I opened the door and greeted an excited Pin-up Rebel, Ms Y. She was beaming and became comfortable instantly as she settled her bags at the table. While sipping on our hot coffee and eating nibbles, Ms Y began to share her personal life like an open book and talked about her challenging business journey. We all agree that we are on a business expedition that no one else can comprehend.
"There was a part of my life where I felt my death was worth more than living as I was very stressful. What kept me going was my family (parents, brothers), my husband and furkids. I decided to start jemaime.co to find myself again. I learnt to love myself and that my needs matter too. I cannot always be a giver." ~ Pin-up Rebel Ms Y
Jemaime.co was founded during the peak of the covid period in Singapore, where everyone was desperate to stay fit at home. She wants her sportswear brand to be easily accessible by focusing on being an online store. She kept smiling, ``I want to help everyone. I want everyone to know that I have gym wear of their size that makes them look good and feel good."
Her down-to-earth personality made her magnetic and approachable. However, she has faced many backlashes from other local brands. Her fighting spirit keeps her floating, and it reminds her to put her blinders on. I encouraged her to do a boudoir session with me to boost her confidence and display her vulnerability to the world. This is an excellent approach for her to show all her customers and potential customers who is the creator of this growing local gym wear company.
I told her that this session would be an experience that tied up with Jemaime.co's motto of ``self-love is priority". Ms Y gladly accepted the challenge to try boudoir photography because she wanted to try something out of her comfort zone as she usually associates herself with a ``cutesy" style. After all, staying in our comfort zone does not allow us to grow.
Did you tell others that you will be doing this photoshoot?
I told my husband about it, and he was supportive.
What was your biggest fear before your session?
I was nervous and unsure how the photos would turn out. I didn’t know how to pose, but my fears were unfounded as Mary guided me a lot, and the photos turned out great!
What was your favourite part of the entire photographic experience?
I enjoyed the pre-shoot conversations that made everything comfortable. I love how the photos turn out. I was also glad I was given so much guidance on the poses!
How would you describe your feelings when you saw the photos during your reveal session?
I was happy!!! (she was speechless with joy during her photo reveal)
What would you say if you were to recommend us to your best friend?
I would ask her to go for it, as it brings self-love to a new level. You will see a side of you that you have never seen before.
Ms Y was a great team player during the entire session. Apart from some bold poses that require more time for her to get accustomed to, she made the effort to try, and her resilience has paid off. Some of these images may have poses that look easy, but a lot more strength movement is required, like the image below.
I'm proud to see how this positive boudoir experience has made Ms Y feel and look phenomenal. And if you notice, lingerie was not used for her entire photography session. May this empowering photography session be an affirmation to Ms Y that the beautiful person in these photos has a fighting spirit who is not to be messed with!
Keep hanging on, Ms Y! We got your back!
Here are more images of Ms Y at her intimate photography session:
All boudoir sessions are personalised and not cookie-cutter. We are a safe space for all types of bodies. Travelling to Singapore? How about incorporating a boudoir session into your Holiday in Singapore? All our session includes complimentary hair and makeup by a professional Hair and Makeup Artist!
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