Did you know that boudoir photography is actually my very favorite (and my very best) work that I do? It’s funny, because personally, I am definitely on the more modest side of the spectrum when it comes to my body. I’m the girl who didn’t like to change in front of my mom in the mall dressing rooms and true story, when I was little, I would literally cry before having to get a sports physical for school. Growing up, I struggled a lot with accepting and caring for my body. I felt very insecure about my appearance and it’s something I am still working on today, BUT I have felt renewed freedom in this area of my life over the past few years. (Praise God for that!) And if you know me, you know that the thing that drives my passion for photography is the chance it offers me to help others feel confident, beautiful, & free. I’m learning that starts with me - how I treat, talk about, and care for myself, too.
Today, I want to chat with you ladies about just 3 reasons I think you should consider booking a boudoir photo session with me.
P.S. You’ve probably seen that I share very little of my boudoir work on my website or social media accounts. This is intentional as to protect the privacy of my clients and the eyes of all our awesome fellas out there. I tastefully chose the photos for this blog to give you an idea of my photographic shooting & editing style. All photos here are posted with permission from my amazing clients. Part of me wishes I could share more of my work here, only because I think it’s the most beautiful art that I get the opportunity of creating. I love what I do!
So let’s get to it, 3 reasons to do a boudoir photo shoot.
REASON #1 - THERE IS NO BETTER WEDDING OR ANNIVERSARY GIFT.
This is a gift your husband cannot get from anyone else. It can’t be bought from a store. He can’t add it to his Amazon wish list. He may not even know that he wants it until he gets it. (Many guys haven’t even heard of boudoir photography, which makes the gift-giving process even more fun, eek!) A boudoir album for your husband is literally priceless.
REASON #2 - IT’S A GIFT IN HIS OWN LOVE LANGUAGE.
These days, there are so many dang temptations right at our guys’ finger tips. So how cool that you can create them something beautiful that’s just for them? Something they can tuck into their drawer for safekeeping and pull out when you’re out of town.
It’s always fun to personalize your session by bringing something that belongs to him. Maybe it’s a jersey or a big flannel shirt - emphasizing that these photos were made specially for him & you are totally his girl!
REASON #3 - IT’S A FREEING EXPERIENCE.
I haven’t met a woman yet who hasn’t, at some point, struggled with maintaining a positive body image & accepting her body just as it is. Boudoir photography is vulnerable. (This is coming from a girl who didn’t like changing in front of her mom in the mall dressing room!) But, I think the process of deciding to do a session to ultimately doing it, is a really cool mental & emotional journey of accepting and celebrating your body as it is.
I have photographed soon-to-be brides and mom’s of multiple kids. I have photographed c-section scars, stretch marks, dimples, and all kinds of curves & body types. Every woman I have photographed is beautiful.
You don’t need to do a boudoir session to learn to accept your body as it is. That starts within your heart. And from there, learning to speak kindly about yourself. Cultivating a spirit of thankfulness for what your body can do, what your body looks like, and what your body has been through. You are beautiful, friend.
If you’re considering doing a boudoir shoot and you’d like to talk through it or learn more about my pricing or how my sessions work, fill out a contact form here and I will be in touch. I will always cater my sessions to what YOU feel comfortable & confident with.