Over the past year I’ve lost about 100 lbs and have been feeling more confident and beautiful than I ever have. I decided that doing a boudoir shoot would be the perfect way to “reward” myself for the accomplishment. I was somewhat still on the fence about doing it, but then after attending a burlesque show I received the inspiration I needed to go for it! I primarily did it for myself, but of course, my husband reaps some benefit as well!
The planning process was amazing. Shalista provided all the information I could have possibly needed to help me get ready and make me feel comfortable prior to the shoot. Without all of her helpful hints, I would have been completely clueless! I had so much fun going out and buying new lingerie and shoes for the photos, but knew that if there was something I couldn’t find or something I didn’t think of, Shalista had items available for use at her studio.
I arrived for my appointment and immediately felt comfortable and at ease. Angelique did my hair and makeup and I could not have been any happier with her work. It was absolutely perfect and she was so fun to talk to, which also helped set the tone for the shoot. I really thought I would be more nervous once I arrived at the studio and it was time for the actual shoot, but Shalista make me feel so comfortable and was so helpful. It was far easier than I ever expected it to be. Shalista really, truly knows what she’s doing and is so professional, which was a huge help and support for me. Once the shoot was finished, I felt amazing. I rode that high all week long!
Going back for my viewing, I was so excited (and a little nervous). I could not believe that it was ME in those pictures! They were absolutely beautiful and it was very difficult to choose my favorites. I really enjoyed the way that Shalista presented the images, using a large flat screen TV with a slideshow set to music. It really made me feel special and it made the experience that much more fun.
I’d do this again in a heartbeat and will absolutely recommend the experience and Shalista to others. I’m so, so glad that I had this experience and truly feel like it has only enhanced my new state of mind and being. Thank you for everything, Shalista! <3
I’ve always been a fan of boudoir photography, but never really felt like I was in a place physically to be able to do it. The confidence just wasn’t quite there. However, in the past year I’ve lost about 100 lbs and my confidence has skyrocketed. I feel better about myself than I ever have and decided this was something I really wanted to do. I was still a little on the fence, but then after attending a burlesque show, I decided I HAD to do it!
I had seen Shalista’s work on Facebook and heard from other people who had phenomenal experiences with her. It seemed like a no-brainer to me to choose her for this exciting experience!
I was a little nervous, but honestly I was more excited than anything. All of the guidance and information Shalista provided ahead of time really put me at ease for the big day and, as a result, I was ready to go when I walked in the studio door.
In the words of Fergie…G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S! It was absolutely amazing and surpassed any expectations I had going into it. Angelique delivered absolutely flawless hair and makeup, resulting in exactly what I had envisioned. Shalista was so supportive and made me feel so comfortable and beautiful in my own skin throughout the entire process. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
No way! I thought everything from scheduling to viewing and ordering was perfect. Don’t change a thing!
LOVED IT. It really set the tone for the whole day for me. I’d recommend to anyone that they add that onto their experience.
Shalista is amazing and has a great team! I cannot WAIT to see the final products and show off all the beautiful pictures she produced!