I felt unworthy of love. In many ways, I felt hopeless. Who was going to love a single mother who was broken from the loss of a child she will never get to hold in her arms? So many thoughts ran through my mind, and I wanted nothing more to feel like my spunky and outgoing self again. Then a friend of my suggested boudoir at first like many of you may have thought “What on earth is boudoir” So I pulled up handy dandy google to figure out what “boudoir” was. At first, I was a bit shocked. “Like what the hell are these women posing half naked for?” “What is so empowering about that?” I seriously could not understand why so many women were raving about this, but as curious as I was I decided to give it a try. When I looked at my pictures for the first time, I was in complete shock! I couldn’t believe the person I was staring at was ME! The broken girl who felt unattractive, unloved and not worthy of anything finally started to push all those words aside. It was like those pictures reprogram my mind. I was BEAUTIFUL, I was WORTHY of great things. I was LOVED!
That empowering experience was something I desperately wanted to give to other women. I put my whole heart and soul into a business I had no idea would ever go anywhere but I knew deep down that this was something I was very passionate about. The last 5 years have been incredibly difficult at times. A lot of tears have been shed, heartbreak, endless nights of sleep, questioning myself and lots and lots of doubt. Sometimes to the point I have considered selling everything and completely stopping shooting altogether. I have allowed others to define my success. In the mix I allowed a toxic person to tell me what I could and couldn’t do with my own life and career. I have worked very hard to make something of myself but mostly to live and breathe this dream. The power and meaning behind my work speak volumes. My success has come with a price and it hasn’t been easy but I have made every effort to pursue what sets my soul on fire. I know that my art is a powerful way for a woman to express herself. It takes trust and lots of courage to do something like this. But these women have trusted in me to capture their most intimate self. They have opened up to share with me their personal struggles, their own stories and compare motherhood together. We laugh and we cry. I have met some remarkable women over the last 5 years. Some in powerful professional positions. Like lawyers, doctors, school teachers, veterinary, law enforcement, firefighter, government personnel, a soldier, photographers, nurses, stay at home moms, women who own their own business. I have been so incredibly lucky to have had the pleasure of sharing with these women the beauty of their imperfections. Some of them coming to me with deep dark stories where they wear their scars on the outside and some who wear them on the inside. Each story that has been shared has touched my heart where I want nothing more to gift them some type of happiness! I want to share with them that their past doesn’t define who they are. That they are indeed capable of the great things because they are worthy!
Boudoir isn’t just about sexy poses. Or sexually express yourself. Though I love the bold and edgy look we aim for, it is not about sexualizing women. It is a way for them to express their inner women. For me to tell a story. Each and every client has a story. Their story is told by my art, and though the not every story is visible to everyone. It is a way for them to break down walls and take a leap of faith with me not knowing what they will gain from their own session but they believe in the power of what we create in our studio.
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