I wanted to do these pictures for two reasons. The first was to do something really different and memorable for my husband’s birthday and second I had just turned 40 and wanted to be able to look back and think wow I was 40 when I did this. When I first spoke with Desirae I remember telling her over and over that all I really wanted was to get just one good photo as I have never been very photogenic and I had never done anything like this. She asked that if I could trust her we would get more than that and was she ever right I picked about 24 from the 43 she sent me in the end.
My experience with Desirae was amazing. To say that I was nervous about the photo shoot would be an understatement. I decided I wanted to give my fiancé a wedding present that he would never expect from me so I found Beyond Photography. I had researched and talked to other boudoir photographers but the price and feel wasn't right. I met with Desirae, saw her work and felt comfortable with her right away.
My wife gave me the most amazing birthday present ever and I would like to thank Desirae for her part in it. She hates getting her picture taken and that Desirae was able to get these photos of her, is amazing. I have always told her that I liked pictures of her and am grateful that she trusted Desirae enough to prove me right. I will say that anyone considering doing this for your significant other it will be the best present you can ever give but be warned it will be very hard to top!!
Desirae performed a photo shoot with our baby, Finlay, when he was only six days old. As first-time parents we were a little nervous about how well we and the baby would do throughout the day but Desirae made the environment comfortable and calm and we really felt like we could just relax during the whole process. She was patient, allowing us as many feeding breaks as needed which helped keep the baby happy and content. We were clueless as to how we should pose, but Desirae was so full of artistic, creative and practical ideas which made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. The best part was seeing the end result - our photos! I could hardly choose which ones to keep because so many were absolutely gorgeous with unique character, capturing the joy of our first baby.
Not only do the pictures look beautiful in the album Desirae put together for us, but because they are so artistic, in the right frame they offer a beautiful replacement for art prints around our home. We are so proud of the portfolio of our baby boy and would recommend Desirae Ferguson as a photographer for any family hoping to capture their memories.