I'm always up for a creative challenge, so when Ms. M asked if she could bring her snake to her boudoir photo shoot, I was excited! Her boudoir session was a Christmas gift from her partner, Mr. S. Of course, the whole session did not include her Ball Python, but it was so much fun to photograph this vivacious woman and her interaction with her snake! Living in Oakland, I had never held a snake before, but I found the snake to be friendly and the experience fascinating!
Here's what Ms. M and Mr. S had to say about their experience working with Her Story Images:
What was your inspiration for doing a boudoir photo session?
Mr. S: “She has a Finstagram account which according to my younger sister is the IG account that you don’t tell your parents about. We needed to get more photos on her Finstagram account and I thought, “I can help with that.”
How did you feel before you came in for your photo session?
Ms. M: “I was feeling good…I was excited but a little nervous.”
How did you feel during the actual boudoir session?
Ms. M: “I felt great and very comfortable. You were great to work with and gave really clear directions. You could do anything that you asked of me and you could show me....it was great!”
Mr. S: “She was so cute when she got home and was showing me all the poses.”
How did you feel when you saw your photos for the first time?
Ms. M: "The photos were great. I feel like I had high expectations, and they were met and exceeded.”
Mr. S: “They are phenomenal. I was really excited, and I’m definitely excited to see them on the wall!”
How do you feel today now that you have your finished products?
Ms. M: “The prints are very hefty. They feel like a piece of slate or something…they feel very substantial…not like getting glossy prints back from your disposable camera or something.”
What would you say to someone who is considering a boudoir session with Her Story Images?
Ms. M: “If you are thinking of doing a boudoir session I would say, absolutely do it. It’s a great experience. You get great pictures out of it. And Niki is great to work with.”
Mr. S: “I concur wholeheartedly. I put my stamp of approval on everything she just said. Obviously, I didn’t get the experience part of it, but I get to look at the photos, so that’s nice.”