Everyone always gives me reasons to not do a boudoir session. Sometimes they are somewhat valid, other times they just plain suck. So let's talk about some of them. 5 of them to be exact.
1. "I need to lose weight"
To be pretty broad brush, who doesn't? It's not so much that we want to lose weight, but you want to hit the gym, eat a little better, say bye bye to a few extra pounds. But let me be blunt here - that 5 or 10 lbs you are telling me you need to lose...how long have you been trying to lose it? Are you actively trying to lose weight (if so, and you want to wait, I totally get it). But if you're not actively making changes to your eating and exercise and you're giving me that reason....you need to stop and think about it.
First of all, we can definitely highlight the areas you love and de-emphasize those you don't. Plus I need you to celebrate the you of TODAY. Not the future you, not the past you. Regardless of your size, you are beautiful and I want to show you that.
2. "I'm not sexy or photogenic"
Yeah, I hear that one a lot. Like a lot. Go browse through the pictures on this site. Click over to my Facebook page or Instagram. I'd say 90+% of those women told me that. I will pose and coach you to amazing images. I will even tell you how to breathe. I promise you're going to love the images.
3. "I don't have anyone to give it to"
So? You do stuff for yourself yes? You get pedicures because they make your toes cute. You get a massage to be relaxed. You buy the cute shoes because...well, they are just cute. So why not gift yourself this? A day where you get pampered and a fabulous reminder to celebrate yourself daily. I have a couple of big prints in my bathroom that are a great reminder when I'm not feeling super awesome that I'm still beautiful and I'm capable of amazing things. How do you say no to that?
4. "It's expensive"
Yes. Yes, it is. I'm not going to deny it. In large part, I want this to be a buy once, cry once experience (though I'm always happy to have you come back!). Just like there are varying degrees of quality clothing, there are varying degrees of quality photographers. Some are going to be less expensive than I am and others are more. I want you to know that I want to provide the best for my clients - that's why my sessions include hair & makeup, drinks, personal coaching and an ever-expanding client wardrobe. It's why I only offer you quality products from labs I can trust. Plus, I offer payment plans so that you can take home ALL of your favorite images and you don't have to walk away feeling like you missed out.
5. "It's only for brides or young"
Nope. While I do have a lot of brides (kind of a result of displaying at bridal shows!) I do have a lot of women in their 40's & 50's. One thing I want you to keep in mind is that the images you see here, on my social media have all been approved by the client. You get a say on which images I can use and where they can be used. So some ladies are willing to share them all, some pick a few and others want to keep them all private. It's totally up to you!