I LOVE to talk about boudoir photography.. to anyone and everyone who will listen! hahahah. It's seriously one of the best things to have ever happened to this Sebastian, Florida girl. And I will tell you why... because I love the way it makes women feel about themselves. I'm a huge advocate for telling women to "love yourself for YOU!!!! Not him, or them, or anyone but YOU." But you know what gets to me is when women say :
"I'm too old to do a boudoir session."
"I'm not pretty enough."
"Just let me lose a few more pounds and then I'll do a session. I really want to, I just can't right now." It's NOT TRUE.
See it's not about how you look that will affect how you feel about your photos. It's about being happy with who you are, right now, in this moment, inside. I want you to be in love with who you are today, not next week or next year or 10 pounds lighter; right now. I'm a busy mom with 2 kids and 2 jobs. I don't have time to work out. But I wanted to do my own boudoir session so that I could feel what my clients feel on that side of the camera. So I did it damnit. Yea, I'd love a perkier ass and chiseled arms, but you know what, I don't have them. And I still looked at my photos and thought to myself, wow, I look GOOD (I'll save those for another post!!)
Because loving my photos wasn't about how I felt about my body, but more so how I felt about myself as a successful woman, a wife, and a mom. You don't have to lose 10 pounds to love yourself. It's a great goal, and a healthy choice, but being in love with YOU shouldn't be directly related to your outward appearance. Love yourself for you; for your strengths, successes, and passions, and your confidence will give you the beauty no makeup or hair color will ever come close to doing.
Want to read more? Check out my post about bringing sexy back into your relationship.