One question that has come up and I have been dying to share my thoughts on: "Why should I do a boudoir photoshoot". This has come up many times with ladies who are curious but unsure about doing a boudoir photoshoot.
Have you seen others that you know who had done a sexy photoshoot and thought to yourself “why would she do that” or “she must be so confident”, or even “oh, she must be a model”? Well, I want to cover a few reasons in my opinion and some of the opinions of other boudoir photographers in the industry, why you should consider a photoshoot for yourself.
I want to start this off by covering the number one reason that you should consider a boudoir photo shoot. Building confidence and empowerment.
I have worked with so many women and the most common thing that I hear of people wanting to try a bouvier photoshoot is because they are a bit of the side of self conscious and missing some confidence in their lives. Ladies, you deal with a lot. I mean, A LOT. As adults, we gain relationships, start families, build careers, the list goes on. With time, you may start out being the baddest, most confident woman on the block or at work on the team or within your circle of friends and family. As you build up that status in your life, your mind changes, your heart sometimes changes, even your bodies change. Life throws so much at you!
With boudoir, I’ve worked with ladies who are on all different ends of the spectrum. From the younger generation to the older generation. Fit and busy to having had kids and married and feeling like your body isn’t what it used to be. Out of all of the differences in people, there’s one thing that stands out between them that they all deserve to feel within themselves: Self Love.
From how you look physically to how you feel mentally and emotionally about yourself, it can be a struggle.
Guess what? YOU ARE STILL BEAUTIFUL! YOU ARE STILL POWERFUL! In fact, you are not just beautiful AND POWERFUL, you are a BADASS WOMAN! With a boudoir photoshoot, it can help you see yourself and love yourself with how you look now or even inspire you to make changes.
Building Confidence with who you are!
Another good reason to do a boudoir photoshoot is for a gift to a significant other. Whether its for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, a boudoir photoshoot can make a great gift. Theres nothing like giving beautiful prints or a book to your significant and having their faces light up!
From the moment they open that book or look at their prints, seeing their beautiful significant other glammed up and looking stunning and sexy in their lingerie, they won't be able to leave you alone!
If you don't normally dress up for your significant other or maybe only on occasions and want to treat your partner to something that maybe they wouldn't expect, this experience could be just for you!
It shows you why you should love your body.
While we sometimes hate seeing ourselves in the mirror or on camera, sometimes viewing yourself from another perspective builds self-esteem. It teaches you to be easier on yourself. To someone else, you are the most beautiful person on the planet. Boudoir offers an experience and that enables you to see yourself in the same positive, sexy light in which others view you.
It can help during pregnancy and building that maternity self-esteem.
Sometimes women lose sight of how beautiful and sexy that they are or can be during pregnancy. With boudoir, it's actually a great way for mothers who are expecting to feel more confident and beautiful with their changing bodies and see a side to the process that they maybe once thought was unattractive to them and see themselves during these times in a whole new way! Even during pregnancy, women should still love their bodies and feel confident!
It can bring you closer to a loved one.
Boudoir is about letting walls down, letting go of fears and self-doubt and whomever you let in will become significantly closer to you. “It takes trust and love to share your body with someone,” Imagine that you're posing with your loved one, and you’ll forget the camera is even there. But in the end you will have a permanent reminder of that intimate moment that you can share with a significant other.
Most of all, the strongest and most important reason to participate in a boudoir photoshoot of your own, if for yourself. The best reason to do it is for yourself and build that confidence and self-esteem within yourself. No matter what your body type or age range from 18 and on, it is for everyone. if you're in your 20's or your 50"s, slim of plus size, I've worked with every walk of life. I will say that there isn't ANYTHING different between any of them. Building empowerment and self-worth have no boundaries or differences. It's something that everyone deals with and IF you are considering a boudoir photoshoot, reach out to boudoir photographers in your area. If you are here in Alaska, contact me and let's chat about your ideal photoshoot adventure!