From the first time that I had spoken with Rachel I felt 100% comfortable. Joining the group and just simply seen how encouraging the women were towards one another enticed me to take the next step. I was simply shocked at the results! I have never seen myself in the way that you were able to portray.
I feel like women are supposed to be held to this size 2 standard, and don't get me wrong I used to be one of them. But, as we all know life happens and things change. I recently had a baby and I was really struggling with my body image and the changes it just went through and I was super uncomfortable with how I looked. My finance would always tell me how beautiful I looked, but I still had that insecurity. I tried to tell myself to stop being so hard on myself. I just made a baby! But, it's never that easy. But, after seeing your work all I wanted was to see myself the way my fiancé does.
After seeing my gallery and experiencing Rachel’s studio, I had to go back! Never did I think I would be comfortable doing a shoot like this but I loved it! It’s been hard for me to accept my body after having children. Things don’t go back into place after birthing out two humans. Rachel has allowed me to view my body and love every imperfection. Our body’s as women is amazing. The things our body’s can do is incredible and we should love ourselves and what we have. This experience has helped me grow as a woman.
I have wanted to do a shoot for the longest time! 2018 was a REALLY tough year for me... I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, working full time throughout all of many surgeries and chemo all while trying my very best to keep up with raising 2 super active & wonderful young humans. I'm so proud to say I won that battle and am living today Cancer FREE but my body changed drastically throughout the Fight. That left me with a not so positive outer self image even though on the inside I knew I was an amazing bad@ss chick who NEVER let Cancer win!
I expected to be way more nervous and self conscious about my body. What happened was completely opposite. From the second I walked in I was greeted like I was an old friend. I immediately felt comfortable with Kylie. She made me look and feel beautiful! Rachel was just as friendly and sweet! At times forgot that I was completely naked. They were both full of compliments, and put me totally at ease. I had a lot of fun! It was an amazing experience! Y'all really know how to make a woman feel good ♡
Without Rachel and Kylie, my photos would have turned out horrendously, I am sure. But who doesn't love having their hair done and a face completely beutified?! Rachel shows you exactly what to do from posing to facial expression. There is no model prerequisite to doing a boudie shoot! I felt so nervous that I wouldn't know what to do but it was all under control!
I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression, as well as my body and self image for a very long time. The more I thought about doing this and the more I kept looking at all of the beautiful photos of other women, I finally realized and accepted that I deserved to treat myself to this experience. I’m single, so there was no booking for a boyfriend or husband. It was truly for me. I knew I wanted to take another step towards loving myself.
I've always struggled with body image. Growing up, I was always teased for being a little chubbier and being a tomboy. While I thankfully have learned to embrace my athletic curves and have become more comfortable with my body, there are still those days where I nitpick and find flaws. I know that I'm not the only who has those days, but I was hoping that by booking my shoot with RJS, it would help me find more of the beauty in myself, and boy, did it ever!!
During the shoot I was raw and exposed - that’s the whole point! I left my session feeling wonderful and had a little pep in my step, maybe from pointing my toes all morning, or because I achieved what I was looking for!
Do it! Just take that leap off the cliff and do it! You won’t regret it! It’s kind of like when you are walking down the stairs and you think there’s an extra step and there isn’t; you get that sinking gut feeling instantly but once you put your foot down you realize it wasn’t that far or that hard.
It may sound so cliche and corny but I was seriously transformed, mentally! I walked out of the studio after my session with my head held high and more sass in my step.
Rachel has truly thought of everything to prepare you for a session. It was so nice to have a pre-session appt with her to go over everything and all of the questions that I had. It was such a great feeling to know that she genuinely cared about my experience and that she was actively listening through the entire conversation.
We are all beautiful in our unique ways. No matter what size, color, or shape you are, you are beautiful. Love yourself. Treat yourself.
Rachel helped ease all my insecurities both before and during my shoot, and the reveal was an experience I will never forget!
Ladies when I tell you this was by far one of the best things I've ever done for myself you can believe it! This process showed me a side of myself I kinda forgot existed.
I truly believe every woman out there needs to experience boudoir, at least once. And if you’re going to do it, I highly recommend RJS!
As I get older, I have learned how to have a relationship with my body that is completely separate from the opinions of other people. Rachel was part of this journey for me. I think I needed to start having these conversations in a safe place about where I was with my body image and self esteem.
As a mother of now two children, my body has been though a lot of changes. I have stretch marks, loose skin and weight in places I have never had it before. I have always had a tall and slender body type, and it was a struggle to look in the mirror and see a body I didn’t recognize. I have been working toward getting to my pre-baby body, but I know that some things will never be the same. And for a long time, I really believed this was a bad thing. Until my boudoir session with Rachel.
The earthy and natural atmosphere were perfect and made me feel at home. I would definitely book another shoot with Rachel in the future!
"Relax, have fun, and don’t hold back"
" Break down those walls of insecurities and do it. Every woman deserves to have this experience!"
Abby looks forward to having another session in the future and has been sharing her experience with her friends.
Her advice to other women thinking about doing a boudoir session:
"Take the leap you will definately love it"
Her advise for other women embarking on the journey " Don't let your fears stop you. Rachel has the perfect personality for this and her and Kylie will truly make you feel and look amazing."