Port Angeles Boudoir - Loving myself, with all of my flaws exposed.

Port Angeles Boudoir - Loving myself, with all of my flaws exposed.

We did so many fun things, I was positive I knew what my favorites would be. But, somewhere right in the middle of the reveal, my "perfect" picture popped up, and it was not the one I thought it would be...

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Thank you for teaching me how to love myself.

I figure it's about time I share a little bit about my own self love journey with y'all..

I grew up with parents who loved me fiercely, parents who weren't biologically mine. I was adopted right after birth then given back up for adoption shortly after due to some crazy circumstances that I'll never really understand- and that's where my now-parents found me. I share that with you because I really believe that experience planted some very strong themes of feeling inadequate and like I just never belonged. I distinctly remember laying in bed as a girl, maybe around age 9-10 and grabbing and pulling at my stomach so hard that it left marks, crying because I hated my body so much.

As I got older, I was incredibly aware of the fact that my body was much rounder than my friends. I compared myself with every single girl I knew, certain that I just wasn't as pretty, as good, as ANYTHING as them. Let me tell you, these feelings did NOT lead me to make great choices as a teen and even in my early 20's. I longed to be loved and accepted, leading me to look for that in some very bad places and in some very unhealthy ways.

I really don't think it was until I had my daughter that I realized just how crazy all of those beliefs were. I wanted something vastly different for her and knew that to teach her that, I had to change my own thinking. I'd been really working on my self image for a while when I started my Boudoir business, but so much of my healing has come with my JNP journey! Watching each of our girls come in and celebrate their beautiful selves, it has just been so powerful for me! This work has changed my life in so many ways, but the changes I've had internally, especially around my self perception have just been amazing. Encouraging each of you to grow, to love every single bit of your body has caused me to do just the same. 

So really, thank you ladies. Thank you for being on this journey with me. <3

Very special, very BIG thank you to Ashlee Guest of Sincerely You Portraits in Lake Jackson, TX for the beautiful images of me shared here.




Client Spotlight - Shannon, Port Angeles Boudoir

For me it's always been a struggle looking at myself in the mirror...

I was always trying to fit in or feeling as though some didn't like me because I weighed 90lbs. Now having matured a bit I realize that it doesn't matter. People should appreciate for who I am.

I've always had an interest in boudoir photos, now being with the right man I felt more confident to do them. I had so much fun and felt so awesome after and then amazing when I got to see the images. Seeing his reaction was also amazing.

There's beauty in all of us. Grasp it, enjoy it! - Shannon, age 46

Liz B.

Meet Liz! She is such a fun, bubbly person! Liz booked her session as an anniversary gift for her fiance, but once she saw the photos of herself she couldn't believe her eyes. Liz said she was in shock at just how beautiful she really is and I am so thankful I was able to show that to her!


About her experience with myself and Alexandrea, Liz wrote " These girls were so welcoming from the get go. Very professional and comfortable. I had no worries and no uncomfortable situations while in their presence. The studio is very private, although I'm not bashful, so it wouldn't have bothered me anyways. Jen was very informative with all the posing for the photos as well since I was new to posing. And Alex used some magical creations on my face to make it flawless and so soft. I think her word was "porcelain". It was amazing. Great gals."

I am so grateful for the chance to get to know Liz a bit! 


Robin B.

Meet Robin, one of the bravest souls I've met. Robin originally booked her boudoir session with me for a special gift for her husband. Although she went into it fearful of the unknown, Robin said it was much more relaxing than she'd expected and she was surprised at how much fun we had! 
It was important to Robin to share her images that showcased her scars, left from her double mastectomy after a battle with breast cancer. Robin really wanted to express to women that sexuality (and beauty!) is inside of all of us, not just the outside. 

Robin says, "Jen did a great job of letting me vocalize with my scars that I saved my life with my choices...and I am full of life by the way! All survivors are full of a life that many will never understand. Show off those scars as they are the trophies for our tears! " 

Here are a few of the beautiful, soul bearing images from Robin's session. 

Boudoir Bodysuits

My very favorite outfits for boudoir sessions are bodysuits, hands down! They are super flattering no matter what shape you are- they can be flirty and feminine or fun and sporty. Did I mention how much I love them? hah! 

Here are some of my favorite bodysuits...