Katie R.

I wanted to do a Boudoir shoot to get in touch with the raw, sexy version of myself.

The month leading up to my photo shoot was difficult.  I ate my weight in carbs to ease the nausea I felt from being newly pregnant.  I was bloated, hormonal.  I felt as if my body wasn’t my own and was frustrated that I had no control over what was happening to me.  Stripping down in front of strangers had started to sound about as much fun as walking through a minefield.  I walked into Lindsay’s nervous and unsure if I was really supposed to be there.

Lindsay and Erin’s excitement and energy encouraged me to break out of the bullshit shell I had formed.  I felt sexy and empowered not only for facing my vulnerabilities but for owning them.  Lindsay captured a sultriness and sensuality that I had misplaced as my body transitioned into its new role.

I left feeling comfortable in my own skin again and ready to meet the challenges of the journey ahead.  I was reminded to embrace my insecurities for making me real and to appreciate myself in the present.

When I saw my prints for the first time, I took away so much more from the experience I didn’t expect.  I mean, yes, they are sexy as hell.  But I fell in love with my body as a work of art and for its ability to do what it was beautifully designed for, creating life.