What Clients Say

 

What Clients Say

 

“Wowie!!! and that’s all I have to say about that. Well, actually I have quite a bit more but at the moment I can say that if MY mouth dropped open looking at my book, I know HIS will fall right to the floor! Cheryl, I just want to thank you so much for making me feel comfortable enough to do a boudoir session. I know some people are very comfortable in their own skin but being a breast cancer survivor my body has gone through so many surgeries and looking in the mirror and being okay with what I see back has been a bit of a journey. So thank you so much for making my experience so easy to do and for making me look and feel like I was the most beautiful person in the world! I know this is the PERFECT GIFT to give him the night before the wedding and the bonus is that I am proud to give it him!”

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“Thanks so much, Cheryl! It was really great working with you, I still can’t believe what an amazing experience it was. My husband said the sweetest thing to me after I got home and after he stopped ogling my take-home pic. He said, “What an amazing gift… Not just for me, but for you, too. I can tell that this photo shoot has helped make you feel as beautiful as you really are, because I think maybe you haven’t believed me for a while every time I’ve told you were beautiful.” Brought tears to my eyes, because he spoke the truth. I definitely got my groove back, and that is priceless!

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“Just writing to let you know how it went last night. He was at a loss for words for sure. I think I heard a ‘WOW!’, a ‘Holy Shit!’, ‘Are you serious!?!’, ‘These are amazing….you look amazing!!’ It sure was fun to sit back and watch him as he turned each page. The smile on his face was like one I have never seen before. He says this is definitely the most special gift he has ever received. And he says, ‘You tell Cheryl that I said thank you for capturing my woman’s beauty the way she did.’ He is very happy. (And then he said, ‘I cant wait to show these off babe!’). Everything turned out so perfect, and I thank you again. I will definitely be spreading the word about you and showing off your art to others. And I will be back to do it again someday!”

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“Thank you so very sincerely for the whole experience. Walking down the hallways at work, looking in the mirror in the morning, every little thing feels slightly different with my little secret of empowerment tucked away. You helped me see a new side of me, and it’s sparked a confidence and self-assurance I had never found a way to tap into. You probably hear that a lot, but I’m kind of a stickler for expressing gratitude, so please allow me to tell you how much I appreciate your attitude, your generosity, and your beautiful art.”

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“I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful experience and for the beautiful album. As expected, I couldn’t wait until our August anniversary to have him open it. I had him open it when I was at work for the night…
This is what he wrote me…


“Babe, I just looked at your pictures, oh my god!!!!!! They are the most amazing thing ever! You are so sexy and beautiful and gorgeous and sexy and beautiful and gorgeous and sexy, yes I said them twice and three times because you are that sexy, beautiful and gorgeous! Thank you so much, it means so much to me that you would do that for me, not only so I can see sexy pictures of you but also because it shows how much you love me, I’m the luckiest person in the world to have you as my wife, I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love every single picture! And I love you!”


Ha! I think it’s safe to say that he loves the book! Thank you so so much for the most wonderful experience!”

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“Hello! I wanted to write you a letter to let you know you have done more for my self esteem and how grateful I am to you. I feel like such a different person now. You actually helped me love myself for the first time. This now shows in my life with how I treat myself, my husband, son, and everyone else I come in contact with. This was one of the most truly awesome experiences, it’s right up there with giving birth to my son. It was that profound for me! I came to your studio to do a birthday book for my husband of almost 20 years but have to say it was me who got the wonderful gift. I’ll never forget seeing my photographs for the first time, I thought they had to be someone else until I looked closer and saw my face. I’m not a person who cries easily and I’ll never forget the emotions I felt and still feel when I remember that day in your studio and look at the photo I took home. I can’t imagine how I’ll feel once the book arrives and I can see all of them again. I’ve been somewhat reluctant in wanting to give the book to my husband because I want it for myself – haha! Oh well, I’ll always have the disc. My husbands reaction to the photo was nothing short of incredible. We’ve been married for almost 20 years and it’s like he now acts like he’s married to a supermodel. He always treated me good but now it’s truly amazing. I call your session a marriage refresher. I will forever be grateful to you Cheryl, I mean that with all my heart.”

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“Yesterday was hands down the most amazing experience ever!! Every woman should make a point of doing this once in their lifetime. My only regret is wasting time “thinking about” it because I didn’t think they’d turn out well. What a shock! My mind was reeling yesterday with how the photos came out. Once I got home, I couldn’t stop looking at the one we took home with us. And [he] was ecstatic! He loved them all and was upset he actually had to pick from them. I was hoping that in the summer time I can order that canvas of the one picture we took. He wants to hang it proudly in our front hallway and I’m going to let him too! Anyways, thank you soooo much! You are an amazingly talented photographer. Can’t wait to see the final results as well.”

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“Wow, just wow!! I am speechless. There are tears in my eyes!! I was so not expecting to have this come in the mail today!! The book and the photos are beautiful!! Your card was beautiful! This whole experience has been so beautiful!!! Thank you and Nikoma so so much for everything!!! I wish I could just hug you both!! My husband didn’t even recognize me!! It was awesome! He LOVES these photos!! You both are so kind and genuine, you both made me feel so comfortable and like we had known each other for a long time. It was great! I cannot say or put in to words how amazing this is for me. My heart is so full. Thank you a million times!!!!! I can’t wait to do this again!!! I think I very well may be happier today then on my actual wedding day!!! From the deepest and most genuine part of my heart….THANK YOU!!!!!!!!”

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“I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job you have done! The book turned out absolutely beautiful and I love every single picture (including the ones on the flash drive). I got the book on December 31 at 6:30 pm or so (exactly when I wanted it) and I gave it to my husband the next night. I though it was a great way to start 2016!


I wanted to do something special so I prepared a scavenger hunt for him. Each little gift bag that I set aside for him, it had a clue inside and one or two pieces of lingerie that I wore for the shoot. The last one had a clue and the photo that you gave me to take home with me. When my husband saw that one photo, he was in shock and he had no idea there was still an entire book for him to look at!! He thought the “big prize” was me haha. When he saw the book, he could not believe it! I’ve never seen him reacting that way EVER in my life. He was SO happy, excited and surprised… He couldn’t believe it. A few questions came up all together and at the same time: “when did you do this? Where? How? I hope the photographer was NOT a man!, and this is crazy, you hate photos” haha It was awesome!


I wanted you to hear it directly from him so I asked my husband to write a few words for you:
“Within seconds of opening the book, [she] commented that she had never seen the expressions that were on my face. And for the first time, I was seeing things that I never knew I would see in such ways. She looked stunning! Thank you for not only providing the most memorable expressions and photos I could ever imagine of my wife, but also encouraging [her] to open up and realize that she is, indeed, a wonderfully photogenic person.”


Thanks again for a great experience, for a beautiful book that I will treasure forever, and for yours and Nikoma’s warm words. I also had a lot of fun! Please say thank you to Nikoma for me. She gave me the exact look that I had in mind. LOVED IT!”

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Cheryl! What a great experience! I was soooooooo nervous! But from start to finish, you and your stylist made me feel great and really broke down my fears by how easy you both were to talk to. The pictures turned out beyond my expectations, really I went in thinking I would probably not order any because I wouldn’t like them…….I wanted them all! It really turned out to be a gift for me just as much as my husband. Who by the way was extremely happy. The best way I can describe his face was shock, awe and excitement all in one. I have never seen that face before and probably won’t again. Thank you so much! One of the best experiences of my life!”

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“I had a fantastic time today and have recommended you to my friends. Truly, I learned a lot about myself today and I got out of it exactly what I needed post-divorce- confidence and new-found comfort in my own skin. Better than therapy. I can’t thank you enough. Super excited to get my order in the mail.”

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“Just wanted to let you know that the album arrived and we love it.icon smile What Clients SaySince it had been a couple weeks since the shoot, I actually felt like I was discovering the photos alongside my husband, and I got to feel surprised and proud all over again. I’m still so jazzed that I had the guts to do this AND that I loved the results so much. And my husband was completely floored. There was laughter, tears (his, not mine!), and lots of “woooooooow”s. When he got to the first page of the comic book photos, he just stared at the open page for like ten minutes!Thanks again for giving me such a fantastic photo shoot! Please send my thanks to Nikoma as well; she was such a big part of making the experience great.”

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“WOW. I don’t even know what to say! I just got home from work training and opened my box. What a beautiful display and the card was so kind! I absolutely love the book and am completely speechless. My friends LOVE IT! and one of them is begging her girlfriend to let her do it!!!! I am fully supportive of course and will keep you posted if they want to move forward. For now I will leave it on my coffee table to share with my friends when they come over. Thank you so much for such an exceptional experience. You two ladies were a tremendous pleasure to work with! unforgettable!!!!!!!! Much love!!”

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“Hey! He got it and that stinker opened it before I got home from work.. Then I got about 16 straight pages of emoticons on my phone of the smiley faces with hearts for eyes! haha.. he loved it he was totally speechless! I loved it too! Thanks so much!!”

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“Hey there we got the book and pictures and I just wanted to drop a huge THANK YOU!!! They are just so fabulous and I feel so sexy! Thank you for an amazing experience and such a quick turn around! I just absolutely loved everything about this whole thing and I can’t wait to work with you again (welllllll after the baby weight is gone…New Years resolution haha). Anyways thanks again to you and Nikoma!!”

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“I seriously wish (in the most innocent way) that you could’ve been there when [he] opened his book! He was absolutely blown away on multiple levels, among them your artistry. “Beautiful and so classy… Loved her use of shadow and light…. Truly amazing!” Mostly he was silent, but his expressions said it all! He also added, “Oh my gosh!” literally with each page he turned, and, “Best. Present. Ever!!!” On a very, very personal note, I had no idea I could be that sexy and beautiful, and I am so grateful for you, your talents, and the way you helped me memorialize this dream! What you created for me is truly a work of art (that I’m buying a safe for).”

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“I am sure you receive many similar mails but I just wanted to say THANK YOU for such a great experience for my wife.  I have been madly in love with her for over 30 years and have always desired to have some classy but sexy photos of the woman I adore.  The photos and my album have helped my wife to recognize the beauty that I have always seen.  The professional and respectful way you drive the process helped my wife to develop more confidence, which is influencing her strength in our successful marriage and has also given her greater confidence at home/work.  She is much more than my wife and I appreciate this experience……and I hope to repeat it in the future.  Worth every damn dollar.”

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“My husband (!) & I just got back from our wedding/honeymoon, and I wanted to let you know that he absolutely LOVED the photos. He actually held back tears, seriously. Says it was the best gift he’s ever been given, and it couldn’t be topped. I think the best part was that it was a little out of my character. He was shocked and really appreciative. Thanks again for the fabulous shoot. The photos and the book look amazing. Please also tell Lisa thank you for beautifying me ahead of time!”

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“I absolutely LOVE my book!! Thank you so much for making me feel so beautiful and special and, most importantly, for helping me boost my self-esteem!! I had no idea I could look so good.icon wink What Clients SayI had an amazing time and really appreciate your kindness and patience throughout the whole process. Your team is pretty awesome too!”

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“Just wanted to let you know that the album arrived and we love it.:)Since it had been a couple weeks since the shoot, I actually felt like I was discovering the photos alongside my husband, and I got to feel surprised and proud all over again. I’m still so jazzed that I had the guts to do this AND that I loved the results so much. And my husband was completely floored. There was laughter, tears (his, not mine!), and lots of “woooooooow”s. When he got to the first page of the comic book photos, he just stared at the open page for like ten minutes! Thanks again for giving me such a fantastic photo shoot! Please send my thanks to Nikoma as well; she was such a big part of making the experience great.”

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“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for an amazing session yesterday! Your professionalism and ability to make me feel comfortable (and get me laughing for my non-cheesy smile!) was so greatly appreciated! I keep thinking about the photos and catch myself shaking my head in awe of how amazing they turned out. I can’t wait for the finished product to arrive in a few weeks! Your talent is incredible, I will absolutely be encouraging my girlfriends to check out your website and schedule an appointment for themselves! A special thank you to Nikoma to being a total rock star hair and makeup artist too, I felt amazing! Again, THANK YOU so much for a great experience! I can’t wait to show my fiancé – this will be a hard secret to keep for a month!”

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“I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much we LOVE our book! I gave it to my husband on our anniversary and he was so cute! He was shocked! He said “What the…?” and then closed it real fast like he was embarrassed to look at it. I laughed and said “Come on, let’s look at it together.” And then he really enjoyed going through the book slowly, enjoying each picture. I also wanted to tell you a special thank you from just me. I never considered myself to be “sexy,” but these pictures prove otherwise. You’ve given me a completely new self-image. Like I told my husband, this really was a gift for both of us. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!”

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“I already got the USB! I opened the box and saw your sweet note and the photo before I even had a chance to see any of the other images and got all misty eyed. First, I must say THANK YOU for the thoughtful gesture with the USB drive. It totally caught me off guard and I’m just humbled and grateful that you would do such a kind thing for me. Secondly, thank you so much for taking such care in retouching, I’m sure you spent a good deal of time on all of my images. You really are a genius! Thank you for making me look feminine, soft and pretty. I cannot believe how nervous I was and now… to see what you produced through those images, I’m nearly speechless. I can’t even believe it’s me, I’m just in disbelief. They are even better than I could have hoped for. I am getting excited to give the gift to my hubby! I will wait on the book (should arrive anytime!) and the right time to surprise him then I will happily let you know what his reaction is after the big reveal. Cheryl, thank you so much for everything! I know that you are the only person who could have turned out such amazing quality and beautiful results, I am so glad I got brave enough to make the appointment. Thank you for being so welcoming, light-hearted and professional. Your genuine presence put my mind at ease and your patience was incredible! Thank you also for rearranging your schedule once my needs changed and plans to travel were originally derailed. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

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“I had so much fun on that shoot (it was more of a work-out than I thought it would be :P) and am so excited to show [him] the pictures. I mentioned that I had done a boudoir shoot before and have to say that this felt much more like an experience vs. just getting hair and make-up done then getting some pictures taken. I didn’t pay as much for the first one but this it was definitely a “you get what you pay for” type situation and in this case it was totally worth it.”

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“Wow….received my album and canvas!! Absolutely beautiful… wish I truly looked like that, but, you captured exactly want I wanted… how I feel!! I can’t stop looking at the album! It is so beautifully done and the pictures are so wonderful. I can’t thank you enough. Yes, Nikoma, I will cherish them forever. I haven’t had time yet to show them to anyone since I just returned from my trip, but, I have lots of friends chomping at the bit to see them!

I will sing your praises to all who will listen and I have given your business card to two friends already.

Again, this experience far surpassed anything that I could have imagined!!”

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“When your packages arrived, while my husband was there, I couldn’t stop chuckling aloud, knowing that he had no clue what was in the packages. Upon opening the packages, he was blown away, quite frankly. All of a sudden, his “hell bent on getting stuff done around the house” became “let’s sit right here together and look at this book!” With every turn of the page, he became more aroused, physically and otherwise. Let’s just say that what started in the living room, ended in the bedroom. Your collection of images provided a profound re-awakening in our sensual connection. Just tonight, he hung the beautiful canvas by the head of our bed, and fyi, we have likened the canvas image to that of a mermaid, which really works for both of us. Mystical, magical, elusive, yet real. Bless you for the extraordinary work that you do, the art you produce, and frankly, the sexual healing you must provide to most of your clients.

My time with you provided an unexpected, refreshing, and youth-giving outcome … for who you are and what you do, thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

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“I received my book today. They are so beautiful and it just tops off the whole experience. You have such a great artistic eye. You not only captured how I feel inside but made me look and feel beautiful outside too. The whole experience was so high quality and you have a great pairing with Erin as the make-up artist. You both created a wonderful moment in time and I would highly recommend you both. Thank you again and what a great gift you have and I am blessed for having been able to be a part of it by having you photograph me.”

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“Thank you so much for the very special experience. My body is sore but it is so worth it. I love your professionalism and how organized you are. It is rare to meet an artist who has mastered their art to the level that consistently produce amazing results. It is rarer for me to like more than 5-10 percent of the photos I see. I decided I’ll show it to the bf on his new 65″ when it comes in… more fun and dramatic that way LOL! Btw the cookie and organic milk was such a nice treat. Can’t wait to see the pics.”

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“Cheryl,
I just want to say I cried when I got my book!! It is absolutely gorgeous!! It turned out so beautiful!! You do amazing work and I appreciate all of your hard work! Thank you for making me feel so beautiful. My fiancé was speechless hahaha!!! You are truly talented!!!

Nikoma,
Thank you for making me so beautiful. You are an amazing make up artist!!! The work you do is stunning!!! Loved you both!! You guys were such a blast to be around and made me feel so comfortable!

Thank you both for your amazing work and talents!! And the awesome thank you card you gave me! It made everything extra special to me! Much love!!”

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“I don’t think you’ll be surprised to hear that my husband was THRILLED! He had the silliest grin stuck on his face looking through the book. He got a good laugh out of the woodworking apron shots. Next he uploaded the digital images immediately and he keeps looking at them all over and over. Cracks me up! Thank you so much of everything. It was a wonderful experience and I’d be very surprised if you didn’t hear from one of my friends booking a session soon. You work some serious magic with lighting and angles! I love it.

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“I want to thank you for wonderful photo shoot and pictures. My husband blushed as he was look through the photo book. It was priceless! You have an amazing gift of knowing how to make a woman feel and look beautiful! I tell and show all my girlfriends the beautiful work you do. Thank you for the wonderful experience.”

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“My husband (!) & I just got back from our wedding/honeymoon, and I wanted to let you know that he absolutely LOVED the photos. He actually held back tears, seriously. Says it was the best gift he’s ever been given, and it couldn’t be topped. I think the best part was that it was a little out of my character. He was shocked and really appreciative. Thanks again for the fabulous shoot. The photos and the book look amazing. Please also tell Lisa thank you for beautifying me ahead of time!”

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“He LOVES them!!! He’s been sneaking his little black book in his pocket and showing me off to his female friends. Says he’s wants everyone to be jealous of his wife. The big book he’s being oh so careful with, he’s afraid to look at it too much because he wants to save it. He keeps telling me that it’s hands down the BEST wedding present he could have ever gotten!”

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“My first but for sure not my last Belle Boudoir Experience. I am going to be honest here ~ I had signed up with a different boudoir company. But after doing a little more research on them I was finding they charged a lot for very little and I just didn’t get a comfortable vibe from them. I mean come on your down to your skivvies if that in front of absolute strangers. So I immediately canceled with them but I had decided that you know I’m turning 30, feeling a little down about myself and felt like I was going through a few changes in my life. So I was on the search for a new place and stumbled upon Belle Boudoir. I immediately felt comfortable with her site. Right then and there I scheduled. I emailed Cheryl and she continually responded to my lengthy emails J. We talked style, look, comfort, accessories and she always had a response that was extremely helpful. Then came the day. I’m going to admit I was extremely nervous when I first got there but the girls made me feel right at home. I felt as beautiful  as I did on my wedding day. At the end of our session when Cheryl goes to edit photos and then you get to pick out the ones you want to keep I honestly could not choose. I smiled and wanted to cry but I didn’t want to wreck my makeup it was AMAZING! When the day came for me to get my book It was the day before my birthday but I couldn’t wait I had to see them so did my husband J He told me that he hopes that this book helps me see what he sees every day we wakeup together. I will for sure be doing this again and again! THANK YOU CHERYL!!!!”

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“If I hadn’t said so enough, THANK YOU for the wonderful session! And thank you to Nikoma as well! You guys are amazing, and gave me a gift that is timeless. I couldn’t resist and I gave my husband the album last night, and today is officially our 3 year anniversary. All he could say was, “Whoa! crazy!” As the book progressed, he was just more and more impressed, with the last spread being his favorite. He had to go back and flip through the book about 3 times before really saying anything else to me. haha. So I think it’s safe to say he really enjoyed and appreciated it! Not only was it a gift for him, but it was also a gift for me. Thank you for taking me out of my “comfort” zone and creating images that I could have never imagined for myself, but in such a tasteful and artistic way. You truly have a talent and I am glad our paths have crossed. Thank you again!”

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“I received my book yesterday and just wanted to shoot you a quick email and tell you that I absolutely LOVE it! It turned out so gorgeous, thank you so much again for such a wonderful photo shoot – your work is absolutely amazing. I am beyond thrilled with the finished product! And now the countdown begins until I can show my fiance the book!! This will be sooo hard… Thank you again over and over!”

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I just wanted you to know that the book arrived as planned on his bday. This was the perfect birthday present for him – 60 pictures for his 60th birthday! It was also the perfect grand finale to a 5-day Vegas trip! He LOVED the book! He has looked through it multiple times and just keeps telling me he can’t believe the pictures! And he has bragged about it to some friends – to whom we have passed on your contact information for their wives! While that was a birthday present for him, it really ended up being a present for me too! The whole experience makes one realize their potential. Your talent for capturing the feminine spirit in such an artistic way is really, truly amazing! The “whole” look – makeup, hair and then photos…it was all a treat! Every woman should have the experience! I am still on a high from it! If you ever want to use me for a reference, please feel free! I will sing your praises! Thank you again for squeezing me in to your schedule and for staying late into your Friday evening to make the selections! And thank you again for bringing out the vixen in me! I am, forever grateful!”

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“Today was AMAZING!!!! I cried!! Thank you so much!! I’m so glad I did that!! I took a picture of the print & texted it to my 2 best friends. They both said I look so beautiful & so hott. Thank you so much!! I’m so happy!!”

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“Thank you so much for yesterday. I had such a wonderful time. It was a warm, comfortable, and confidence-inspiring experience! I never thought I would be secure enough in myself to do a boudoir shoot and I loved it. The photos were amazing! I almost cried while watching the slideshow – I’ve never seen myself so beautiful and sexy. My husband loved the photo I brought home. I got an “Oh my!” and a very stunned smile. We’re both excited for the book and digital images to arrive. Please thank Nikoma too. I loved my hair and makeup – I hated having to wash it off last night. Thank you so much!”

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“My husband (!) & I just got back from our wedding/honeymoon, and I wanted to let you know that he absolutely LOVED the photos. He actually held back tears, seriously. Says it was the best gift he’s ever been given, and it couldn’t be topped. I think the best part was that it was a little out of my character. He was shocked and really appreciative. Thanks again for the fabulous shoot. The photos and the book look amazing. Please also tell Lisa thank you for beautifying me ahead of time!”

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“I just wanted to write you and tell you what a wonderful experience I had yesterday. So funny, here all this time I thought I would have to work at looking sexy, which is not me… But just the way you handled me…the simple commands, made it so easy. I am looking at my one picture in awe. What a talent you ladies have! I cannot wait till the book comes. I. AM. GIDDY.”

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“I got my packages and OMG, I’m speechless again! The photos are so incredible and the book, the mini book – I know it’s me but damn, you work magic to really make the inner spirit shine through. Seeing the photos again reminded me of how I feel inside – beautiful, sexy, fun, adorable – even when the outside doesn’t reflect that. The make-up session & photo shoot has shushed the inner critic – she’s a lot less bitch and a lot more you go girl!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! You are awesome and it was a so wonderful to spend the day with you. I can’t wait to show my husband my book (yes, my book….he gets the photo box; maybe….I may just need to bring individual photos in my purse on a daily basis) I will definitely be showing off my photos & the experience to friends and family.”

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“I am long overdue in writing to you! I received the book and love it! It came out so nice. I would have never thought I could have something like that in a million years. He loves it too. Thank you so much for making my day such a fun experience. I think I may have recruited a person for you with all my talk about how great it was.”

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“My husband loved the book!  He was so surprised … when he realized what it was, he was speechless.  As he was looking through it he said, “Oh my God, this is the best gift I’ve ever gotten!”  Mission accomplished.  He was really happy. It was great working with you!  I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again, and I’ll definitely recommend you to any friends who are interested.”

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“A little over a month before I left Seattle, a nurse I met at Swedish Medical Center suggested I should do something fun and memorable before I donate my hair and head down to San Francisco for my brain surgery to start the cancer battle again.  Understanding my yo-yo medical history, she kept encouraging me for weeks that I should be daring and told me to get a snapshot of who I am now by suggesting I should consider a boudoir portrait. I thought she was crazy to suggest this given my head was exhausted in planning my transition. For weeks she kept encouraging me to pursue it. I played around with the idea every time I saw her but felt it was something I would not feel comfortable with. Two weeks before I left, I got my courage up to pursue it as I convinced myself that this could be it. I’ve considered myself a classy woman and wanted someone to capture an elegant and classy…but sexy and fun side of me. I sought out to find someone that could match my taste of style. I found Cheryl Jones at Belle Boudoir. With 1.5 weeks left before I departed, Cheryl’s calendar was completely booked out for a month. After reaching out to Cheryl, she squeezed me in right before she had to leave to New York to visit her sick grandmother who was dying of lung cancer. (Looking back now, we are all so connected given her grandmother’s journey then, and how my journey was about to start.) Cheryl spent a whole afternoon with me at her private studio; she was very professional and most of all, I was thankful that she was able to accommodate what I was trying to accomplish in a short timeframe. For many women, they do this for their boyfriends or husbands as a gift or men give this as a gift to their women on special occasions. I did this for myself so I named the portrait book “This is ME”. Over the course of this treatment, I have many times pulled this portrait book up and reminisce about the possibility of returning back to my normal life again. Every time I went into the hospital for surgery or overnight treatment sessions, I would pack this book along with my other personal stuff. It has become my closest reminder of the person I once was and the goal of returning to this person again. Cheryl was generous and kind in helping me accomplish the little memoirs I wanted to leave behind for my family and friends. It goes to show how there are still good people in this world when you least expected it. I highly recommend Cheryl to everyone I know whom seek for professional portraits. Cheryl is not only a kind and generous person, but she’s very experienced and professional. I consider myself as an average woman, but through Cheryl’s eyes and camera lenses, she was able to capture my best features and presented me with a beautiful memory book. My experience with Cheryl left me with a different viewpoint about boudoir portraits now. I think that every woman should experience this and capture that Victoria Secret experience we always dream about. If I ever make it through this, I will definitely have a come back session with Cheryl.”

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“I can’t wait to get the pictures! I want to thank you for the experience. I came to my appointment so nervous and thinking that I will probably like a picture or 2. ha! I loved more than 10 pictures and it was so hard narrowing it down to 20. I did the shoot as a gift for my husband but the experience was so much more than I expected. I left your studio and gained this confidence as if I was suppressing it all this time. Thank you for that.”

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Oh my! The book is BEAUTIFUL!!!! You are an artist!!! Your ability to capture beautiful images and put them together in an amazing way is unmatched. My deepest thanks to both you and Nikoma for making me feel (and I think) look like a model. Of course I wasn’t able to wait until Christmas to give my husband the book. He was trilled! He told me multiple times it was the best gift he has ever been given, and he couldn’t stop telling me how beautiful I was. He even told me it was the best money he has ever spent (and yes he knew how much it was;-)and told me I could go back for another session in the coming years anytime! Thank you SO much Cheryl, for everything.”

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“Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that my husband LOVED the book!! He was shocked….as is the typical response! We decided to give each other our gifts after the wedding once we got to Salish Lodge. It was really fun to do it that way and we are really glad that we did. Not only was I there when he opened it but I snapped a couple pics too! Thanks for making it so easy and fun! I’ll definitely be back!”

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“I just got my book and I absolutely LOVE it! It makes me feel so beautiful and Josh will absolutely love it! I can’t wait to give it to him the night before our wedding and watch his face as he flips through it. Thank you so much for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

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“Hey just shooting you an email so you know I got my photos and I can’t tell you how excited I am not to mention how excited my boyfriend is. I think they are perfectly flirty and fun just cute enough for a soon to be married couple. Just the simplest fact that he will have fun photos to look forward to has made the process of deploying a little easier. So I hope that every month you can think to yourself and know you had a hand in doing the good deed of cheering up a soldier across the world. Thank you for everything.”

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“Got the photo album and canvas and I love it. Everything turned out so great. It’s hard to believe that is me when I look at the photos. Thanks for everything. It was a lot of fun. Now to keep it hidden until Christmas.”

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I just want to thank you again for the wonderful photo session on Friday! I had so much fun and you are a fantastic photographer. You made every picture look great and I enjoyed every minute of it! I will definitely let you know how things go in Paris and send you some pictures!! Thank you again for everything.”

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I wanted to send you a thank you for the thoughtful card that came with the book! I really enjoyed working with you and have already recommended you to a couple friends! My now-husband loved everything; it was fun to give it to him in three phases:)His favorite pictures were the luminous white ones where I’m smiling big.
I actually think the shoot helped me pose better on wedding day; my photographer actually asked me if I had any experience in theater or dance to help me be so expressive! Made me laugh a little. Thank you again and perhaps we will work together again!”

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“Thank you so much, I so much appreciate you doing this. I cant begin to tell you what an incredible, amazing experience I had. Truly, this is one of the items I’m my life list and I’m so happy that I can finally cross it off. Your talent, the experience and the results were beyond what I had ever had hoped for. I cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVED the pictures- I’m going to give them to him tonight and I’m sure it will be priceless. This is the best money I’ve ever spent. Truly. Thank you Cheryl, you’re amazing.”

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“I gave him the book early because he was having a day from hell and I thought it would cheer him up. He opened the book and looked at the first picture and started laughing in amazement, with tears (he was very happy), that he is with such a beautiful woman (which I now feel I am). It was sensory overload and he closed the book after looking at just the one photo, telling me how amazed he was. After about 10 minutes of it sinking in…I asked him if he wanted to see the rest of the pictures. He said “there’s more?” It was great! He soon forgot about his day from hell, everything just melted away. I am very glad I did this. And the rest of the story I leave to your imagination.”

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“Is that really ME?!!! Wow…YOU are totally freaking AMAZINGGGGG!! Thank you Cheryl…my husband is going to flip out and seriously needs a boost!!! I love love love that I left this all up to you and your incredible talent to photograph and choose the perfect everything! Sending you a giant hug!!!”

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“No, THANK YOU! I still can’t believe that’s me in those photos, and you made the entire process so relaxing and way less scary than I thought it would be! I want to come back and do it again tomorrow. He will be floored when he sees the book, and while this is a gift for him for our wedding, it was just as much of a gift for myself too. I’ve worked hard at losing about 30 pounds over the last year and half. People have told me I look different and good, but I didn’t believe it until I saw the pictures of me wearing practically nothing. It’s good to know my hard work is paying off, and showing it off with your beautiful photographs makes it just that much better. So thank you again!”

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“Just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did with my photos. They are perfect. [He] enjoyed so much looking at them! He almost cheated and wanted to peek before I got home! But I made it very clear to wait for me. I wanted to see his reaction! It was so priceless. A memory I will treasure in my heart. Thanks again for being part of such a special gift that will stand the test of time.



P.S: Please say hi to Christina for me and tell her many thanks to for the amazing job she did with my makeup and for the wonderful conversation we had!”

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Thank you so much! I had such an amazing time, and the pictures are breathtaking! What an incredible service you provide! The level of skill and expertise was impressive. Can’t wait to see the book! Thanks again for the awesome life experience.

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“I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know I received the finished photo book and box, they are absolutely gorgeous! I really, really love the mini fold out book! Now the hard part begins – keeping the photos from my groom for six more weeks! I have shown the photos to a few of my girlfriends, and they were completely floored at the amazing quality and classy style. I know they will be getting ahold of you in the future, I’m just glad I was the first of the group! Thanks again for the great experience!”

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“Well I caved and gave it early since it was so beautiful. He was shocked and amazed. He said you did amazing work and I looked like a model! So thank you to you. He already used the photos as his home computer screen saver and the book is in his at home office. I am pretty sure he looked through it 5-6 times last night. I have never seen him speechless and I got to! Thank you again.”

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“This is a slightly delayed but wholehearted THANK YOU!!!!! for what an awesome job you did on my pictures and photo album. When I got it in the mail, I couldn’t stop looking at it (I must have looked through it a dozen times by myself!). My husband loved it – it was such a great anniversary gift! I just don’t have enough good things to say about everything you and Nikoma did. Thank you so much again – I’ll be sure to recommend you to my friends if they ever want to have their pictures done!”

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“I have been meaning to email you since my wedding, but time has slipped away from me! My husband absolutely LOVED the book I gave him, the look on his face was priceless! I showed the pictures to the girls in my bridal party as well and they all want to do a session with you, so I am sure you will have some of them giving you a call to book! Thank you again for everything, it was honestly one of the best experiences I have done and I loved every second of it!”

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“I keep looking at the pics. You are a phenomenal artist. Truly. My husband was so impressed and he’s not a glamor guy. You so cleverly knew how to have me move my body to shape it exquisitely. You also were so generous with your comments and laughter. I am most grateful. I will certainly recommend you. Thank you again. I cannot wait for the canvas and the book. You’re amazing and most lovely.”

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“I just wanting to say thank you for an amazing photo session on Friday. You made me feel very relaxed throughout the whole process. Your wit and humor also allowed me to feel comfortable and to have a lot of fun. I am so excited to see the end result. If they are anything like the way I felt, I am sure they will be amazing!”

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“I only sent him a few at first. I got a phone call right away from him after he saw them and he requested the rest. He has to buy internet on his personal computer and he said “so go ahead and send the rest, I just bought internet for the week.” He said I looked like a Victoria’s Secret model!! Mission accomplished!!! Thank you again so much!”

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“I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience and amazing pictures. My husband loves them!! He was so surprised and had no idea I did them. His favorites were the ones in my motorcycle boots up against the brick wall. I will be recommending you to my soon to be sister-in-law and anyone else looking to give their other half something extra special.”

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“I wanted to THANK YOU again for a great experience a few months ago with my shoot for my future husband! I gave him the photos the night of the wedding and it was a hit;)He was shocked, surprised, and it took his breath away multiple times! I appreciate capturing my sexy and beauty. It will be a gift we will both cherish for a long time :)”

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“I wanted to thank you for making my session on Sunday such a wonderful experience.  I was really nervous going in not sure if I would feel comfortable doing this.  But you made it so easy to feel comfortable.  The pictures we reviewed were amazing I still am trying to figure out how you were able to make the photos of me look so go good.  I guess I didn’t see that person in me before these pics. Again thank you so much!”

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“Thank you so much for such a wonderful afternoon. I was so nervous and scared, you made the whole experience wonderful and fun. I will remember this for the rest of my life. My fiancé loves the picture and can’t wait to see the rest. He couldn’t stop looking at it! I was a bit stiff and sore the next day, but that worked out great, He gave me a full body massage. I would recommend you to everyone.”

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“Holy mother, your pictures are amazing! I’ve never felt photogenic…well, ever. Thank you for a great photoshoot and making things so relaxed.”

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So I got this cute little speech [from my husband] yesterday evening which was basically… ‘I’m glad you did it for you but I see you all the time and don’t need pictures’. Then I showed him the 4×6 that I took home …. After staring open mouthed for a full minute, the only word out of his mouth for the next 3 or 4 minutes was “BOOBS!” Then he started asking how soon I’d have the rest of the pictures. He also surprised me by saying that he’d actually be fine if you wanted to use some of my shots on your site. I had a blast yesterday with you and Nikoma. It was just what I needed before I head back into active treatment.” 

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“I can not wait to be able to show my friends my pictures!  I also wanted to say thank you for everything!  You’re amazing and I’m so thankful that I came to you to take my photos!  You made my session so fun and such an awesome experience for me.  I felt beautiful for probably the very first time in my life yesterday!  Thank you so very much for everything!”

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“I seriously had the best time ever– I was (still am) completely blown away by the amazing job you did!! I was not kidding when I said I usually hope that I get just ONE pic that I like!!! LOL!!! I really was NOT planning on buying the whole package, I assumed I wouldn’t like enough of the pics and I really don’t think of myself as photogenic. So…. I credit YOU and your talents for such an incredible outcome!!!!! Your entire process- start to finish- was fun, warm, and a confidence builder. I enjoyed every minute. I felt super comfortable with you and I have felt so LARGE this pregnancy– gained more weight than any of my other babies– so this was actually a tremendous help in my perspective and it was a mental shift: Yesterday was the turning point- I really feel so much better about my size, my body, and what it’s capable of doing. I want you to know YOU were the catalyst to help me get to that place. Can’t wait to come back and see you sometime after the baby is born.”

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“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how happy he was with his gift. I have never seen his face like that before. Shock, awe, and happiness I think can best describe it. It was amazing thank you so much. It really was a gift for me as well. It did wonders for my self esteem and for us. Thank you so much.”

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“The delieverly of the book was awesome!! He was very shocked!! Since it was for his 30th birthday i had him do 30 little “missions” all around Seattle like go get a slice of pizza from his favorite pizza place, go to his parents house etc… mission number 29 was to find a hidden key in our house and mission number 30 was finding the lock box the book was in. He opened the book and was speechless! Thank you so much for this experience. I will cherish my book forever!!”

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“I can’t begin to tell what a huge thing this has been for our marriage! It’s awesome the way it has impacted our life as well as others! I have one friend that has been in contact with you already and more to come! I believe this is very important work you do! Thanks again!!!!”

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“There are not enough words to thank you for what you have done for me! Thank you for helping me finally see the beautiful woman I have become. Every woman should spend a day with you! I truly love you and I promise, you will be seeing us again for our wedding.”

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“I’m super excited to get my book!! That whole day was so worth the money!! I can’t wait to do it again. I just wanted you to know I been telling everyone about your photos. I think I convinced a few people to get them done, and I said they have to go your way. That your the best in our area. Thanks again!”

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“Thank you so much! I looked at the book and cried. It is so beautiful. You are so talented and made me feel so beautiful and comfortable. I would do it again. Words can not express how thankful I am.”

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“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for making it such a wonderful experience. He absolutely loved it and was completely surprised! He thought I was getting him Air Jordans, but when he saw what it really was, he couldn’t stop smiling. He was super impressed that I was willing to even do something like that! I’ve caught him just staring at the picture on the wall too! It’s facing his side of the bed, so every time he gets out of bed, he sees me!”

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“I am really looking forward to not only giving this present to my husband, but also showing it to my friends to encourage them to do it. I had so much fun. I would totally do it again in a heartbeat.”

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“I’ll give you an idea of how much he loved the pictures:

He was speechless for about five minutes (that’s saying something) When he did make a noise…it was a giggle When I told him there were 20 more, he just kind of stared at me like I broke his brain for about a half hour Then we got married and went on the honeymoon, where… It got to the point where I had to turn him down just to sleep Even after that, I had to ask him to give me more room because he wanted to cuddle And he went right back to trying to entice me the second I woke up He has them saved in a locked folder on his phone He keeps telling me when he’s looking at them via text He’s already picked his favorite (sheet)”

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“I had a blast too! Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. I was a little nervous but from the very beginning both you and Nikoma were so kind, encouraging and professional. You are both so great at what you do and the finished product clearly reflects that. Both he and I LOVE the photos! (And I usually always dislike photos of myself)”

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“I keep meaning to drop you a line about my photos! They were a hit. I did what I planned; left them on his pillow in a pretty gift bag I made… about a half hour later I received a text from him, ‘Wow! These are hot. Thank you! I love you!’ He loves them! You are such an awesome photographer!! Oh! And his favorite picture? The black and white one in the black lace top against the brick wall downstairs. I never would have guessed that one. Also, he liked my smile ones best overall. Again, thank you so much! That was such a fun experience!! I’m still amazed how natural the photos look because I felt like a pretzel when I was ‘posing’! I will definitely recommend you to all of my friends. I know you will make them all feel and look beautiful.”

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“Just wanted you to know my husband LOVED the book!  He literally clutched his chest and dropped his jaw in amazement when he turned the pages.  He was in total awe!  Thanks to you, he thinks he is married to the most beautiful women in the world. Thanks again for everything!  You’re an amazing photographer!”

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“I just wanted to say thank you for my session on Thursday!! I seriously never in a million years would think I would actually feel relaxed and comfortable doing a shoot like that. It was really fun getting to know you and hanging out for a while too! I will definitely be by to do another one maybe for an Anniversary or Christmas present. Anyways, just wanted to say THANKS!!!!”

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“Wow, yesterday was an adventure – I feel like I lived the life of another woman!  Your direction for posing was clear, concise and very supportive, and the results were just what I wanted.  Sensual, classy and looked like professional modeling.  I can’t believe we got through all those poses and outfits within 2 hours.  My preview session with you took my breath away.  I am so pleased, and I look forward to seeing the printed photos in the future.”

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“I can’t say enough about Cheryl! I was a little nervous, but her and her assistant Meredith were so sweet, friendly, and relaxed, any anxiety I had went away. If you have been thinking about doing it, I would encourage you to go for it. It is a huge confidence booster! I can’t wait to show my Husband my pictures on his special night! Thank you for a great experience.”

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“Cheryl!!! I received the book and I am so ecstatic!! I am sooo happy and amazed with the work you had done! I cannot wait to give it to [him]! I will update you when I do! Thank you so much again for making me feel beautiful, strong and courageous! You are AMAZING and I have passed on your information to many of my interested coworkers and friends. “

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“Going into this I was so nervous! I never did any type of modeling let alone have anyone take pictures of me. Cheryl is so laid back i felt as though i was in the room with a friend. I was absolutely amazed with my pictures almost in disbelief that was actually me in those pictures. Over all the entire experience was amazing especially hair and makeup it was like being pampered. I am definitely recommending her to my friends, and i will be back sometime in the future.”

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“Sorry it’s taken me so long to write and tell you about my husband’s reaction to the book. He loves it, of course. His jaw dropped as I predicted it would when I gave it to him. He made lots of little noises of shock and delight as he paged through it the first time. He said he never would have guessed that I’d do something like that! Thanks again for a fun experience and for making me look so good!”

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“Just wanted to thank you again for doing the pictures last night. You are great at making people feel at ease and not self conscious. Really appreciate it! “

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“Initially I was nervous and cold. But soon we were all laughing and joking around. The time spent in the studio was completely about me and my feeling like the beauty I am. Although my plan was for this to be a gift to my husband, I felt so pampered and catered to. It was a great boost to my confidence. I left there feeling like a supermodel!!! I think that every woman should do this AT LEAST once in her lifetime. Cheryl, is great at what she does. You won’t be disappointed with the end product. She’s so detail oriented and it shows!!! From your eyes to your finger tips, everything is just beautiful!!! Great job Cheryl!!! I can’t wait for the next one!!!”

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“I had my photographs taken by Cheryl Jones. I wanted a unique and memorable gift for my bridesmaids and the beautiful photography by Cheryl proved to be just that. We took part in a boudoir marathon where she devotes one hour to each girl. She encourages you to bring several outfits and props (I chose champagne, a button up shirt, and some very fun lingerie!) We were nervous at first but quickly warmed up to the camera. Cheryl gave suggestions on poses and we ended up using every inch of the suite for our pics! I presented the photographs to my husband on our wedding night and he was thrilled!”

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“Cheryl is an amazing photographer and totally laid back and professional, which in turn makes you feel very comfortable and allows you to let your guard down so that she can really capture the beautiful women we are. I would absolutely go to her again and will tell all my friends or anyone for that matter about her, her studio, and her amazing work.”

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“I had Cheryl take my pictures as a gift to my husband for our 5th wedding anniversary in January…She did an amazing job and I was so happy with them. I am very critical of my body and she was able to even make me happy with them. It was so much fun and I felt very sexy!”

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“We immediately opened the book as soon as I got home. We are both so incredibly happy for them, especially me. I feel beautiful and confident, like those women that get brought into an experiment and realize they are far more beautiful than they give themselves credit for. It was the best eye opener I could’ve ever wished for!”

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“You made it so comfortable and fun! I’m so glad I took the plunge and did it! I can’t wait to see the book!”

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“Hi Cheryl! Just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing photos! You truly have an artist’s eye. Amazing! My husband was totally floored and can’t wait to see the rest. It was lovely meeting with you. You made everything seem so easy. Thank you again!”

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“I had such a good time at the session. I loved my hair and make-up and Cheryl helped me determine which outfits were best for me. The end result is amazing. I can hardly believe I am looking at pictures of myself. I have already recommended this to all of my friends.”

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“I just got my b-pics back from Cheryl last week and I am THRILLED! I do not fancy myself a model, and really went into it having no idea what I would do or if I would like it…and had so much fun! I brought along a good friend, who helped make me laugh and feel comfortable, but really Cheryl is a pro! I would recommend her to any ladies who want to try something new (and fun) for their love!”

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“I wanted to thank you again for such an amazing experience from making me comfortable and answering all my questions even before the day to the warm welcome and fun experience the day of the shoot. You were really able to help me relax. My husband was so completely surprised. He was so impressed with the photos and the quality of the book. The pictures brought tears to his eyes. I can’t thank you enough for the entire experience. The pictures are truly beautiful and amazing. Thank you so very much.”

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“I have to say, you really captured some great pictures of me. I love how you made my eyes shine! I can’t wait to show the photos to my fiance. I will have to wait for a special night. Thank you for making the shoot comfortable and fun. It was just wonderful and I would do it again in a heartbeat!”

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“I was fortunate enough to do a Boudoir shoot with Cheryl for the second time recently! Just got my pictures and me and my husband are amazed at how wonderful, flirty, sexy and elegant they turned out to be! It was fun again working with Cheryl. She has a great personality and made me feel relaxed and comfortable during the whole shoot, and we shared some good laughter! Thanks again for an awesome shoot! “

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“He LOVES the photos!  Thank you again.  He was so surprise at how amazing they were.  He loved how you took the pictures too. He woke me up in the middle of the night just to tell me how much he liked the pictures again. Lol!

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“Thank you so much for being so supportive, patient and awesome with me on Saturday – you came up with stunning photo shots…I know the pictures will be absolutely amazing and you truly helped me feel so beautiful, classy and sexy! It was a great day and I am so thrilled that I chose to work with you!!! I will absolutely recommend you to all my friends!!!!! I know my husband will love these photos, but you know, I realized that this was also for me, you know, to still remind me that I can be sexy!! I am so glad you were able to come to my house as it made the shots so much more intimate and special. You made me feel so comfortable and I thank you for that. Both of my friends that were there can’t wait to do the same thing soon!”

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“I just sent my favs! I LOVED THEM!!! Seriously, you have a gift!! I had such a hard time picking them out!!! I had to pick my first set of favs – 70, and then narrow it down from there one by one. Tough because you made each one look so unique! I know that my husband and I will treasure them for YEARS to come, that is until I am back for my 40th bday.”

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“Thank you, Cheryl! I couldn’t believe how beautiful the pictures were.  I definitely don’t feel that beautiful, so it was nice to feel that way for the day.  Thanks for capturing my good side and being so easy to work with.  It was a much better experience than I thought it would be.  You made me feel really comfortable and I actually had fun.”

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Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful experience I had doing with boudoir shoot with you! I just got back into town and had a chance to finally oooh and ahhhh at the gorgeous photo book. You made me look fabulous and like a whole new person! You made the whole process surprisingly relaxed and non awkward. So I had to again express my gratitude. I’ll definitely be spreading the word!”

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I received the book and USB in the mail yesterday. The book looks fantastic! I absolutely love it. I am still floored every time I look at the photos – I’ve never seen myself in the way you were able to capture me in the pictures and it’s still leaving me a bit speechless. I had a really great experience and am completely satisfied with the results/products. I figured it would be completely awkward prancing around in my underwear but you did such a great job of making me feel comfortable and keeping things rolling during the shoot. Thank you for using your talent in this way – I have learned a lot about myself as a result of this experience and will treasure these photos forever.”

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“Hi Cheryl, thank you so much for the beautiful pictures that you took yesterday, I love them. I had an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life, thank you for a beautiful MEMORY!!!”

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“I am so thankful to you and Nikoma for my 11/21 photo session and the images that came from it!
I was terrified walking in wondering what the hell I was getting myself in to, but Nikoma greeted me with a smile and I felt so much better instantly. Her make up and hair was beautiful and she even fixed a few details I wanted and did it very graciously.
I have always had so many body image issues and even though my body is not perfect, you made me feel beautiful that day. I never felt judged or uncomfortable. I loved your no nonsense approach to body positioning and the small adjustments you made that resulted in so many amazing images. You are an amazing talent.
I just recently gave the resulting book and canvas to my boyfriend for his Birthday and he loved them. He said they were the best gift he’s ever gotten.
The way I feel looking at those photos is worth every single penny and every minute of time.
You truly do make a meaningful impact on women’s lives. Thank you for all you do.”

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