For several years I toyed with the idea of doing a boudoir photo shoot but just kept making excuses: once I lose 5 pounds, once I get tan, once I get rid of these love handles…. I would ask Gerald questions every time I saw him: what is it like? What do you wear? What should I DO? Gerald patiently answered all of my questions, said he was ready whenever I was, not to worry, it would be great. Finally, after assisting my good friend at her shoot, I decided to bite the bullet and make an appointment.
Starting the moment I walked in, Gerald was the consummate professional. He helped me carry in my bulging bag of clothing, walked me through all the poses and the reasoning behind each (you would be surprised the poses you get into, and the final shot!), and made sure I was comfortable the whole time.
Gerald has the most calming presence, and that translates into a very relaxing time. At first, I was nervous. I will be honest: I am a big girl. I kept trying to figure out how Gerald would manipulate the props and such to cover up my problem spots. With his eye on the beautiful, Gerald was able to pose me and place me in situations that not only made me look great in the photos, but made me feel beautiful that day. I felt alive and sexy. There was not a single point in time that I was embarrassed.
The only disappointment I experienced the entire photo shoot was when Gerald said it was over! It has been years since I felt that beautiful, special, and unique. I walked away from this experience with my head held high, so confident in myself – all because Gerald truly understands women and their beauty.
If you are on the fence, or feel like you could never do such a photo shoot, I invite you to seek Gerald out and give it a try. These are not “nude shots”; they are “boudoir shots” – shots that exemplify the beauty in each and every one of us. And due to Gerald’s phenomenal eye, you might just get to see yourself as the rest of the world does: as a strong, gorgeous woman who should be proud of who she is. Give it a try; you will not be disappointed.