Katie is one of those people who appears in your life randomly and blows shit up, IN THE BEST WAY.
Fierce, sassy and gorgeous. I'd tell you about her boudoir photo shoot, but she tells it better herself!!
"Eventually the bucket list didn’t matter anymore"
"For the longest time I had wanted to book a boudoir shoot, I had seen a friend have one before and thought the results were beautiful. But didn’t know anyone I could really go to ask the right questions or how to go about it, it was still very taboo to talk about. There was a lot of “deals” about as time went on but again I had no idea who these companies were.... so I kept the item on my bucket list.
Eventually the bucket list didn’t matter anymore..... I had been in a controlling relationship, (not that I knew it) I just felt like Mum and wife and lost all my confidence and any sense of who the hell I was..... and then my world came crashing down at my feet. I was a single mum again, divorced and all before I was 35. But unbeknownst to me at this point it was the making of the real me....
I had never met Nicole when I was added to the boudoir group and she was advertising for models for her mind [charity] calendar. I had been doing some work on my mind and body and thought why shouldn’t I try this out.... so I applied.
Meeting Nicole was amazing when I was accepted. She was so down to earth and I felt immediately at ease. Fast forward to after the calendar and I wanted.... no needed more, the next step, I had a taste of my confidence and wanted to take it further and knew right away Nicole should be the one to photograph me. And so it happened.
I sort of knew what to expect after doing the calendar (which was really nerve wracking) so I was very excited.... a little nervous but only because it was a different situation, but being half naked in front of 1 woman seemed to pale in comparison to being semi naked in-front of 12 women.
So at this point I was pretty much bring it on. Although the nerves kicked in when I knew I would have a video accompanying the photos too.
Neve and Katie were amazing. I wasn’t too picky when it came to makeup and hair and based on my outfit choices I let the girls give me ideas and settled on browns, dusky pinks and curls. I felt so pampered and calm, we laughed, chatted and got on amazingly well throughout it all...... Nicole has a brilliant team.... as a qualified beauty therapist and nail technician I’d jump at the chance to work with her.
[Posing and guidance is] what I was most nervous/anxious about, where to sit how to pose and Nicole was fabulous, showing me poses I needed to be in. Guiding me to make sure I was comfortable and in the correct position before shooting. And directing different movements to make the pictures pop. It felt natural from the moment my butt was placed on the couch.