I love shooting boudoir. Today, I’m going to share with you my heart behind this niche type of photography and why I feel so strongly about it. I would strongly encourage all women (single and taken) to experience boudoir firsthand.
1. You will feel beautiful (and not just because you have your hair and makeup done).
One of my favorite parts about boudoir sessions is that every session includes hair and makeup. Why? It’s not because I think women are not beautiful without makeup (for my own session, the first set of photos were done before I got my hair and makeup done that way I could have some natural and some with makeup... you can do this too, just ask!). I don’t know about you, but I don’t typically have a professional do my hair and makeup, so having this done makes me feel extra beautiful and put together. And you don’t have to go all out! If you want to have natural looking makeup, then do it! If you want to be glammed out, then do that! Don’t know what to do? We will help you figure it out. But back to feeling beautiful. Makeup aside, you will feel beautiful (because you are beautiful) and because you will be surrounded by a team of people who see you as beautiful and are there to celebrate that.
2. It’s empowering.
Getting in front of the camera in lingerie can be scary at first, but it is so liberating. It’s all about owning who you are and rocking it. It makes me so mad that society constantly tells women that they aren’t beautiful. That stretch marks are bad, cellulite is bad, you need to lose more weight, you need to have bigger lips, and the list goes on. When you do a boudoir session you are in a safe place. You can be yourself. You don’t have to hide your body or be ashamed. You can be proud of who you are and what you look like because you are beautiful exactly the way you are.
3. It makes a great gift.
Ok so what do you do with the photos? Other than looking at them yourself and saying “Dang, I didn’t realize how good I look,” and feeling more confident than ever, your husband will love them. Your husband already knows you look good, but he will be excited to see you feeling (and looking) sexy.
4. It’s fun!
Duh! After the jitters wear off, we are going to have a blast! Champagne, getting pampered, putting on your favorite lingerie, taking photos, feeling beautiful, laughing and talking, and then getting the photos back and going “DANG, I’m a babe.” Come on, it is seriously so fun. It is my favorite things when women get their photos back and go “Oh my gosh, I didn’t realize how pretty I was and my body looks great!” Girl, I know, and I am I’m so glad you do too!