When you look in the mirror, accept what you are, Own it!
Always carry yourself with confidence.
Love the skin your in. It starts with you.
When you love and accept who you are it is so much easier to present yourself in a confident manner.
Instead of covering yourself when you are nude, poke your chest out, hold your head high and wear it with confidence!
You will notice that other people won't second guess you because they will see how confident you are. Confidence is contagious!
Tell us where are you from, how old are you, something about growing up.
My Name is Paulette, I'm 32 years old. I'm from Gettysburg,Pa. As a child, I spent a lot of time exploring the area. My friends and I would go to the park and play in the creek. As residents of Gettysburg, we were able to take the local trolley, attend ghost tours, and museums for free. We never did much, but we made the best of our time.
What were your childhood dreams - like, what did you want to become when you grow up?
When I was younger I wanted to be a defense attorney. I always loved arguing my opinion and making sure I was heard.
Tell us about your regular day - how does it look like.
Monday-Friday during the school year I get my kids ready, take them to and from school.
After I drop them off I go back home to work on assignments. I'm currently in online classes for Business.
How did you get your artistic name - Chocolate Diamond?
My complexion is where the chocolate part came from. The diamond is because I've been through so much and I know my worth. I consider myself a gem.
First experience in front of the camera? How did you feel?
My first experience in front of a camera was in 2015. I was very uncomfortable, i didn't know what was expected of me. I was so shy I would cover up my parts but I continued to work the same photographer for the next year. Until he recommended that I shoot with other photographers to get more experience. I didn't understand at the time but i do now. It was great advice, it changed my life.
What kind of photos do you prefer? Also, do you like to take instructions from the photographer or to be a part of the shooting ideas?
I prefer artistic nudes and high fashion. It depends on what we discussed initially. I'm fine with taking direction from the photographer, every photographer is different and has their style I'm always interested to see what interest them. But I like having the opportunity to add my opinion.
Lingerie photos - your favorite lingerie that you like to wear during the photo session?
My favorite lingerie is Victoria's Secret. However, wardrobe for shoots get expensive so I've learned how to order inexpensive sets from Amazon. Surprisingly they photograph well.
Nude photos - when have you done your first nude photo session? How was the feeling? Reactions?
My first nude session was with the first photographer I have ever worked with. The first time was felt uncomfortable, but the more I did it and I have seen the results I began to be more confident about it.
When it comes to photos, do you bring your lingerie or you let photographer decide about everything?
It depends on the occasion. Sometimes the photographer has wardrobe they want to use. No matter what I always bring my own wardrobe just in case.
Can you give an advice to aspiring lingerie / artsy nude models - how to be a good model? How to work on themselves when it comes to this genre of photography art?
I would say go into it with an open mind, but never do anything you aren't comfortable. When it's your first time shooting always bring someone with you. You never know what you are going to get when it comes to a photographer, not all photographers are professional. Some are in it for the wrong reasons. Take your time, research the photographer, reach out to another model that worked with them previously. Don't be afraid to ask! As far as skills go practice makes perfect, practice poses at home in the mirror as much as possible. Working with a variety of photographers is great because every one of them will bring something different to the table.
Also, can you tell too all girls who would like to do lingerie or nude photos but they are ashamed, afraid of the bad reactions - how to become confident. Looking at your photos, we can see that confidence.
When you look in the mirror, accept what you are, Own it! Always carry yourself with confidence. Love the skin your in. It starts with you. When you love and accept who you are it is so much easier to present yourself in a confident manner. Instead of covering yourself when you are nude, poke your chest out, hold your head high and wear it with confidence! You will notice that other people won't second guess you because they will see how confident you are. Confidence is contagious!
Plans for the rest of this year?
I'm not much of a planner, for me, life is more of a day to day thing. One thing I know for sure is that I will continue to be the best mom I can be, everything else comes secondary.
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