Posted on January 17, 2014

Inside my hypocrisy….
Why don’t you do a session, I often ask? And what do I hear back?

I don’t look like those girls
I’m not photogenic
I need to lose 15 pounds
I’ve had kids
I don’t know what I’ll do with the photos
It’s not in the budget
And the list goes on….
I hear this from potential clients, my friends, friends of clients, everyone!
I hear these excuses ALL the time and I have a rebuttal for each one! I feel in my heart if you want to be here (at the studio) and come in with an open mind and trust me, you’ll leave walking a little taller. You’ll feel a lot sexier and super empowered.

I stress to ladies that ANYONE can do this! And I’ll help you every step of the way. You pick outfits that flatter you and I’ll use poses/lighting/camera angles to do the same!

Well, I’m a hypocrite. Yes that’s right; I talk the talk but haven’t walked the walk. Why?

I don’t look like those girls
I’m not photogenic
I need to lose 15 pounds
I’ve had kids
It’s not in the budget
And the list goes on….
Many of my clients have asked me if I’ve done a session, my response no. WHY? Well umm…what do I say to that? There is no good answer to justify why. Although I will say, I’m always a little surprised and flattered that you beautiful ladies would actually think I could do what you do! Because remember, I’m the exception, I’m not like you lovely ladies. My hats off to you for being so brave, confident and trusting!

Most recently I had a client who was shocked and mentioned it every time we met and encouraged me to do it….oh the irony.

So I’m done being a hypocrite, ladies I want to be like you, I want to be pampered and feel beautiful. I want to celebrate being a woman!
And I know exactly what I’m going to with my photos! A lil album, some large framed portraits for my bedroom, maybe even some for my bathroom, a few wallets for my friends and family…ok maybe I’m getting a little carried away.

Anyways I’m on the hunt for the photographer that’s perfect for me. Someone experienced in ‘curvy’ girls and that matches the style that I’m looking for. I’m thinking I will be booking for March or April so we can all get thru valentines and recover! Plus I’ve got to save my pennies (or dollars ) I also have braces for a few more months and want them off for my photos (I think that’s a legit reason to wait just a couple months).

Don’t worry; I’ll share all about my experience as well give you a little peek!

Now off to Pinterest……Heres a peek at my board so far, let me know if you have suggestions ;) http://www.pinterest.com/shannonjacobs28/my-shoot/

And my favorite image, because it just makes a blog post better. Sorry I couldn’t find who to give photo credit to!

Curvy girl boudoir

Curvy girl boudoir





Posted on January 8, 2014

Just one from this lovely lady’s session…

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Posted on January 7, 2014

We can get so much versitility with just one outfit. Can’t you tell Lady J is hairdresser, her hair is adorable!
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