New Year,

New You

New year, new you: sounds so cliché, right? I get it. Especially after the past two years we’ve had (2020 & 2021 was just one big year, I am not arguing on that one!) with constant turmoil and waves of bad news, each year has progressively gotten next-level hard. But, just because that’s been the trajectory, doesn’t mean that this next year has to follow its predecessors. We can make this next year our year and think of this saying as more than a cliché– it can be a mantra and a new way of approaching life in 2023.  Hear me out…

say... yes

What if you actually used “New Year, New Me” as a way to say yes to new adventures? What if you used this as a mantra to leave your comfort zone? After all, leaving your comfort zone helps you find out your true potential, reach your goals and live a more fulfilling life. 

Story time: A friend of mine has seemingly always had good luck– she turns strangers into friends, has a very successful career, just finished her third degree and even started doing stand up comedy this year (how freaking cool?!). In fact, I used to be slightly envious of her and wondered how all these fun experiences were thrown her way. Then I realized, it’s because she says yes. She embraces each day as a new adventure, accepts challenges with a glimmer in her eye and isn’t afraid to see what a different path may bring. She keeps an open heart through it all.

So, let’s make this next year we say yes to those opportunities we’re even remotely interested in. I truly believe that when you say yes to something new (like a boudoir session 😉) you’re one step closer to to leaving that comfort zone. You’re then one step closer to overcoming the fear and uncertainty that once ruled your every thought.  What would you say to your younger self if you could? You’d likely tell her to say yes.

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Meet Ms. B. She said yes. And loved it.

GO after what you want

Like Pretty Woman said, “You gotta have a goal. Do you have a goal?”

As women, we all have goals no matter who we are or where we come from. Goals can be as small as finally doing a boudoir session and as big as starting our own businesses. Create an action plan and go after it! Let’s make 2023 the year that the new you goes after what she’s been wanting and forget about the judgement of others and their stupid-ass societal standards. And when you reach that goal, go for another!

This year, make things happen that you never thought were possible. Work hard, play harder and always, always shoot for the stars! What do you want to achieve this year? I genuinely want to know and would LOVE to help you reach them.

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Can Boudoir help you reach your goals?

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My only goal with every boudoir client is that they walk away from me inspired and empowered to embrace their inner goddess. Self-love and confidence are key to a woman’s life soaring into whatever she dreams. Sooo the answer is yes, a boudoir session really IS that powerful, that empowering to help you gain confidence in reaching your goals.

I hope 2023 is the year you will say yes, go after what you want and give yourself the confidence-boosting gift you so deserve: a boudoir session.

I’ll meet you in the New Year and I can’t wait to help you embrace the New (confident) You.


5th house boudoir, dhiana skrmetti, gulfport mississippi, boudoir photographer

The 5th House Boudoir’s Dhiana Skrmetti is an intimate portrait photographer located in Gulfport, Mississippi– fifteen minutes west of Biloxi, Mississippi, one hour east of Mobile, Alabama, and an hour and a half away from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dhiana’s true mission in life is to help free women from the chains put on them both externally and internally.  She believes that all women should be empowered through boudoir photography and let them see what we all see: a gorgeous powerhouse woman with a stardust soul.

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