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“Several years ago, one of my friends did a boudoir shoot for her fiance as her wedding gift to him. The moment she showed me her photos, I knew I had to do that for my boyfriend at the time. Now, we are finally about to get married. There are tons of decisions to be made when planning a wedding, but doing a boudoir shoot for my fiance was by far one of the easiest ones I’ve made. And giving him this book is one of the things I am most looking forward to!

As I searched online for boudoir photographers, nearly all of them photographed in a style I wasn’t interested in, more light and airy. I was looking for a photography style that was sexy and seductive. When I came across Miranda’s photography, her style was exactly what I had been looking for. I was completely thrilled… until I realized her studio was 2 hours away. I couldn’t possibly drive that far for a photo shoot, and so I continued my online search. But I kept coming back to her website. I wanted to feel proud when my fiance saw my photos. No reservations. I felt so confident that my photos would turn out perfectly if I booked my boudoir session with Miranda. Eventually, I came to terms with the fact that I wouldn’t be happy with anyone else, and I booked my session. The 2 hour drive was worth it a thousand times over.”

 

“The whole experience was a real treat to myself. Getting my hair and make up done is rare and it always makes me feel special. It was nice being around positive women with positive, encouraging words.  I had no one in mind for these photos other than myself. I wanted to see what my inner transformation looked like from the outside. The way I feel about myself mentally has changed more than anything physically over the past few years. I was hoping to see that shine through and I did!  Reflecting on these photos will be a pleasant reminder to be bold and pursue anything my heart desires.”

Nerves….Yes! On the outside I always try to appear confident but on the inside I doubt myself and was nervous that my lack of confidence in my body image would show through in my pictures.

The atmosphere was inviting and not intimidating. From the beginning in hair and makeup all the way thru the session Miranda made me feel comfortable and Beautiful. This has been on my bucket list for a while now and I just decided to “Go For It”.  In my head I kept saying I would do it when I was in perfect shape and my body was perfect. Well I have been changing and becoming healthier for the last year and one thing I have learned is there is no such thing as a “perfect body”.  My husband always tells me how beautiful I am so I also thought he would appreciate the pictures.

Miranda’s work celebrates women of all shapes and sizes and I have been admiring her pictures for sometime now.

“SOMETIMES THE HARDEST THING TO WEAR IS YOUR OWN SKIN” This quote really sums it up! This experience made me realize I am strong and confident. It also made me feel proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and gave me a new outlook on inner and outer beauty.

Were you nervous for your session?

I was a little nervous for my session because I had seen other sessions on Facebook and hoped that I looked half as good as the women that were featured. But I loved how comfortable I was after the first few pictures were taken. It was almost like a normal, natural thing for me to do with the help of Miranda for the poses. I was able to feel sexy especially after struggling with my weight due to breaking my ankle this past spring.

What made you choose Miranda?
I had done extensive research on photographers who provide boudoir pictures and none of them came close to even comparing to her talents. I chose Miranda because she is simply the best.

When going to the studio to review my photos for the first time after editing,- As the slideshow was playing I had never been so proud of myself for going outside of my comfort zone. Seeing myself in that way made me love my body exactly how I am.

Honestly, yes. Not because I didn’t trust you or think your work was flawless. I was nervous because of my own internal expectations. I have followed you for a while now and know your work is just beautiful. However, I have always struggled with positive body image and comparison and it was very difficult for me to put those aside. After sitting and chatting with you during makeup and a few shots in I was at ease. Since my shoot I have looked at the pictures no less than 100 times – you truly have a gift and calling in life.

 All of it. Seriously, from start to finish the experience was beyond my expectations. I felt beautiful and sexy and empowered throughout our entire time spent together.

There are hundreds of boudoir photographers in Metro Detroit. I chose you because your passion and expertise is lived out in the photographs you publish (and it was well worth the drive!). I told you this before, but I truly believe you have a calling in life. It takes someone special to empower a woman/group of women and you do that,

 Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. I look at the pictures and find myself in disbelief that it is me in that frame. I know that these pictures are something both myself and my fiance will cherish forever. More than the pictures I will cherish the experience because. I cannot thank you enough.

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