When I started doing boudoir photography last winter here in Sebastian, FL, I had a decision to make. I could choose to go the "fashion" route and solely scout out clients who fit the "model" physique, or I could focus on the everyday woman, with all of her perfect imperfections and real life beauty. I chose option two because it paralleled my own self perception, and I felt that I would be able to relate to my clients and their "imperfections" better than someone on the front of a Victoria's Secret catalog.
Meet Miss M. To me, she is confident, happy, friendly, beautiful. She also considers herself "curvy." In her letter below, she talks about why she believes it's so important to embrace your curves. Maybe you can relate?
"I consider myself to be a full figured woman- but it hasn't always been that way. Growing up, I used to wish I was stick thin with no curves. I used to work out everyday in high school trying to lose my hips, butt, and boobs.. and of course they were still there! It became a habit for me to avoid bra shopping and clothes shopping because I could never find anything for my curvy body.
Then, I met a friend who inspired me to love my curves. She PRAISED ME!! She told me how she wished she had my curves.... my curves!!! I had never heard someone say that to me before. Since then, I have found a new love for my body. I have also found a fiancee who loves my curves too! Embracing the curves is what I go for now, and I try to pass the message along to the women who doubt their own." ~M
Hair by Jamie: https://www.facebook.com/topknotsbyjamielynn/
Makeup by Rebecca Lind: http://www.rebeccalind.com/
I know what you're thinking now. Wow. I really want to do a boudoir session but... I don't have time, I don't have anything cute to wear, or people might judge me. If you have these fears about booking a session, or other fears I didn't mention (there are a lot of variations!) you need my downloadable guide The Top 10 Fears About Boudoir Photography. ( <--- click the link to read more) Inside the pages, you'll learn why the fears you have about booking your own session, probably aren't even worth worrying about!