Through hurting comes healing // Kierra Josette - Intimate Artistry

There's a common misconception with boudoir sessions. Some think that women who have a boudoir session are highly comfortable with themselves and are quick to flaunt their beauty. This couldn't be farther from the truth. The majority of the time it's the complete opposite. Many women who are coming to me are at their weakest, most broken self. Sometimes they've hit rock bottom and this is one of the first steps of that uphill climb. The trust and security these women are laying on me is eye opening. A boudoir session is a way to break down those walls and this beauty did just that.

" Since our wedding, my husband has loved me through the loss of our baby, unsuccessful fertility treatments, and my fluctuating weight because of crazy hormones. When I felt my body had betrayed me, he still kissed it endlessly. It never mattered to him that I didn't like my body (or even my self, sometimes) he loved every part of me, regardless. I wanted a session to try and get a glimpse of myself though my husband's eyes. 

Before the session I was a little hesitant. Though I did a session for my husband before our wedding, we had been through so much that I didn't quite see myself the same way as I did then.  Although I'm not quite as flexible as some as the poses might have required, I never felt funny or out of place. I felt sexy for once, empowered even, and ready to love myself again.

These pictures were first ones I've ever even remotely felt that I could see myself the way my husband sees me every day. My favorite part was getting to see my images! My jaw literally fell to the floor because I was just sure that these were NOT my photos!

These pictures were first ones I've ever even remotely felt that I could see myself the way my husband sees me every day. He doesn't care if my hair is out of place or that I forgot to put on makeup, all he sees is me. And he thinks I'm beautiful. Thankfully, I was finally able to see that with these pictures.

Put aside any doubts that you can't or that you should wait until those few extra pounds are gone, because you need to love yourself NOW.

Don't keep putting off your session. If you want it, book it. Kierra will make you feel as though you are the most beautiful woman out there and it is worth every penny!"

It is with great pride and happiness I share with you this amazing women's strength, beauty, and WORTHINESS.

 

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Out in the wild // Kierra Josette - Intimate Artistry

"I did a session because I wanted to love myself and feel proud of my body. I especially have a lack of confidence in my breast. Also I love doing life modeling so I was curious how they would be different. I was very excited. Of course I was a little nervous after, all I had no idea how different from life modeling it would be. 

There was a cute sign waiting for me welcoming me with my name on it. She helped me pick out my outfits and got us each a bottle of water. We headed outside to the woods on the way we went over what I wanted and she made sure all my questions were answered. Kierra was friendly and we had fun talking. 

I found myself feeling more confident as soon as I put on the clothing items in the woods. It also helped that while Kierra is helping you pose and taking pictures she gives words of encouragement. After the session I felt like goddess, mainly of the booty". 

Outdoor sessions are always a refreshing change from our studio shoots. There's so many unique locations and places we can use. There's also the thrilling sensation of being nude outside. Although on private, secluded land, there's always a sense of freedom and wanderlust girls experience during their shoot. I love watching them transform from nervous and timid into free spirits frolicking around outside in their lingerie. It makes me proud to see them embracing their true self.

"I use to not wear tight cloths or half shirts because of my stomach or because I thought my breast were to small for it. Now I say "oh well if you don't like it don't look but your missing out cause I'm hella cute!"
 

That right there. She feels "hella cute" in her own body nobody what clothing she has on. Mission accomplished. 

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Couples Boudoir // Kierra Josette - Intimate Artistry

Throughout my years of photographing individuals, I have found a love for couples boudoir. Which really shouldn't have been such a surprise to myself. For the past 5 years I've photographed engagements and weddings and I love documenting love. What better way to combine my love for photographing people in love and empowering women at the same time?

"I wanted someone to capture the way my husband looked at me. After having two children and being together for 10 years you forget that you're still a woman; you forget that even though your a mother you still want to feel desired.

Before the session obviously we were both nervous. Kierra has a very calming vibe about her so my nerves were eased almost instantly. During the session I got more comfortable. I started the session saying to myself that I didn’t want to do any “scandalous” photos (mostly because of nerves) but the more into the session the more Kierra made me feel like a goddess."

One misconception about couples boudoir is that something is "happening". Nothing is going on --EVER! It's all posing and angles.  I will never push you to do anything your uncomfortable with. However, usually by the end of the session you're doing poses and set-ups you never thought you'd want. Those usually end up being some of the best shots of your session.

"My favorite part was watching my spouse throughout the shoot. He had the desire in his eyes that I hadn’t seen in a while. Being a mother of two, a wife, and working a full time job, it is so easy to fall into “auto-pilot” with your spouse. You forget what it’s like to be and feel desired. I never knew I needed to feel that way till I saw the look in his eyes."


Couples boudoir is such a neat experience for both members. It's like the ultimate date night (with a third wheel, hi it's me!). In all seriousness though, I think every couple should have the chance to document their love in an intimate, authentic form. 

"The session not only was an instant confidence boost but also the “boost” my marriage needed. Being together for 10 years and starting a family makes it easy to put your relationship on the back burner while you raise/focus on the kids. This experience woke us up and made us remember to love on us more.

Advise I would give would be to stop Hesitating. Don’t think of all the reasons you don’t want to (that’s called nerves) JUST BOOK A SESSION. You will absolutely never EVER regret it. I would also tell people to book a couples session at least once.

A couples session will bring you everything you didn’t know you needed. It will spice up your marriage and mend your soul. Being a wife and mother is amazing and exhausting. A boudoir session will make you remember that you are also a woman who DESERVES to feel beautiful in her own skin, desired by the one she loves, and confident that both of these don’t get put on the back burner throughout life."

xoxo- Kierra 

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