I've been asked a lot recently how I got started shooting boudoir photography and I think it's time I share...I got interested in boudoir well before I was a photographer. I wanted to give a personalized gift to a boyfriend and had a boudoir session done. Haha, just kidding. I did them myself with my friend on my T-Mobile Sidekick. The pictures were awful because I thought I could DIY it and not hire a photographer. Lesson learned, lol
Fast forward seven years and I want to actually have a session done by a professional. I was pretty heavy for me at the time (around 210lbs), and had just had our first child. If you ask anyone, this is the last time anyone would think to have a boudoir session. I wasn't feeling very sexy at all, I was actually pretty depressed to be honest. But if you ask me how I felt after my boudoir, I'll tell you it changed my life. I felt empowered, more self confident and I felt more connected with myself. My boudoir session gave me the confidence to even stopped hiding my body in baggy clothing and hiding behind others (or my cute purses) in group photos!
I learned what to wear for my body type and to accentuate my favorite features.
Since most boudoir shoots include professional hair and makeup, it's the the perfect way to pamper yourself and feel absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention you will have proof to last forever (in photos and memories) of how amazing you looked and felt.
In addition to feeling pampered and beautiful, there are other reasons you need to have your own boudoir session:
See yourself the way your loved one sees you or the way you have been wanting to see YOURSELF. Boudoir is for EVERY body - you are not too ANYTHING
It's the most captivating way to be photographed - right now where you are in your journey and how far you have come
Boudoir photo shoots encourage you to love and embrace your body and have a new appreciation for yourself
It's a great reason to finally wear the lingerie that has been sitting your drawer with the tags still on them
Boudoir photography is an excellent way to try something new
Each boudoir shoot is unique, just like you, showing the many sides to you (edgy, romantic...)
You will have gorgeous photos to remind you of your experience
It makes a great gift for the special someone in your life - YOU (come on, you know you deserve it)
You have weight to lose. Yup. Boudoir photography is for you even with those extra pounds no one else can see...I actually just blogged about this. Check it out!
A boudoir photo shoot is empowering (and so much FUN!)
A boudoir shoot is great to do any time of year! You might be looking for a holiday gift, or celebrating a milestone like getting engaged, getting married, celebrating a fitness goal or for a self confidence boost, or for YOUR BIRTHDAY!
Boudoir sessions are for any woman wanting to feel empowered, sexy, glamorous, beautiful and confident. Every woman deserves this unique experience – and it doesn’t have to be just one time. Some of my clients have a session every year to celebrate their journey in life.
Boudoir sessions are for working professionals, soccer moms, curvy gals, cancer survivors… women who “always wanted to do this” but thought they “never could.”
What are your reasons for wanting a boudoir session? Let's chat and start planning yours now!