How did you feel before the boudoir session, and did those feelings change afterward?
I have been feeling down on myself recently; becoming a single mother has been both a challenging road and a beautiful journey all at the same time. Driving to the studio brought up some negative memories from my previous relationship, however, once I was in the studio and ready to shoot I knew this was my sign to let them go. I reminded myself that this is my time and that my ex-boyfriend was not going to ruin this experience for me. It was very empowering for me to be able to “wave” goodbye to what no longer is serving me.
What motivated you to book a boudoir session, and did it meet your expectations?
I had the desire to reclaim my sexuality again as a new mother. Becoming a mother, I haven’t felt “sexy” or comfortable in my skin. It’s hard to try to empower and focus on yourself when you have a tiny human who is so dependent on you in so many unimaginable ways. I knew booking with Tina would help me with what I was looking for, as we have worked together previously. She always finds a way to find your true light shine and reignite the spark within yourself.
Can you describe any specific moments or poses during the session that made you feel especially confident or empowered?
Working with the erotic tarot deck really spoke to me. Noticing the cards I was drawing and my preconceived meaning of them uplifted me to remind myself of my feminine power. It made me realize that nobody has the power to take away my sexuality – I was putting the blame on someone else for doing so. I felt beautiful in my skin and for a moment, reminded myself of all that I am worthy of.
Were there any aspects of the session, such as wardrobe choices or location, that you found particularly enjoyable or significant?
I loved both wardrobe pieces that were chosen – simplicity, and elegance, with the perfect amount of poise and sensual desire. I felt like an art piece in every way.
How did the photographer make you feel comfortable and at ease during the session?
Tina has a way of bringing out your true self – even if you’ve lost that side of her. I felt creative, bold, seductive, and charismatic. I’ve missed these parts of me and feel honored to have gained touch with them again.
What was your favorite part of the boudoir experience?
Being able to talk to Tina on a deep, emotional level. As a woman, this is something that I crave on a regular basis: sisterhood. Tina made me feel confident in myself again and learning to love what I have to offer and give.
How has the boudoir session positively impacted your self-esteem or body image?
My ex-boyfriend shed light on parts of me that made me feel less than and have been sticking with me throughout the latter part of the year. I feel now that I have been able to partially let that go and love myself for who I am. I’ve realized my worth and how my self-worth was negatively impacted for a period of time. I’m ready for this new era in my life to appreciate myself and love myself for who I am.
Were there any unexpected moments or insights that arose during the session?
I’m always a sucker for tarot cards and appreciated the post-session tarot reading; it’s a reminder of the journey we are on and what is inhibiting our growth, and what can help us move forward.
Were the final images and products (if applicable) what you were hoping for, and did they capture your personality and style?
Tina knew exactly the vibe I was going for without having me speak it; this is a true artist and it reflects in her work.
How would you rate the overall experience on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest?
Would you recommend Meerloo Intimates to others, and if so, why?
I already do ❣️
Can you share any personal stories or anecdotes about the impact of the boudoir session on your self-confidence or relationships?
Being in an abusive relationship has impacted me in many ways. It’s helped me grow, it’s taught me that I deserve so much more than I realized. Initially, I was so angry and devastated that I let this happen to me. I’ve realized only recently to let go of that anger as it doesn’t serve its purpose anymore. All I can do now is move forward and staying in the past is only inhibiting my growth and abilities within myself. I’ve learned to not take sh*t from anyone anymore and to speak my truth. I’ve learned by doing that I am putting myself first – and that is the absolute best thing I can do whilst on this healing journey. I may not ever forget my experience within the relationship, but I can say that I’ve moved on and become a stronger, confident, empowered woman because of it.