White Fantasy Wings

You see the black fantasy wings on the blog…now it’s time for the WHITE WINGS!

I started out etherial with the things, then I transitioned into something a bit harder.  I wanted to show the juxtaposition between white and black, so I loved the edgy look of styling with the white wings.

So many options here!

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See Who You Are

My clients are remarkable women and I am so proud when they share about their experience.  This is from my client.

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First, here’s what she posted in my self love facebook group:

“Ok. Real talk, ladies. What an experience. I have so many thoughts but here’s the prominent one:
I’m the Compliment Dismisser from a few weeks ago. Always. I’m a habitual eye roller and my go-to lines to my husband are “you’re supposed to say that” and “you’re delusional but I still love you”. Maura complimented me too but my arguments didn’t hold water with her. No eye roll goes unchallenged. She isn’t obligated to shower anyone with hoots and hollers and exclamations about one’s backside. And, while I make no claims about her state of mind, she has no reason than to see me any other way but reality. No distortion or delusion. This is a tough concept for me but, after seeing my photos this evening, I’m starting to see what Maura sees and, most importantly, what my husband sees every day and has tried to convince me of for years.

When Maura likes what she sees you’re gonna know it! And most importantly, you best believe it’s true!

tl;dr – I never doubted the photos would be amazing. What caught me by surprise was the beautiful woman staring back at me. Maura Magic is a thing but it’s not what you think. Maura Magic doesn’t CHANGE who you are. Maura Magic helps you SEE who you are. You. Are. Beautiful. Powerful. Special. And so much more!”

boudoir photos pittsburgh lingerie photos of woman on bed

boudoir photos pittsburgh lingerie photos of woman on bed

Here’s what she said about her session:

1) Why did you decide to invest in a boudoir photo shoot?  Each year my husband and I select a piece of art as anniversary gift to ourselves. We needed to do something special for our tenth anniversary so we decided to invest in a boudoir shoot. What’s more special than turning yourself into art!?

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boudoir photo shoot sexy pose woman in lingerie on bed

sexy photos during boudoir photo shoot in pittsburgh PA, beaver county PA boudoir photographer2) How did you feel about yourself before your photo shoot?  How did I feel about myself before the shoot? I’m a facts not a feelings person so I think I can summarize it best by, “meh…” I have an indifference towards myself. Like, there must be some ulterior motive to any compliments I receive because I’m not special, I’m just me.

3) How did you feel about yourself after your photo shoot?  After the shoot, I’m starting to see what my husband sees every day and has tried to convince me of for years. It’s sort of like a fog is lifting from a steamy bathroom mirror and I’m finally seeing myself for the first time. It’s so easy to maintain the walls of protection- if I don’t let the compliments in then it’s easy to deflect the negativity too… WRONG! I can graciously embrace the positive while still repelling the negative. I’m rambling… This shoot, these photos, are helping me understand that, not only am I intelligent and resourceful, I am damn sexy!

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4) Describe your session in 3 words?  Powerful, Fun, Genuine

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5) What was your favorite part of the boudoir photo shoot?  I really have to pick just one thing?! … From the unexpected exclamations about your butt or the curve of your hip to the warm smile and gleam in her eye when first she sees you in an outfit, Maura’s reactions are authentic. She loves what she does and she loves you.

boudoir photos pittsburgh woman on green sofa in lace bodysuit

boudoir photos pittsburgh woman on green sofa in lace bodysuit

6) What value do you think a boudoir session brings to your life and the community of women you support? I’ve never really struggled with a negative body image (and for that I am grateful). However, I acknowledge that I am not the normal. The value that a boudoir session brings to a woman is in the uncovering of a confidence you didn’t realize you could have about yourself. The strength that’s found in your eyes. The emotions invoked by your posture. Powerful.

sexy photos during confidence boosting session with boudoir photographer pittsburgh, Maura Chick

sexy photos during confidence boosting session with boudoir photographer pittsburgh, Maura Chick

7) What would you say to other women who are considering a boudoir photo shoot?  Maura Magic is a thing but it’s not what you think. Maura Magic doesn’t CHANGE who you are. Maura Magic helps you SEE who you are. You. Are. Beautiful. Powerful. Special. And so much more! Finally, if you are considering a boudoir photo shoot, what’s stopping you? Talk to me about it. Let me help you understand that’s it’s an amazing experience that you won’t regret and will never forget.

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It Matters What Maura Says…

I am so excited to bring you this blog post and share this AMAZING woman’s experience with you!

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First, here’s what she posted in our private Facebook group (as of the writing of this blog post, she is the cover photo of the group! Join us there!

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“When I booked my session with Maura, I spent an entire week thinking “what the hell did I just get myself into”. I let a friend, who also had an amazing experience with Maura, convince me to do this. This is something SO out of the ordinary for me… I think I may have had some wine the night I booked. & then I realized there was no turning back!

It took everything in me to get out of my car that day & walk to the door. I kept thinking how I’d rather run away & take the loss on my money than actually go through with this. Then I said what I’ve been saying about most of my life these days….”whatever, it is what it is”. I decided this may look terrible & I would just end up hiding my body & the photos from everyone for the rest of my life.

Then the door opened to the loudest scream & the biggest hug that instantly put a genuine smile on my face (those have been rare lately).

We got started & I still couldn’t believe I was doing this. After less than 5 minutes, I had completely lost all of my “shy” & felt amazing, standing there half naked in front of someone I only met 30 minutes ago. It sounds crazy, but it was the most comfortable I have ever been with a friend! Even my best friends can tell you- I hide even in a bathing suit around them. This felt natural & Maura even showed me a couple “to die for” shots on the back of the camera as we went. This made me feel even more amazing as I saw a small glimpse of what I actually looked like.

Today, I got to see myself through Maura’s eyes. We did a photo viewing via internet chat since we’re social distancing. There wasn’t a single photo that I would be afraid to show anyone, even complete strangers. I love them all & I love this entire experience.

This experience isn’t just for people struggling with their self image. This is something everyone should do. This feeling of “I’m amazing & every move I make is perfect” has still not faded away & it’s as strong as ever. We all have bad days & negative thoughts, but this experience has awakened the feeling of I Love Me. I don’t care if i make a wrong decision, I will forgive myself because I LOVE ME! This is not JUST self-image, this is your take on LIFE!

It doesn’t matter what other people say, it matters what Maura says.”

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Here’s what she said about her session:

1) Why did you decide to invest in a boudoir photo shoot?  One of my best friends confided in me that she did it & she showed me her photos & shared her experience with me. She is generally more outgoing than I am, but I could tell how proud she was of her photos & I could see a new love for herself beaming from her smile.

pittsburgh boudoir photography Pics By Chicks Photography bedroom scene in red lingerie

pittsburgh boudoir photography Pics By Chicks Photography bedroom scene in red lingerie

2) How did you feel about yourself before your photo shoot?  I was stuck in an ongoing battle of hating myself for having a body that is failing me as a woman. Every single day, it crossed my mind that I’m in a war with unexplained infertility. I’m doing something wrong & i don’t even know what it is. Even with a loving & supportive husband, I couldn’t shake these feelings of failure.

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3) How did you feel about yourself after your photo shoot?  I’m a completely different person! Even the day I left, I drove home with such an amazing & happy feeling for the first time in years. The car is a tough place for my thoughts, but all I could think was how much fun I just had. I felt so good & confident that I one of my outfits back on at home & greeted my husband when he got home from work! 🙂 The feelings of nervousness set in awhile after, but once I had my photo viewing, they disappeared again! Quickly! The photos confirmed how I felt that day & that feeling has not faded yet! My boudoir experience has made me look back at how I was feeling about myself everyday & comparing it to how I feel now, all in 1 day.

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boudoir photographers pittsburgh sexy photos in lingerie at boudoir studio

4) Describe your session in 3 words?  Life-changing, Fun, Emotional

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5) What was your favorite part of the boudoir photo shoot?  Maura, duh! She makes this so easy. No, you don’t need to know how to do these poses or faces, she teaches you all of it. & you will laugh while she’s teaching you! We had fun, we laughed, we cried…. when I left, my face hurt from smiling. & these aren’t evening smiling photos!

pittsburgh boudoir photographer red lingerie on green sofa at boudoir studio at Pics By Chicks Photography

pittsburgh boudoir photographer red lingerie on green sofa at boudoir studio at Pics By Chicks Photography

6) What value do you think a boudoir session brings to your life and the community of women you support? Self love for sure. It is so hard to believe how much one day has changed my feelings towards myself. I’m a beautiful woman despite the battles I face & I’ll find my to the end because I’m strong & brave & beautiful. It doesn’t matter what I do or don’t achieve in life, it matters who I am

body confidence experience in pittsburgh PA with Maura Chick

body confidence experience in pittsburgh PA with Maura Chick

7) What would you say to other women who are considering a boudoir photo shoot?  Just do it. I already regret that I booked 6 months in advance, I wish I had done it sooner!

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Stop Thinking About It, and Just Do It!

I am so excited to share this session with you because it was one of the firsts when I came back from the stay at home orders!  It was a knock out session and I realized how much I missed sharing these sessions with women during this 7 weeks!  But this post is for you to hear from her.  I’ll write more about her when she’s back this year for a creative session.

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First, here’s what she had to say in our private ladies only Facebook group when sharing about her boudoir experience:

“I wish I could scream from the mountain tops how absolutely phenomenal Maura is. If you’ve ever thought for a second about scheduling with her, please do. You will not regret it! From the moment you walk in through the door you will feel like you’ve known Maura forever. She makes you feel nothing short of unique, beautiful, important, and a boudoir professional! I will never be able to thank Maura for showing me who I really am, and instilling me with confidence that I will continue to have forever.”

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Here’s her feedback after her session:

pittsburgh boudoir photography woman in sexy black lingerie with dramatic light

1) Why did you decide to invest in a boudoir photo shoot?  I could feel the empowerment radiate off of the women I knew had done a boudoir shoot before, and I knew I had to be apart of that!

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2) How did you feel about yourself before your photo shoot?  Mediocre. I didn’t hate myself by any means, but I definitely didn’t look at myself the way I do, now post shoot.

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3) How did you feel about yourself after your photo shoot?  Fierce.. unstoppable. I can do anything!
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4) Describe your session in 3 words?  Empowering. FUN. Exhilarating.

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5) What was your favorite part of the boudoir photo shoot?  Honestly spending the day with Maura. She is truly a God sent. The whole day was fantastic, but I feel like picking up trash with Maura would be enjoyable.

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6) What value do you think a boudoir session brings to your life and the community of women you support? I feel like a clan of confident women is never a bad thing!! It’s brought nothing but joy to my life.

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7) What would you say to other women who are considering a boudoir photo shoot?  Stop thinking about it, and just do it!

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A Little Maternity

It’s very rare (i.e. never) that I photograph something other than boudoir, but when my friend Charly expressed interest in getting in the wings, I couldn’t stop my creative mind from running.  That means to me that I need to make it happen!

Charly is an amazing maternity photographer who offers her clients a one of a kind, pampered experience as they celebrate this exciting stage of life.  You can check her out at Charly Joanne Photography.

The dress was hers – one of MANY in her collection that she offers to her clients.  I knew when planning the session that this was the dress I wanted – I had loved it in some photos she shared and knew with her glorious red hair it would make the vision come to life.

Charly is a remarkable woman.  So fun.  So honest.  Real.  Beautiful.  A heart of gold.  Deeply empathetic.  And, she’s still the only person that I can have a full conversation with via GIFs.  No words, just gifs!

Thanks Charly for helping me bring this vision to life.

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