Why Boudoir Photography?
The answer I usually give when people ask I shoot anything else is this long list of why I don’t shoot anything else (short story it’s scary!). But I never actually answer why boudoir.
I’ve met boudoir photographers from all walks of life, from all parts of the world. So many of them have this amazing story of adversity and how they overcame it and they love seeing that in their clients. I don’t.
What I have struggled with is my confidence. I honestly don’t even know why it broke but at some point in my life I realized that I was so often putting on this facade for the public but that I was struggling inside. I don’t want to say I was depressed but I certainly wasn’t happy. I’ve done lots of things over the year to try and restore that. New challenges at work, new hobbies, returning to my dance roots, losing weight (gaining weight), new diets, changes in how I manage my time. They helped but they didn’t necessarily solve the problem.
Then, an offhand comment from my husband unlocked something that I didn’t entirely knew existed. I started taking sexy selfies of myself for him. It started badly (do you have any idea how hard it is to get a great booty shot of yourself?) but it got better over time. More importantly, I started to feel better about myself - even though I wasn’t entirely happy with my body. Then I really wondered if I could take what I had learned on myself and apply it to someone else. So I did.
Guess what? Seeing other women get excited about seeing themselves differently is addicting!
I’m here to give you an escape from real life for a little bit. While I can’t promise improved confidence, it’s usually a happy side effect. I want you to have fun, do something different and enjoy you for you as you are today. I want you to capture and reflect on the person that so often gets misplaced because of life. It doesn’t matter if you’re 100% confident today, it’s important that you respect yourself, where you are and where you’re going.