Jayme Montoya | Boise, Idaho's Luxury Boudoir » Boise, Idaho's Premier Boudoir Photographer

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    You came for beautiful, sexy, and luxurious portraits to give your significant other as a gift. What you didn't expect was to fall in love with yourself and feel stunning in the process.

    I'm Jayme Montoya, and I'm a luxury boudoir & glamour photographer based in the Boise, Idaho metro area. With my eye and experience in posing and lighting various body types, you'll see yourself in a whole new way through my lens. Whether you're curvy, a soccer mom, an executive, hitting a milestone, or just wanting to feel sexified again, I'll help bring out the beautiful in you. And, who doesn't want to feel sexy?!

    The Treasure Valley's First Boudoir & Glamour Only Portrait Studio!

    Formerly Lucid Design & Photography

Oh My Gosh! | Boise Glamour Photographer

This past weekend was our annual Professional Photographers of Idaho retreat in Jackpot, Nevada. We always have a ton of fun learning and networking with our peers and one of the highlights is a model shoot out that is sponsored by SilverLake Backdrops out of Twin Falls. Loved the images that came from this ring light so much that it’s on it’s way to the studio! Yes! Check out how gorgeous this lighting is!

Holiday Boudoir | Boise Boudoir Photographer

I’ve got this Thursday left, contact me ASAP to book it! And you’ll be able to see my new STUDIO! Yes, new STUDIO, which I’ll blog about shortly.:)

November 7, 2012 - 4:46 pm

jayme - Hi Rachelle, the session with a black leather 5×7 album (10 images) is $399. Hair and makeup is an additional $99. Tomorrow is available. :)

November 7, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Rachelle - How much are the holiday picts

My journey | Boise Boudoir Photographer

You may have seen my post HERE about what I went through last November (2011). What I didn’t blog is I had to do it all over again the end of January. What did I have to do? Open heart surgery. Sucky. November and January marked my third and fourth OHS in my lifetime and yes, they very likely will not be my last. But it’s what I’ve got to do to live and I’m extremely grateful that I get to live as normal life as anyone else in between those trying times.

So. What is this post about?

Open heart surgery recovery?

Cardiac depression?

Finding my strength?

Yes. To all of the above. When I found out I needed another open heart surgery, I was not surprised. I felt fine, never had symptoms from my congenital heart defect, but yet I went in to every cardiac appointment with my fingers crossed. I knew that luck had to expire one day. There’s really nothing you can do to prepare yourself for going through something you know is going to be so painful, so time consuming, and so emotionally draining. I cried. A lot. I talked to my husband about my last wishes. I had anxiety attacks a lot. I became a patient once again.

Fast forward to the end of November. Surgery came and it was every bit as painful as I knew it’d be. Recovery kicked in and that was every bit as frustrating as I knew it’d be. I wasn’t feeling as great as I thought I should, but I also tend to push myself. That’s when we got devastating news that the valve I just had put in had collapsed. Surgery failed. We were doing it all over again. ALL OVER AGAIN. I remember laying on the table in the cardiac cath lab and my cardiologist telling me it’s what they suspected. I cried, no, I bawled. It was too much to keep it together. In fact, I’m getting emotional all over again remembering the dread I felt at that moment. Then came the anger. The “why me”. Then the need to get it over with and move on with my life. So 8 weeks after my third OHS, I went in for my fourth. Ugh. There was more pain the fourth time and more emotional junk as I faced another recovery process.

Recovery. Oh, recovery. You suck. You took 5 months of my life. You forced me to sleep on my back for 18 weeks. You forced me to not be able to pick up my daughter for 5 months. I couldn’t even sit up without help. You put me into a dark place. I tried to remain positive, I really, really tried. But depression, no income for 5 months, a drained savings, and the hospital wanting their money from two open heart surgeries made it hard. Really hard. Somehow, with the most amazing support system of family and friends, I made it through each day.

Now, the real reason for this post. I have an amazing friend in Washington who’s name is Susan. Susan showed myself and a group of fellow friends a video of her CrossFitting. She lifted amazing amounts of weight. I remember thinking, “No way, no way she’s putting MORE weight on! This is crazy!” She was/is kicking butt at being strong and getting fit and it shows in her mentality. I cried at her accomplishment. I wanted to feel that way. I wanted to be strong. I was SO tired of being a patient. I wanted to get better.

5 months after my third OHS & 3 months after my fourth, I went in for my “lift my restrictions” cardiologist appointment. I asked for clearance to start CrossFit. My cardiologist asked that I wait a couple more months. I disagreed. I couldn’t go on like that any longer, the negativity was exhausting. The self loathing, the emotional ups and downs were draining anything good out of my life and hadn’t I just survived a boat load to live?! So she got my surgeon on the phone and they both agreed to let me CrossFit. Two days later on April 27th, I walked into CrossFit 208. Half of me was excited, half of me wanted to turn around and run. What was I getting myself into and how in the hell did I think I was going to do anything CrossFitters did. Sara greeted me with a smile and we chatted about CrossFit and then went into a simple baseline workout, just to see where I was at in my fitness. Let me tell you, that was a big fat negative on the fitness! I was shocked that I couldn’t even do one girl pushup. Not even close to being able to push myself up. But I knew I needed this, I just didn’t realize how much I needed it. How much CrossFit would change my life. It sounds corny and all fitness buff esq, I know. However, CrossFit for me is SO much more than looking good. Don’t get me wrong, that part kicks ass! But the #1 reason I love CrossFit is that it brought me out of my depression. A heavy, dark depression lifted with every week that I made it through CrossFit. Every week that I progressed on something and was lifted up with empowerment from it. Before I knew it, I was happy. My life was feeling positive and positive things were happening. I owe it to CrossFit, it’s why I’m so passionate about it, why I love it so much, why I wish for everyone to experience it.

And because everyone loves progress pictures, I’ve got some for you!:)

These are all taken my first week at CrossFit, 3 Months, & 6 Months (taken today as 6 months is tomorrow, the 27th). I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’ve come a long way too!:)

November 14, 2012 - 5:57 pm

Sara Riley - Jayme, you are so amazing. And just like your friend Susan, you are an inspiration!! Your heart surgeries and crossfit are just a few of the ways you push beyond ‘limitations’. I have had the pleasure of watching you do this in many aspects of life. Love you!!

November 14, 2012 - 5:36 pm

mom - Amazing Jayme!! You just keep proving that miracles happen. Keep telling the story, you are an inspiration not only to your family & friends but to strangers alike. You certainly make a difference for so many who may loose the inspiration to prevail. I am so proud of you!!!

October 30, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Tiff - You are amazing! Tears of joy from me because I saw you change every step of the way. You are one incredible woman and an inspiration. You look awesome and I can’t wait to see what the next 6 months brings … what weights you’ll lift, your pull-ups without a band, kettle bell cleans without bruises, rope climbs, double unders, wall balls, even higher box jumps than those insane ones on the 24″ box with plates on it … you’ve come so far already and I can’t wait to see where you’ll continue to. Thank you for inspiring me! Love you!

October 30, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Ali Smith - WOW, Jayme! You look incredible and hearing your whole story of what you’ve been through in the last year is just…well…inspiring to say the least. You are a true fighter and I am just so happy for you and all that you’ve accomplished. Way to go girl!

October 28, 2012 - 3:04 pm

kim - Jayme you are such an inspiration and a testament to living your life to the fullest. Rock on hottie!!!

October 28, 2012 - 12:04 am

Ali Armstrong - you are one super amazing woman! I wish there was a crossfit facility by me! I’m so inspired by your will to overcome the cards you have been dealt. In Feb. I woke up with psoriatic arthritis. Completely out of nowhere. It has turned life as I knew it upside down. I continue to fight the depression and urge to feel sorry for myself. I’m going to keep your story in my head and remind me of it when I want to quit. Thank you so much!

October 27, 2012 - 3:18 am

Brianne Brose - You look AMAZING. So proud of you.

October 27, 2012 - 1:52 am

kristen holly - You are amazing!! Strong. Fierce. Woman!!

October 27, 2012 - 12:13 am

Matt - Jayme. You kick ass! Congratulations on digging yourself out of a very difficult situation. You should feel very proud. Thank you for sharing your story, it is very inspiring. You are a freaking stud!!!

October 26, 2012 - 11:41 pm

Karen R. - You are AMAZING, Jayme! Truly a miracle and a driven soul! Your journey has definitely had it’s dark times but you are sooooo dancin’ in the light now, girl! You look awesome!

October 26, 2012 - 11:13 pm

Maggie - Wowza! I knew things were tough on you, but I didn’t realize how much. You look amazing and I’m so, so glad you are getting stronger and are in a good place emotionally and physically. You totally rock Jayme!

October 26, 2012 - 10:54 pm

Christie - This post brought tears to my eyes; I am so happy for you and so proud of you. You look amazing and I’m thrilled that you are in such a happy and strong place :)

October 26, 2012 - 10:09 pm

Gretchen The Great - Um, you are my HERO!!

I love you Jayme Girl!

October 26, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Nicole - Jayme, you have worked hard and look freaking HOT! Keep up the great work!