Not only was Sami an amazing momma and military wife, but when we had her consultation, she was calling me all the way from Alaska! They had left their family in Boise and were currently living in the middle of nowhere, and she let me know it was just as freezing cold and barren as I imagined it to be.
All that aside, we booked her boudoir session for a week in November when she would be in town visiting family, and got started on planning. Sami let me know that she wanted to show off and embrace her new mom bod and own every single part of herself, and boy, she did!
A few months after shooting, Sami was at my doorstep to pick up her images. Her visit turned into a wonderful hour of talking and catching up, and since her session, she has constantly been an encourager and cheerleader in my life that I am so grateful for!
“After having a baby my body has completely changed, there’s now stretch marks, wrinkles, saggy booty/boobs that aren’t quiet the same location they were before. my self esteem was definitely lower than it has ever been. Makayla reminded me how there’s so much beauty and love in my body. She was the first to remind me how my mom body is still a hot, sexy, beautiful, strong body.”
“I originally was doing this for my husband as a gift, but as soon as I talked to Makayla, it was for so much more. It was for me and my husband and for all you lovelies to see beauty comes in all sorts of forms.
Makayla truly taught me how to love myself all over again and I will forever cherish the times we spent calling, texting, and shooting/posing.
So thank you to Makayla for bringing this mom back to life when I needed it most. Thanks for seeing my beauty in a whole new light and making me feel the best! For anyone questioning the decision and putting it off till you’re more confident with your body, take the jump. You’ll fall in love with every inch of your own body, and it truly is the greatest gift. ❤️”