Why I became a Boudoir Photographer Sometimes I find it hard to put into words why i shoot Boudoir. To me, it is so much more than photos. It’s about self-acceptance, body positivity, and art. It is about getting glammed up and you leaving as if we’ve known each other for years. It’s about the […]

Why I became a Boudoir Photographer

Sometimes I find it hard to put into words why i shoot Boudoir. To me, it is so much more than photos. It’s about self-acceptance, body positivity, and art. It is about getting glammed up and you leaving as if we’ve known each other for years. It’s about the transformation that takes place between the time you walk in my studio and walk back out the door. It’s about feeling beautiful, on cloud 9, and thats something I believe every person deserves.

I started shoot Boudoir because I saw the transformation in everyone that came through the door. Women tell me they feel they can’t look like that because they feel too tall, weigh too much, don’t weigh enough, have too many stretch marks, and the list goes on. I love showing them the photos from their shoot and showing that they CAN and DO, in fact look beautiful. Seeing their reactions to their pictures changed me.

I was now my job to be a mirror for my clients. Not that mirror that the world shows you that shames you, but the one who sees past all the lumps, bruises, and imperfections. The one that shows you your SPARK.

The Transformation

The transformation that took place in our studio is the best part of the whole experience for us. When a woman arrives in my studio, most of the time she’s nervous, sometimes even visibly nervous. Shaky hands and voices, sweaty hands and faces are things I see all the time. Once they sit in the chair to get their and hair and makeup done, the transformation begins. The client slowly starts to shed those signs and feelings of nervousness and anxiousness once they realize they are in a safe place.

Next, the shoot! The first set of images is to get the client all warmed up. When I show the client the back of the camera after the first couple images, I usually hear “OH MY GOD, that’s me? NO WAY that’s me!”

As we go into the next set and then the next, the laughter and smiles start to come out. Then she starts to feel sexy. They sexy eyes come out. And you can tell that it’s starting to click with them.

By the time we finish the session, we’re friends. We’ve just shared an experience that they will always remember. We’ve laughed and shared stories about our lives!

Once I show them their pictures at their virtual reveal, they see themselves like they never have before. This is one of the amazing thing about boudoir photography. I get a chance to show them how I see them, how their spouse sees them and be their mirror. When they walk out that door, they’re smiling so big and they can’t wait to tell all their friends about what they just did. 

A little piece of my story

I didn’t quite grasp the gravity of what I was accomplishing for women until the past couple of years. I started to think about my own self talk, and all the negative things I say about myself, out loud around my children. It really made my re-evaluate my own self talk and self deprecation. It had to stop. I knew that I needed to book my own boudoir session to help myself overcome that negative self image.

For me, boudoir photography is a celebration of your body and who you truly are. I take pride in being able to help show women how to celebrate their bodies, their battles and their victories they’ve been through. Let me show you your sparkle. Let me help remind you how to love and be proud yourself.

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