“My experience with Dorothy for my boudoir shoot was amazing. I was absolutely TERRIFIED at first and even thought about canceling it multiple times. The thought of me waltzing around a hotel room, in dainty lingerie, posing for pictures with a “sexy” attitude with someone other than my husband made me want to pass out. I would just stare in the mirror weeks before the shoot and say to myself “What the hell am I thinking?!” I emailed Dorothy to vent about how nervous I was and she completely turned my perspective around. She helped me get a grip, stop focusing on my imperfections and start realizing how special the moment was going to be when I handed over the final product to my husband. I was forgetting that it wasn’t all about me, it was for my husband and that he was going to drool over any picture of me showing my goods. Dorothy gave me some great advice on different props to bring so it wasn’t all about my naked self. I snuck my husbands guitar since he LOVES to play and used it to cover my lady parts, making for a “Jenny from Forest Gump” moment. After getting to the hotel room and feeling like a hooker for “renting” the room out for the day I popped open a bottle of champagne, turned on some music and started to relax as well as enjoy the idea of doing a boudoir shoot. When Dorothy walked through the door she immediately made me not only feel comfortable but ready to have fun! She plugged in her ipod and we started to jam! It started to feel like I was standing in front of one of my best friends. Throughout the shoot she showed me pictures of her other clients to help coach me though poses. She made me feel like a natural and really caught my personality. She focused on my great “ass”ets and masked from my insecurities. She was very helpful on choosing a variety of poses for each outfit I had. Overall, it was the most wonderful experience I have ever had photo wise. I think it not only will be a great anniversary gift, but it was an incredible challenge to myself to face my insecurities and an even better reality check about how beautiful I truly am! She just did such a great job at making me feel beautiful again and I would recommend this experience to every woman!”
“I feel like two words describe it best: Eye Opening. I had talked about doing a boudoir shoot as a gift for my fiancé with a few coworkers who had done the same, but I didn’t ever think I could build up the courage to do it. After talking about it with my best friend, I decided to go for it. I figured you only get married once and I wanted to enjoy and live the experience to the fullest.
From the first time I met with Dorothy I knew this would be a fun and as I said before, an eye opening, experience. She was open about the whole process and honestly calmed my nerves significantly. The way she talked about boudoir photography was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted someone to capture something special for my husband and I think we definitely succeeded in that. I loved the actual shoot!
I gave my boudoir book to my husband before I left town the week of the wedding. That morning was rushed and crazy and I actually didn’t give it to him the way I intended. He ended up opening the present at his apartment while I was at the airport and on the phone with him. His reaction was priceless. Because we were both waiting until we were married it definitely upped the anticipation and made things even more unforgettable. I learned so much about myself throughout this whole process and I wouldn’t change anything about it. It opened my eyes to the confidence that I think every woman needs to recognize in herself!”
“I have known Dorothy since middle school and had always followed her work. I loved her innate attention to detail and her unique photography style. One day, a friend of mine told me that she planned on using Dorothy for a boudoir photo session to give to her husband before their upcoming wedding. When I saw the images of her shoot, I was so impressed by how tasteful the photos were and how well she captured the soon-to-be bride. They were stunning. Not too long after this, I experienced a failed relationship. As a single mother, I was feeling really bad about myself post breakup and I wanted to do something to get me out of my funk. I called on Dorothy for some help and she surpassed my expectations. I had envisioned getting a few pictures that would reinstate my confidence temporarily but what I got out of it was so much more.
I was nervous to contact Dorothy about my idea at first but when I finally did, she explained to me that a boudoir shoot is a perfect way to restore confidence and explained how passionate she was about being able to make me feel beautiful again. She worked closely with me from the beginning to find a style and location that was just right for me. She gave a list of hotels that could utilize the right resources. Dorothy even offered me outfit ideas for the shoot. After a couple calls, I settled on a window loft room at the NYLO hotel in Plano. I got a good deal on the room and it was gorgeous. Early that afternoon, I was able to check into the hotel room and I began getting ready. Dorothy showed up right on time and immediately, I relaxed. We looked around the room and brainstormed together. I showed her some photos that I had found and she worked them into the shoot. She had so many ideas herself. I was amazed by her focus while being so personable. At one point during the shoot, we had to move the entire bed in order to get the best shots. Yes, we arranged the whole entire room. As Dorothy and I moved a large bed to the other side of the room, I was wearing lingerie and heels. We were both laughing about it and it made for good material later when she needed me to relax a little. We were having so much fun that I barely realized how long we had been shooting for and how many photos she had taken. Toward the end of the shoot, we used the unique shower in the room to get some really cool shots. I hadn’t even seen the final photos but already I was feeling so powerful, sexy and confident. The whole experience made me feel so pretty and comfortable with my body. I will forever be grateful to Dorothy for that. A couple weeks later, I received the photos and I was blown away. She managed to captured so many stunning shots.
I am so happy that I took the time to do something for myself and it did wonders for self esteem in the process. To this day, when I look at the photos, I am not only impressed with Dorothy’s work but I also relive the memories of that day at NYLO. She made me feel so confident and we had a blast doing it. I would definitely call on Dorothy for any future photography needs I may have down the road. Her professionalism surpassed any expectation and it was worth every penny spent. Thank you so much Dorothy.”
“Ever since I learned what boudoir was I loved the idea of doing it for my fiancé! Dorothy and I were a great match from the beginning, and as soon as I found out Dorothy offered boudoir photography I was in. After I booked my session and it was official, I went back and forth on if I actually wanted to do it or not. After talking to Dorothy about my concerns I knew I had to do it, or I would regret it if I didn’t. Looking back now I’m thrilled I did the shoot; it was so much fun! I got my hair and makeup done and arrived at the NYLO to have the best experience ever. I’ve never felt more sexy in my life! Getting all dolled up just to wear sexy outfits was such a confidence booster. Dorothy was a natural and made it very easy for me to do the posing. I never once felt uncomfortable, Dorothy had me laughing the whole time and made sure I was having fun. After the session was over I was floored with the end result! The pictures turned out better than I could have ever imagined! I could not wait to share them with my soon to be husband. It was so fun being able to keep a secret from my fiance and know that I had a wonderful gift to share with him on the day of our wedding. He was in shock to say the least! To have such intimate photos of yourself and to be able to give them to the love of your life is such a moving experience. My husband and I are both very proud of my photos and will always treasure them! I’m so thankful for Dorothy and her beautiful work, she went above and beyond and I could not have done it without her photography skills but also her confidence in me! Thanks Dorothy for this once in a lifetime gift, LOVE IT!”
“From the moment I saw on Dorothy’s website that she did Boudoir photography I knew that my soon-to-be husband would love it. I honestly did not think much of it when I booked the shoot. I was excited to make him happy and hopefully feel sexy at the same time. Well, all that changed the morning of the shoot. I think I paced in my apartment for a good hour in the morning wondering what the heck I had done. I was scared, nauseous, and to be honest, straight freaking out. All that was going through my head was “I’m not a model! Look at these thighs! These love handles! I’m so pale!”… etc, etc. My advice to any girl considering boudoir, in this moment, call the one person that makes you feel like a rock star. My mom and I are extremely close. She told me to breathe, that I was beautiful, and that under no circumstance was I to cancel this shoot. I took her advice, got my stuff together, got my makeup done, and headed to the hotel to meet Dorothy even though I was still a nervous wreck at this point. Dorothy was so inviting and cheerful, as always, that she made me feel at ease immediately. She helped out with my outfits and we got started on the pictures. I’m not going to lie, the first 5-10 pictures, I felt like a total dope. The best part of the shoot was Dorothy showing me pictures as we went on. It’s so good to see how awesome you look! Dorothy is so good at making you feel comfortable and beautiful. She had a compliment for every picture and I soon relaxed and started feeling like the sexy bride-to-be that I am. I ended up LOVING the experience and would do it again in a heartbeat. Seeing my pictures at the viewing, I realized just how hard I am on myself sometimes. I am so glad to have these pictures to help remind me that I am a beautiful woman and my groom loves every inch of my pale, imperfect, yet wonderful body! Thank you Dorothy for making boudoir a fantastic experience and something I will never forget! ”
“My boudoir session with Dorothy was wonderful! She was so great at making me feel comfortable. She didn’t push anything but more so worked with me to bring out my sexy side and had great ideas! Both my hubby and I love them!”
“Quite simply, if someone would have told me 2 years ago that I would take boudoir photos, I would have been surprised. After seeing samples of Dorothy’s work and talking to her about it, I began to entertain the idea. I knew this would be something my husband and I could share. I felt comfortable with Dorothy and with a little hesitation, I decided to move forward with the session. Without a doubt, I don’t regret my decision at all. She made me feel comfortable with poses and shots that fit my personality and body. This was a surprise my husband did not see coming and I will never forget his reaction when he set eyes on the first photo. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to keep him guessing!
“I knew Dorothy’s Boudoir work was beautiful, tasteful, and flattering so it was a no-brainer when I hired her to photograph my Boudoir session! Not only did I love my portraits, but the entire experience was a blast! Dorothy made the whole process fun, almost as if I was having my photos taken by my closest friend. During the entire shoot she was encouraging, enthusiastic and made me feel like I was a supermodel! We had a lot of laughs and I was comfortable the entire time. I highly recommend hiring Dorothy, you will love her and her passion for beautiful portraits!”
-Mrs. S (who is also a fabulous boudoir photographer!)