Hey! I’m Kelly, also known as the Gloss Boss around these parts! I thought I would write this blog post in my own words so you can really understand the reasoning behind why I did this session for my 40th birthday and what I got out of it, even though it’s my 12th boudoir shoot!
There is no better feeling in the world then a boudoir session, I can’t explain it… it’s really something you have to experience for yourself. 12 years ago my business partner Jen and I set out to create a safe and fun studio for local women to step outside their comfort zone, to build confidence and feel empowered. I had my first boudoir experience in 2010 and it changed my life. I knew it would change other women’s lives as well. I say boudoir is like the “good hair day” effect on steroids. It doesn’t just last one day, the confidence you gain seeps into every aspect of your life and stays with you forever.
I used to feel like people judged me when I was “sexy” in public or online. Now, with my 40th birthday approaching I truly only care what I think and how I’M feeling. I’m building my own life and feeling empowered to do it on my own terms. Confidence takes time to build but after 10 good years of working on myself internally I’m feeling more inspired than ever to celebrate ME!
40 is a pivotal time in a persons life. I don’t know about everyone else but for me I struggled with the “getting older” thoughts but as the date approached I realized there really isn’t enough hours in my day to spend any of them on negative self-talk, so instead I’m embracing the changes in myself and feeling grateful that I have more years of knowledge & wisdom under my belt. I really wanted to capture this important and momentous time in my life on camera to look back on for years to come.
All I wanted for my birthday this year was a Boudoir Shoot with Marcee! I LOVE the Gloss experience and believe wholeheartedly that every woman deserves to feel beautiful, sexy and powerful as much and as often as they possibly can. We all choose different ways to feel empowered but for me, a session at Gloss is the ONE!
I also want to take a moment to truly and deeply thank all of our incredible clients who have helped Gloss grow into what it has become over these years. You’ve allowed my team and I the ability to do what we love every day while making an impact on the women of Vancouver, and for that I will always be grateful. It’s a lot fo work to keep this incredible company running but I wouldn’t change it for the world!
Want to shop my looks?
Black shapewear/corset: Amazon!
White Set: Calvin Klein
Red & black garter sets: Honey Birdette (my personal FAVOURITE)
Hat: Lack of Color