There are so many reasons why women decide to do a boudoir photo shoot– and plain ol’ vanity is rarely one of them. Sure every woman wants to feel like a super model or a celebrity at least once in her life and most women love the idea of getting pampered with professional hair, makeup and lashes– but boudoir photography is more than skin deep. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just about getting dolled up and striking a sexy pose for the camera. For many women, it’s a lot more than that.
It’s an experience that pushes them out of their comfort zone, increases their self-confidence and helps them see themselves in a new light. More than just looking beautiful on the outside, it’s about feeling beautiful on the inside and boudoir photography accomplishes that. Many women won’t believe their eyes when they first see their images during the reveal. They find it hard to believe they could look that amazing! And that awesome feeling right there is priceless.
Some clients also choose to do a boudoir session to celebrate a turning point or milestone in their life. A big birthday for example such as their 30th, 40th or even 50th can be an incredible opportunity to capture a woman and celebrate her where she is at that moment in her life. Getting older doesn’t have to be a bad thing when you embrace it!
Other women use boudoir photography for a “rebirth” or to move on from a hardship in their lives. Breakups, divorce and personal hardship can make us as women feel inferior or cause us to neglect ourselves. Boudoir photography is the perfect opportunity to invest in yourself and to feel empowered and recognize that you are worth it.
Still other clients choose to do a boudoir session to celebrate their unique and feminine bodies. Some women have worked really hard to re-shape their bodies and want to reward themselves in having accomplished their fitness goals! Others opt to do maternity boudoir shoot to celebrate their pregnancy and capture their pretty baby bumps in all their glory– after all it is such a fleeting moment. Some ladies even choose to do pre-pregnancy boudoir shoots to capture their bodies before the embark into a new chapter of motherhood. Yet others just want to own their curves and imperfections and feel beautiful in their own skin! We all deserve that much.
So when people ask me what I do as a boudoir photographer I can proudly say that I help women celebrate their bodies, feel empowered and confident, and create once in a lifetime experiences.