My husband has been bugging me for a few years to have my own boudoir images done. This might come as a surprise but like most photographers, I am a complete hypocrite about getting in front of the camera in general let alone not wearing much in-front of someone else in-front of a camera. I can tell you all day how amazing you are right now and that it is all about posing, I even believe it when saying this to my clients. When it comes to myself in images I laugh at my inner photographer having this conversation.
Well, I finally did it. I have been teaching my make-up artist/assistant how to use my camera over the last couple years, so during a marathon weekend I had her do my face between clients and help me snap a few portraits. Don't worry, you will not have to look at them. Neither Mr Jones or I want them out there so they will stay private like most of my sessions.
The weekend I did my portraits, I took them for 8 other women. I made each of them feel beautiful and posed them in ways I knew would work but really didn't have the confidence when it came to my own portraits. I put off even looking at them until everyone else's were done and finally bit the bullet to edit them so that I could get my own gift in time for Valentine's Day.
You know what? They were bad at all! It was a little hard to remember everything I usually tell people in posing and my assistant has been around long enough to know what I look I go for in a boudoir image. In general, the unedited images didn't horrify me. I figured I might get one or two images to chose from but over all I had about 12 of them. It wasn't even like I had 12 that were ok, I had that many that I actually liked myself in and felt pretty amazing about. I even think I would like to do it again on a day where I could be fresh vs just completing back-to-back boudoir sessions.
Over the next week after ordering my husband's gift, I noticed that I actually felt better about how I looked. If I could look good half dressed in portraits then real life couldn't be that bad either right? I could probably even say I feel beautiful. Definitely a bit more confident.
I sincerely hope that my clients feel this way after seeing their images.
If you have been thinking about having images created from a Boudoir session, do it! Each photo shoot is so much fun and I promise you will love yours too. If you would like more information click here to go to my contact page to set up a consultation at the studio.
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