Alexis' Boudoir Experience

1. What made you choose POP Boudoir?
Shana is an amazing photographer. She did my bridal shoot and every shot was amazing, so when she told me she specializes in boudoir I WAS SOLD! Her work alone speaks volumes to her business! Then actually working with her is such a great experience! She made me feel comfortable in my own skin. Working with her for this specific shoot was the most uplifting confidence boost I could’ve asked for. It was also so much fun! Also I’m IN LOVE with all the photos!

2. How did you feel before your session?
I felt a bit nervous, but mostly excited!

3. What were you nervous about going into your session?
I was a little nervous on how I would portray myself and if I could “do it right”. Shana helped me blow that nervousness out the water. Her posing skills are on point! She was great at coaching me into the poses and also in getting the facial expressions!

4. What was your favorite part of the experience?
I had 3 favorite parts. 1 being during and the other 2 being the after effect. My first favorite was just being able to be myself and feeling comfortable in my own skin while shooting. My second was receiving the photos because they were absolutely beautiful! The third It definitely spiced up my love life a bit with my husband! He was really surprised but also pleased with how tastefully sexy and beautiful the pictures were.

5. How do you feel now that you've completed your session?
I feel sexier and more confident in myself!

6. Would you recommend POP Boudoir to others?
I would recommend POP Boudoir to anyone interested in this specific session. Again it was an amazing session with a beautiful turn out.

Sondra's Boudoir Experience

1. What made you choose POP Boudoir?
A few years back I had a boudoir shoot with Shana. I was a size 14 and I felt beautiful! I was working on confidence building and I knew a shoot with Shana would do just that! After I got my images back I felt like a goddess! A few years later and after a ton of hard work I went from a 14 to a 4 ! I had another opportunity to have Shana shoot me and it was just as much fun as the first shoot, if not more fun! I also wanted to recreate a pose of the "bigger me" in the same clothes after I lost the weight! She nailed the "after" photo.

2. How did you feel before your session?
Nervous, both times.

3. What were you nervous about going into your session?
I knew everything would pan out because Shana knows how to capture my personality but I still had doubts and insecurities about my body.

4. What was your favorite part of the experience?
Simply laughing with her till tears roll.

5. How do you feel now that you've completed your session?
Like I'd like to do another session! It was a total confidence booster and I'm thrilled with the results! She was so much fun to shoot with, I didn't want the session to end!

6. Would you recommend POP Boudoir to others?
Absolutely! If your looking to have others show you the beauty you possess through another's eyes, look no further! I promise Shana @ Pop Boudior will show you that beauty through her lens!

Styled Bridal Session in Greenville, South Carolina

You wouldn't know by looking at these pretty jewel toned pictures that this whole event was planned in less than two weeks! Essence Pugh, myself, and Alexis Marie (model) all got together and began planning what would be the cutest little Bridal session I’ve photographed in a while.

The backdrop for this mid-winter session was Revel Event Center, a venue for any occasion in Greenville, South Carolina. Revel’s space is the perfect blend of vintage and contemporary and was absolutely perfect for our vision. The space includes a Grande ball room, whiskey lounge, a bridal suite, grooms quarters and an outside promenade. We only ended up using the ball room (and the promenade) because the industrial ceiling and exposed brick walls were exactly what we needed.

Alexis is wearing a champagne strapless gown from David’s Bridal. Her vintage veil, jewelry, and shoes also came from them as well. The Bridal bouquet, table setup, linens, and centerpiece are all courtesy of A Taste of Essence Events. The cake was wonderfully provided by Buttercream Bakehouse. Alexis’ hair and makeup was flawlessly done by Face It by Turah Ann. And her nails were done by Nailz by Redd.