In today’s world, self-expression takes center stage. Our everyday styles often reflect the depths of our personalities without having to say a word. For our February Client Spotlight, we had the privilege of interviewing a remarkable woman who not only embodies confidence but also radiates a unique blend of glamour and authenticity.
Embracing Your Alter Ego During A Boudoir Session
Meet our client Dzintra, whose love language includes leggings and sparkles—a true reflection of her bubbly personality. Affectionately known as Diamond Luxxe as her burlesque alter ego, she exudes an undeniable charm that captivates audiences and leaves a lasting impression.
When asked about the motivation behind booking a session with us, she expressed a deep admiration for Le Boudoir Studio’s work and a desire to capture her journey into the world of burlesque through professional photography. I have had the personal pleasure of getting to know Dzintra through burlesque and various dance classes, so this experience was extra special for me as well to see her bring that stage presence into her session.
For many, the concept of “sexy” may feel elusive or foreign. However, Dzintra eloquently describes it as a fusion of cuteness and confidence, likening the transformation to stepping into the role of an empowered queen. This word has so many meanings to each person, and I like learning about each woman’s unique insight on how they interpret it and more importantly, how they want to convey or embody it during their session.
Express Yourself Through Your Unique Sense Of Style
With no hesitations in sight, she went into her boudoir session with excitement and enthusiasm. Selecting the outfits and accessories was an enjoyable part of the process for her. ”I just love dressing up! I have quite a few sets of lingerie (but I could always use more!), so it was just a matter of narrowing it down. Since we were doing the red sheets it seemed like black would be my best bet. I also brought accessories just in case including the sparkly choker and gloves that we ended up using, it felt like the ultimate in glam!” Your boudoir outfits can be a celebration of unique self-expression, and convey your sense of style or flair for the dramatic.
In her everyday life, Dzintra finds inspiration and empowerment from her supportive circle of friends and the vibrant communities of burlesque and pole fitness. Their unwavering encouragement serves as a constant reminder of her own strength and potential. Who we surround ourselves with deeply impacts how we view our self-worth and confidence. When you find people that support and encourage you, and are also doing the things you want to be doing, they can inspire you and show you what you are truly capable of!
Drawing from her experiences on stage, she offers invaluable advice on overcoming self-doubt and embracing confidence. “My biggest piece of advice is just to remember that everyone around you has their own internal world. Whatever anxieties you have about the way someone perceives you are guaranteed to be thought about more by YOU than anyone else. They’re too busy living their own lives to remember that small detail you messed up somewhere. Or the awkward encounter they had with you. Some of these things may haunt you forever, but I promise that that person has already forgotten.” Her words serve as a beacon of wisdom, reassuring others that their perceived flaws are often magnified only in their own minds.
Boudoir As Part Of Your Self-Discovery Transformation
“I was floored by how beautiful the photos came out. I think I’m just becoming more present with myself. Inside there’s still that nerdy girl from high school with the frizzy hair, glasses, and acne. Sometimes I forget that that’s not me anymore and that I’ve blossomed into more. When Miranda was done with my makeup and I looked in the mirror I felt a little teary eyed. It reminded me of the first time I felt truly pretty when I got my hair and makeup done for my junior prom.” The experience served as a poignant reminder of her own transformation—a long journey from self-doubt to self-love.
When asked if she would consider another boudoir shoot, her response was: a resounding yes! With a newfound addiction to the art of boudoir, she eagerly anticipates the opportunity to book a full session in the future.
For those hesitant about booking a shoot, our client offers words of encouragement and reassurance. “First of all, something inside called you to do the shoot whether it’s to reaffirm who you are or to build confidence. Trust that feeling and the experience. Miranda makes it so easy by providing makeup and hair so there were zero worries about that. The big bonus here is that she knows how to pose. Not just her body, but every body and she will break it down step by step. Bonus, there is a Women’s Only Facebook group you can join. It’s filled with other women who have already done a shoot and can tell you what to expect. I promise you, even if it seems scary, it’s worth taking the leap!”
Our February Client Spotlight’s journey serves as a personable reminder of the transformative power of boudoir photography. We do these testimonial blogs to hear and share real-life experiences of women from all walks of life and backgrounds. I think a lot of women that have never done a boudoir shoot think that they need to be fully confident and love themselves completely before booking a session, but the majority of the time that is just not the case! Most gals come to us in the middle of their self-love journey, and use boudoir as a tool to help them take the next step in that process. It adds to that confidence, love, and appreciation to help elevate their mind and bodies to achieve all of the other amazing things they seek to do in life! Boudoir is one of the many steps on a journey to self-discovery.
Your story is waiting to be told, and we are here to capture every moment of it.
With love and empowerment,
Le Boudoir Studio