Kris is the kind of person we all strive to be. Kind, caring, an animal advocate and a wonderful mother. Kris and I have been Facebook "friends" for the past few years and I've silently admired how active she was in the animal rescue world. You see, you can scroll through her mobile upload feed and its just FULL of cats, dogs and even lizards that she has played a part in rescuing!
I was so excited to work with her and we talked beforehand to discuss the theme of her shoot. We wanted to go a little dark and a little edgy. Kris ended up using all wardrobe provided by GlamMarr Studios! From the super sexy black bralette, the perfectly matched cage bra to accent and a vintage black robe to really give up the goth (esque) sex appeal!
Kris had her own reasons for doing a shoot
You see, Kris had been in an abusive relationship for over 4 years. Even through she had finally gotten herself out, the effects on her confidence were lasting and devastating.
Kris came in the day of her shoot, ready to go, bubbly, and exactly how I imagined she would be! We focused on pampering the fuck out of her and making sure we had a damn good time!
Kris, Mariah (one of our amazing hair and makeup artist) and myself had an immediate connection and we quickly started to bond. We talked about ourselves, life and dating.... and this is when the story really gets interesting!
Kris had mentioned that she wished she could meet a nice country boy. Being in such a tough relationship in the past had left her ready for someone who was loving, tender and everything she ever deserved in a man.
Well, I just happened to know exactly that man (Tim) and one thing led to another and they begin speaking that night and quickly went on a blind date. The rest is history!
Most of the photo shoot was spent laughing, cracking up and capturing the moments in between for truly sensual photos!
So dont worry if YOU are thinking of doing a photo shoot with your partner! Plan on being total goofballs the entire time!
A Story with a happy ending!?
You bet!! Not only did Kris get her groove back but she gained life long friends and a truly amazing partner.
In her own words.........
"I was interested in doing the shoot because even though my abusive relationship was over 4 years ago I still have low self confidence and I really needed the pick me up. When I got there for the shoot I was really nervous but soon after arriving I felt comfortable. When Mariah began fixing my hair and putting on my makeup I started relaxing. I felt more at ease. We were laughing and making jokes and I loosened up quite a bit! You made it extremely easy by telling me exactly how to pose and what to do. Once the hair and makeup was done it was smooth sailing from there! I love how my photos turned out and have never felt more beautiful! Thank you so much! And thank you a million times over for introducing me to Tim! That was the icing on the cake!!"
We'd love to talk to you about your very own dream shoot! While I cant promise that I'll find your soulmate, I can certainly promise that you will have an amazing experience that you'll remember forever!
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship there are places to get help!
In the US: Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).
Alaynna Marr is the owner and photographer at GlamMarr Studios located near St Louis, MO.