Ok, back in August we did our Boudoir Bonanza and it was AMAZING! We had no idea that our little 2-day lingerie fest at the Hotel Valley Ho was going to spiral into 18 photo shoots (we booked 8…the other 10 just sort of..happened?), over 14,000 pictures (no joke!), and an experience in women celebrating their bodies and beauty the way it did! It honestly felt like some kind of crazy girl-power exploration into loving ourselves and seeing our beauty through someone else’s eyes. While every single one of the gorgeous women attending started out by being very VERY nervous of our flaws, areas of concern, and just general anxiety over our looks, every person ended up seeing a whole new side of their own looks, and feeling a bit empowered! Also, we hear that the recipients of these photos (husbands, boyfriends, lucky people!) have had NO complaints on the result!
I thought I’d share with you some quotes and emails we received after the shoot, as it’s made us so happy to see the excitement and gratitude we’ve received upon doing this shoot. Of all we’ve done at the studio, for some reason getting everyone in their underwear somehow had the biggest effect on us all! Kim Jarman, Kim Bee, Mary Jordan, and Christa Scott worked their cute booties off shooting all these beautiful women. Makeup artist extraordinaire Sara San Marco, hair stylists Camille Keilman and Danielle Murray worked their magic on each woman, and I posed/clothed/organized everyone, and somehow, we made all 18 photo shoots into something spectacular!! I’m still SUPER proud of the hard work we all put in, especially when I look at these pictures! (Including my own, one shot that Christa took is my blog banner pic now—look up top here, where I’m putting on that lipstick! I LOOOOOVE it!!)
Quotes from our lovely Boudoir Ladies!
“I have to say, the Boudoir photo shoot exceeded my expectations in every way. First of all, let’s be honest — for some of us hanging out in your undies in front of strangers could have been a very nerve-wracking experience. But it was actually quite the opposite, it was a ton of fun. Jenny had everything organized and seamless from beginning to end. The hair & makeup team were amazing and made me look & feel like a total pin-up girl. The photographers Kim & Kim made me feel so comfortable and gave such great direction, which helped a lot in trying to get the sexiest shots possible. The shot locations, poses, and lighting they dreamed up were very creative, and just what I had in mind. And the proof pictures I recently got back were unbelievable! I never dreamed they would turn out so incredible. I had a hard time narrowing it down to the final choices. Thanks for such a memorable experience. 🙂 “—T.H.
“I just wanted to say that I cannot be happier with this whole Boudoir experience from start to finish! You girls are a class act and I’m not surprised by any means but it just makes me feel like I’ve not only come away with beautiful images but super amazing friends!!!!! 😉 I booked myself for this type of shoot solely for my husband and to give him an amazing gift for our 10 year anniversary but what I didn’t realize is that I cannot get over how beautiful I feel inside and out by looking at my pictures, I’m a little embarrassed to say but I just “cannot stop looking at them”!!!!!! 😉 Thank you again to you ALL from the bottom of my heart for making me feel like I “still have it”, even at 37!!!!!! Much, Much Love!!!!!!! ;-)”—J.H.
“I had such an amazing time working with the women of Kimberly Jarman Photography. I always wanted to do a boudoir shoot but never had the time to coordinate hair, makeup, venue, and a photographer I felt comfortable with. I was so excited when I read that Kim was doing the hard part for us and packaging it all together. The photographers were so encouraging and made me feel beautiful. The shots turned out great, I can’t wait to give my husband the photo calendar they produced for me. Thanks KJ & Co.”–C.K.
“The Boudoir experience for me was absolutely amazing.
I have wanted to do a Boudoir shoot for my husband for a very long time. I never ended up getting around to it and then we were expecting our first child. At that point I didn’t think I would ever do it!! I was 8 months postpartum when Kim posted the news of the Boudoir shoot. I decided to muster up the courage and do it!!!! AND OH MY GOODNESS! I am so completely ecstatic that I did. It was exactly what I needed! Kim and KB made me feel like complete super model. It was comfortable, fun and a total confidence booster.
Thank you Kimberly Jarman Photography for reminding me that I am still a sexy woman even after having a baby and being a tired sleep deprived momma!!! It was exactly what my heart needed and I know my husband has thoroughly enjoyed both the pictures AND the confidence boost! 😉 “–B.S.
“At first I was really hesitant and nervous about doing the boudior. I had never done any type of photoshoot before this besides my wedding pictures (unless you count Senior pictures in High school!). I was worried about not liking the photos and being to uncomfortable. I can honestly say that I am SO glad I took the opportunity to do this. It was such a blast, the girls made me feel great in front of the camera and the pictures turned out amazing. I would do this again in a heartbeat!”–C.M.
I love these women!!! I wish I could put their GORGEOUS pictures up, but they’re private 🙂
Thank you ladies, you make us love our jobs even more!