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St Louis Boudoir Photography | Ali

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The strength of a woman can’t be measured by her workout routine. It’s not measured by how heavy the laundry basket she carries is; nor is it based on how many kids she wrestles to cook for, clothe and get ready on a weekday morning. While all of these are things Ali does do, they’re not true measures of how strong she is. Perseverance, fierce love, and devotion are the true signs of her strength. This is a St Louis Boudoir photography client I’ll never forget. Her story is captivating and the results of the shoot are what keep me loving the boudoir photography business!

posing on bed with sheets/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

woman doing sexy pose on window/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

About Ali

Ali is a single mom who works day-in and day-out to support, take care of, and love her family with all she has. She’s a hard-worker from O’Fallon, IL and is only in her thirties. But even at her young age, she felt like she was getting a little burnt out. The wear and tear of day-to-day life can be rough on anyone; but when you add kids to the mix, life gets really tough. Through sheer willpower and endurance, Ali has tirelessly kept on and persevered.

boudoir woman gazing out of the window/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

boudoir lying back on couch/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

At a certain point, though, she lost any and all focus on self-care and didn’t ever get any “Ali time”. She knew she needed a day that was all about her. In order to take care of others, you need to have some time where you can take care of yourself; even spoil yourself every now and again! Ali contacted me to book her St Louis boudoir photography session to find confidence in herself again. She needed that extra boost to rejuvenate and restore that amazing strength she possessed.

bare shoulder boudoir photo/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com over the shoulder smile photo/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

The Shoot

Ali met me at my St Louis boudoir photography studio, anxious and excited to get started. As always, with my clients, we began by getting her relaxed and giving her some much-deserved pampering. I found out that a few days before, she had received Dysport injections at Pure 111. She confessed she never thought this type of skin-care was for “a person like her”… but it was so cool she did it! To really put yourself out there and do something out of your comfort zone is awesome.

boudoir pose on white couch//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

white fur rug boudoir pose//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

boudoir booty photo//off the shoulder tee//black nails//hair and makeup//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

lying casually on couch//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

The results were incredible, as her beauty was radiant throughout the photo shoot. Her fair skin shone gorgeously as the lighting hit it perfectly. Her alluring curves were exciting to shoot as we played with different poses and looks. As an avid John Mayer lover, we had a little fun with the shoot as she chose to wear one of his shirts as an outfit. She was sexy as could be. Slowly, I saw a girl who came warn, tired, and unsure of herself blossom into a strong and powerful woman right before my eyes.

cleavage boudoir photography//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

boudoir sheets covering body//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

magenta bra and panties//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

sexy john mayer shirt//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

boudoir black bra white button up shirt//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

maroon bra and panty set//black heels//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

The Aftermath

Ali left her St Louis boudoir photography shoot feeling refreshed and carrying a new attitude. Her self-confidence was restored and she learned this: sometimes mama’s gotta put herself first! Later, at the ordering session, we were looking through her breathtaking boudoir photos. Tears of joy welled in her eyes as she saw the photos. The persevering, devoted, hard-working woman she truly is translated wonderfully in her pictures. Ali is a strong woman in so many ways; after this photo shoot she is now more confident and sure of herself than she has been in a long time. Ali is a force to behold and I’m so glad I got to be her boudoir photographer.

woman opening her gift//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

holding a hand written note//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

woman looking at her photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

woman looking through her boudoir album//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//See more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Ali later contacted me to give a review of her experience. Here is what she had to say:

“After my initial meeting with Tracy, I KNEW she would be the photographer I would chose for my boudoir photo session. Tracy has a calm, reassuring aura about her that instantly put me at ease. Not only does Tracy produce beautiful work, she personifies professionalism. I am extremely grateful for Tracy and her talent- she captured me in ways I had never seen myself before-and it has done wonders for my self confidence. After my photo shoot with Tracy, I left her studio feeling BEAUTIFUL AND CONFIDENT- two words that I never thought I’d use to describe myself. Not only do I have a BEAUTIFUL album and wall portraits to document this chapter of my life, I also made a friend:)”

I’m so grateful to be your friend, Ali!

If you’re interested in booking with me, contact me here and we’ll get in touch and talk about how we’re going to bring out your inner fierceness. To check out some more of my work, here is a previous blog post you can check out about Keely the NICU nurse!

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Tracy Lynn is a boudoir photographer for brides-to-be in the St. Louis area, and a mentor + coach for photographers looking to level up their businesses with better systems and processes.

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