“I was introduced to the Blush experience by a friend of mine who had Tracy do her headshots – they were stunningly beautiful! I had to do some research on this woman and see just what Tracy & Blush Boudoir were about. Having done what I thought was something similar in the 90’s, I was very excited by what Tracy was doing.
Somewhat intimidated by the beautiful images I saw on Blush Boudoir’s website & my “advanced” age, after 18 months of following Tracy & the Blush team, “thinking about it”, I booked my Blush experience for early February – in time for me to welcome my 60-something birthday. As it turns out, this is the best birthday gift I could have given myself!
Many times I second-guessed my decision for even thinking I could pull this off and ever look as beautiful & sexy as the women in the images Tracy shared. I remember asking her more than once if I was too old for this and she assured me that I wasn’t.
Tracy was in touch with me prior to the shoot, made herself available for any questions I might have and made me feel like we had been friends forever.
The day of my session arrived – a beautiful, sunny afternoon in early February, I was excited but still feeling pretty intimidated. Tracy welcomed me to the studio and immediately made me feel at comfortable (a couple of mimosas helped!). She checked out what I brought for the shoot while Danielle and Hannah worked on my makeup and hair. Loved what they did – so far, so good.
I knew the instant we started that Tracy was an extremely talented professional who is excellent in what she does. She seemed as excited about this as I did. I felt at ease the entire shoot. Not only did I feel comfortable taking my glasses off almost immediately (I was worried about this as I wear glasses all the time), I also felt comfortable in my own skin. Tracy knows how to use light, angles, poses, verbal cues and props to get the very best out of you. I had so much fun that afternoon and now I was excited to see my images in a week.
I kept thinking to myself “I know I’ll be disappointed – no way are my images going to compare to what I’ve already seen of Tracy’s work”. She sent me a couple of previews and to say I was blown away is an understatement. I must have looked at those pictures a thousand times before I got the call that we were ready to view the finished images. I was so excited! I cannot tell you what it feels like to see yourself through Tracy’s eyes and lens! This is something every woman needs to experience regardless of age or size. Oh my God! In those images I look better than I did 30 years ago! I am still stunned that these are me – and there is no disappointment on my part with the finished product! I just want to share these with everyone!
On a side note, I am leaving instructions that the only images allowed at my funeral are those that Tracy took! They can feel free to run a slide show and show my books – yes books – as I am already planning my next Blush experience! I’m hooked!
Thank you Tracy, Danielle & Hannah for making me look & feel beautiful for my birthday!”
With love & appreciation,
Photographer: Tracy Malott
Makeup Artist: Danielle D.
Hairstylist: Hannah Davis