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Wash It Away | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

I like to explain our bodies to children by the example that our skin is like a bag that holds our organs and bones and will move and adjust as we use the bag and add and subtract from it and it all is natural and NORMAL. You can use a grocery bag as an example too and show how it moves as you adjust what is in it.

Take a look and read what Miss C has to say about her Self Love Experience:


 
I first booked my shoot with Lindsay about 8 months prior. I had all intentions of toning and watching my figure (especially since I am at my heaviest.) I, then joined the Self Love Facebook group and realized there is so many beautiful women regardless of their size, hair color, tattoos, piercings, etc. The group and all its members are very helpful even without them knowing on basics as what to wear, how to love yourself, how Lindsay makes everything seamless and more!

 

When my shoot was getting closer I decided I didn’t need to change my body, or try to, to enjoy something I’ve never done and wanted to do for myself and my partner. The day of my shoot, I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I’d be, which was great! I walked in to Lindsay with a full beaming smile and ready to get the day started! Any nervousness I did have washed away a bit more with each step. Obviously, I didn’t know how things were going to go, and then I had to try on all my lingerie in front of two women I never knew… gasp! Not! It was totally fine. Lindsay and Natalie made me see things in my body that I never realized people noticed, and not in a bad way. Everything after that was a breeze. Hair and makeup planning was such a great experience to watch them play their ideas for you off each other and have it come to life. 
The shoot overall was fun, and relaxing actually! I learned a lot about how my body can and does look, how it feels to do certain poses, and that even if you may not have started your day off feeling sexy, you will when you leave! 
We focus so much on what we don’t like, that we don’t realize those bits that others admire. Lindsay & Natalie not once made me feel uncomfortable, or uneasy.  It was absolutely an experience I believe every woman should gift themselves. I’m so glad I did it for me; even with the intentions of my artwork going to my partner; I learned and gained so much!
 
 

Ready to book your own Self Love Experience? Head here:  https://calendly.com/selfloveexperience/self-love-experience-sara?month=2022-01

Because I am Me | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

To lift the curtain on the tricks of the beauty propaganda machine in order to help women overcome negative body image and build self-esteem is an idea worth spreading. 

Take a look and read what Miss S has to say about her Self Love Experience:


 
I’m not even sure where to start. Not only have I gained confidence I never knew I had I now see myself In a different more beautiful light. I have never met a soul as loving, accepting and just overall amazing as Lindsay’s! 

 

The nerves and anxiety leading up to your shoot makes you almost second guess if you really want to do it but the moment you walk into the studio you know you’ve made the right choice. The whole session from start to finish was such an experience I will forever cherish! I never thought I was “model” material but after my shoot I felt like I didn’t care to be “model material” because I was ME! Lindsay and Natalie (can’t forget that beauty) truly helped me find myself in just a short period of time, and my WORTH! I could go on and on about this amazing opportunity I jumped to. I will forever have these photos and a reminder of how badass I can be! 
 
 

Ready to book your own Self Love Experience? Head here:  https://calendly.com/selfloveexperience/self-love-experience-sara?month=2022-01

No Hiding | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

It is a big thing that you are able to do. To take that step and believe in yourself enough, to know that you could start from nothing again and build it back up because when all else fails, you can land on your own. 

Take a look and read what Miss M has to say about her Self Love Experience:


 
“Growing up I was always a tomboy. Hanging out with the boys, getting dirty and not caring about how I looked. As I got older though I started to notice that my body was not what society would deem as “beautiful”. I started to hide it under big T-shirt and oversized sweatshirts. In my early 20’s I finally had a boy who paid me some attention but little did I know that he would be the biggest mistake of my life. My insecurities kept me in a relationship with an abusive narcissist for 5 years. When I finally had the courage to leave he had beaten my self esteem down so low with his words it was nonexistent. For years I believed I would never be worth love, I didn’t even love myself so why would someone else. I had been following Lindsay for about 2 years and had tossed around the idea of doing a shoot but would always talk myself out of it. I didn’t believe I would ever look good enough to do one. Finally with my 30th birthday looming this year I decided it was the perfect time to finally do a shoot. When I arrived at the studio my stomach was in knots and I was questioning myself. Am I doing the right thing? Is this going to turn out a disaster? But from the moment I walked through the front door of the studio Lindsay and Natalie were both so welcoming and did everything to let me know I was in a safe place. When we started to take the pictures Lindsay talked me through everything with such care and compassion that all I could think is that she must know how uncomfortable I feel. It was about halfway through my shoot that I realized it was like she could see a goddess in me that I had been unable to see for 30 years. Now thanks to her I finally see that goddess and there’s no way I’m ever going back to that insecure girl who hides under big T-shirts and oversized sweatshirts. 
 
 

Ready to book your own Self Love Experience? Head here:  https://calendly.com/selfloveexperience/self-love-experience-sara?month=2022-01

An exchange of energy | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

It really is an exchange of energy. Whether you believe in science or metaphysics or religion,  we know that energy can’t be created nor destroyed. There’s always an almost tangible feeling energy in the room when we’re shooting. I think that creates a shift and makes it really a transformative experience.

Take a look and read what Miss D has to say about her Self Love Experience:


 
“The day I stepped foot in the studio, was the day that completely changed the way I look at myself in the mirror after almost 10 years post pregnancy with our son. My body chemistry, my mental health and physical build completely changed, and I never truly got past it. It’s mind blowing to think that it took getting naked in front of total strangers within 10 minutes of my arrival to spark that change. Those first 10 minutes were able to reverse years of self-inflicted disgust in my own body. Looking at myself that day, picking out my outfits, with Lindsay and Natalie, felt like I was talking to friends. It was clear, we all had the same goal, which was to make me feel like the badass woman I am. I was finally silencing the voice inside my head, that for years told me that who I saw looking back, was not me. That feeling of awe looking at my own reflection before the shoot, did not fade when I walked out that day. I left riding the high of feeling like I could take on the world. Since that day, I have anxiously awaited the day for my big reveal, a day that really makes it feel real. It comes after months, where I continued to discover a new appreciation for myself, not just as a woman, but as a person. To say this experience changed my life, is an understatement. This experience did change my life, but to put it more accurately, it sparked change in my life, which I will continue to reap the benefits of everyday, and for that I am forever grateful.
 
 

Ready to book your own Self Love Experience? Head here:  https://calendly.com/selfloveexperience/self-love-experience-sara?month=2022-01

Head Held High | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

We exist, as a society, in a constant state of worrying about what other people think about us. We project our emotions onto others rather than reading their emotions for what they are. That’s how we get in our little emotional spirals. We assume what other people feel and what other people think rather than taking the time to empathize and actually try to feel how they feel. 

Take a look and read what Miss S has to say about her Self Love Experience:


 
“My experience with Lindsay and the Self Love Experience was nothing short of fantastic! I have struggled with my confidence and self worth for many years, and I really do believe this helped me. I’ve began to see myself in a different light after this experience, feeling that even I could be seen as sexy, confident and beautiful despite how I’ve felt about myself. The confidence I’ve gained from this experience allows me to walk with my head held high, like the baddest bitch around, and that’s something that’s priceless.”
 
 

Ready to book your own Self Love Experience? Head here:  https://calendly.com/selfloveexperience/self-love-experience-sara?month=2022-01

It comes from within | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

It’s not like you just wake up one day and are like, “Oh, my god, I love myself. Hey,” in the most whiny voice ever that we see online. It’s, “No, today, I like myself a little bit more. Today, I looked in the mirror and I saw my eyes and not my acne. Today, I stood naked in front of the mirror for five whole minutes and didn’t cry.” I’m up to 15 minutes now that I can stand naked in front of the mirror. You want to talk about self-love? I’m a person with a business on self-love and I am still doing the work daily.

Take a look and read what Miss N has to say about her Self Love Experience:


 
“I just want to share a bit about why I chose this experience. Ever since I can remember I’ve always been extremely insecure when it came to my body and my lack of curves. Society and especially black culture, makes it difficult for those of us who lack those desired shapes to feel secure. I even went to a plastic surgeon for a consultation for a BBL. I don’t judge any person who does make that decision to have plastic surgery, but I decided to invest that money in an experience instead. In myself. You may be able to change your body but self love and acceptance comes from within. Our bodies are art. Fall in love with yourself. Although it was my second boudoir experience., it was my first with Lindsay. The experience was just as liberating and empowering. Lindsay is AMAZING and you can tell she loves what she does and it shines through during the session. She makes you feel so powerful. Natalie is an artist and really made me glow with my makeup. I’m usually simple but I let her take the reigns and she made me feels so glamorous. I loved it. I just have to say. I’m forever grateful and happy I decided to do this shoot. Invest in yourself.
 
 

Ready to book your own Self Love Experience? Head here:  https://calendly.com/selfloveexperience/self-love-experience-sara?month=2022-01

Her Confidence Grew | Troy | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

When you can learn to look in thee mirror and just see yourself without the words of your past, you can start to see your potential. And you can start to find the parts of yourself that you like. Miss V got her first taste of that during her session. As the session progressed, her confidence grew and she found a new way to really grab onto her self-love.

Take a look and read what Miss V has to say about her Self Love Experience:


 
“I am still a little speechless about the whole experience just because I have never been glammed up before and posed in front of a camera, because I thought I wasn’t pretty or skinny enough. Lindsay and Natalie were absolutely fabulous and put me at ease, even though I was out of my comfort zone. My confidence grew after every outfit change and pose. One of the things I have been working on is self-love so this was perfect, and worth every penny spent. This was a great start to my journey of self-love and personal growth. I cannot wait for the finished products so I can look at them whenever I need a reminder and start to doubt myself, that I am a beautiful badass!!!”
 
 

Ready to book your own Self Love Experience? Head here:  https://calendly.com/selfloveexperience/self-love-experience-sara?month=2022-01

Multifaceted Woman | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

You need to hang your art up. When you’re having that bad day, you can walk in and be like, “Oh yeah, there she is. Yeah. There’s the woman that I’m familiar with, that I know is inside.” And it helps you reframe how you look at yourself.

Take a look and read what Miss V has to say about her Self Love Experience:


 
“Never in a million years did I think I would walk through the doors of Lindsay’s studio for my very own Self Love Experience. I’ve always been okay with my body, I haven’t necessarily loved it, but I never necessarily hated it either. I booked my shoot on a whim, it’d be a fun 30th birthday present for myself, never thinking the entire experience would help me find power within myself I didn’t think existed. Lindsay and Natalie helped me view myself in a way I never saw myself before. I’ve always known I was a powerful woman, I pride myself on it, but I never saw myself as a particularly sexy woman; I choose to spend most of my life in leggings, hoodies, and with my hair thrown into a bun. By helping me step outside of my comfort zone and in front of that camera, the ladies at Self Love Experience helped me see myself as a multifaceted woman. Powerful and sexy, no matter what my current state, whether I’m wearing an oversized hoodie or royal blue lingerie. Everytime I look at my art I feel an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude for the woman I am in the photos, but also for the woman I am out of them. 
 
 

Ready to book your own Self Love Experience? Head here:  https://calendly.com/selfloveexperience/self-love-experience-sara?month=2022-01

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She Struggled With Her Body Image | Troy | Saratoga Springs | Albany | New York – Boudoir

Our worth is contingent on no one but ourselves. We enter this world worthy of respect and love. And we leave this world worthy of respect and love. Something that’s rarely talked about is just how much our bodies change and grow and adapt as our lives change. Which is pretty miraculous when you really think about it.

Take a look and read what Miss S has to say about her Self Love Experience:


 
“First of all, I want to thank Lindsay and Natalie for making my day so special, and for making me feel like I was a queen.

I booked this shoot with Lindsay over a year ago during the Mother’s Day sale. I had been wanting to book it for a while and the sale made me jump on it. 

I have been someone who has struggled with my weight and body image for as long as I can remember. I once had an eating disorder until I got so weak and sick and realized I had to change.

I then gained a lot of weight and became depressed which made me not want to do any type of activity and made me want to eat junk. It also was the straw that broke the camels back on my left foot. My arch collapsed and I needed my for rebuilt, which laid me up for a little over a year. I had out on even more weight, cut all my hair off and just gave up. 

Finally after some time, I was able to get out and do things and I know I needed to make some BIG changes. My friend asked me to go on a hike with her, never in a million years did I think I would be able to.

I did the hike and loved it. I got back into boxing and also started doing 5ks. 
I’ve completely turned my life around with  diet and exercise. Corrected my heart condition and Eliminated food items that my body couldn’t process. Long story short, I booked this session with Lindsay so I could document my milestone achievements, and I’m so glad I did!”
 
 

Ready to book your own Self Love Experience? Head here:  https://calendly.com/selfloveexperience/self-love-experience-sara?month=2022-01