My name is Nicole Rubino I am the owner of Boudoir by Nicole Michelle. Also partner at Cherished Reflections Photography, for weddings, children, family and other additional photography.
As I love photography of all types, I discovered boudoir reaches my soul in so many ways. My heart is so happy when I can make a women feel empowered just by showing them a photo of themselves. Watching you discover how beautiful the world views you is my passion.
After suffering through my own insecurities for many years. I literally woke up one day and said "why" to myself. Why am I allowing myself be verbally and emotionally abused for 12 years? Cheated on and lied to? I felt stuck, I felt there was no way out. I needed to be happy. Then something spoke to me and said "girl you got this"! If you know me at all this is what I say all the time and this is "why" because yes I do. I have the power to control what my destiny is and so does every amazing women out there. Going through a bad relationship and discovering there is so much more in the world. Meeting some really AMAZING supportive people and letting them in was really hard. But I did it and with guidance and encouragement to go for my dreams and what I love, was probably one of the scariest things ever.
I discovered "SELF LOVE" and confidence.
Something alot of people dont know about me. I have slight social anxiety, I push through daily and lets say I have learned to deal with it when needed. So yes if you see me somewhere super quiet, I am just absorbing everything around me, to feel comfortable enough to react to the situation. Put a camera OR vodka (haha) in my hands and you will never know it.
"She remembered who she was and the game changed"
As a mother of 5 beautiful children, finding happiness and peace was my #1 goal. My daughter had to see me as strong and independent. My 4 boys had to see women demanding respect and being self sufficient. Accepting new relationships and finding happiness was a game changer for me. Then hearing stories from so many strong women on their life struggles and their story, motivated me more and more. I knew this was my life and why I chose boudoir or maybe boudoir chose me?