Kirsty’s FYEO boudoir photos
““This is me and I love it!””
Kirsty’s story, age: 28, dress size: 8-10
I had two reasons for having my FYEO® boudoir photos: I wanted a unique wedding gift for my husband, but at the same time I badly needed a confidence boost, as I carry weight on my thighs and have stretch marks as a result of crash-dieting in my teens – something I’ve always been ashamed of. I feel the media puts pressure on us ladies to fit into certain moulds. I’ve never felt like I fitted the stereotypical ‘model’ image, despite my petite size.
I’d never have believed I’d have the confidence to go through with a boudoir photoshoot – getting into my underwear and posing for someone I’d never met before – let alone getting completely naked! It was a huge step for me to come to the studio and embrace my body, but my fiancé mentioned he’d seen some a boudoir shoot in the past and said I should do it to prove to myself what he already knew: that I am beautiful.
I kept the shoot a secret from him, booking it for a week when he was away with work. I brought along three sexy underwear sets, as well as my fiancé’s football shirt, which we eventually used as a prop in my most adventurous naked shots! It really helped me feel less nervous and much closer to him on the day.
I was directed at every stage by Alex, my lovely photographer. She made me feel comfortable and confident from the moment we met, and I quickly gained more and more confidence in my posing.
After the shoot, in which I was allowed as much time as I needed and never felt rushed, I felt amazing: sexy confident and pulsing with adrenaline! I had a smile from ear to ear for the rest of the day – and every day of the three months I kept my photos at home in secret before giving them to my fiancé on our big day!
Needless to say, my husband was absolutely delighted – and literally speechless – when I finally gave him the photos in the special album I’d had created. I’m not sure he’d actually believed I’d go through with it, and knowing I’d done it for him made the whole experience extra-special to us both on our wedding day. And yes, he still looks at his ‘special album’ regularly to this day!
“This is me and I love it!”
FYEO® has played a massive part in helping me to accept and appreciate all my imperfections. I’ve learned to embrace every inch of my skin and I’m no longer ashamed of any part of my body. This is me and I love it! I feel that everyone is beautiful in their own way, and an experience like FYEO® can help you see yourself quite literally in a new light!