Remember this....  

Sky.... we need more fans....

Me.... yep....

Sky.... lets give away a free session at 1000 fans....

Me...  sure... (thinking to myself...Like we're ever gonna get 1000 fans...)

Sky... just wait... I am so excited! (ever the positive one, isn't she?)

Fast forward a few weeks to the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Fair...

 

Robert.... I had the best idea.... lets take profile pics at the fair and the  "fan"

who gets the most likes and comments wins a free session...

Me.... ok honey.... (side note:  did I mention that he has the brilliant ideas in the shower...)

Robert.... oh and we can have everyone email or post what being audacious means to them and at the

end of the month we will pick a winner and give them a free session...

Me... ok honey....( did I mention where he has these brilliant ideas....)

 

Ok so off we go to the PWG show and had an absolute blast meeting all these awesome ladies...and actually shot almost 100 profile pics....

I got them posted and holy moly.... did my phone start dinging (and dinging and dinging and dinging).... (side note.... face book comments WERE linked to my phone... key word here is WERE....)

It was a really close race but toward the end... we have a clear winner... I am telling you if she can get this many comments... I should hire her to do my PR and Advertising...

 

Ms Desiree Molina.... you my chicka... are Audacious....!

 

Fast forward to last Friday ....Ms Desiree is now  Mrs. Walters and I am proud and honored to be called her friend.

 

You see this year has been well a challenge.... It has had some extreme highs... like I got hitched on the beach, surrounded by family and friends... I think it may have actually been the perfect day... ( that is a whole blog post in itself... and yes it is coming) but it has also had some challenges.  I could right for days about those but the truth is.... I was having a bad spell and started to wonder if this was all worth it..... then I got an email from Mrs. Walters....I think it was God's way of saying hey Terri.... you're right where you're supposed to be doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing....It truly brought tears to my eyes and reminded me why I started Audacious in the first place...

 

I had this big cool blog post planned about Des... but I think I will let her words speak for themselves... I will just add the pics...

 

...Some of you may remember the Perfect Wedding Guide New Fan Contest, it might even be the very reason why you even know about Audacious! I was named the winner after a month of annoying all my family and friends to vote for me.

 

 

Oh man you have no idea how thankful I am to have such amazing people in my life!

 

Well I figured I would share a little background about myself that led me up to that point. After a bad relationship, gym time, and plenty of me time… I wanted feel like myself again! I wanted to feel beautiful! From that point on I always thought about boudoir but was never really confident enough to do it. I went on a lot of first dates, very few second dates, and never got called a girlfriend. Then one day my work crush finally gave me the chance I always hoped for! From there my life was FOREVER changed. He made me feel as though no other girl in the world was as beautiful, smart, funny, and kind as me. It seriously felt like my prince charming had finally come to rescue me from a lot of insecurities, and plenty of heartache.  February 5, 2011 my best friend asked me to be his wife.

 

Well I made my way to the Perfect Wedding Guide’s bridal show to check out the goodies the show had to offer. Sky convinced me to get my picture taken with the angel wings at the Audacious booth she was working. I had NO clue they were running a contest for such an amazing boudoir package until AFTER they snapped my picture! Who doesn’t like to win awesome prizes!? Especially something that’s so unique for their future husband!

 

 

All the pictures of the ladies who entered were posted. I didn’t waste ANY time to tag myself, create a strategy, and go for the win! Men have their March Madness for college basketball, and I made this MY March Madness. I sent messages like crazy, posted anything clever to advertise myself, and asked my family and friends to do the same! I swear March was the longest month for me this year!!! Over 150 likes and almost 800 comments later, I was announced the winner! Now let’s fast forward to my session!

 

I finally booked my session for July. I seriously have no idea how much time I spent looking at lingerie, boudoir photography ideas of what to wear, and how much thought I put into everything I chose. All I can say is I probably have enough lingerie to dress a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show because I thought of any and every possibility of what I might want!

 

I came with my suitcase full of shoes, and outfits. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I spoke with Terri and Sky enough to feel absolutely comfortable with them and trusted them completely. I started in hair and make-up. I wasn’t made up to where I was unrecognizable and I loved how everything turned out. Then Sky helped me out with my outfit choices, shoes, and accessories from their collection to make the whole look complete. There was plenty of upbeat music being played, laughs being laughed, and many compliments being given throughout the session. Terri and Sky periodically would show me a shot that they captured, and man! Unedited images that I was not ashamed of and looked like a total fox. I did not expect that! I seriously felt like a super model that day!!! That in itself is worth every penny for an Audacious session.

I got to check out my images and I had pick my top 25-30 images for the little black book I was giving my fiancé the day of our wedding. I thought it was going to be difficult to pick out enough pictures. I went through all my images, wrote down which ones I liked, and at the end I had WAY over 30 images!!! Whoops but that’s a good problem to have. I made my final selections and gave them to Terri.

Terri hand delivered the little black book I’ve been dying to see. She was sure to give it to me the week of my wedding because I expressed to her I gift early and this was one gift I did not want to give early!  It blew me away! It was beautifully put together, and the book was amazing quality that will last.

 

On October 22, 2011 I exchanged vows with the man of my dreams in front of our family and friends. We arrived to our reception, and ate dinner with our photographers in an office away from everyone else before we made our appearance. After we were finished eating and were about to head out, that’s when my groom got a gift that knocked his socks off. The look on his face while going through his little black book was absolutely priceless, and something I will never forget for the rest of my life.

Thank you to the Audacious ladies for helping me get my confidence back, and for helping me give my husband a gift that will forever be special to him! (Thank you Paul Houston Photography and Cinema for the sneak peaks).

 

 

 

I never introduced myself because I wanted to share my story without a name but now that you know little about me. I want to formally introduce myself.

My name is Desiree Walters, and I AM AUDACIOUS!!!!!

 

Yes Des... YOU ARE AUDACIOUS!!!

 

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