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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Gold Sheets & Wings

Well, another fabulous creative session is here!  I love getting to play around with new sets and props with some of my prior clients.  We just have a blast as I let my creative mind wander.

It’s so important for me to stay connected with why I love this job so much!  Giving women a truly life changing experience is what I was meant to do with my life.  Helping them SEE all the fabulous things about themselves is so rewarding – both to them and me.  So allowing myself creative time is very crucial to my sanity!

So, we started off the session with the bed off the frame, the plans positioned differently and the gold satin sheets on the bed.  It was so different and I loved how I could use the light being closer to the window.  I did start her off in a big pearl necklace, then changed the top to these fishnet/rhinestone thing that I love!

boudoir photo shoot on gold sheets with maroon blanket

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Then it was time for the WINGS!  Gosh, these wings are just seriously epic.  But, add in that fog and holy cow!  It was so fun.

The white wings just arrived so I can’t wait to use those soon! black fantasy wings with fog at boudoir photography pittsburgh pics by chicks

Time to get the wings outside because, honestly, they are difficult to manage inside.  I love this little spot we found – it’s so perfect for the look I was going for.  black wings and garter belt stockings with boudoir photographer maura chickblack wings and garter belt stockings with boudoir photographer maura chickepic black wings on boudoir client during a session with Maura Chick from Pics By Chicks Photography

Thanks to this beauty for allowing me to get creative!  It felt so amazing to do so!

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I’m A Sexy Beast

Another amazingly terrific woman is on the blog today!

Here’s what she had to say about her session:boudoir photography pittsburgh of woman in bra and panty set on the bed

1) Why did you decide to invest in a boudoir photo shoot?  I recently lost weight and felt very good about my body. My fiancé has told me, regardless of weight or shape, that I was gorgeous and had a very sexy body. I guess this was a way to thank him for always making me feel sexy and desired.
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2) How did you feel about yourself before your photo shoot?  I was in a good place with my physical self. I felt a little embarrassed about the idea of exposing myself physically and knowing I would be very vulnerable.

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3) How did you feel about yourself after your photo shoot?  Damn, I’m a sexy beast! Lol…but really, I didn’t realize my potential level of sexiness! Wowza! I feel even better about my body then I did before the shoot!
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4) Describe your session in 3 words?  Empowering, enjoyable, powerful

5) What was your favorite part of the boudoir photo shoot?  Maura and her personality. She was soooooo fun to work with. Made me crack up and I felt 100% comfortable!

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6) What value do you think a boudoir session brings to your life and the community of women you support? Self awareness and power. You learn what you are capable of being and how much women rule. We are awesome but not enough of us recognize or accept that fact. Women are fantastic creatures and we do amazing things in life.

boudoir photograph of woman laying on green sofa at Pics By Chicks Photography in Pittsburgh PA

boudoir photograph of woman laying on green sofa at Pics By Chicks Photography in Pittsburgh PA

7) What would you say to other women who are considering a boudoir photo shoot?  DO IT!!! You will never feel the same about yourself again! You will see yourself as others see you and you will understand what your worth is, both as a sexy goddess and as a woman. Maura doesn’t just focus on your physical attributes but she talks you up through the whole experience and makes you walk out feeling soooo good about yourself as a strong female.

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Her Journey

Directly from my client.

In her words:

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I am calling this my “Journey “ post because I, like many of you, have been, and CONTINUE to be , a work in progress and on this journey to self love and discovery.
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I always wanted to do a “sexy photo shoot” but I was afraid , nervous, didn’t think I was ready and embarrassed to even look into doing one. 😔
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I would think to myself , I don’t want to look at my body in lingerie in private let alone in front of a stranger. Yeah, in the group Maura seemed to have a huge following and everyone loves her, but I didn’t know her … so I stayed on the sidelines and watched … for almost a year.
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During that time on the sidelines , I started thinking about what to give to my future husband as a wedding gift, I watched some more pondering And trying to get the nerve to message Maura for info.
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My love for him and wanting to do something for the night before the wedding, I took the leap and booked it. Closed my eyes and pushed the button to BOOK! Eeekkkk Holy Crap, I did it.

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I remember thinking WTF did I do. Well… here we go. I remember thinking “I need to go on a strict diet and get myself to the gym ASAP! I felt I needed to be thin. Truth be told I have NEVER been thin. I have been heathy weight but never “thin” so I wondered why I felt the need to be that for this shoot.
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The day of the shoot I almost cancelled but I took a deep breath and went. I walked in to the most comforting, anxiety relieving hug I have ever received. Maura magic starts there … her complete embrace soothed every etch of nervousness right from me and the instant I felt comfortable and welcomed. I melted in the entry way of her studio.
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The shoot took what felt like 10 min but lasted for hours. I had my hair and make up completed by a professional. I had champagne and we talked … I felt so blissfully relaxed 😌. Time spent with one of God’s angels was the most rewarding part of the experience.
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She helped me see the beauty in myself where I mostly focused on the things I don’t care for. I mean, we all have them right. See what we don’t like and ignore the goodness of ourselves. She poured into my heart that day and it changed my thinking , my view , and my life.
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After the wedding I booked another session, well, because I had a blast and I wanted to go all in and be more creative.
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This time for the second shoot I had unintentionally gained 20# and it didn’t matter. I bared it all, body and soul, enjoying the moment of self love and self care through the Maura experience.
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Then came the most recent shoot .. Last month. It was my 3rd photoshoot with the Magical Maura.
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This time I went to her a different human. I changed woman. I had been watching her , listening to her and her self love coaching and teachings , book recommendations for self betterment and love. It changed me. She changed me.
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I shed over 40# not because of vanity but because I love myself enough to want to love and take care of my body. I love myself and my body. I want it to Be healthy and able to do things without illness and daily pain.
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Maura taught me self love and I did just that. I continue to love my body and my life everyday. The best form of self love is better health and the by product of that was weight loss.
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My husband loved me during the 1st shoot, 2nd shoot and this shoot. So it wasn’t for what I looked like or how I view myself, it was to be healthy so I can enjoy more things in my life and I am no longer holding back.
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When I see these pics, all of them I see a progression of love, a progression of self acceptance , and a reflection of health and wellness inside and out.
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I challenge you … look at these pics , really look at them. See my eyes , my soul and hear my heart.
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Don’t wait to do the shoot! Don’t continue to sit and watch. Take the step. Book it. It will change your life. I promise. Let Maura pour love into your heart and your soul like she has done for many of us.

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Don’t wait to be “the perfect size”. Don’t wait to have longer hair , get a tan , lose weight , tone up, or the “perfect time”. There will NEVER be that.. long hair is sexy. Short hair is sexy. Curves are sexy. Slim is sexy. Tall is sexy. Short is sexy. Light skin is sexy. Dark skin is sexy.
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We are all differently sexy and beautiful and I wanted to share with you all and challenge you all to love yourself because you can’t pour into anyone else is your cup is empty. Book your shoot and fill up your cup 🌟You won’t regret it.

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Wet N Wild

Here’s a small collection of photos from the shower scene mini sessions back in November!

The shower scene is now an add on to a regular boudoir session!  Who wouldn’t want this HOTNESS!!

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I love the shower set so very much!  The emotion and feeling it evokes in my clients is truly amazing!

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