As a professional photographer specializing in boudoir, I have the privilege of working with women from all walks of life, each with their own unique story and reason for booking a session. And while every boudoir session is special in its own way, there are some that stand out and leave a lasting impression on me.
One of those sessions was with a woman we’ll call “Mrs. M.,” who came to me wanting to do something empowering and special for herself, as well as create a unique gift for her husband. Mrs. M. was a bit nervous before she came in, and at the beginning of the session, unsure of how she would feel in front of the camera and if she would be able to let go of her insecurities.
But as the session went on, I could see the transformation happening before my eyes. Mrs. M. began to embrace her body and feel confident in her own skin. She radiated beauty and strength, and I knew that these images were going to be something truly special.
After the session, Mrs. M. was overjoyed with the images. She said, “I look amazing and the pictures make me feel good in all kinds of ways.” She was proud of herself for stepping out of her comfort zone and doing something that she had never done before.
Mrs. M’s boudoir session was not only a powerful and empowering experience for her, but it also created a special and meaningful gift for her husband. It’s moments like these that remind me why I love what I do and why boudoir photography is so much more than just taking sexy pictures. It’s about helping women see their own awesomeness, and giving them the confidence to embrace it.