I honestly could not have asked for a better experience than what I had while working with Duende Boudoir. Paige is one of the most (if not the most) talented, creative souls I’ve ever met. Going into a Boudoir shoot, it’s easy to feel nervous and self-conscious and less than beautiful, but Paige helps erase those insecurities in no time at all. She is incredibly professional, and my goodness, she knows how to capture the best, most beautiful moments. Paige also proved to me that you can turn any situation into a work of art—she literally captured one of my favorite shots while I was lying in a ditch on the side of a road. There is no question that Duende Boudoir should be your go-to for a Boudoir shoot. The best part is, literally anyone can do it. No matter who you are, or whether you think you’re “sexy enough” for this kind of shoot, I guarantee you that Paige will prove to you that you are far more beautiful than you ever could’ve imagined. That beauty deserves to be showcased, and Paige is just the person to help you do that. (PS: Guys can do it too, I’m living proof 😉 )Thanks again, Paige!
Paige, what can I say… you and Elle are amazing people and mind blowing artists! Today was such a wonderful experience that I can’t even put words to it. I have never felt more beautiful, empowered, and “at home” in my own skin. After many years of struggling with self images issues, you made me look at myself in such a positive light. You cannot put a price tag on that!! Thank you so much for something that I have dreamed of doing and you making it a reality. I cannot wait to see how it all turns out! Read about her whole experience HERE
I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Duende Boudoir and Elle HMUA! These ladies made me feel so comfortable and excited. Doing a photo shoot with them was absolutely the most empowering thing I’ve ever done! I’ve never felt more beautiful! Thank you!
Right from the beginning, Paige was extremely professional. She gave me tips on how to prepare and look my best for the shoot, such as increasing water intake to clear and brighten skin, which type of stockings to buy, and offered suggestions for lingerie styles. She asked about my preferences, comfort level, and exchanged ideas for the theme I chose, which was retro/pinup. She had an amazing selection of outfits, many of which I fell in love with…and have been eyeballing online 😀
Sure I was a little bit nervous initially because I’ve never been one to embrace/show off my body, which is something I’ve been working on for years. It’s a common misnomer that losing a great deal of weight means that you’ll look and feel amazing right away. I still have stretch marks and cellulite, but you know what, so do a lot of women. Paige even asked if I wanted to retouch my stretch marks during editing and showed me a few different options. I decided to lighten the marks because although they’re a reminder of who I once was, they also show how far I’ve come to make a difference in my life.
Elle Allen did a fantastic job with my hair and makeup and created two looks. The first was more natural with straight hair and simple, yet glamorous makeup. For the second look, she curled my hair (which I have never done in the 2.5 years that I’ve had short hair) and amped up the lip. Sha-bam! She also showed me a few tricks, offered suggestions for products that I’ve been looking for, and introduced me to my new favorite lip color. Be sure to check out Elle HMUA if you’re looking for someone to spruce you up for a special event! This is about feeling beautiful and embracing your body! I guarantee that you’ll leave the shoot gleaming with a smile and an extra spring in your step. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Paige is absolutely amazing! Her work speaks for itself, but working with her is a dream. She’s easy to chat with, great with posing and making sure everything is ON POINT, and all around a funny character. I really enjoyed meeting and creating with her! If you get the chance to work with her, don’t hesitate, I promise you won’t regret it.
I was unsure how I would feel getting photos, feeling unsure and vulnerable about how they would turn out. As soon as I arrived, I felt so comfortable. Starting with hair and makeup, I was feeling my best self after just that! Letting myself do this and allowing myself to be my most free and best self in front of the camera turned out to be one of the best and most liberating experiences I’ve had! Paige is so professional, and she makes you feel like you’re the most beautiful person she’s ever seen in front of the camera. I’ve never seen anyone with so much patience! Awkward ladies out there- this girl is for you! Would highly recommend a photo shoot with Paige!! Do it for your awesome self.
Doing a boudoir shoot definitely scared me. Not because I had never done one before and not because I wasn’t comfortable in lingerie. To be completely honest there was a point in my life where my job revolved around being comfortable in lingerie and being exposed to any eyes to see. And back then I was full of confidence. But that feels like another lifetime and another person. So doing a boudoir shoot at this stage in my life scared me because I feared I wouldn’t be able to bring out that sexy confident woman I once was. I used to be a lot more fit and toned, my body was at its prime back then. I’ve let myself go over the years and grown to really hate what I see in the mirror. Doing this boudoir shoot with Paige was the best thing that could’ve happened to me this year. Paige made me feel beautiful again. Being in gorgeous lacy lingerie brought back a confidence I didn’t think was possible for me anymore. It inspired me to love the woman I see in the mirror and accept my flaws as beautiful. It helped give me the courage to walk outside with my head held high. And ultimately it gave me that voice back in my head that says “Kyra you are one badass bitch.” I am so grateful to have been able to work with Paige. I’ve never worked with a photographer that has such a creative vision and knows exactly how to portray it to you. She had all this brilliant ideas and worked with me to execute them and in the end they turned into flawless images. Thank you Paige for bringing out my inner sexual goddess again.
The shoot was even more fun than I thought it would be. I’ve obviously never modeled nor am I a model but having someone say things like, “Yes fierce goddess!” to me was just awesome. I’m a little different in that I wear lingerie that’s slightly…aspirational. I have very specific tastes and they’re usually a bit expensive so every piece I own is like a little piece of jewelry to me. Meeting Paige through lingerie and then getting to live my ‘fancy rich lady model’ fantasy, if only for a few hours, was so joyful.