Have you ever wanted an inside look at the Spark Experience from the client’s point of view? If so, this is the post for you! Today’s featured Alumnus clearly articulated her mindset and emotions throughout the entire Spark Experience, from booking a session to “floating” out of the studio at the end of the day.
What first began as a project to give her husband a unique gift, turned into a day of magic and transformation with the guidance of Show Your Spark photographer, Lindsay Hite, and Hair and Makeup Artist, Michelle DeVoe.
Continue reading to learn more!
This was the reset I didn’t know I needed.
My Spark Experience journey started as a surprise gift to my husband but turned into so much more. I’m a mom to an energetic 3-year-old boy and stepmom to 2 teenage stepsons. I underestimated how much I would change after giving birth. On top of that, I transitioned from having my own career to staying at home full time. Needless to say, I’ve been in a bigger funk than I realized. Taking the time for myself and spending a day at the Spark studio, with others focused on me, was the reset I didn’t know I needed.
I was excited to read about others’ experiences.
The reason I booked this shoot is for my husband’s upcoming birthday. Once we set the date, I was excited to read about others’ experiences and what to expect through the website, blog, and emails. I was so psyched to know that we would preview the photos on the same day as my session. The anticipation of waiting to see pics post-session would have been such a mood killer. But Lindsay already thought about that, along with many other details that make the day run so smoothly while keeping the energy up.
Once I arrived, I knew I was being taken care of.
Going into the session, I actually was shocked that I was able to calm down and get centered pretty quickly. I’m usually a ball of nerves that takes a long time to unwind. But once I walked in, I felt a huge sigh of relief. Once I arrived, I knew I was being taken care of. Lindsay and Michelle are so welcoming and easy to be around. Their energy is on point. The genuine support they dish out is just magical. As I sat in the makeup chair, I remember thinking how excited & happy I was to be doing that and nothing else, which is so rare for me.
I couldn’t believe that was me.
My favorite moment during the Spark Session was at the beginning when Lindsay let me take a peek at her camera after taking only a few images. When she started snapping away, all the usual thoughts spiraled like crazy in my mind – “What is my hand doing? Should I smile or not smile? I bet I’m making crazy eyes.” When I saw those first few images, I was completely shocked. I couldn’t believe that was me. The best part was that Lindsay wasn’t surprised, which boosted my confidence even more. It allowed me the opportunity to check myself and level up and finally own my sexy.
I feel renewed.
I’m pretty sure I floated out of the studio at the end of the day. I honestly didn’t expect this experience to have such a big impact on me, but I truly feel renewed. There are parts of my body that I never knew I liked until seeing myself in these photos. I’m just so proud of these pics!
I definitely recommend the Spark Experience!
Don’t overthink it. Book it and give yourself a week or two to come up with some outfit ideas, put them aside, and forget about it until your session date nears. You don’t need to plan out every detail. Michelle and Lindsay have everything covered. Plus, it’s worth leaving some room for off-the-cuff ideas.
Push yourself out of your comfort zone and say “yes” to at least one recommendation Lindsay and Michelle throw your way. They picked out a glittery, super thin mesh bodysuit. I normally would’ve been too scared to be so exposed but I didn’t allow myself time to ponder. We added it to the mix and kept it moving. When I saw those photos, my mouth was ajar. They turned out to be some of my top faves. I look at them and think “Damn! How is that the same 40-year-old mom, who wears decades-old t-shirts and shorts every day?!”
A Magical Day was had!
We hope you enjoyed this inside look at the Spark Experience. From booking, preparing, posing and relishing in the final results, a magical day was had. Each client’s experience in our studio is as unique and as individual as our clients. Yet, each client’s words about their experience carry the same thread of feeling empowered, confident, and in love with themselves and their body as a result of their time in our studio.
We would love to create a magical day full of empowerment, growth, and transformation for YOU!
You are powerful, courageous, and one of a kind. Show your Spark!