Stop and smell the roses.
Sometimes we forget that we are more than a business owner, doctor, nurse, stay-at-home-mom or a wife. We should make it a habit of stopping to smell the roses and do something nice for ourselves like spending some time at Lani’s Dallas boudoir studio for a little girl time.
Introducing Mrs. B. She’s strong, she’s curious, she’s beautiful, and she did it for her own damn self because she DESERVED it! I hope you stick around to read a little about this beautiful woman and I hope she inspires you to go ahead with your own boudoir photo session!
What are your hobbies? My perfect Saturday would start with me sleeping in!! Then an amazing breakfast of Nutella banana pancakes, scotch eggs, biscuits and gravy, and eggs Benedict, with multiple cups of a strong mocha with whip cream. Then I would go on a bicycle adventure somewhere new with my love C.J. A mountain bike ride in a forest, or a trail that leads to a waterfall, or just riding and exploring a city I have never been in before. Next, I would need a tiny nap and a chance to read a little of my favorite book. In the evening I would want to have a cozy backyard party with my family and friends. We would have good food, a bonfire, an unlimited supply of everyone’s drink of choice. All my friends would bring their instruments so we could hang out around the fire and have our own sing-along, music jam session that would, of course, be epic.
What style of music do you like to listen to? Anything! I am a musician so I like just about everything.
Tell me what do you find most beautiful about yourself and why you did an intimate portrait session with Lani Khong Boudoir Photography? I really think that all of me is beautiful. I am by no means perfect, nor am I necessarily where I want to be, but I am beautiful. Physically speaking I am in love with my scar from when I broke my arm. I love the curves that I have and my wild crazy hair. I think that my eyes are beautiful and so sparkly. I am amazed at how strong my body is and how it responds to my cycling demands. I also think that who I am as a person is beautiful. I am strong and determined, intelligent, and I do my best to be kind every day. I did this session for myself. I wanted to celebrate that I am beautiful right now. I wanted to spoil myself and remind myself that yes I am beautiful and strong, and sexy. It is so easy to be our own worst enemy and have negative thoughts towards ourselves. I have been really working on changing my thoughts to ones of self-love. This session for me was a celebration of being able to love myself unconditionally right now.
What style was your makeup that day and what was the purpose of your session? I don’t wear makeup. Ever. Ever. I don’t even own any makeup. This was probably what I felt the most nervous about. I was worried that with makeup I wouldn’t look like myself in the photos. I decided on a very natural makeup look and I also decided to be brave and do the eyelashes. It came out perfect! Mo, Lani’s makeup artist was wonderful and worked some sort of makeup magic. I felt so so beautiful and sexy, like a badass goddess or something. That night I went out to dinner with CJ to a delicious Italian restaurant. He was very curious as to where the makeup came from. 🙂
How revealing were you comfortable with being? Were you shy? I felt so comfortable during the session from beginning to end. Lani’s Dallas boudoir studio space is absolutely lovely and both Lani and her makeup artist Mo eased any fears that I had. I am not a naturally shy person so I was comfortable with revealing anything and everything. However, even though I am not very shy, I still had some “oh my goodness I can’t believe I am actually doing this” thoughts. Yet once I was there I just had fun. It was fun chatting and getting my makeup done, feeling silly in the poses and trying so hard not to laugh. Just being in the moment and enjoying such a fun experience this Dallas boudoir studio.
Is there anything else about you that you’d like to share? I broke my arm in the FIRST mile out of 150 in the two-day bike MS 150. I had surgery and shortly after kinda….bent my plate and had to have surgery again. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite romance and probably my favorite book ever (shhh don’t tell Harry Potter). My fav quotes from it are – “The distance is nothing when one has a motive.” “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!” (This was said satirically but I still love it. ) “Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” And of course – “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
What do you want to remember about YOU right now? I want to remember my scar the most right now. I also want to remember where I am right now. I want to look at the photos and see my self as an amazing and beautiful person. Since seeing the photos I know that not only am I amazing and beautiful but that I can be badass and sexy and a goddess too.
Do you have a reaction story? Even if it’s your own, I’d love to hear it! And how was your experience with Lani’s Dallas Boudoir Studio? Oh my goodness. The photos are so amazingly awesome. Seeing them for the first time made me want to cry a bit. I felt like Lani was able to capture a piece of me in the process and the photos reflected that. I couldn’t help it, I had to bring my books with me to the session and just…..wow!! That set of pictures feel so sweet and flirty, happy and bright. Reading is my happy place. It also made me feel so happy that she put Jane Austen quotes in the slide show! Then I love how the sheet session is so different. They are sultry and so damn sexy! I was blown away! Who knew I could look like that!!! And the one with my scar…..it took my breath away. I knew I wanted one with my scar, but that photo was more perfect than I could have dreamed of. Thank you again and again, I’m saving up for another session! You are awesome.
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