Sometimes I find it hard to put into words why I shoot boudoir photography, but to me it’s more than photos. It’s about loving yourself, accepting how you are in this very moment, seeing yourself in a new light, and having amazing art to look back on to see your fierceness for years to come! It’s about the transformation that happens between the moment you walk into the studio and walk out the door at the end of the session. It’s about actually FEELING beautiful.
A Little Piece of My Story
I started shooting boudoir photography to help other women see the beauty in themselves that others see! After giving birth to my first son, I felt anything but sexy. I lost myself in becoming a mom, lost my inner spark, and just fell into a depression over my new mom-bod. My husband being the awesome partner that he is, encouraged me to take some sexy selfies (like the ones I used to take all the time), which I won’t lie…I thought he was insane to suggest that as I felt SO unsexy. But, for him, I did it. And I am SO happy I did!! Seeing the selfies I took, I saw that I did in fact still have “it” and I felt damn good!! A spark lit inside of me to want to help other mothers and women alike see themselves as the beautiful women that they are! Isn’t it crazy how a few sexy pictures can totally change the mindset you have surrounding your self image!?
Now it’s my job to be the mirror for my clients. Not the mirror where you see all of your insecurities, but the one you can’t stop staring at because of your SPARKLE!
The transformation that takes place in our studio is the best part of the entire experience! When our clients arrive to the studio, many times they are nervous, with shaking or sweaty hands. Once they start getting pampered with hair and makeup, their inner and outer transformation begins. Those nervous butterflies begin to fly away and you ease into the moment.
Then comes the photoshoot. Our first few poses are just for you to learn to trust the process. We will explain a pose, show you the pose, have you mimic what you saw, snap a picture or two, and then show you the back of the camera. Without any editing at all, you will get to see how amazing you look! Many times we hear, “OMG no way! I didn’t know I could look like that!” and again those nerves just dissipate.
By the time we wrap up your session, we wouldn’t be surprised if you decided to strip down and bare it all for a few images! The nerves will be gone, and we will just be having a blast. You’ll leave telling your friends about your experience, and there is truly no better compliment!
Once you see your images, jaws drop. This is normally the first time our clients have seen themselves in such a light. We’d be lying if we said these reactions weren’t the most addicting part of the process. We’ve had clients come back for two, three, and even four sessions with us!! And it’s all because when you leave your boudoir experience with us, you are leaving feeling amazing in your skin, with the biggest smile on your face!