I was very hesitant about doing a boudoir session, but I decided to at least explore options with local photographers because I knew that it would be the perfect surprise present for my fiance`on our wedding day. I looked at Pinterest and many photographer's websites and instantly liked everything I saw from Oh Betty Boudoir. Some of the images on Pinterest were exactly what I WASN'T looking for - way too revealing, not flattering, too much makeup/hairspray, etc. Oh Betty Boudoir's portfolio revealed much more of what I was looking for - tastefully done photos that weren't too revealing. All of the subject's hair and makeup appeared very natural and not overly done up. As soon as I began emailing with Kira, and later speaking with her over the phone, I knew that she was a professional, and that I felt comfortable enough to go through with a boudoir shoot with her. She was SO helpful in answering all of my questions, working with my crazy schedule, guiding me in what to bring and do before the shoot, and just generally reassuring me that it would be a good experience. On the day of the shoot, I was extremely nervous, but right when I arrived, a very nice lady started on my makeup and hair after listening to what look I wanted, and Kira sat and chatted during this process which helped me relax. It was just Kira and I during the actual shoot, so I wasn't uncomfortable with other people watching. After the first few pictures, I didn't feel as nervous, and Kira was great about showing me a few on her camera throughout the shoot so that I knew what she was capturing. All in all, it was a wonderful experience! If you're even considering doing this for a boyfriend, finace`, husband, (or even just yourself!), DO IT! You'll love the results, and Kira is the perfect photographer to work with!!
Thank you so much, Kira for shooting me and producing such wonderful pieces of art! You made me feel comfortable, confident, and sexy all at the same time! Every woman should have this experience for themselves. You have truly found your calling with boudoir. My husband absolutely loved the photos and was literally speechless when I gave him the prints and the slideshow of images. He said it was one of the most thoughtful gifts he had ever received and that now hopefully I would see what he sees in me all the time!
My experience at Oh Betty! Boudoir was amazing! Kira makes you feel comfortable from the word go. She was very helpful in making my vision for my shoot a reality. So many women say "I'll do that one day" or "after I lose a few pounds" I'm here to tell you don't wait. Don't wait another day to have this amazing experience. There will always be an excuse as to why you shouldn't but make yourself a priority. This experience has made me love myself even more. All women should be celebrated and there's no better way than a Boudoir shoot. I had my pictures done in the middle of my weight loss journey and I am so happy I didn't wait. You won't find a better person than Kira to work with, She has a true gift.
He LOVES it , he LOVES it , he LOVES it! And I LOVE it too of course! Kira, you have NO idea what this experience has done for me. I am a mom of 2 young children and I give so much of myself to my full time job, being a mother and being a wife that at the end of the day, I am just plain worn out. At age 32, I kinda was just living day to day and forgot about me. You helped me to see the beauty that was already there, the sparkle in my amazing blue eyes that I look past every day. Through makeup, clothing and pictures - you made me see ME! Not only does my hubby LOVE his book and the beautiful pictures of his wife, I also get a boost of self confidence when I look at the pin-up style pics. Thank you soooo very much. You made this momma feel sexy and confident. And for that - I am grateful!
I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and Ashley for making me feel so beautiful, sexy and confident the other day at my photo shoot. You both are so professional but yet so fun to work with. I can't thank you both enough!! I had a blast doing the shoot with you and I can not rule out doing another one with you guys.. It was well worth the extra for the facial from Ashley before the shoot, it was AMAZING!! Thank you Kira & Ashley you are the best!!
I've stalked your blog and website for several weeks and you seem to give out a caring personality and even in the way you type your blog it's very personal so I feel like you will help me feel comfortable. That's why I picked you over some more local options. Thanks for making me feel great about this experience and living up to the hype I put you under....you're amazing at this and totally make us not size 2's feel special anyway!
"So what does one do when they dislike every inch of what they see in the mirror every day? Easy answer...Book a shoot with Kira and let her do her magic (and believe me, it's magic). What started as a fun gift for my husband, turned into a bigger gift for myself. Thanks a million for being super amazing and making the whole experience great! I was a little (ok a lot) nervous before my shoot but you soon made me feel super relaxed and comfortable. Every was made so easy! You never ran out of fabulous ideas and every prop/outfit at hand to pull it off. I never thought I would be able to say that I loved so many pictures of myself and I want to thank you for making me feel gorgeous. I now firmly believe that every woman, no matter her age or size, should definitely try this once in her life to boost her self esteem. It was a fantastic day and definitely one to remember!" - J.M.
I just want to take the time and sincerely thank you and Ashley for the great mini session I had this past Saturday. It was a true milestone for me and a simple "thank you" just doesn't seem adequate.These pictures are not only a representation of my redemption, but a "thank you honey" for my husband. I have never felt so beautiful as I did on Saturday, not even on my wedding day. Thank you so much for the amazing boost of confidence. Truly an amazing service y'all provide to women. It was a form of healing for me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I was talking to my husband about the whole experience and while he said he know he will love the photos he said the best present is knowing how it made me feel. I've never felt more confident and sexier in my life. Thank you so much, I will definitely be calling for another photo shoot down the road and in the meantime I'm gonna advertise for you like crazy because I still cant stop talking about it. You're awesome!
" What you are doing is empowering women and you reinforce that message & sentiment beautifully! On the web, in your writing, your wonderful photos, and your personality-you are celebrating women and building confidence. They say confidence is the most beautiful thing a woman can wear! It's more than a photograph to me, the whole experience is meaningful. Confidence builds on confidence. Your art & creativity is helping women! " -R.K.
Kira is professional and makes you feel so at ease during your shoot. I had so much fun for my bridal boudoir shoot and definitely recommend this studio. A great experience and I hope I can come back again!
Kira Wood helps her clients see the beauty that they already have. She accentuates little perfections that makes you, you. And at the same time she makes you feel at ease during the shoot. Having your pictures taken whether fully clothed or minimally so always puts anyone's nerves on overdrive. But Kira's openness, humor, and professionalism puts any doubt and nervousness aside and it just allows for a fun shoot. Kira is making boudoir a household name and empowering women of all colors, shapes and sizes to love their body.
"I really enjoyed my photo shoot. As a 38-year old mother of three, I was very self-concious of my body. Kira was very professional and the pictures turned out fabulous! Thank you for the experience and I can now mark this off my bucket list! Thanks again!" - T.C.
"Oh Betty! Boudoir was an awesome experience! They are so professional and fun! I have never been so nervous in my entire life, but Kira was so nice, welcoming and professional, I forgot I was being WILD! She helped me check one of the hardest things off my bucket list! Thanks Kira for all your help, support and professionalism. I would suggest to any and all of my friends!" - M.O.
It looks GREAT (my album)!! I love it and my fiancé can't stop looking at it. I enjoyed every minute working with you. Thanks a bunch!!