THEMSELVES TO AN EXPERIENCE
"I had some nerves going into the boudoir session, since it takes some bravery to be practically naked in front of a stranger, who also happens to be pointing a camera at you. Thankfully, I had the most amazing photographer, who made me feel comfortable and sexy. It made all the difference in my experience. She is incredibly good at what she does, and I am so grateful to have been photographed by her. Having my picture professionally taken, even when fully clothed, has always felt a bit awkward. What do I do with my hands? Do I smile? If I’m not smiling, do I look ridiculous or angry? The list of anxieties that go through my head is endless. Now, add on the additional terror of being in lingerie, and the anxiety list grows. Are my boobs falling out of my bra? Is the cellulite on my butt incredibly obvious? I forgot to breathe multiple times, since the photographer kept reminding me to take a breath and relax. I’m happy to report that once I warmed up, she even convinced me to take some shots completely nude. That was not my initial plan (strictly out of fear), but I felt super comfortable and trusted that she would pose me in flattering ways that would be tasteful and sexy..."
Gain more insight of what to expect on B's beautifully written blog post that encompasses all the feelings and thoughts she experienced during her boudoir session.
"I had heard of Nicole’s name from around town and a few of my clients going to her for photos. Once I followed her and saw her work I knew I needed to book with her! A boudoir shoot has always been on my bucket list but I’ve always came up with reasons to wait. I’m so glad I finally jumped in feet first! Nicole’s booking process was easy and she had a beautiful location booked to shoot out of. She sent over info to help me prepare for my shoot.
When the day finally came she instantly made me feel comfortable and provided a snack and drink based on my personal preferences. We first staged the outfits so that we could jump right into shooting. She was organized and helped give direction on posing and what to do with my face and hands. Being plus size I was concerned with posing in ways that would best compliment my body. Let me tell you, she made me feel like a queen! She let me take peeks so I could see what she was capturing which hyped me up even more. I even felt confident and comfortable enough towards the end to get naked!
When I received my pics back which was pretty quick I was blown away!!! I love them! And the ones I got naked in were some of my favorites which I wasn’t expecting! I’m totally thrilled with the entire experience and am trying to convince my hubby to do a couples shoot with me! Nicole’s superseded her reputation. I knew from fellow friends she was amazing but the entire experience and the photos were beyond what I expected. Every woman needs to do a boudoir shoot at least once in their life and if you do I promise you’d be in the best hands with Nicole! Thank you!
"If you had told me 1 year ago that I'd be doing a boudoir session I would say "you're crazy." But I did it and I couldn't be happier. The COVID pandemic has given me an extreme gratitude and appreciation for the fragility of life. Lately I've been asking myself: What will I regret more? The things I do or the things I don't do? Well, you only live once so why not take a risk. Go Big or Go Home!
I'm the first to care for others while leaving myself last. Preparing for this session and taking these photos was a true act of self care. Everyone should take time to celebrate themselves, their unique beauty and their bodies. There is so much power in vulnerability. This experience made me feel powerful, strong and brave. At the end of the day, I took these photos for me."
"My husband and I have been married for over 18 years.; we have three kids and two pups. Between two businesses, work, and our family, we often forget about us as a couple. When I saw Nicole post pictures of a couple’s boudoir shoot I was all in. Picture day was so much fun, it was a much needed break from life; it felt like we were on a date! Nicole was FANTASTIC at helping us pose and making us feel comfortable. She took the most amazing pictures of us and captured the love and maybe some lust we have for each other! I highly recommend every couple do a boudoir shoot, our couple’s shoot was like a jolt of lightening to our relationship!"
- From Her
"As a man I was kind of nervous going into our couples boudoir shoot. Posing "sexy" isn't something I have much experience with nor was it something I felt would be easy for me. Nicole was amazing at creating a relaxed atmosphere for my wife and I to get lost in the moment. Maybe a little too lost in a few of those moments! The pictures far exceeded my expectations. Not only did Nicole capture our most flattering angles but also the feeling and emotion of the moment. Beyond the pictures, the whole event felt like a date where we tuned out everything but each other and left us feeling like newlyweds in the days following."
- From Him
"I have always been interested in doing a boudoir shoot however my nerves have always gotten the best of me. I was fortunate to find Nicole's Instagram page and loved how many women were using these shoots to do this for themselves and not for someone else. The words of encouragement that I watched Nicole use towards these women was beautiful and I knew that she would be able to make this a memorable and amazing experience for me...so I decided to book. And I am so happy I did."
"I’ve never done anything like this before and had no idea how I would feel during the shoot but Nicole makes you feel so comfortable!! She has a beautiful way about her!! I have never felt more comfortable, open, beautiful, and sexy in my life! And it’s all thanks to her! She guided me throughout the whole shoot and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience with her! I was even laughing and goofing around at times because she makes it so easy! There was no reason to be nervous or feel shy in my skin because she just makes you feel so great! I highly recommend Nicole if you’re wanting photos like these done! She’s absolutely brilliant and I wanted to post all the photos she took of me! She has a good eye and you’ll see that when you get your photos back! I’m literally going to book another session with her in the summer because I can’t get enough and I need more photos!"
"I have always struggled with being insecure about my body. I have always been so hard on myself.... I mean who isn’t?
When I decided to book a boudoir shoot with Nicole, I was so nervous but also so excited! Leading up to the shoot I kept telling myself “Love your body, you will look back later in life and be so happy you did this!”
Nicole made the experience completely unforgettable! With a little liquid courage, some great music and Nicole’s super empowering energy, I felt so comfortable! I had never felt so empowered, sexy, beautiful, and comfortable in my own skin. Since the shoot, that confidence has not gone away. I’m so proud of myself for overcoming the fear of being so vulnerable in front of a camera!! I can not thank Nicole enough for making this experience so amazing! She helped change the way I see myself and for that I will forever be grateful. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!
If you have ever considered booking a boudoir shoot with Nicole, DO IT! Run, don’t walk! I guarantee you will not regret it!"
"Nicole is hands down amazing. I have shot with her a few times (boudoir and other lifestyle shoots) and I am always incredibly impressed by her work. She just sent me my boudoir photos (which we just shot 4 days ago) and I am absolutely BLOWN AWAY. (Which by the way.. 4 days is EXTREMELY fast. I have worked with over 100 other photographers and most of them take weeks to months to get you your images - being timely is super admirable, and impressive).
Nicole does incredible work and has an incredible eye. She is very artistic and knows how to capture the best lighting while also getting all of the best angles. If you’re a woman, you know how much angles matter — she makes you feel good about how you look, even on your feeling frumpy days. (Maybe this is just me, but I tend to be my worst critic and I don’t always see myself how others do - fit, beautiful, etc. Nicole knows how to truly capture people’s best angles and has helped me to see/notice my own beauty too). After seeing Nicole’s photos/work, I can genuinely say that; 1. She makes you feel super comfortable in front of the camera even when you have little to no clothing on (which can be uncomfortable - I’ve experienced it with other photographers, but this isn’t the case with Nicole). 2. She captures and helps you to see your best and most sexy YOU! (and) 3. She is by all means a professional, and you truly get what you pay for. I am kinda stingy at times but I believe in investing in quality things in life, and her work is by far worth it. I was a little hesitant before I booked because of the cost, but I am so glad that I booked the shoot and went for it. It was worth every single penny, and I am planning on booking another shoot very soon!"
"First of all, I want to express that I have been working with multiple photographers since I was a teen. Nicole is by far my favorite. Nicole always makes me feel and look my best and always makes things easy and so comfortable!! Not to mention just flat out FUN, during this boudoir shoot especially. Don’t be shy to book with Nicole! She is so easy to work with and tells you all of the tricks and tips to make you feel and look like the bad a$s B you are!!! 100% can not wait to shoot with her again. She is nothing short of incredible!!! What are you even waiting for?! Just do it!"
"Oh my goodness, I received my photos!!!!! I’m in love with every single one.
From the bottom of my heart I would like to say the biggest THANK YOU!!!
They are BEAUTIFUL, BREATHTAKING and everything I could have ever dreamed of. I went to Wise by Nicole because I wanted to create an unforgettable, unpredictable and extra special gift for my boyfriend and myself. I’m not typically comfortable in front of the camera nor do I generally consider myself sexy or have the confidence to embrace that. ! I can’t recommend Nicole enough – if you’re feeling on the fence or shy/nervous like I was, I can promise you that you will not regret investing in this experience and in yourself! Nicole is amazing and will bring out the confidence you didn’t know you had. Can’t forget to mention how fast she sent my pictures over. I highly recommend Nicole. She will forever be my go to photographer."
"My husband got me a boudoir session with Nicole as a Christmas gift! I was very excited but nervous about the idea of getting in front of the camera and “acting” sexy! But from the moment you walk in, you are greeted by Nicole’s warm welcoming face, and put at ease at how it’s going to go. She takes her time showing you around and explaining her process. Once you begin, she shows and models every move for you to make for each location that she will shoot pictures. So there is no guessing of what you’re supposed to do, just copy what she showed you, and you will not have to wonder if you’re doing it right!
One other reason this was such an amazing and transformative experience for me was that I had decided I wanted to follow a meal and workout plan for at least 6 weeks to look and feel my best. Well I had no idea it would stick and become my new routine! I tracked everything I ate and followed a simple workout plan every day leading up to the shoot, and still over two months later I’m still following it daily! What an amazing all around experience that every woman should feel at some point in her life. If you are on the fence about doing this, just go for it. Not only will you not regret it, you will be SO proud of yourself for doing something a little scary and fun and have the pictures to prove it! Oh the pictures! You will look at yourself and say “omg I can’t believe that is me!?” Its incredible. The best thing I’ve ever done for myself!"
"I was so incredibly nervous going into my photoshoot. For much of my life, I have been self-conscious of my body, always wanting to cover up. To not be seen. This March marked my 31st birthday and I decided this year I was taking my body back. I was going to be proud, confident and unashamed of who I am and how I looked. A boudoir photoshoot seemed like the perfect way to celebrate that. Nicole was amazing to work with. She was patient with me and made me feel comfortable right from the start. Her professionalism and pleasant demeanor helped me through the different shots and outfit changes. By the end, I forgot what I was so nervous about! When I received my photos back, I was in awe of how amazing they turned out. Sexy and classy, just what I was looking for. A boudoir photoshoot is the best gift you can give yourself, I firmly believe that!"
"To say that I was nervous...is an understatement. Having always been insecure about my body, the feeling amplifies when you’re getting older and after 2 kids. But, after knowing Nicole for some time and seeing all the beauty she’s capture with other women...there’s no one else I would have trusted. From the moment I booked my appointment she was encouraging, uplifting, gave suggestions and helpful tips. I never felt alone through out the process. She helped me find and bring out that inner confident woman I had lost so long ago. Nicole was kind, fun and professional! These pix are something I will hold onto forever and one day look back on, being proud of the woman I see. Can’t wait to do it again! Thank you Nicole....for being you! XO"
"I booked a boudoir shoot before I was able to overthink my way out if it! I have 3 kids and my baby isn’t yet a year, so I am still adjusting to my new body and being comfortable in my own skin. Plus throw in the pandemic and recent holidays, let’s just say I am softer than usual ;) I was so nervous the week before and my husband even said he’d drive me if I wanted, to make sure I went through with it. Nicole put me at ease immediately and made me feel so comfortable. She knows what works best and how to highlight what makes you most beautiful. And on top of it all she is the sweetest, most genuine person, you leave feeling like you gained a new friend. When I saw the pictures I was in awe, I couldn’t believe it. They were beautiful and not just in the oh la la way (although that was definitely there!). I was able to see a part of me that had been hiding for the better part of 6 years as I became a mom and got lost in the all consuming baby and toddler years. It was fun to step (very awkwardly) out of my comfort zone and do something for myself and I don’t think I could have done that with anyone else, but Nicole. She is so extremely talented and makes you feel and look beautiful! If she could work that magic with me, she could do it with anyone! And to top it off, I showed my husband a few of the pics, he loved them and he’s already asking when the next boudoir shoot is! Let Wise by Nicole capture your sexy self!!!"
"I did this experience as a birthday gift for my husband, but it turned out being an even bigger gift for ME! I recently lost 55 lbs, and celebrating that with this photoshoot was such an amazing experience! It boosted my confidence like no other! From going out and trying on and buying new lingerie, to getting all dolled up the day of, to having pics taken, to seeing the sneak peeks, and then finally showing my hubby, it was the most perfect gift for both of us! I highly encourage you ladies to try it out! Nicole is the best and helps you through the whole process! You won't regret it!"
"I have always admired Nicole’s work. I was always interested in doing a boudoir photo shoot after seeing all these wonderful women Nicole captured; who all looked so confidently beautiful. I was so back and forth on pulling through with the shoot because I had no one to gift these photos to (and some nerves, don’t get me wrong). I was later then reassured that a boudoir photo shoot is not all about gifting these photos away, but rather doing it just for our own sake as photos like these build a tremendous amount of confidence and make us feel so damn sexy. No matter how nervous you are going into this; you don’t need to worry. Nicole is there to help you every step of the way. I definitely felt like I was not alone in this. She is so very patient, honest and genuine with the utmost sweetest soul. She has the most magical eye for detail, making any photo she takes absolutely phenomenally flawless. I am still in so much shock; speechless!! Nicole has such a special gift when it comes to capturing special (+ sexy) moments and I can’t thank her enough!"
"I have struggled with my self-esteem throughout my entire life. Always nit-picking any and every little thing about myself. I have, however, been working on self love and thought doing this photo shoot would be the perfect way of seeing myself through someone else’s eyes. I decided to gift myself this shoot as an early birthday present this year! I was extremely nervous as time got closer to doing the shoot, but at the same time super excited. When I arrived, Nicole actually helped me pick out my outfits, as I was unsure which ones would compliment me better. She made me feel comfortable and just let me flow with movements and let my inner Aries Goddess take over! I instantly fell In love with these pictures. Nicole sent me a few preview pictures 2 days after the shoot! Super fast!! I recommend working with Nicole 100%. You will not regret it!"
"A boudoir session you ask? "Hmmm. no not me. I can't pose like that. I don't like this or that about myself. How can I be practically naked in front of someone I just met? The cost." These and several other thoughts crossed my mind for years. Nicole's words of encouragement, patience, support and guidance helped this first timer drop the nerves and enjoy the moment. My sons are now 5 and 3 and the baby weight is finally coming off. I'm not where I want to be yet but I've come a long way. I saw the opportunity to celebrate myself as I am now and gift my husband 'a little black book.' It was the perfect Valentine's Day gift! He was speechless. Was it hard to keep this secret from him? You bet! All he knew was that I needed the day to myself. A few days later (yup! not weeks or months), I received a sneak peak from Nicole. I told my husband to pick a number...that was the preview picture he saw when I told him what I did. He's in love with the final product but even more in love with the fact that he knows how much will power it took to be out of my comfort zone. I find myself walking by a mirror and posing like never before. So yeah, a hidden surprise of higher self esteem and sexiness followed the photo shoot. I hope this 40 some year old encourages and/or motivates you to do it! Be ready to be nervous excited!"