I have stretch marks.
I have this situation where my once-flat tummy used to be...I'm still coming to terms with that.
I finally have some boobs...they're not huge, not even close! But I have them.
Took me 30 years to be able to say that.
No-I didn't pay for them...
they came with the new,
non-flat tummy and all the other accessories in the
'Welcome to 30' package,
a lovely parting gift from my ex-metabolism.
So woman-to-woman, mom-to-mom, human-to-human, let me be honest with you when I say that I completely relate to looking at pictures of myself or even in the mirror and thinking
"what happened there?"
You're not alone! But let me also tell you that...we've got to STOP that!
What happened there is....
LIFE. Motherhood. Stress. Marriage. Daily life.
Don't let that define you!
You are more than these things.
You are a beautiful creature and should be admired and appreciated.
If you aren't convinced yet-let me just say one more thing....
I have Photoshop.
There. I said it. I don't like to put that out there. But it's true. I have it.
So for those of us who don't look like a perfect Victoria's Secret Angel, have no fear.
By the way...
a little secret.....
they don't look like that either!
You know why that is?
So, ditch the excuses, I've heard them ALL.
Even the ladies with the most perfect figure, gorgeous faces, luxurious hair, etc--
they look at the back of my camera and find SOMETHING to criticize.
It's how we are built.
It's in our DNA.
On the other hand, I've also had many women look at their images,
on the back of my camera and CRY...in awe and utter disbelief that that's actually how they look. And I eat that ish right up!
THAT'S WHY I DO THIS!
So, come on!
If you still aren't convinced that you are worthy of doing this for yourself,
slide into my DMs, comments, emails, or wherever you feel like sliding and let's chat!
I've got you.
Boudoir photography can be an intimidating concept to ponder.
Most women have a long list of reasons NOT to do their own session. I am here to tell you-EVERY WOMAN has reasons not to. Let me also tell you-those reasons, although valid, are ridiculous! Each woman on this planet is beautiful in her own way. These sessions are the perfect way to allow yourself to SEE that in YOU!
Many clients have come to me and said "I'm doing this for my husband...our wedding/anniversary is coming up and he'd love this" ... newsflash-of course he will love it!!! If he has eyes and a brain in his head-he's going to love it. What I want is for YOU to love it!
I have had other clients come to me, booking this session for themselves...because they just lost a little weight, their birthday is coming up, they're newly single due to a break up or divorce, etc etc etc.
Boudoir is not about creating a modeling portfolio to submit to Victoria's Secret....it's about feeling your sexiest and realizing just how gorgeous you really are!
Now... for those reasons that are hindering the booking process.....
"I want to loose a few pounds first..."
"I can't afford to spend that much on myself right now"
"I'm single, I have no one to do it for..."
"I just don't feel sexy."
"I'm a mom/grandmom-I can't do something like this!"
"I need to work on my tan.."
"I'm too nervous!!"
"I'm not photogenic"
That list could go on and on and on... but I'm here to help you debunk those mythical excuses! Follow along in a series of blogs where I go in depth and discuss these reasons I've been given over the years. I will help you see exactly why these reasons should NOT hold you back from booking a session.
If you have reasons that were not listed above, I'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment here or shoot me an email through the contact form and let me know what it is, so we can chat about it! No matter what it is-I can guarantee you-you're not alone.
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