Location: The Penthouse by Codor Design in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA
Early on Kayleen said to me, “I believe in leaving things to the professionals.” Which is one of my favorite things to hear before a shoot because it means that she trusts me completely. Trust is a huge part of this process. From taking advice to opening up in front of the camera, it plays a pivotal role in the outcome of the shoot. When the trust is there it naturally yields wonderful results every time. Here is what she had to say about her experience:
“When I finally got the courage to book a shoot, my first thought was, “oh good golly, what have I done? Is there a just kidding button somewhere?” I wanted to do a shoot because I had been struggling a bit with my post baby body. I’ve been working out and eating better and I still didn’t feel the way I did before my 2 year old came along. I was getting really tired of being disappointed and I desperately wanted to see my body as beautiful, the way it is right now. I wanted to feel sexy and reclaim my confidence.
The shoot itself? I felt completely comfortable the whole time. I laughed at my own awkwardness. And when I felt myself getting really awkward, Dana would have me wiggle around or promise me that holding a certain position would totally pay off in the end. I had so much fun shooting and I really loved working with Dana – she’s a blast. As for the pictures – holy hot mom bod. When we did the image review, I was shocked. I could not believe how fierce and beautiful and confident and sexy I looked on camera. As we were reviewing the photos, there were a few positions where I had folds of skin on my stomach, or it pushed out more than I’d like. My eye definitely went to those “imperfections” first and what surprised me most is that I actually didn’t mind them. The photographs were beautiful. I still can’t get over how wonderful they turned out.
EVERYONE owes it to themselves to schedule a shoot. The investment is worth it. Hands down, one of the best experiences I’ve had! While it felt like a once in a lifetime experience, I think I’m hooked and will probably do it again and again!”