“It doesn’t matter how big I am, I am still amazingly beautiful and sexy.”

Every woman who comes to us for a Boudoir Shoot has an incredible story. The motivations and reasons behind doing Boudoir are diverse and, most often, hugely profound within their life. It’s our privilege that we get to be part of these women’s stories.

Donna was kind enough to share her story with us and now we can’t wait to share it with you.

Tell us about yourself?

Ok here goes….

I am 53 years young! I have been married to my lovely husband, Steve, for 25 years – together for 30 years. We have three children and two gorgeous grandchildren. I work as a support worker for adults with special needs and love it!

What inspired you to have a Boudoir shoot?

I had been contemplating a Boudoir shoot for around 2 years after seeing lovely photos online but I had body issues after putting on a bit of weight. I am  currently a size 18/20. My husband has always told me I am beautiful and sexy but I just thought, he has to say that – he’s my husband!

How did you first hear about Divine Divas?

I first became aware of Divine Divas after coming across them on Facebook. Obviously, I was very intrigued but I always told myself that I was too fat to look that good and that there was no way could I strip off in front of strangers.

What were you most nervous about before the shoot?

My biggest fear before my shoot was whether my lingerie would be ok or whether my stockings would roll down! On the drive to Bath I was still questioning whether I should just turn around and go home.

How did you feel when you arrived at the studio?

On arrival I was met by a friendly face who took my bag for me and sat me down in reception. Still a little nervous I then met Harriet and I quickly began to relax.  We looked through some albums for inspiration and then went through to begin hair and make-up.  Harriet was lovely and we chatted whilst she worked her magic – whilst sipping a glass of bubbly!

What was your favourite thing about being pampered and having your hair and makeup done?  

I just loved everything about the make-over.  Then I went in to the studio with my photographer, the wonderful and very talented Emilie.

How would you describe the photo-shoot to others? 

The only way to describe the shoot is exhilarating, emotional, inspirational and empowering.  I simply didn’t want it to end. Emilie is a total sweetheart and I couldn’t have done it without her!

When you came back for the viewing, how did you feel seeing yourself? 

On arrival for viewing I was excited but strangely nervous again, possibly because my husband was with me. As soon as I saw the images I couldn’t actually believe I was looking at myself. I was GORGEOUS!!!

Do you feel any different about yourself since having your boudoir shoot?

I loved everything about the experience and certainly look at myself differently now. It doesn’t matter how big I am, I am still amazingly beautiful and sexy.

What would you say to other women considering a boudoir session?

I would say to anyone looking at Boudoir photography to just do it. Don’t worry about anything, you will be well looked after. My only regret is not doing it sooner.

And last question, we heard that your husband LOVED the photos! What did he say after the viewing?

My husband couldn’t wait to see the photos and actually said to me after the viewing that not only was he proud of me for doing the shoot but that he was also very proud of himself for having such a beautiful sexy wife.

Thank you Divine Divas for making my dreams a reality.

❤ Donna

Do you have a story about your Boudoir Experience you’d like to share – we’d love to hear it!