Earlier this year I had the gorgeous Cassie in the studio for her boudoir session. Cassie was so much fun to photograph. She is a medic in the army, and a good old country girl, so we had so many interesting conversations and so much fun just being girly for the morning. Here is Cassie’s boudoir experience:
1. Describe yourself in 3 words
Clumsy, animal lover, emotional
2. Describe 3 things people might not know about you
I am, and feel much older than my years, I grew up on a farm and always got and still do get around in my tracky dacks, I’m a closet girly girl – so far back in the closet infact that I’m in Narnia.
3. Describe 3 things you wanted your boudoir session to represent
I wanted my boudoir session to represent that a rough and tough country girl who works in the army isn’t necessarily plain, ordinary, ungirly, unglamorous or in the slightest a “Bulldike”. I wanted it to represent that women can be sexy, beautiful, classy and raunchy all in one. And I also wanted it to represent me coming to terms with my insecurities and accepting myself for the way I am.
4. How do you feel about your body?
I mostly feel pretty good about my body. I have my occasional insecure moments but these are overcome knowing that I am healthy. Mostly…. I exercise, and I think, ” Hey, if I could have a body like this at eighty, I’d be a pretty happy lady.” Regardless of the fact that at that point in time I’m not enjoying the way my tummy looks or the stretch marks on my thighs, but I’m coming to terms with it.
5. What is your go-to item when you want to feel absolutely gorgeous?
Hmmm, go to item when I want to feel gorgeous….. Maybe I have two, Skinny jeans and hair curler.
6. What is your best tip for feeling beautiful?
Best tip for feeling beautiful? It’s easier said than done but, you have to learn to love and accept yourself for the person you are and for your body and the way it looks. My mum always said that until you can learn to love yourself, how can you expect others to? On the physical side I do enjoy a facial.
7. What does confidence mean to you?
Confidence to me means sticking by your beliefs and telling people to their face”the way it is” so to speak, or honesty rather, which occassionally gets me in trouble, but hey, I don’t like to beat around the bush.
1. Why did you book a boudoir session with Nicole Barralet Photography?
I booked a session because my partner and I have currently been in a long distance relationship for three years now due to our work commitments and I wanted him to have some nice photos of me instead of cheesy selfies.
2. What does the term “boudoir photography” mean to you?
Boudoir photography to me means classy well taken photos of ladies in their lingerie. Also the experience that comes from getting almost down to the nuddy infront of someone you don’t even know, well that’s something you must try for yourself
3. How did you find the experience of being photographed by Nicole?
I found the experience with Nicole was amazing. I’ve never met her in my life yet we spoke like we’d always known eachother. It didn’t even feel like a photo shoot let alone one in my lingerie because I was just so comfortable with her. It was fun and entertaining and through our conversation during the shoot Nicole managed to get some pretty awesome pictures and facial expressions.
4. If you did the shoot as a gift, how did you boyfriend react to the gift?
My boyfriend absolutely loved itand was shocked to see my transformation, but it was very very well received.
5. Has the experience of doing a boudoir session helped you feel more confident, more empowered, sexy and comfortable with being a woman?
The shoot definitely helped me feel more confident and at peace with the way I am