I’ve been thinking about adding a shower set option to my Austin Boudoir Studio for a while now. And once I finally made it happen, I realized that my only mistake was waiting for so long to do it. I instantly fell in love with the look of my shower images. I was able to be creative in new ways with light, water and artistic nudes in the space. It added another element of intimacy to the rest of the photo experience, and my beautiful client was over the moon with the images we created. If you’re interested in adding the new shower set to your session, let me know when you book your own boudoir experience! You’re going to love it! Take a look.
The lovely Mrs. J had been missing her husband for a year. And she wanted to welcome him home from deployment in a very special way. So she came to me for her boudoir session and she surprised and amazed herself too. She gave us 5 out of 5 stars and said “I had a wonderful experience! I'm so happy with my photos. My husband is too! I was really amazed at how great they turned out. I will definitely cherish them for years to come. “
Thank you, J, for allowing me to share some of your gorgeous images. You are beautiful, talented, creative, and hilarious. I so enjoyed working with you on this surprise welcome home gift for your husband that turned into a gift to yourself. Thank you for making me laugh so hard. Thank you for pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Thank you for being you.
This gorgeous gal came to me to capture some sexy images for her husband, to celebrate their 1st year of marriage. Mrs. K had me laughing from the get go with her humor and sarcasm. At one point in the session we talked about favorite features and she said she and her husband are “butt people.” The way she said it made me crack up. Needless to say, we captured some beautiful images to show off her back side, however all of her sides are fantastic, including the inside. And take a look at her mesmerizing blue eyes, people. They are super gorgeous. Here are a few images from her session. Leave her some love in the comments, because she crushed her session and loved every minute of her empowering boudoir photo experience.
The gorgeous Mrs. K reached out to me about doing a session for herself to celebrate where she is right now. To celebrate her body after having a beautiful baby girl, after loss, after illness, after getting kicked in the teeth by life, and continuing to move forward… To simply rejoice in her feminine confidence in this moment in her life. YES, she did this for herself. Beautiful lady I am so proud of you for pushing yourself way out of your comfort zone, and thank you for trusting me with this experience. You deserved it, you rocked it, I am obsessed with your gorgeous images and in awe of your bravery.
Mrs. K shared some thoughts on herself and her experience, that I had to pass on… Her beautiful, heartfelt and authentic words brought me to tears.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be skinny. You know, like my mom...tall, skinny, simply gorgeous. But I'm not tall and skinny and I really never have been. Im built. (thanks Dad).
My muscle mass is dense (according to my trainer), I have an athletic build and it's taken me 29 years to accept the fact that I will always have curves and I will never be board straight and it's okay.
Do I have baby weight I still need to lose? yes
Do I have stretch marks? yes
Do things look different after my explant? yes
Are all these things okay? yes
Do any of these things define ME? no
This body has given life, has traveled the world, has comforted orphans, has been the shell to a broken heart, has walked me down the aisle to the love of my life, has knelt beside dying grandparents, has protected my child. My body is good. No matter the size, no matter the number on the scale.
Do I still have weight goals? Of course.
Do I still have fitness goals? Sure.
But I accept myself for who I am and what I am.
I had it on my 30 before 30 list to do a beauty/boudoir session for myself before my 30th birthday no matter my weight. I did a session before I got married and was probably in the best shape of my life. This time was going to be different and I knew that going in to it. I spent weeks mentally preparing myself and building up my confidence. To be honest, I really wanted to back out of the shoot last minute because I let my insecurities get the best of me. But I did the damn thing. And I am so glad I did! This is the only photo I've seen so far, but regardless of the way I look in the other photos to come, I am proud of myself.
(and to think I am posting this on social media...who am I ?!)
These photos will always represent a time of my life that was full of growth and change.
I've grown into my role as a mother, I've grown into my role as a business owner and a spouse. I've grown in my confidence and self love. I've grown into a better friend and I've grown in grace.
My body is different, but that doesn't mean it's not beautiful.
Ladies, book yourself a session. YOU DESERVE to do it for YOU! Document where you are in this season of life. You will be so glad you did.”
Here are some of Mrs. K’s own words about her Austin Boudoir Photo Experience with me…
“I could not be any happier with my experience with Kimberly Brooke Boudoir! Photo prep was made easy by her well thought out guide and Kim was available to answer all of my questions. I was very nervous going into my session because let's be honest... things just don't look the same after having a baby. During my shoot, Kim was encouraging and gave really good instructions and posed me for every shot which I really appreciated! I left feeling powerful, confident and beautiful. When it came time to view my photos, I was even more nervous than before. I was worried I wouldn't like them and that I would be disappointed... basically, I let my insecurities get the best of me. I was nervous for nothing! I LOVED my photos! I am so happy I did them to document this stage of life! I will be doing another session later on in life. I highly recommend doing this for yourself! Thanks Kim!”
Mrs. C was celebrating turning 40 this year, as well as 15 years of marriage. She gave us 5 stars and says… “I feel so alive! I feel so beautiful and I am so proud of my butt. Something I have always been so self conscious of. Thank you!”
You’re welcome Mrs. C! You. Are. Welcome!
Thank you for taking a chance and stepping outside of your comfort zone. Thank you for dancing with me in your underwear. Thank you for allowing me to capture this time in your life. I’m looking forward to our next shoot together. - XOXOX
A quote from Miss J after her photoshoot with Kimberly Brooke Boudoir…
“Here’s the thing. I used to pick apart my body, like the majority of us tend to do. I didn’t appreciate it for its flaws & imperfections. I certainly didn’t respect it. While I’ve had my auto-immune disease since I was 18, and I’ve been hospitalized in the past, my body had never been through the level of pain & trauma it experienced those 40 days I was in the hospital. I watched this body - This body that I never appreciated - This body that I took for granted - This body that I constantly picked apart in the mirror - wither away every single day, and there was nothing I could do about it. When I was discharged from the hospital, I weighed 85 pounds, and I could not walk. I hadn’t been able to walk for over a month. I lost all my strength. I lost my muscles. I was functioning and moving like someone in her 80s. I couldn’t stand up by myself. I was winded from just ATTEMPTING to stand up. I had.no.strength. And you know what? It was during this time that I was losing my body (literally), that I began missing it. I finally began respecting it. I finally appreciated it. I took strength for granted. I took walking for granted. I took everything for granted. I’ve learned a lot from this experience, but one big thing I took away from all of it was that we NEED to love our bodies. It’s so so important. We NEED to appreciate them. Respect them. Bodies are incredible. They are a miracle. I’m only about 2 months out of the hospital now, and I have gained all my muscle and weight back! You know what this tells me? I’m strong. My body is strong. Even when it was weak, even when I thought it couldn’t do anything for me, IT WAS STRONG and it bounced back. From all the trauma it went through, it bounced back. Our bodies are strong, even when they may not seem like it. Our bodies are beautiful even when they seem imperfect. Our bodies are a miracle even when they are flawed. Our bodies, in all shapes and sizes are extraordinary. Believe it. Love it.”
The thought of a camera pointed at you may excite or terrify you… Having beautiful, sexy photos taken of yourself may be a bucket list item, or something you never even considered before. Every woman must do this. Here are just a few reasons why!
Everyone Deserves to be a Celebrity for a Day
It’s not everyday that you get pampered with professional hair and make-up styling, dress up, and have a custom photo shoot experience. In fact, it’s likely that you haven’t done it at all. Take this opportunity to have that celebrity, supermodel experience for yourself. Do something fun and a little extra! Bring your girlfriend along and make it the best girl’s day out ever! Or even better, you BOTH schedule your sessions back-to-back and experience the supermodel status together, with your bestie there to support you.
You’re Nervous in Front of the Camera… So Get in Front of it!
Imagine I’m just one of your girlfriends and we are hanging out together. That is what most of my clients tell me they feel at the end of the shoot. It is my job to make you feel comfortable in front of my lens, and there’s nothing to capture if I don’t have you feeling at ease, and ready to share your emotions and story with me. There is nothing to fear. I’m an easy person to be half naked in front of!
You’ve Never Done it Before - Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Our first-time clients have so much fun, that they often become repeat clients! A bit out of touch with who you are, or who you want to be? A beauty or boudoir session can help you reconnect with that person or see yourself in a whole new light and push you past your comfort zone and stretch what you thought you were capable of. It’s all about seeing yourself through someone else’s lens.
You Search Your Camera Roll and Find Less than 10 Photos of Yourself.
Enough said. You deserve to exist in really amazing photos. I take really amazing photos.
You’re Single - Heck YES!
Before you dive into a relationship, you’re taking a moment to focus on you. Good girl! There’s nothing more important than being happy with yourself. Celebrate that!
You’re Getting Married - I Hear the Wedding Bells Now
A very popular time women come to do a boudoir session with Kimberly Brooke Boudoir is before their wedding. Our custom albums will make your significant other the happiest they could possibly be on your wedding day. Seeing YOU in all your confident and sexy glory is way better than a pair of cufflinks!
You Lost Weight… or Gained Weight, or Weigh the Same
If you’ve recently reached a fitness goal… well done. However, you don’t have to lose weight or “get into shape” before booking your shoot. No matter what your weight is, celebrate your body now. With my expert guidance, your photos will be stunning.
When you’re in front of the camera, something spectacular happens. You start to see and feel all of the ways that you’re unique and extraordinary. And every time you look at your boudoir photos, it will be a reminder of that. It will change your perception of yourself forever. You are beautiful just as you are. It’s photo therapy, and it’s addictive.
It’s Time to Spice Things Up - Let’s Sizzle
A boudoir shoot with me won’t fix your relationship. However, it WILL change the way you see and feel about yourself. This can give you a new outlook and energy that will be irresistible to your partner. The way we feel about ourselves as women has so much impact on our relationships! So let’s give you the little boost you need.
It’s Your Anniversary
I love when my past brides come in for their first wedding anniversary gift. One Year = PAPER! It just works! Whether you’ve been married for one year or twenty five… a boudoir album is the best way to say, “I love you now more than ever… (and I still look amazing)”
You’re Pregnant… Congratulations!
Coming from a mama-to-be herself, I’ve never felt more powerful than I do right now. What a beautiful thing to document. Women’s bodies do amazing things. Pregnant women are the most beautiful thing in the world. Once that baby is born and not connected to you in the same physical way, you will be regretful if you don’t capture this amazing time in your life. There are not many moments as important as this to mark something with images than this special time.
You Recently had a Baby… You Literally MADE Another Human Being.
New Moms, you did all that work! Now it’s time to get a sitter and drag yourself away for a few hours to reconnect with your body, your femininity, your strength, and recharge yourself with some time for you. Maybe you had your baby a year ago and finally feel like you got your pre-baby bod back and want to celebrate that. Awesome, we are here to celebrate right along with you, Mama!
You’re Turning 21, or 30, or 40, or 50 - it’s Your Birthday!
Put on your birthday suit and let’s throw a party with champagne, a makeover and gorgeous photos to celebrate YOU!
It’s Father’s Day.
A tie is nice, but you’re way more interesting than a tie. Show your baby-daddy you’ve still got it, in the sexiest way possible. (But more importantly, show yourself!)
It’s Mother’s Day.
This Mother’s Day you don’t want to hear someone yell, “MOM” for just a few hours. Put that Mom guilt away and spend a day with me in the studio. Ask for the best Mother’s Day gift you could ever receive, OR gift it to yourself.
You’re Healing from a Trauma - You’re a Survivor.
You've made it through something, and you’re rebuilding your life. I have so much respect for your courage and tenacity. It's time to start believing that you are worth it. Treat yourself to an empowering experience to help reconnect with what makes you a strong, beautiful woman.
YOU . ARE . WORTH . IT .
Last but not least, and simply put, you’re worth it, darling! So do it for you.
This is by no means, and exhaustive list of all the possible reasons why you should go for it and do a beauty or boudoir session of your own. But it’s just a few that come to mind rather easily, or reasons that past clients have come in to see me.
You may now find yourself wondering why you should book with Kimberly Brooke Boudoir, yours truly. Let me give you just a few reasons. First and foremost, I care. I truly care that you have an amazing experience. feel confident, and receive amazing images and products from me. I have a LOT of experience. I’ve been shooting boudoir for over 10 years, and it is my specialty. I have worked hard to become an expert in my craft.. customer service, posing, lighting, composition and editing. I love what I do, and I do it because I love it, and believe in the power of it. I hope I get to meet you and capture your unique beauty and essence soon!
XOXOX - KB
I want to take the most amazing photographs that you’ve ever seen of yourself. One of the best things people say after seeing their images is always… “Oh my gosh how am I ever going to decide which ones? I love them all!” Yes, that’s right, so get them ALL! That’s what this lovely lady said when she was grinning ear to ear at the sight of her images. We did a few beauty shots of Miss ‘S’ before moving onto her boudoir images. See just a few of her gorgeous beauty/glamour images below.
Sometimes, I hear objections to why people don’t think they are ready to do a beauty or boudoir session...
“I need to lose 10 pounds.” - You do not need to lose 10 pounds! I am good for 10 pounds on posing alone!
“I’m not photogenic.” - There is no such thing as being photogenic. It has everything to do with how comfortable you are in front of the camera, and that is MY job! When people light up in front of the camera, it’s because they feel comfortable, and I’ve done my job well.
“I don’t want anyone to see the photos.” - Your privacy is of the utmost importance to me, and your images will not be shared without your permission. So rest assured, if these are just for you and/or your significant other, no one else will see them.
“I can’t afford it.” - I totally respect your financial situation, but I’ve worked to keep my sessions and products attainable to every woman. I accept all credit cards, offer interest free payment plan options, and applying for PayPal credit is also an option that many of my clients have utilized. I even offer gift cards on my site which can be purchased by your partner, best friends, etc… Every woman should do this, and you can too!
“I don’t look like the women on your site.” - Yes you do! The women on my website are women just like you. They are not models. And they look like they look due to posing, me making them feel comfortable in front of the camera, and guided wardrobe selection for their body type. All of them are gorgeous an have beautiful bodies. No one has a “perfect” body... We ALL have things we wish we could change, improve, etc. We are all our own worst critic. If you HAVE a body… THAT. IS. PERFECT! Let me show you how beautiful you are! Women don’t come to me because they have what society says is the “perfect” body. They come to me because they want to be proud of the one that they do have. The body that is perfect for them! Maybe they met a goal, or they’re getting married, it’s their 50th birthday or their 20 year wedding anniversary. They come to me because they haven’t done anything for themselves in a decade, or they forgot who they are because they feel like all they are now is a Mom and a wife and they need to see themselves again. You name it, I’ve heard it. Any reason, or no reason, they’re all valid reasons to do this. But having the “perfect” body, is not the reason.
Whatever reason you are afraid of doing this, is probably the very reason you should do it. I challenge you to sit in front of my camera, and give me the opportunity to see what I can see, and to show you what other people see when they look at you.
If you don’t love them, you don’t have to buy them. Miss ‘S’ loved ALL of her images and here are just a few favorites she allowed me to share. I’m in love with her boho vibes in her first look, Miss ‘S’ has the most piercing blue eyes… and you can never go wrong with a little black dress. She said she loves her freckles, scars and tattoos. I say, ‘Go girl!’
Enjoy! XOXOX - KB
The beautiful, just married, Miss “M” gave us 5 out of 5 stars! And I give you just a few of my favorite images from her sexy, bridal boudoir session. This gorgeous gal got married in Italy a few short months ago in a super private ceremony with just herself and her handsome groom… (swoon) and she wanted to knock his socks off for their first Valentines Day as a married couple. I’d say the bar is set pretty high from here on out. But she ended up blowing herself away with these gorgeous images.
“M” cracked me up when she said, “I realized during this process that I really love leather and lace! Has anyone ever worn as much leather and lace as me?!” Well… up until her session, no one else had worn that much leather and lace together, but I’m so glad that she set that standard because her wardrobe was on point and I loved it! ALL OF IT! And her pink wedding stilettos made a special appearance. H-O-T-T!
Here is what she said of her Austin TX Boudoir Experience with Kimberly Brooke Boudoir…