Sparkling Brooke

Recently Brooke shared these amazing words with her favorite photos from the session. With her permission I give you her heartfelt words.

“Real Talk…. Confidence and positive self esteem is something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. Something I’ve managed to just deal with and tolerate all these years. Biggest issue now, I’m raising two amazing daughters who are incredible, and beautiful, and smart, and so much more. However, I can’t help but notice and fear that my poor self esteem and body shaming of myself has or will rub off on them. How can I feed them all these positive amazing words of beauty, when I then look at my own self and struggle to find any positivity or beauty in the mirror.

This post isn’t to look for compliments or any words of positivity. This post is to simply raise awareness on body positivity to all women. All shapes. All sizes. And more importantly, to stop caring and worrying what others see in you, and simply focus on finding and seeing beauty in yourself.

These past 6 months I’ve struggled yet again, with being at my heaviest and unhealthiest, and with finding myself and being okay with the woman I am and the mistakes I’ve made in life. So I changed my mind set and started doing more of what makes me happy, healthy hobbies, and surrounding myself with the right people. At 33, I’m okay with admitting that I’m still growing and still learning.

I’m still working on my positive mindset, in all aspects. But I know I’m not alone.

We need to stop comparing ourselves to others. Live in the moment. Develop Awareness. Stay connected to yourself. Stop judging yourself and others. Let go of how you think things should be. Prioritize your needs. Embrace the awkwardness. Affirm your value and challenge the negative.”

Allison

I’m always excited when our client walks through the door.  They are normally a little nervous.  Maybe even a little shy.  I know that the final outcome is going to blow her away.  I am not worried.  I’m not shy.  I will be there to guide you through this awesome process.

This session is a good examples of items available in the Sparkle Wardrobe.  Items shown, blue dress, nude shoes, rhinestone choker, gold sequin tank, pearls, pearl earrings and black and gold heels.

Interview with Allison

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The sweet, sexy, spicy and wonderful Allison took a few minutes to answer some questions.  We hope this inspires you to book your session!

What inspired you to book your session?

I was inspired to book my own session with Christine because being a plus size woman all my life, I’ve had a bad habit of doubting my own beauty. I felt like I could use a little confidence boost and after seeing Christine’s beautiful work- I decided to book a session of my own!

 

Did you have any hesitations?

At first the thought of being so vulnerable in front of someone new was nerve wracking- but I knew that this was a way to celebrate and take care of me. From the moment I arrived Christine and her team made me feel very welcome and comfortable! The nerves didn’t stick around long at all!

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How did you feel during your session?

Amazingly, I felt like a rock star during my session! Christine was always so responsive to my movements and how I followed her instructions to pose- it made me feel like a million bucks! Each pose made me feel powerful and I was so excited to see the end results! It was hard to be patient!

 

For your session you received professional hair and make up. What did you think of the results?

As if Christine wasn’t amazing enough… I loved the results of my hair and make up! The make up artist listened to my ideas and made sure to help me put my best foot (errr… face) forward (I may have forgotten to tweeze my eyebrows a little- and she helped out!) The hair stylist was fun and knew the perfect way to tease/curl my straight, simple hair. I looked (and felt) like a total bombshell!

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What advice would you give to those who are looking to book a session?

If anyone else out there is thinking about booking a session I would say… JUST GO FOR IT. Celebrate yourself as you are in this moment- no waiting for x,y, or z. You deserve it today and always. Regardless of your age, size, color, etc. I think its so important for everyone to feel beautiful. Lets be honest, in this world full of magazines and beauty standards- we can sometimes forget how worthy and beautiful we truly are. Christine and her team truly have a knack for making you feel comfortable and stunning. The photos are just a powerful reminder of ones own strength and beauty. I do not regret my session one bit- and I don’t think you will either!

Her Journey

The Sparkle Squad is so lucky to have Angela in our chair and in front of the camera!  She has an amazing sparkle.  Here is her take on her experience.

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“I have been a sparkler for a while, but have always been nervous about being in front of the camera. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in January, Christine’s sister, and my friend, encouraged me to book a session and embrace where I was in that moment before my life would change.”

“When i arrived on location that day I was still very nervous, but as soon as I walked in the door I was treated like an old friend! Christine, and team, made me feel so beautiful and comfortable! I totally owned it and had a blast! My first outfit was a velvet blue dress that Christine had, I would never have picked out for myself. I felt so sexy!”

“This is an amazing team of uplifting strong women. I am forever grateful for these memories and experience. I think it’s so important for women to feel beautiful in the skin they are in. We will always have things we don’t love about our bodies. Christine listened to my insecure nervous babble about my body, but after she started shooting I completely forgot about all of that! I can’t wait to do it again!!!”

Outfit One: The blue velvet dress.  Dress, shoes and necklace are available in the Sparkler Wardrobe

Outfit two: Sexy sheer robe and black bra.  Client’s wardrobe.  Necklace from the Sparkler Wardrobe.

Outfit Three: Off the shoulder sweatshirt, halter lace bra and sexy thong panties.  Sweatshirt and bra are a part of the Sparkler Wardrobe.

Location is Everything Part 1

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Irish’s is a local Irish bar in Fond du lac, Wi.  For the past 15 years I have loved this cozy bar.  When the idea came to me to use this as a location I was so nervous to ask the owner.  I have no idea why.  Thankfully the owner was more than happy to accommodate our team.

This is part one of two series.  The most gorgeous Shana entered a model contest I had.  She didn’t win but her smile won my attention.  I mean seriously.  Look at those pearly whites!  I had this image in my head of martini glasses, an amazing hat, gloves and a blazer.  I will never regret asking this beauty to model for me.

Brittany’s Sparkle Session

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Shopping is not one of my favorite things to normally do.  Shopping for Love Your Sparkle I could do for hours!!!!  This gorgeous dress has been waiting a very long time for the perfect match.  I bought this beauty for a song from one of my favorite resources http://www.lulus.com.  Covered in multi-colored sequins with a plunging neckline.  The beauty is available in a size Large. (fits a bit on the smaller side)

Now let’s talk about Brittany.  This girl has a crazy fun personality!  It is big and it is bold.  Brittany is down to snuggle with her puppy on the couch or light up the night with her girls!  Her foxy eyes love the camera.

With a quick outfit and lip color change Brittany looks as though she belongs in another time.  This green satin mermaid dress is to die for.  The dress is also a part of the sparkle wardrobe in a size medium.

Nothing but the Sheets

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We all want to feel sexy.  Boudoir photos are a great way to capture you at your sexy best.  Let’s face it getting down to your undies let alone naked in front of a photographer is nerve racking!  To ease your neves I want to share with you the experience my client Jodi had.

The reasons I chose a Boudoir session: As a hairstylist I’m used to making people’s day, “creating miracles” as some would say. Sounds kinda cliche’, I know… Seriously… The feeling of making someone feel confident and sexy is what I live for! And we all love it too!!! I currently do hair for these sessions, so I’ve seen first hand what they do for building your self esteem, adding that confidence boost. After my own sesh… Now… I get it! This is the most exillerating, reassuring thing you can do! Is this outta your “norm”. Absolutely…. But admit it, how often do “us” ladies take time for ourselves.  Also… Christine makes this experience so laid back, relaxing, easy, and FUN!!!  And…the final reason why I chose this and would do it over and over again… Someone else accepts me as I am, loves me exactly as I am. Every flaw, wrinkle, stretch mark, scar… whether I was 10 lbs lighter or not. You are beautiful, You are worth it! If anything…. do this for you!!! You will not be disappointed.