Life After Baby – NC Boudoir Photography
I first met this beauty 2 years ago when she walked in the Simply-Boudoir collection of the Vintage Jane Fashion Show. She showed up with a fierce pair of knee high Louboutins, rocked a red lip and top bun, and was super sweet. Since then she has given birth to a beautiful little boy and her life as a wife and hard working woman had changed. She wanted to celebrate her husband’s birthday with a sexy gift as well as her life after baby with a boudoir shoot so I was thrilled when she emailed me. I already knew she was going to blow it out of the water but I saw a spark at her shoot that radiated well beyond the luscious Agent Provocateur lingerie and you can read below what she had to say about the experience.
“From the first day I met Stacey, I knew I was one day going to do a session with her. At the time, I envisioned doing this shoot after a 3 to 6 month period of being really disciplined in exercise and diet. Hell, If i was going to do it I might as well look as “hot” as I possibly could.
I booked the shoot 2 years after we met. Lots changed in those 2 years, I am now the mother to an amazing 9 month old, work is crazier than ever, and (like most new moms) I’ve had a hard time trying to figure out how to balance motherhood, marriage, work, let alone fit in exercise. But, I booked it anyway and figured my husband would really enjoy the birthday surprise.
My husband has told me everyday since the baby how beautiful and sexy he finds me. I didn’t believe it. I told myself the gift was for him, but more than that, I needed to believe it for myself. You see, after a baby it’s easy to just lose your identity and simply become mom. I used to take pride in having my husband gawk at me when I came home from work, when the lights went down, but I would now shy away from that attention because I just didn’t feel like “her” anymore. So I thought, maybe a professional can place me in the right light and capture something “beautiful and sexy”. (Good luck!)
The shoot was hands down one of the most empowering and liberating things I’ve done in my life. I felt sexy again, but not the way I used to feel before. It was different, it was better. My body wasn’t mine for so long, but it was mine again and I was owing it. And that was only during the shoot. Then I saw the photos- I’m hot! He was right! I may not be as firm and muscular as I once was, but I’m loving the life I’m living today and wouldn’t trade my still hot, yet squishier and curvier body for the world.”
Life After Baby