So this morning as I instinctively stretched my legs long in the king size bed I had all to myself, an aching in my calf, a kink in my neck and a soreness in my lower back reminded me of the amazing day you gave me yesterday. Yes I felt sore but more importantly I felt accomplished and even a little unapologetic. Those feelings made me realize how much pressure I feel to constantly be thinner, leaner, taller, more “perfect”.

I was so nervous before I met both you and Melissa that I seriously considered a litany of excuses to cancel and now I am so thankful I didn’t. You made it feel like we were working as a team for some very important common goal on an exciting adventure. You reconnected me with my femininity and made me feel beautiful, gorgeous and of course sexy. And you made the day incredibly fun.

It was amazing watching you brood while waiting on hair and makeup and then seeing your passion ignite as soon as there was a camera between the two of us. Your direction made me feel like you were totally in control and I had nothing to worry about (even standing there stark naked). Most people spend a lifetime trying to find their calling, us girls are lucky you found your craft so early on.

If only I could give each woman a glimpse of that beautiful, confident feeling you gave me for herself I think the world would be much better off and we would all stop wishing for someone else’s body.

Thanks for making me feel like I have the greatest two new best friends in the world! Can’t wait to see the images!!

XOXO,

Kate

oh my god they are amazing!! I absolutely love them! You are an amazing artist and THANK YOU for allowing me to be part of your art. I have been feeling so good after the shoot and it's because you (and your stylist) made me feel so beautiful. It has been a very empowering experience!! I'm so happy that I will have these images to look at for the rest of my life as a reminder of how lovely I really am! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
- Alisha
Hi Danielle,

Thank YOU for making me feel so beautiful, all.day.long. I am typically so self conscious and critical of myself and I was able to let that all go... it was amazing. And a day all about me? UNHEARD OF! I usually spend my days taking care of everyone but me. I had the best time and I cannot WAIT for the images!

xoxo,
Arin
Hi Danielle!

Oh my goodness!!! I can't even explain how giddy I got today when I got your email and saw your blog post!! I seriously couldn't wipe the grin off my face all day:) You are SOOO AMAZING, I am in complete awe of your talent! I absolutely LOVE the pictures, I must have looked at your blog at least ten times today. It was almost like I had to keep convincing myself that they were real, like its all just too awesome to be for real! Thank you so much for all the sweet things you said about me, that truly means so much me, you are so sweet. Thank you so much for the whole experience, I feel so empowered, its made me feel so much more confident. I feel that you've helped me hold my head a little higher and I can't thank you enough for that. I had so much fun hanging out with you...  Your energy and enthusiasm and hilarious sense of humor made the whole day a blast. Even though I started the day super nervous you made me feel so comfortable, I really appreciate all your patience. I had so much fun getting all dressed up and feeling pretty, it was so exciting to see all the amazing looks you envisioned come to life. I'm hooked, I definitely want to do this again some day :) I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. YOU ROCK!!!
-Sarah
Danielle,
I honestly cannot thank you enough. These pictures are beautiful! I love all of them, it is going to be incredibly hard deciding which ones to chose. As much as I know my man will enjoy them, I think I love them more!
Thank you for being so incredible- these are such an amazing confidence boost for myself. Have I mentioned that I LOVE them?

Amanda T.

I am so excited to see the rest of the photos!!! I just wanted to send you another note letting you know how happy I am with my choice to go with you. I had such a fun time, you're so great to work with.

Thank you again, can't wait to see the rest!
Elizabeth
Hi Danielle!!
I've been DYING to email you since I saw my proofs and the new blog postings! I am SOOO in love with my pictures!!! I knew that they would be awesome (because I haven't seen any images of yours that aren't!) but I had no idea that I would be this in love with them! I love every single one of them, I think I'm definitely going to be adding some extra images to my book because I don't know how I'm going to narrow them down. I love that you were able to capture so many different emotions and moods with each of the different looks. I've always hated pictures of myself because all I ever see are my flaws but you were somehow able to help me see past all that and actually LOVE pictures of myself (that is no small feat!) and I think that is a huge testament to how truly talented you are. I seriously can't get over how amazing you are, your incredible talent, your magnetic personality, everything! You are just an amazing person and I feel so lucky that I was able to meet you and have this experience thanks to you.
Thank you for everything!
SK
Hi Danielle,

I just wanted to update you that I still love looking at my album. And we finally got the prints that we ordered back from the framers, and they look gorgeous. I hung the balcony one in our bedroom, and the one of me in pigtails in the bathroom over my vanity. I just love it!! And you should see people's faces when they see these photos. It feels so good to have a mementos like these in my life, and thanks again for making them happen.

How is everything with you? Lots of clients in the summertime?

I hope I still get my photos used in your advertising/website. You should be proud of the work that you do.

Sincerely,
Amanda
Hi.
I have been looking at the proofs pretty much non-stop for the past day or two. I'm obsessed, and I never ever thought I would ever like looking at my own body! Thank you, again.

Thank you!

Hello Danielle!

Wow. I'm so excited Danielle, looking over them is so much fun. Thank you!!!!!!

I just ordered another 10 photos, so now I just have to narrow it down to 40... Even that seems impossible though! :)

Thank you again, this is exceptional.
Hey Danielle! I was honestly just thinking of you last night when I couldn't sleep and wondering how they came out! I can not wait to see them! I'm sure they're amazing!! Thank you so much for the entire experience! It was so great to meet both you and Sarah. You both were amazing and it was so great to have both of you there to help me with this! It is such a liberating experience and I can't wait to see the final product! SO excited to give them to my boy on our wedding day! He'll think he's marrying such a hottie!! Anyway, thank you so much! I feel like this isn't going to be the first time I do this! Just such an amazing and sexy experience!! Definitely will have to do it down the road again! Thanks again! You're the best!
Amy
LOVE them. Thank you Danielle SO much!! They are awesome! Honestly one of the best experiences EVER and will definitely do this again with you! :)
LOVED it!! and LOVE your work! They're amazing!!
Hiiii!
I just wanted to send you a note and let you know I got my book! I was so nervous to look at it but loved it! Troy left for Afghanistan yesterday so I've kept it hidden until now. I'm going to send him the prints one by one and then give him the book once he's home since he doesn't get much storage space.
Thank you again so very much :) I can't tell you enough how much fun I had and how wonderful you were!
Have a great night xo
From: Andrea ***********************
Date: November 5, 2010 9:09:50 AM PDT
To: info@daniellefletcher.com
Subject: Fwd: WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Thought I would share this with you so you could see just how much your work is appreciated :) Troy got his first set of pictures while overseas!
I feel like he sounds out of breath while typing hahahha.. I've never heard him like this...ever!! Its kind of funny!!
Can't thank you enough xo
Andrea ;)
-----Original Message-----
From: *************************************
To: Andrea ******************************
Sent: Fri, Nov 5, 2010 8:29 pm
Subject: WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!

I GOT ONE OF YOUR PACKAGES.....AND YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOT! Holy ****! You are absolutely gorgeous and so freaking sexy! I seriously lost my breath. I opened it slowly while in the ready room and immediately when I saw the first one of you ran to my room to look at the other. YOU ARE SO SEXY! Wow...thank you. I feel like a new man! Wow...I can't wait to see you. You are so gorgeous! I can't even tell you how those made me feel...wow. You are so photogenic too! You look amazing! Wow...still out of breath. Are there more? When did you take those? Who took them? When I got back to my room I seriously couldn't stop staring at them! You are so freaking hot! Wow! I love them! Sorry...I am probably making no sense at all but you are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. Seriously...thank you for sending those. I loved them. I am stupid happy right now after those pictures...amazing.

All my love baby,
hubs
AHHH! Danielle they are gorgeous!!!! You are a master at your trade. Use whichever ones you like!
i seriously have never been made to look so beautiful in my life :)
Danielle!! The pictures are absolutely amazing, not to be vain, but I look stunning in them,lol. I felt like a model that day and I look hot in those pics. Now, if only I woke up looking like that every day, hahaha.

I told all my girlfriends about it and insist to them that every woman needs to do this at least once in their lifetime! Many of them want to do this as a wedding gift to their husbands when that time comes. I guarantee you that I will have referrals for you soon, none of them are even engaged yet tho!

I cannot wait to show these off to him tonight!!
Love your amazing work!!

Jenn
Danielle

Awe-some! I was so excited to see this in my inbox. =D Holy cow, I actually look like I knew what I was doing. I showed my fiance a couple of the pictures and he was totally blown away!
Diana
My boudoir photo shoot was like nothing I've experienced before. I felt so empowered, beautiful, glamorous, and pampered all at once. The atmosphere while very professional, was also a lot of fun. Danielle and my stylist brought out an energy that resulted in some of the best pictures I've ever had taken of me. For any woman who has wondered what it would like to be show provocative sensual woman she is in front of the camera...I can't recommend it enough!
Jasmine
Hi Danielle,

I didn't get a proper chance to tell you how much I love the blog and the facebook album.

Stephane, my husband, is dying right now. I am so happy with his reaction. Like any good husband he tells me I'm beautiful but this is completely different. This was just so amazing and we both are so grateful for what you pulled together.

I don't know what else to say.

THANKS SOOOO MUCH!!!

So, when do we get to do this again? haha.

Love, Amanda & Stephane