Anatomy of a Boudoir Session First off – what’s a boudoir session? You may have seen boudoir session pins on pinterest and while it might have piqued your interest – you aren’t exactly certain what it is and what it entails. The actual definition is as follows: “Boudoir” is a French word meaning a lady’s private dressing room or bedroom. In photography, boudoir refers to a style in which women pose for photographs partially clothed or in lingerie. “You must have sent me the wrong link! There’s no way the woman in those pictures is me! Holy AMAZING!!!” -a boudoir client of mine Ladies – no matter how nervous you may feel – I promise, after a glass of wine and joking around with me, you’ll forget about your nerves! I’ve had my own boudoir pictures done and it’s seriously so worth it to feel like a star These intimate, sultry sessions allow women to reveal as much as they want, and learn a little more about themselves along the way. A few times a year I offer Boudoir Mini Marathons. I rent a hotel room and these minis booked back to back with a few minutes in between. It’s the best way to “try” it out! You can even get a friend to book one too or just tag along! Do you want to know what the two most popular responses I hear are on social media? I need to lose weight first and I am not photogenic enough. This makes me so sad! LADIES – YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY YOU ARE! Those wrinkles, the stretch marks and flabby skin that may or may not have always been there – they tell your story. They make up the person that everyone in your life LOVES. We are our own worst critics. Enough! It’s time to be kind to yourself again. Boudoir sessions are a great way to gain the confidence that society has taken from you along the way!! What have you got to lose? Everyone should have a boudoir session! Reason #1 – It Makes A Great Gift For YOUShow off your beauty and give yourself an esteem boost with photographs that you can treasure! Do it for yourself. Be pampered. Indulge. Love every minute! Reason #2 – You get to go shopping for YOURSELF! Women tend to put others first in their lives a lot of the time. Take some time out for yourself and go shopping for YOU. I work with my clients to make sure they get the best fitting lingerie for their bodies. If you don’t have a friend that wants to go shopping with you, just hit me up! I’m always game for a day of shopping! The best part? All of the great pieces you purchase can make other appearances in more intimate settings! Reason #3 – It Will Empower YOU Getting treated like a celebrity is a great form of therapy for anyone, but wait until you get to see the photographs for the first time. You will be blown away! You will see how gorgeous you really are and it will put a little pep in your step! Reason #4 – Celebrate a milestoneA boudoir shoot is a perfect way to celebrate a milestone. Weddings are the most popular reason I have women book these sessions, but then comes anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day and yes, even separations and divorces! Why not take some much needed time to feel alive again!?! Reason #5– Step out of your comfort zoneWe all have our “safe” place. The role that we have stepped into, or have been placed in, that we feel now defines us. For some of us, it’s mom. Now that we have children it seems selfish to do something for ourselves… or we don’t feel like we are allowed to be sexy anymore. It’s a safe place to let loose and bring out the sexy side that usually gets buried beneath all the other “roles” you take on.