You are not alone in this...
Many women have concerns and fears when trying to decide whether or not to book a boudoir session. These fears are very common and unfortunately, cause many women to miss out on this amazing experience.
One of the things boudoir photographers hear most from boudoir clients after all is said and done is, “Every woman should experience this at least once in their lifetime!” We also get many repeat clients because, after their first session, they have put those fears and concerns to rest. To be honest, it is a bit addicting!
Let’s look at some of the most common concerns that I hear from girls who feel a little sceptical and let’s put those fears to rest!
I am not comfortable with my flaws. We all have flaws! Not a single one of us is perfect. There is no such thing as too heavy, too thin, too pale, too dark, too many stretch marks, etc. Our flaws are what makes us unique. And we are ALL equally beautiful! I have flaws myself, just look at the photo 🤣.
If you pay attention you will notice how asymmetrical my eyes are! This was a self-portrait (unedited image) taken 4 years ago... I have discovered the hard way that a slight angle shift can create horrible results! I have learned from this mistake and paid close attention to details ever since!
But I have also learned that if an image needs a small adjustment, photoshop is your friend... I did spend over an hour practising on myself to get this image and did not want to waste it because of a wrong angle. So I used my editing skills... et voila! Still looks natural but a bit more flattering, if anything the edited version looks way more like what I see in the mirror than the none edited version.
Rest assured that only your most flattering angles will be shown and if something falls out of line (little armpit fold....) it will be rectified!
I don’t know how to pose properly. GOOD! As a professional boudoir photographer, I’ve spent a small fortune and hours of practice to train myself on posing the human body. You do not need to know how to pose, it’s my job to pose you! I will direct you through the whole process all the way down to the way you tilt your head and where to place your hands.
I will actually demonstrate the poses first and physically tweak your hands, arms, legs, etc. if needed (I always ask before I do).
It is a team effort and we are in this together. All you need to do is show up and let me handle the rest. You may come into the session feeling a little nervous and awkward but, gradually you will become more and more comfortable with each pose. You do not need to be a professional model to have a boudoir session!
I’m afraid I won’t like the photos of myself. This comes usually has a consequence from the above two concerns. Being afraid that your flaws and inability to know how to properly pose will ruin your images. No one wants to look awkward, uncomfortable, or have their flaws put on display and captured on camera. I take great pride in my services and work. I want you to look beautiful and FEEL beautiful when you see your photos! A boudoir session is such a wonderful experience! They allow you to see yourself in a way that maybe you refused to yourself, beautiful and sensual, and just plain awesome! I want my clients to be blown away when they see their images and proud that they decided to go through with their experience. In fact, I am waiting for your reaction when you see yourself through my lens for the first... And if your emotions are too intense to hold back then I will happily cry with you. I genuinely feel what this means to you! Please do not let these common fears and concerns from having this experience yourself. As I like to say; "Don't wait to be ready, you could be waiting for the rest of your life!"