Passion Diva: June 2012: Boudoir Photo Shoot- A Real Life Cinderella Story

Michelle Lockwood

The story of “Cinderella” is a Disney classic that tells of a girl living through unfortunate circumstances, and one day it all changes into a dream come true.

By: Michelle Lockwood

Some may say that I have lived my own “Cinderella” life. Foster homes, broken families, an abusive boyfriend in my 20s, and constantly being abandoned like I wasn’t “Good Enough”. This is my life, and I don’t cry over it. Like Cinderella, I choose to see the positive and smile every day (though I draw the line at talking to and dressing up little mice).

However, my past DOES affect me. Deep deep down where nobody can see, there will forever be that little girl who just wants to be loved & appreciated. Unconditionally. Always.

((( UGH ))) That was tough to write.

Cinderella lived her life in rags and soot covered hair. I lived mine with frizzy hair and coke-bottle glasses.

Needless to say, I was NOT the most popular girl in high school.

Fast forward twenty-plus years. The world sees a different Michelle, one with contact lenses, stylish clothing and a suit of armour that I call CONFIDENCE (the wild ‘n crazy hair is still a curse that I tackle daily, with the help of anti-frizz products). But every morning when I look in the mirror…’s that insecure, nerdy little girl that looks back at me.

Enter my FAIRY GODMOTHERS– Eva with Blink of an Eye Photography and CB with Creatively Beautiful Salon.

Boudoir Photo Shoot!

These ladies recently paired their creativity with friends from Couture Cupcakes and Vixen Nails and Spa and came up with a sexy boudoir photo shoot contest.


The transformation is amazing. In under 2 hours, CB and her team did this……

Boudoir Photo Shoot

…hair extensions, eyelashes, smoky eye make-up….the results made me GASP in surprise. Eva’s lens and artistic eye captured it forever.

Never in my life have I ever truly believed that I was beautiful. How could I? That little girl deep down inside has whispered the opposite to me, daily.

Today I have something to tell YELL to that little girl inside.

I. Am. Beautiful.

My story also has a Prince Charming! I met mine at the age of 25, married him at 29, and later gave birth to our 2 beautiful children. Every day I thank heaven for this man. He loves me. He appreciates me. He knows that I am beautiful.

And now, I know it too.

This was an experience that EVERY woman can should try. Whether you need to prove something to your own little voice from deep deep down, or just want to capture the beauty you already KNOW exists, a BOUDOIR PHOTO SHOOTis the answer. Talk to Eva and CB about their Boudoir Package and set up your own CINDERELLA MOMENT!

 Have you had a Cinderella moment, such as a boudoir photo shoot or something similar that made you remember how beautiful you are? What did you do? If you haven’t yet tried it, would you?


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I founded Mums 'n Chums in 2009 after realizing that the area I live in was drastically underserviced as compared to surrounding areas for support and activities for growing families. Mums 'n Chums grew popular very quickly and I have been dedicated to nurturing that growth through frequent networking, social media engagement and in person meetups. By the end of its first year, Mums 'n Chums had close to 500 members and was receiving regular inquiries from fans outside of its service area, asking when we would be expanding to serve them as well. After much careful research and polling, I expanded the site in May of 2011 to cover the entire North end of the GTA (from Cambridge to Markham), areas I believe are still receiving far less attention than they deserve from other sites and family services. We also changed the focus from small scale local mom and tot meetups to more of an informative purpose, closing down our forum and adding several talented contributors to the blog. We do still offer several large scale family events per year, such as our popular Birthday Bash events and our Holiday Bash in December. Our contests have also become a member favourite, and we strive to offer amazing prizes from trusted brands like Babies R Us, La Roche Posay, Johnson's Baby and many more. In March of 2016, after months of work spent migrating all of the site's content to a new platform, Mums 'n Chums re-launched with its fresh, new look. The changes and expansion have proven a great success and we're still getting inquiries from several other cities within the Greater Toronto Area, whom we have decided to serve as well. I have built this site and its' reputation carefully and look forward to continuing its growth!

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