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“I just made it home from the reveal… and I still can’t believe those photos. It’s funny when you go through this process of learning to live without someone, you’re forced to be with your own thoughts – and that’s honestly what has been the hardest part. I was always someone else’s everything, and I had lost sight of who I was and what I deserved.

I remember asking myself if I really wanted to do the shoot with everything going on, especially because it was originally for him. I remember pushing myself to do it because I knew deep down (being that it would be my second shoot) that it would be good for me, even though I’m not sure I felt like that when we had originally scheduled.

Over the past few months, I have become more at peace with a lot of things. Not just being without him, or dealing with the fact that someone didn’t want to be with me… but really being at peace with myself. I’ve grown a lot. I’ve learned a lot, including the fact that even though this was what he wanted, it was meant to be this way, and I deserve better. Tonight, almost a week after everything being finalized, was literally the best thing that could have happened. I knew it would be good – because the work is yours. But what I saw wasn’t just how beautiful I felt – it was like you captured a part of my soul on camera. I saw happiness, I saw the peace, and I saw a fire that burns brighter now than it ever has.

Miranda, I could never pay you enough money in the world for what you’ve given me. I’ll never be able to put into words how much the session and the reveal helped me cope. And I’ll always be able to look at those photos and remember the strength they make me feel.

What you do isn’t just boudoir photography and it’s way more than art. You’ve given gifts to so many women, helped them in so many ways. Your true talent is healing and empowering people, and it happens through photography.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

I recently replaced a purple damask wall in my studio for white shiplap. After 4 years, I was ready for change. I was excited to have Miss S in for a shoot to test out the look of the new wall.  I am loving it and loving her! <3

Of course I had to shoot in my darker style as well. I love that I can offer a mix of both light and dark/moody for my clients.

Were you nervous about your session?
I was nervous about many things but mostly about how I would feel during the process. I looked at it as, I couldn’t feel any worse or weird about my body during the session then I do now. So I kept going through Miranda’s website and social media photographs to see what I was in for and got myself excited rather then nervous for it.
What did you like best about your boudoir experience?

What didn’t I like about the boudoir experience?!? From the hair and makeup (thank you Lacey!)….to talking to Miranda prior to the shoot…to how comfortable she makes you feel the entire time. I could have posed for several more hours I was just so excited and for the anticipation of how the photos would look.

What inspired you to book a boudoir session?

I had this experience a few months ago and it took me awhile to collect my thoughts on this very life changing experience. When I made the appointment I thought it would be a nice gift for my boyfriend, but little did I know what a gift it would be for myself.  I am a woman that doesn’t even like to get in a swim suit after three babies… but now I find myself sharing my photographs with everyone because I am so proud of the woman and mother I have became. The photos show me and everyone that woman.

What made you choose Miranda Parker?

Miranda  is the “Go To”.  She makes boudoir what it is in this area. Her work speaks for itself and always tells a story….it is amazing to view each picture and how you can see the confidence just coming right out of each and every woman photographed. I wanted to be “that girl”.

Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?

Yessssssss!!!! 2016 was a very long and exhausting year for myself. I thought this would be a good gift for my boyfriend but it ended up being the best gift I could have ever given myself. I finally started to see myself through a more positive perspective because it has helped me be comfortable in my own skin. I plan to book another session! It was fun, invigorating and a huge self confidence boost.

“I decided to give the book on the Thursday before our wedding. In the chaos of family in town and last minute items, this was to be the last moment where it was just us. I sat him down on the couch and handed him the wrapped book. As he opened it, every page he let out a gasp or wow. He slowly flipped through each page in awe that this was his soon to be wife. He said it was the best gift he has ever received and he will cherish it forever.”
Were you nervous about your session?
I would say it was a combination of nervousness and excitement. I had been waiting a long time to find the perfect time to do this. When I drove the two hours to Miranda’s studio, the nerves were definitely building as I got closer. However, once I started hair and makeup my nerves faded and I was ready to do this!
What did you like best about your boudoir experience?
How it made me feel during, immediately after and once I received my book. My shoot gave me an insight into how my husband saw me and how I should be seeing myself. Now I have this beautiful printed piece to look back on when I need a little pick me up or if my husband does ; )
What inspired you to book a boudoir session?
I wanted to give this as a present to my husband for our wedding which took place on New Years Eve. I could not think of a better present for him to have right before I became his wife.
In addition, I did this for me. A confidence boost and to see myself for how beautiful I really am.

What made you choose Miranda?
I found Miranda on social media and as soon as I saw her page, I knew she was who I wanted to go with. Her talent for posing and lighting is unmatched.
Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?
Of course! When I got the sneak peak, I sent it to my sister and said “who is that”? I was blown away by the images and had a really hard time choosing which pictures to put in the book.
Would you recommend this experience to a friend?
I would recommend boudoir to any woman who wants to see herself in a new positive light. I am so happy that I did this.

Miss A contacted me just prior to the New Year about fitting a session in before her upcoming move to Vegas. I happen to have one date open I could schedule and we squeezed in the session just in time. I’m so glad the timing worked out as she was so much fun to work with, not to mention she is absolutely gorgeous!

What inspired you to book a boudoir session?
I wanted to look st myself from someone else’s point of view. It’s easy to forget sometimes, how beautiful we really are. So this shoot was a treat and a reminder to myself…

Were you nervous about your session?
Yes. I am very camera shy, so I was very anxious.

What made you choose Miranda?

I came across her website online and was instantly fascinated with her work.

Did the experience help give you a more positive perception of yourself?

I think so, I was worried some of the pictures I may pick apart, but after getting them back, I was 100% satisfied with the results.

What did you like best about your boudoir experience?

I really enjoyed how easy it was to be photographed by Miranda. She is very helpful with everything.

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