"I see your beauty but now I ask you to see it for yourself" - Darla Evans
Artist Shannon Smith strives to give you a complete self love experience from the moment you join our private Facebook group, or reach out to inquire about a session through to and after your VIP reveal! We go deep into self-love, empowerment, body positivity and self acceptance before the shoot even happens with daily posts about self-love, shifting your mindset, arranging special events just for our members, and holding space for each other to discuss topics about being a woman, self-love and your unique journey. If you’re not a member already, I highly suggest you become one!
If you are reading this right now, you've made the decision that you are worthy and valuable of an amazing experience. You deserve this! You deserve to invest in yourself! Making yourself a priority is such an important lesson to learn as a woman and you should be so proud of yourself for doing this. During a boudoir experience with Shannon Smith, we will take the time to develop your session around your journey, your celebrations, your comfort zone and also helping you to look beyond it. This experience is just for you, to work on your own journey in self acceptance. I’ll be here to walk you through the entire process and am available to answer any questions you may have along the way.
I want you to love yourself just as you are, to stop judging yourself by unrealistic beauty standards that are set out by big media. I want you to see your true worth. I want you to see your beauty from the inside out. I want you to know that you’re absolutely perfect just the way you are. You are amazing, worthy and valuable. You are enough. You deserve to treat yourself like you would your very best friend. You deserve to love yourself. You deserve to see what the rest of the world sees in you and you deserve to see all of this not in spite of your body size, shape, age, lifestyle, or colour, but because of it.
Let me show you how.
Throughout the experience, my focus will be on you. Customizing the journey to suit your individual desires and ensuring you feel amazing every step of the way. This experience begins the moment you reach out to say hello. All of my clients are treated as the unique individuals that they are and are cared for personally by myself and my team. You can expect to learn a lot about yourself, how you really want to show up in the world, and how to genuinely love your beautiful self. You’ll feel like a weight has been lifted from your soul, and will open up to the healing that comes with this beautiful experience.
When you arrive for your session you will be greeted by Shannon and more than likely with a big ol' hug. There will be coffee/tea, water and snacks available for you for the duration of your session. I’ll bring along my Boudie Closet for your session if you'd like, along with your own items that you bring to the session. We’ll work through your wardrobe and poses, but most importantly have fun, laugh, and celebrate where you are on your journey. The transformation that typically occurs in a session is one that intrigues me every time. I typically first meet a woman who is anxious and nervous for her shoot when she arrives, she starts relaxing in makeup and hair where we get to know each other, her story, and chat like girlfriends. This often eases everyone into the session, where the nerves start to dissipate and you start to relax. About 30 seconds into the session (3 for me) you will forget you are in lingerie with a stranger. I talk a lot so I often am making jokes, a fool of myself, or chatting to you about your life, the most recent movie you've watched, basically anything that's not sexy. You don't have to portray yourself as someone you are not - you are not going to be made to act sexy. I mean there might be a time where I'll say think about this or can you do this, but you don’t have to be someone you’re not. You’ll be pushed out of your comfort zone, possibly more than likely yes, but always be you. When photos are being taken this is where I need trust from you, vulnerability in the sense that I need you to do what I am asking of you to the best of your ability, and I promise, you’ll be pleasantly shocked by what you see on the other end. You will leave with a sense of pride, lightheartedness, your head held higher, chest more open, and know that you’re a kickass woman who can do ANYTHING (because you can).
Warning: These sessions are addictive, this feeling is addictive, and you WILL want to come back for another one.
It typically takes 5-8 weeks to edit your full gallery. When your gallery is near done I will contact you to book your reveal session time. This is where we’ll sit down, talk through all emotions you are feeling, put into perspective the way I want you to look at your images to help you transform your thinking to a positive mindset and to start changing the negative habits that came along with how you used to see yourself. We will go through all the final details for your product so that I can order them.