Posts tagged Client Review
the fear before her boudoir session + how she felt afterwards | Sarah testimonial - Vancouver Boudoir Photography

I'm excited to bring this post to you today. This is a guest post from the incomparable soul Sarah Yenko.

When Sarah came to me for her Vancouver boudoir photoshoot, she was nervous beyond belief. However as the course of the shoot went by, she slowly but surely came out of her shell and absolutely knocked it out of the park. I'll let her take it away from here and share with you how she felt throughout her boudoir session and what the experience was like for her. 

"My biggest fear before hiring Chelsey didn't have anything to do with her. She came so highly recommended by many amazing women.

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HOW A BOUDOIR SHOOT HELPED THIS NEW MOM FEEL BEAUTIFUL AGAIN | Amber's Vancouver Boudoir Testimonial

There are certain times when writing a new blog post that I'm not in flow the flow of things, I drag my feet, and hesitate to hit the keys. That sentiment could not be further from the truth for this post! I feel so incredibly honoured to bring this post to life on the blog today.

Over the years I have had the honour of working with some women who are truly beautiful from the inside out. Amber is definitely on this list of gorgeous souls. 

When I photographed her post-baby, she had shared her thoughts on her boudoir photoshoot experience with me here at Chelsey Luren Portraits. Don't believe me? Check out what she had to say in her testimonial here:

"Admittedly, as a now stay at home mom and trying to bounce back from pregnancy, I was nervous...

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Alison | Vancouver Maternity Photoshoot Client Testimonial

Today, I am so grateful, honoured and excited to share with you images and a testimonial from Alison's Vancouver maternity photoshoot.

I could sit here talking for ages about being able to photograph her on multiple occasions and how much I love this incredible woman, but instead, I am going to let her words do the talking.

Alison:

"I have had the astounding good fortune of being photographed by Chelsey twice now.  Once for boudoir and recently for maternity photos.  Opposite ends of the spectrum but with the same comfort level, ease and fun!  There is truly no comparable experience…

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Vancouver Boudoir Photoshoot with Carly Stone - Testimonial Review

While 9 out of 10 of the women that I work with in my Vancouver boudoir sessions are the everyday woman (ie. Having never been photographed professionally before - let alone doing something so intimate as a boudoir photoshoot). Every now and again though, I work with women who are accustomed to being in the spotlight. 

One such woman I recently had the opportunity to photograph is Carly Stone.

Carly is a model and body positivity activist with a heart of gold. Her heart + energy are contagious and they radiate outwards through the camera lens. 

Here's what Carly had to say about her boudoir session with me and a few of our favourite of the gorgeous, and intimate boudoir images I captured of her during our shoot:

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Vancouver Boudoir Photographer - Madi's Client Testimonial + Rave Review

When I began my career as a boudoir photographer and body image coach, the entire driving force was something WAY bigger than me.

To give some context: I experienced an eating disorder for 12 years before ever seeking help to recover and heal my relationship with myself. When I finally dedicated myself to my recovery and dove in with both feet,  it completely transformed my life...

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Eating Disorder Recovery Session | Carissa's Testimonial

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of ANY mental illness. In order to help those who are struggling to seek help, we need to lift the stigma that surrounds them.

For myself, it took me years into my own recovery from anorexia to really open up to those around me about my journey. I've made it my mission to help lower the stigma surrounding eating disorders and shift into celebration of the recovery journey instead. Also knowing how much courage it takes to open up about the struggles that go hand in hand with eating disorders and body image issues, I am so moved by Carissa.

Carissa Shaul is a disordered eating coach and yoga instructor who took the time to roadtrip from Olympia, Washington, all the way up here to us in Vancouver, Canada. Her courage, strength and transformation throughout her recovery experience and straight on into her boudoir photoshoot was such a honour to witness and to share with all of you now in this interview!

Can you tell us a bit about your eating disorder (E.D.) history?

"Eating disorders are unique in that they aren’t like a physical ailment where there is an exact onset date. My journey with food and body issues began in 2009 when I...

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Eating Disorder Recovery Photoshoot | Nicole Testimonial

To anybody that has been following my work for any length of time (and to let those who haven't know), my greatest passion lies in working with women who are healing their relationship to their bodies. Those who have recovered from an eating disorder, have struggled with body image issues, or are shifting their relationship to food hold a special place in my heart.

As someone who spent close to a decade in the throws of an eating disorder before choosing recovery, I have so much empathy for these incredibly beautiful women. 

There is such an intense degree of strength, effort, commitment and a thousand other characteristics needed on the path to healthy self image. Being able to reflect that same strength and beauty back to my Recovery Session clients within their photoshoots here at Chelsey Luren Portraits is overwhelming.

My heart nearly bursts when I reflect on all of the women I have had the opportunity to work with.

This next warrior I am excited to feature is such a gem. 

I am so ecstatic to introduce Nicole Calla to all of you. Now add on being able to include her words about her own Recovery Session, and some of the images we created together... there are simply no words to describe it.

So without further ado, here is the Chelsey Luren Portraits interview with Nicole about her glamour session with us...

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Hilda's Vancouver Boudoir Photoshoot Review

Every instance where I'm able to photograph someone for a second, third, or more times always fills me with so much pride. 

It means that my client received photographs that they absolutely love and had a beautiful experience that was memorable enough to want to experience it a second time. 

This is why I'm SO excited to share with you this boudoir session...

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Recovery Session Client Testimonial - Sarah

As a women who had eating disorders as a part of my life for over a decade, the Recovery Sessions that I offer are the work that I am most passionate about. Being able to give back and help the women who are where I once stood through my work, is a true privilege and honour.

I am honoured to being to sharing my interview with Sarah with all of you today...

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Samantha Skelly Testimonial | Eating Disorder Recovery Photoshoot Review

Samantha Skelly is the owner and founder of Hungry for Happiness, a business that specifically helps women recovering from eating disorders and body image issues. Through her coaching, she is able to help women heal their relationship to food and their bodies. 

The work that she does never ceases to amaze me and I am so honoured to...

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