Any time we have done any kind of family pictures, wedding pictures, anything… what I envision in my head never seems to be what the final product and I usually end up somewhat disappointed. This was one of my biggest fears with the shoot. And I was worried at how bad I was going to damage what little self confidence I had gained over the last few months. But when I sat down for my viewing I could not believe it was ME I was looking at! And my makeup and hair was SPOT.ON! Shalista took my visions and improved on them 10 fold. I had such a hard time picking what pictures to put in the album, I actually ended up paying to add in additional!
My anniversary is in June, but after seeing the pictures I couldn’t wait and ended up giving them to him for Christmas also. Shocked does not even begin to describe my husband’s reaction! He sat there speechless, red-faced and just smiling and nodding with each picture. Later he told me how he couldn’t believe what a lucky guy he is that he had a wife that was willing to do that for him, to go completely out of my comfort zone and surprise him like that. And he was so glad that I was finally able to see myself the way he sees me. He actually laughs when he catches me looking at the pictures (because I do it all the time), saying “I’m starting to wonder if this was my gift or yours”. And he’s not wrong, it really did end up being for me too. As a mom, I usually put everyone else first, so consciously thinking of myself and taking care of myself before the shoot was amazing. And then seeing the pictures after the shoot boosted my confidence SO MUCH! And the funny thing is that taking care of myself is reflecting in my family. My kids have been happier and my husband is DEFINITELY happier.
It’s true what they say “happy wife = happy life”. Shalista gave that to me/us and I could never thank her enough!
I came across Shalista’s page from another group I was in. I was taken with how amazing her pictures where and how they showed off every lady. I was debating on if I wanted to do this one day and then I got an email about a deal she was having and I thought why […]
I was very nervous about doing the session. I decided to do it because I had lost quite of bit of weight and was beginning to have more self esteem. I thought this would help me and also be a great anniversary gift for my husband. I was made to feel very comfortable while shooting. Shalista makes you feel very comfortable. The images were beautiful! The reaction was more incredible than I thought! My husband was amazed that I had done something like this and enjoyed the book I gave him very much! He said it was a very thoughtful gift and he wished I had done it sooner. I would definitely recommend anyone at any age to do this.
My first thoughts about doing a session were, “No, way, not for me.” But the more I thought about it, the more I thought, but why not me? As I read the reviews & looked at the website, I decided I really wanted to do this, for me & as a gift to my husband. I was nervous, but more excited. It was thrilling to plan it all as a surprise. Lacey & Shalista were both so amazing & made me feel right at home in the studio. The results of the shoot were beyond what I expected. I have not ever felt so beautiful, & cannot wait for Christmas to see my husband’s reaction. I would 100% do this again in the future, & would recommend a shoot to anyone. I felt so safe & comfortable, & wonder what a 2nd shoot would bring out in me! Shalista does such outstanding work, & am so thankful I did this!
I was hesitant to book my shoot as I am not a super model! But seeing Shalista’s amazing work including other women of my size gave me the push to just do it. I wanted to wow my man for our 10 year anniversary. Lacy did a wonderful job on my hair and make up. When it was finally time to take photos, I felt very relaxed and comfortable. Shalista took her time. She was professional and friendly throughout our time together. By the time I left, I was so excited to see my images! It was definitely worth the wait. I had a hard time choosing and even purchased several extras including a wall canvas which my BFF told me to hang in my living room because it is a “stunning piece of art!” When my man opened his little black book, he was speechless and even teared up. He said he now has proof to remind me of how beautiful I am. I could not have been more pleased with the whole experience. In fact, I stole the canvas for myself! I cannot wait for the opportunity to do another session so I can to my “art collection”