We get it. Boudoir photography can be intimidating…and understandably so! It’s natural to be nervous or apprehensive about doing a boudoir shoot but, I’m here to tell you today the deeper meaning that boudoir photography has for me, and how it’s helped me see a new, beautiful version of myself.
Like many moms I know, I’ve always ridden the weight gain / weight loss rollercoaster. Between caring for three kids, four animals, and a husband, and running a photography business, it’s a daily struggle for me to eat healthy and exercise. And I’ll be honest with you – most days I accomplish neither! Managing a family, a career, a social life, and everything in between makes it difficult for us to find time for the self-care we need. We’re so busy loving everyone else, we forget to love ourselves! Which brings me to boudoir.
Boudoir photography for me began as something different and fun. It gave me a chance to take a break from interacting with infants and children, and have some “girl time” at the studio with clients who became friends. But what began as a fun experiment, boudoir photography quickly turned into a passion project. It didn’t take long for me to see what I could accomplish through my work – helping women see themselves through a different lens (literally and figuratively)!
Eventually I thought that if I can help women find their confidence every day, then maybe I can do that for myself, too. As a woman who has often fallen victim to my own negative self-talk and body dysmorphia, it was time to give myself a dose of my own body positive medicine!
It was hard to come out from behind the camera and practice what I preached. I looked at my imperfections, my greying hair, my love handles and thought – how is this ever going to come across as “sexy”? But I pushed through. I got my hair and makeup done. I found some curve-hugging lingerie, dug my 4-inch heels out of my closet, and just…went for it. And it was magical.
Once I found my rhythm (with the help of a fellow rockstar photographer, Reba Mersdorf with Studio Bella’s Photography!), I was in the zone. The feeling was exhilarating; almost spiritual! I suddenly forgot about my kids, my husband, the laundry in the dryer, the groceries yet to be bought, the dogs that needed a bath, and focused on ME. I felt beautiful, powerful, sexy, and most of all…CONFIDENT.
Until I experienced boudoir photography in front of the camera, I never realized how empowering it really is. I wanted to share my story with you so that I could inspire and empower you. Boudoir photography is the ultimate act of self-love. It’s designed to make you feel beautiful, and sexy…to find the inner confidence we all have hiding inside of all of us. During your boudoir session, I’ll encourage you to dig deep, and find the creativity to express yourself through photography. Cute and sweet, sexy and dramatic…we can make your boudoir session whatever YOU want it to be. And I guarantee you, you won’t be disappointed!
To book your boudoir session, email info@e4cphotography to set up a quick phone consultation so we can get started. Thanks for reading!