Ms.T’s Boudoir Experience | Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir Photographer

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Were you nervous about your session?

I was nervous! But fortunately Charity was very welcoming from the start. Her thoroughness and pointers before and during the shoot were extremely helpful with knowing more of what to expect. It made all the difference!

What did you like best about your boudoir experience?

I loved that Charity offers an outside boudoir experience. It made it so much fun creating photos!

What inspired you to book a boudoir session?

I wanted to do a boudoir photo book for my soon to be hubby but I also did it for me. As many women I have struggled with my insecurities and I wanted to do something that would remind me I am beautiful in my own way and I should embrace that! 

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Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer

What made you choose Boudoir By Chee?

One of my friends had done a session with Charity and highly recommended her. 

 Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?

It absolutely did! I am not going to lie, first getting into my first outfit the nerves were high but after Charity talked me through poses and made me feel oh so comfortable I was feeling myself ;) Then, seeing the final photos I was SO happy!

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 Would you recommend this experience to a friend?

I would! It's a great way to boost up your confidence and embrace your beauty!


Hope you all enjoyed Ms. T’s look into her boudoir experience.

xoxox,

Chee

Ms. B's Bridal Boudoir Experience | Sonoma County, Ca

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Were you nervous about your session?

Yes, I was so nervous about my session! It was so far from something I would ever feel "confident" doing but, I felt like I had to do it! Step out of my comfort zone and see how it would feel, how the photos would look!

What did you like best about your bridal boudoir experience?

I LOVED the confidence boost, I LOVED that I had a little morning to myself and most of all I loved how comfortable it made me feel in my own skin. I walked away empowered and it was just another fun stop on the longggggg train of wedding planning that felt easy and just for me and my future hubby! I feel like when you are wedding planning it's so easy to get caught up in planning and doing a million and one things to make sure the day is perfect for all of your guests, it was really nice to take the day to just do something for strictly US.

What inspired you to book a bridal boudoir session?

Both Lauren and Charity did! Their experience, their social media posts, it was a just the little push I needed to book a session! 

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What made you choose Boudoir By Chee & St. James Salon?

The professionalism and how classy all their work is. I could not be more impressed with the level of professionalism, and the best hype team! Talk about leaving your session feeling like america's next top model! LOL These girls do fantastic job of making you feel confident, empowered and most of all comfortable throughout your entire experience!

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Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?

100% YES YES YES, after I got my photos back I seriously could cry. The amount of confidence and self love I felt was unreal! I've always struggled with being "OK" with my body, and how I look in the mirror. From counting macros, working out and always watching what I eat, I feel like sometimes it can be so detrimental and I forget to look in the mirror and appreciate the hard work and love my body even on my "bloaty" days. This experience made me take a step back and realize I need to love and appreciate my body no matter what. 

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Would you recommend this experience to a friend?

Absolutely! Already have to multiple friends! (;


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Mrs. L’ s Boudoir Experience | Sonoma County, Ca 

“When your brave, you empower others around you to be brave too.”

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Mrs. L and I have been friends for years, and when she finally booked a session, I was over the moon happy for her! Most of my friends that ask me to do a boudoir session never get around to doing it. I always figured maybe they didn’t really want to do one and they were just being friendly. But after having a chat with Mrs. L while shooting her boudoir session, I came to learn that even though she has known me for ten years, she was still nervous!

Here’s what she had to say:

Were you nervous about your session?

I was super nervous.

What did you like best about your boudoir experience?

I enjoyed how pretty I felt during the experience.

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Napa Valley, Ca | Boudoir Photographer

What inspired you to book a boudoir session?

Seeing all of you're amazing work made me want to book with you.

What made you choose Boudoir By Chee?

Because your awesome.

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Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?

I felt so confident, which doesn't happen often. I ended up showing other people besides my husband because I felt so beautiful.

Would you recommend this experience to a friend?

Yes!

Is there anything I can do to make the experience better for you in the future?

No.

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xoxox

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Were you nervous about your session?

Yes I was very nervous! Mostly about being half naked in a creek lol

What did you like best about your boudoir experience?

I loved how creative Charity is and the enthusiasm she has to make the shoot amazing. I absolutely love that the shoot was outside and nature was utilized so well, it truly creatures the perfect backdrop.

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What inspired you to book a boudoir session?

Honestly, if I hadn’t of won one of the modeling shoots I might have never booked a session just because I never do anything for myself or give myself anything as amazing as a boudoir shoot. It was a phenomenal experience.

What made you choose Boudoir By Chee?

I have been following Charity for years on social media and all her work has always been amazing so doing a shoot with her just seemed perfect.

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Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?

Absolutely!

Would you recommend this experience to a friend?

Yes yes and yes!

Is there anything I can do to make the experience better for you in the future?

Not that I can think of, everything was perfect.

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Thank you for reading Miss R’s view on a Boudoir By Chee experience. To be featured on the blog please submit your email to charity@boudoirbychee.com  

xoxox,

Charity  

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Do you ever wonder what it’d be like to have a different view of yourself?

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Soooo nervous! Not so much about taking the actual photos, but very nervous about how they would turn out. Sometimes I am not the most photogenic.

I loved the property, the fun music playing, and how Charity instructed me but didn’t make it look overdone or too “posed.” It was great just to let go and follow her lead. When I got the photos back, I loved that they were not overly edited and it truly showcased ME.

Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer
Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer

Lauren from St James Salon inspired me after hearing about her experience.

I love the outdoor boudoir and the meaning behind the company. It truly is more than photography, and I left feeling like a million bucks. Charity really knows how to work all the natural lights/shadows to give clients of all shapes and sizes the most flattering and natural results. Her work is a tasteful and rustic twist on classic boudoir. 

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Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer
Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer

Absolutely! I never thought of myself as sexy and never was the hot girl in my friend group. This session gave me so much confidence and also showed me how strong (lots of power poses!) and gorgeous the female body can be.

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The hair/makeup/photo bundle plus payment plans make it so easy I would recommend a session tenfold. 

I am loving seeing all of the new props and venues on your property. Your social media is a HUGE asset, and I love seeing how all of the different personalities translate. You are killing it!

The Gift Was Just an Excuse | Sonoma County, Ca

What if YOU did something entirely for yourself?

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I was slightly nervous about the shoot but once we got going all my nerves went away. 

I loved how secluded the location was. It felt really freeing to be able to shoot without worrying about someone intruding. 

Sonoma County, Ca | Bridal Boudoir
Sonoma County, Ca | Bridal Boudoir

I booked the boudoir session originally as a gift for my fiancé, but I’ve always wanted to do one!! The gift was just an excuse 😉. He loved it by the way!! 

I chose Charity because a boudoir shoot outside is so unique and loved how moody her images were! 

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Sonoma County, Ca | Bridal Boudoir

I have always felt a bit uncomfortable in front of the camera. I’m tiny so most of the time I feel like I look scrawny but not with Charity. Omg, the images were amazing, and I felt so great after my session. 

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Sonoma County, Ca | Bridal Boudoir
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I would absolutely recommend doing this to a friend! I would and may do it again in the near future. 

Thank you so much Charity!! 

K.

Miss T’s birthday present to herself | Sonoma County, Ca

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I'd always been curious about doing a boudoir shoot, but didn't physically look like I wanted to look when doing it.  I was worried that the pictures wouldn't turn out like I wanted them to due to my physical insecurities (rolls, chunky thighs, double chin, etc.).  



 Getting pampered beforehand was fun.  (The staff at St. James salon were great!)  The drive out, though long, was beautiful.  The shoot itself was a blast.  Charity took time looking through the various outfit choices I'd brought, we picked out some things, and then got into it!  Posing felt a little awkward at first, but I'd been in the group and watched her work long enough to trust that she knew what she was doing.  Once I got used to it, I could relax a little more, too.  In the end, I had a blast and felt like a badass!

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 I'd always been curious about dong a boudoir shoot.  I especially love photographers who are size-inclusive and who promote body positivity and beauty across all shapes & sizes.  I myself didn't look like I wanted to look when I finally did a shoot, but I talked myself into doing it as a birthday present for myself.  I figured, even if I lost the weight I wanted to, I probably will never be comfortable enough with my body to say that it was thin/good enough to jump in.  And, if by some miracle, I ever do look that way, it'll probably be years from now and I'll have some other excuse (I'm too old, too wrinkly, etc.) to latch onto.  I'd rather do the shoot and risk it regretting not looking how I wanted to (which is not how it turned out!), than never do a shoot and regret not taking the chance at all.  

 I saw Charity recommended by someone else who'd done a shoot with her.  I love photography as an art form and follow many photographers, so I decided to see what she was all about.  I lurked in her group for several weeks, watching her post pics of her sessions (which are GORGEOUS) and just watching the overall body-positive vibe of the group.  I really connected to what I saw and appreciated how she makes everyone feel safe, appreciated, and beautiful!

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It was nice to take a break from being in my usual wife/mother caregiver role and remind myself what it feels like to do something just for me & to feel like a beautiful, badass, sexy woman.  I know she's in there (which is why it didn't change my perception, necessarily), but I get so caught up with the day-to-day at work & home, it was really nice to let her out to get glammed up & play & shine for a little while. 

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WHAT MRS. C EXPERIENCE MEANT TO HER | Sonoma County, Boudoir Photographer

A few weeks ago St. James Salon and I held a Glam event in Sonoma County, Ca. We had so much fun hanging out and shooting… our clients did to. I’m so excited to announce we had so much fun we plan on hosting more events in the near future! For now here what Mrs. C had to say about her Glam experience!!

Were you nervous about your session?

Not at all! This is my 2nd session with Charity and she always makes me feel so comfortable. 

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What I liked best about my glam experience was how comfortable I was, baring tits and all I still felt so comfortable!

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What inspired you to book your Glam session?

I was doing some of the pictures for my husband as a Valentine’s Day gift. All the other pics were for me though.

Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer
Sonoma County, CA | Boudoir Photographer

Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?

Oh totally, I always feel so beautiful and confident during the shoot and once I see the pictures as well.

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Would you recommend this glam experience to a friend?

100%, I already have multiple times 😆

Thanks for reading! Leave some love below.

xoxox,

Charity

Smokey & Sexy | Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir Photographer

Brand Ambassador Miss K. finally got her time in front of the camera! She (and others) have been an enormous help to the Boudoir By Chee Empowerment Tribe. I was so happy she was ready to test out the boudoir waters- see what I did there ;-) 

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Makeup by Stevie from St James Salon

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What we both didn’t plan for was Californias wildfire smoke to blow into Sonoma County and become part of her session. 

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Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir By Chee Photographer

 

The smoke added a whole other level to Miss K. session, and it weaved its way in and fit her bright glittery personality perfectly!

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Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir Photographer
Sonoma County, Ca Boudoir Photographer

Miss K's session proves yet another reason why I love taking ladies outside for their boudoir experience! Never know what natural element will add to a session!

Heres to Miss K and all the ladies before and after her walking on the wild side.

xoxox,

Chee