You know what one of my favorite things is to hear from a girl who is on the fence about booking a session with me? “I don’t look like the girls on your website,” or “I could never look like that,” or “my butt isn’t good enough.” You know what I say to that? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Except really…it’s NOT a challenge. Because NONE OF THE GIRLS ON MY WEBSITE ARE MODELS, yet…they look straight out of magazines. I repeat: none.of.them.are.models. They wake up without makeup, with messy hair. They have errands to run, bags under their eyes, and are tired AF a lot of the time. They have bad days and good days. They just power through the bad ones, and look forward to their weekends with loved ones. Does that sound familiar? Maybe like the person who stares back at you in the mirror every day? ;)
And guess what? A lot of them don’t THINK they have a good tushy…not until they come into our studio!
There is SO much posing that goes into a boudoir session. Sometimes, I have women tell me that they’ll just hire a friend who is a photographer (a new one, a seasoned one…whichever) to do their boudoir session. Except…their friend is not a boudoir photographer, and so my soul gets crushed just a bit because all I can do is hope that their friend understands angles and will capture the best version of them! And while they may be AMAZING at their craft (weddings, newborns, whatever it is)…boudoir is a whole different world. Just as I am not at ALL a newborn photographer (trust me…I’ve tried, and I did not feel like I was capable!), not everyone can be a boudoir photographer. There are such delicate angles that you need to know. There is flattering lighting vs. unflattering lighting. There are poses that while they may work amazing for girl A, may not work at ALL for girl B. And this…this is where you hire a Certified Professional Boudoir Photographer (yes, that’s a real thing, and yes, I am one!). Someone who specializes in JUST THIS. Someone who has studied boudoir photography. Someone who knows how to make sure that you are at your ultimate level of comfort for such a special (and sometimes nerve-wracking) session.
When this beautiful girl filled out her questionnaire a few days before her session, she wrote that one reason she wants to do a boudoir session is for “a hopeful boost of confidence.” If I could have photographed the expression on her face when she saw that this is HER…ahh…well, I’d just be a happy camper to have a photo of that moment!
She is an incredibly amazing person, and I am so lucky to have been able to photograph this special session for her! I hope that now YOU will come to me for YOUR boudoir session…and put your trust in me and my amazing hair and makeup team (see below for their website!). I know it sounds dramatic…and you may roll your eyes…but boudoir sessions are truly life changing. They change the perception you have of yourself. They show you what you look like in someone else’s eyes. And they show you how truly, freaking, beautiful you are all around. Let us do that for you! You will never regret it…you’ll only regret NOT doing it.
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