We've been talking an awful lot about wedding photography and while we loooove weddings, we want to shine some light (mood light) on boudoir photoshoots! Have you been thinking about doing one but you're not sure what to expect? Let's get one thing straight - even if you're giving the photos as a sexy gift, the shoot is 100% for you. You're going to look and feel confident and you'll be able to carry those memories with you forever. Here are some of our favorite reasons to get a boudoir shoot.
To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone
We were talking with somebody recently who loved the idea of boudoir but thought it was something other people could "pull off" and she couldn't. Ya'll if you strut your stuff in front of the camera, that is all you need to do to qualify as "pulling it off" because the secret isn't in a specific body type or personality...We photograph shy people all the time and you know what the difference is? They decided to step out of their comfort zone and see themselves in a new light instead of letting their shyness be a barrier. It's okay to be nervous - it's a vulnerable experience. Boudoir photography is not a pigeon-holed medium. It is for anyone who wants to be playful and bold - if even just for the length of the shoot.
And let's be clear - we all strut our stuff differently. All that means is showing up willing to be raw and real.
To Give The Gift Of You
Many people choose to do a boudoir shoot so they can give the photos as a gift to their SO. We've even had brides surprise their grooms on the day of the wedding with a steamy album. It's a gift of trust and of yourself. We're human, ya'll, and a big part of that is vulnerability. Boudoir is about embracing that vulnerability. And while many women choose to do a single session, couples boudoir is a great way to let loose with your partner in a new and exciting way.
To Celebrate Yourself
We are constantly confronted with ideas about how a body should look instead of being encouraged to celebrate our bodies. We love boudoir photography because it's a great way for you to celebrate every inch of who you are. While they make a great gift, the photos are seriously going to be something you'll want to pull up and look at on a hard day. They serve as a reminder of how fierce you are. How deserving of celebration you are. That's some powerful stuff, ya'll.
If you're thinking of doing a boudoir photoshoot, we can promise you a wild and fabulous ride, full of telling the story of you. Your wardrobe, location, props, and poses are tailored to let you shine all the way through. So whether you're thinking of giving the photos as a gift or you're looking for a fun way to boost your confidence, boudoir is an experience we want you to treasure.