I met this girl when I was 10 years old and what I loved about her is that she had so much soul!
I'm not sure what I did in my last life to deserve such a beautiful friend but I am happy that I have Ms. S in my life. I'm not sure where exactly I would be in this life if I didn't have her. Fortunately, I never have to worry about that. I just pray that everyone in this life is blessed with their own Ms. S.
Even though we have lived in different cities as adults, I still feel like we have grown together. Carving out our own paths in life has never steered us away from each other.
Ms. S is one of the most brilliant people you will ever meet. Yes, I am saying that because I am totally biased.
Jesus, best friend our not, she is gorgeous. I am happy she allowed me the opportunity to shoot her in such an intimate state. Yes, even though we have bared our souls to each other... it can be kinda weird to bare your most physical parts to someone, even if it is your BFF.
In fact, and Ms. S will correct me if I'm wrong, but her mom was even surprised I hadn't seen her in the gift God gave her. I just laughed because I NEVER thought about it... then again, why would I have? LOL. In 24 years or friendship, this had never come up. LOL.
While she is the closest thing I will ever have to a sister, I still treated this session like I would any other client. I went through the same talk with her as I would anyone else. Even though she knows I have shot a number of amazing sessions with other women, it never really hits home until you're the one in front of the camera.
Just like all my beautiful clients, Ms. S was nervous. Yes, even after 24 years or friendship she was nervous. I can't blame her, I would be too. You feel so vulnerable at the beginning of your session. Not sure of what to do or how to do it. All you know is that you are here... in front of the boudoir photographer... and you have to finish this experience.
Just like all experiences, once you actually start taking the steps you will begin to drop that sense of fear. You begin trusting my words, but most importantly, trusting yourself. Creating sexy and intimate portraiture is a work of art. Like all art, you HAVE to be okay with placing your authentic and vulnerable being out there. At the end of that day, that's the true power in all this. The power to expose your most vulnerable side to you for the world to see... and then just not giving a fuck about it.
Boudoir is about freedom of self-expression. Having a boudoir session is about you. It's the story yo want to tell. It is to celebrate your unique beauty, to set free your vulnerabilities, and just to give yourself permission to be your true and authentic self.
This is what I love about boudoir. Women giving themselves permission to love who they really are without the care of what the rest of the world thinks.
What does Ms. S think?
I'd been interested in doing a boudoir session for myself for awhile. I was really intrigued with the idea of doing these empowering, self-loving pictures, just for me. But I kept freaking out that I wasn't skinny enough, or that I would see the pictures and have my worst fears about my body confirmed.
When I finally worked up the courage to do the shoot, Korin was a dream come true. Before we even got started, she walked me through step by step what she was going to do. She showed me the entire area where we would be shooting, told me her ideas for some various shots, and explained the rundown of the shoot. As she started taking pictures, Korin was very clear on everything she was doing - she would let me know when she was checking the light, she would tell me exactly how to pose, what to do with my hands, how to breath, what facial expressions to utilize. Korin knew everything she wanted from me! It was such a relief, because I've never been good at being a model, and Korin let me know every little thing that I needed to do.
I loved how relaxed the whole shoot was. I never felt rushed, or like I was being asked to pose in an uncomfortable way. I felt very secure, and I was assured that Korin would not let me look ridiculous in any of the pictures. Honestly, when I saw the finished product, I was literally at a loss for words. I knew the pictures were me, and I knew they hadn't been photoshopped, but the pictures looked so amazing that it took me a few seconds to realize that they really were of me! Korin brought out everything that I love about my body, and made me feel so empowered, beautiful, and confident! I'm already planning my next shoot with Wonderland Boudoir!!!