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"Embarrassing to Admit Failure." - Jill's Story

I have been divorced twice, which is a hard thing to tell people. It’s embarrassing to admit I’ve ‘failed’. It makes a woman question herself and what she’s done wrong or why she’s not good enough. It takes a toll on how your look at yourself.

I might have stayed in the second relationship that was abusive, if I didn’t have 2 teenage daughters. It was important to me to show them that it’s OK to stand up for yourself. It’s OK to make hard decisions that are important for yourself. Do what is right for YOU and no one else. They learned a lot from our experiences together, and they are incredibly happy, well-adjusted young ladies these days.

I am in a fantastic relationship now with a man that thinks I am beautiful and sexy and loves my body just the way it is. I did this shoot for him as a surprise. I knew he’d love photos of me, just for him. I hadn’t planned to tell my daughters about it, but feeling empowered I shared the experience with them and they were so proud of it! They loved that I was proud of me and did something that made me feel beautiful and special. I let them see some of the photos that weren’t so sexy (that were meant only for his eyes), and they loved it! Since then, I have been telling all of my girlfriends! This is an amazing experience for women and SO empowering!

We are all different, and we are all sexy for our own reasons.

I want to take a minute to thank your amazing team for the time I spent, and the BEAUTIFUL photos that came from my shoot! Naturally, I was nervous at first, but it didn’t take long to feel completely at ease, and even loving the experience! I felt beautiful and sexy and empowered. I left feeling that way and for days after. The team is SO good at lifting women up and making us feel like we should – beautiful how we are already.

Thank you for what you do. Thank you for your team. Thank you for this experience!!



So many women feel like they've failed - like they're not good enough. But the truth we hope everyone reading hears today: You ARE good enough. You ARE enough. Your "failures" do NOT define you.

Your story is inspiring because you had the courage to do the right thing for you - despite how incredibly hard that was, and we applaud you for that.

xoxo, the Sugar & Spice Girls


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Sugar & Spice Photography is a Minnesota based, women-owned small business that specializes in boudoir and pinup photography.  

WE ARE...moms, wives, engaged, divorced or single women...and we are on a mission to share our passion with you!  Our intimate & tasteful boudoir photography is created to...

...CELEBRATE each woman's individuality, helping them to look and feel beautiful, be playful and ooze sexuality with dignity, elegance and class.

...ENLIGHTEN and empower the women that we touch, and help them realize that they are beautifully and wonderfully made by their Creator.

...TRANSFORM and unveil the inner bombshell of each woman, by pampering her, laughing with her, and making her feel as amazing as she is!



A boudoir photography shoot with us is done tastefully and beautifully with an all female team to nurture your comfort and ensure that you feel pampered, empowered & sexy!  Nervous?  We will coach you through the entire amazing, super fun experience…from outfit selection to posing!  We’ll give you the Hollywood treatment and help bring out your inner supermodel!

Our sessions INCLUDE hair styling - with clip-in hair extensions at no additional cost, professional photography makeup & false lash application.   

Our drawers and closets are OVERFLOWING with smoldering lingerie & sexy costumes in sizes 0-26 and tons of shoes, accessories and props for you to choose from!

We have an adorable 6,000 sq ft studio serving Minneapolis and the Twin Cities with more than 20 amazing sets and countless props: from the bedroom the kitchen the locker room ...and everything in between!  

Say BUH-BYE to lumps & bumps, cellulite, stretch marks, scarring & unwanted tattoos!   We will contour & shape body to enhance your natural beauty. We have photographed women of ALL shapes, sizes & ages & we are masters of retouching.  Our custom-tailored products INCLUDE body shaping & retouching.

You may be shocked that the perfect gift for him...turns out to be the perfect present for you, too….!  Check out hundreds of testimonials from our clients who left their session feeling empowered, confident, beautiful and sexy!  Discover your inner bombshell with a boudoir photo shoot experience with Sugar & Spice Photography.



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