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!”
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…
“Kim was amazing from start to finish! I was nervous but she guided me through the whole experience. I specifically appreciated the (Prep Guide) she sent beforehand with what to expect and it really made me feel more comfortable. She is so warm in person and makes you feel great! Even better, she would do the pose beforehand to literally show me how to do it. I love the images so much. The reveal was fun going through all of the photos and I greatly appreciated her expertise in helping me pick out my photos for my book. She is a pro! I also have to brag on the hair and makeup gals who were also amazing. My Victoria’s Secret hair lasted for days!”
The beach. Truly one of my happiest places. So naturally I love taking beautiful photos there.
Tara wanted to capture some natural and whimsical shots of herself on the beach in Galveston, so away we went. I love the natural and neutral feel of her first look, in a simple dress she already had in her closet, and I also love the fun punch of color from her kimono, black suit and cut offs. This woman is truly beautiful, smart, strong and her spirit shows in these beautiful shots. She loved them so much she decided to make an album for her husband for their anniversary, which wasn’t even part of the plan.
Who says Galveston Beach can’t be beautiful?! I beg to differ! Here are a few favorites from Tara’s beach beauty session in Galveston, TX! I can’t wait to do some of these for my Austin gals on Lake Travis or Lake Austin.
I am always so incredibly honored anytime I book a session with a new client, or a repeat client. Literally, every single time, every day, it never gets old. However, when someone tells me they are coming in from out of town or out of state, I just get giddy. What an honor that people would take an entire day or weekend to come visit me in Austin and have me capture their portraits, when I know they have options closer to them. It’s like I can’t believe it, every time.
This beautiful boudoir client came to see me from Houston, and she was such a rock star. She knew exactly what she wanted, and was more than ready to give the session her all and get gorgeous images for her upcoming wedding, as a gift to her fiancé. What I think she did NOT realize, was the effect that the session experience and resulting images would have on HER.
I always tell people that this experience is powerful, but those words don’t become real until you actually feel it for yourself. And Miss T felt it! Here is what she had to say about her session with me…
“YOU MUST DO THIS!”
Read on girl, read on! Because the best part is at the end!
“You absolutely must book with Kimberly Brooke Boudoir. I had known for a while that I really wanted to do a shoot for my fiancé for his wedding gift and started looking for photographers about a year ago. I came across Kimberly Brooke Boudoir and absolutely fell in love with her images. Upon booking, the nerves of being shot in lingerie (and even possibly nude) started to set in.”
“I was very nervous at the beginning of our shoot but Kim was seriously SUCH a delight. She made me laugh, gave amazing direction and ultimately made me feel incredibly sexy and comfortable. When we did the reveal I was so impressed by not only her photography skills, the attention to detail, how professional and artistic they were but ultimately, how beautiful and sexy I felt I looked. I had never seen myself in that light or that sexy EVER. I have always been self conscious of my body and it was liberating to see myself and not even think once that I looked anything other than amazing. I was literally brought to tears. I could not WAIT to send my girlfriends the pictures and they were all in love as well. When I gave my husband the photo album for on our wedding day I have never seen his face light up so much. He literally looks at it all the time and even our wedding photographer who captured the reveal told me, "I have seen many brides give their husbands a boudoir photo album but I have never seen anybody react the way that your husband did". That just goes to show you how AMAZING it turned out. I can't wait to do it again and document another stage in my life for not only my husband, but also myself. I truly cherish having these to look back at and be reminded that even with my imperfections I can look DAMN GOOD.”
Hearing these words for the first time, also bought me to tears! Then later, this woman also shared even more details about her experience. And this my dear friends, is what it’s all about. It’s why I do this thing. These words, this truth, these realizations. Read on…
… “today as I reflect on all of the AMAZING women I’ve met, know & wish I knew, I realized just how fucking proud we should be of ourselves as women, clothes or no clothes. Being a woman is hard. The physical expectations put on us by society, & ourselves, can be debilitating. I’ve struggled with my body image as long as I can remember (which terrifies me to think about how much harder it is for girls growing up today) but after getting these pictures back I was in TEARS. But these were tears of gratitude for my body, for looking at myself and thinking HOLY SHIT I LOOK AMAZING. I can honestly say these were the first time I looked at myself NAKED & was proud to be the owner of that body. So my message is this : YOU ARE A WOMAN & THAT MAKES YOU FUCKING FABULOUS IN EVERY DAMN WAY. So happy International Womens Day to all you beautiful women. We rock. Now go take some naked pics of yourself & be proud. Or hire Kimberly Brooke Boudoir & she’ll do it for you.”
And there you have it. Sometimes you need to see yourself through the eyes of someone else for the fog to be lifted. To see clearly that you are beautiful just as you are and can be SO EFFING PROUD to be who you are, in YOUR body, in YOUR life. THIS is my why.
The experience will be different for every single woman, but that is because every single one of us is unique, and has our own story. And I love that. I love it so much that I cry my own tears of gratitude when I hear the hearts of my clients and how their experience with me changed a part of their life or their self-perspective, and that I somehow get to be a part of this. It’s powerful stuff y’all.
The beautiful Miss A came to me knowing exactly what she wanted! And I love a woman who knows what she wants for her boudoir experience. Her excuse for the photoshoot was to give her husband an amazing Anniversary gift that would knock his socks off… the reason was to have a sexy set of images that showed who she is at this moment in her life. And she wanted to wear gorgeous jewel tones, lots of lace, and a bold lip and nail color to capture her edgy personal style. I loved every minute of it. Here are just a few favorite that the beautiful Miss A allowed me to share with the world. Enjoy! And if you’re ready for YOUR Austin Boudoir Photo Experience, click contact, gorgeous! - Cheers.