"I'm always trying to do things that scare me and the thought of doing a photoshoot in lingerie was scary. Chelsea and Simone of Juniper and the Sea completely remove that fear. They provided informative emails before the shoot about what to expect and how to prepare. Then during the shoot they were comforting and sweet, and got me out of my thoughts to completely enjoy the experience and feel beautiful."
"The idea of doing pictures like this put an anxiety ball in my stomach which meant I had to do it. Every negative thought crossed my mind to talk me out of it: Not fit enough, stretch marks and cellulite, not naturally "sexy" or natural wearing sexy....on and on. Seeing the women shot before me and their feedback on Chelsea and Simone made it clear this was the place to go out of my comfort zone. So many strong, beautiful, un-photoshopped INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN. It's made me more confident and proud to be a part of this empowering female collective. The Juniper and the Sea gals' sincerity and encouragement helped melt my inhibitions and made this an experience I will continue to reflect positively on for all my years <3!"
In a culture where sensuality has been misrepresented and shamed it feels really important to take it back in a strong and beautiful way. All bodies are beautiful and sexy and should be celebrated for how they carry us through life. Shooting boudoir with Juniper and the Sea was a perfect way to christen my new journey of embracing my femininity and sexuality. Chelsea and Simone bring a calm, supportive and encouraging presence to the shoot, making you feel truly comfortable in expressing yourself with your body. You can feel that they are passionate about documenting the beauty and strength of women. They use natural light, which creates lovely shadows and silhouettes that enhance the body's shapes and movements. If you've ever considered a boudoir shoot as a gift to your partner or yourself I highly recommend Juniper and the Sea."
"I was both excited and slightly nervous about my first boudoir shoot, but Simone and Chelsea created an environment where I felt at home, safe and completely free to be myself. Their mix of humor and light-heartedness helped me feel relaxed and the entire experience was a lot of fun and empowering (partially because they are both so encouraging)! I love Simone and Chelsea’s use of natural light and how natural the photos of me came out looking. They both have a vision and way of capturing each and every person’s unique beauty. I couldn’t have asked for a better boudoir experience!"
"Simone and Chels have a talent for what they do. They created a space where I felt comfortable, sexy, and free to explore. I loved the fact that in the midst of what could have felt awkward and nerve wracking, we all found laughter and lightness."
"Simone and Chelsea provided the most wonderful boudoir experience I could have imagined! The dynamic between the two of them was phenomenal - both were shooting and one took the lead, directing and providing feedback. I was truly in my own element, and felt sexy and - more importantly - like myself."