Boudoir is more than just posing in your underwear. It is more than just making a beautiful gift for your significant other. Boudoir is about letting yourself be free for a moment, letting go of your insecurities and vulnerabilities and feeling alive and carefree. Let me backtrack for a moment. The definition of the word Boudoir (boo-dwar) is a woman's dressing room, private sitting room or bedroom. This is where she would get dressed and undressed, put on and take off her makeup, and perhaps put on and take off her shroud of modesty. This is where she would be her most free self. She wouldn't feel insecure here because it would just be her. So to be in her "boudoir" would mean that she was able to be her true self, lounging in her under clothes, without a care in the world about what she looked like.
When a woman comes into my studio, I want her to feel comfortable, relaxed and able to reveal her true self. Whether she has come in to pose in a gorgeous ball gown for glamour or the most revealing lingerie, I want her to let herself go and feel free, and alive, and beautiful. My studio is small and bright and warm and I want it to feel more like a safe place to relax and and let yourself go, rather than a place where you feel uncomfortable and nervous and vulnerable. If you haven't visited my site here before, you might want to take a quick look at the video on the home page to see for yourself how my studio is set up. The shooting area is actually set up like a boudoir, complete with a changing area, makeup vanity, bed, and sitting area. Do you know what I love best about my studio? The light. The natural light in my studio is flattering for every woman, no matter her age or shape or size.
I know the thought of doing a boudoir session can be very intimidating to some (most) women but it shouldn't be. My stylist and I are both women and we both love to laugh. We keep everything light and fun, from the moment you walk in right through to the very end. If you wanted to do your whole session fully clothed, that is fine. I can capture your beauty and story no matter what you are wearing because it is not about the clothes at all. It is about you. It is about telling your story, through your body language, your facial expressions, your eyes. Let me photograph your eyes and I will show you a beautiful woman with a story to tell.
Don't let the thought of a boudoir session intimidate you. I am here to answer any questions you have regarding a session and my goal with every client is to help you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Don't worry about posing, that is my job. Don't worry about your "problem" areas, that is my job too. Don't worry about your age or shape or size, my studio has the most flattering light for every woman. Don't feel like you can't do a session because you don't feel comfortable in lingerie. It's really not about the lingerie. It's about being you, when you are in your "boudoir", when you are free of your cares and worries and stresses. It's about the story you have to tell to the one who loves you no matter what you have on.
Boudoir makes a great gift but more importantly, boudoir is for you. It's really not what you think; it's really all about how it makes you feel. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a business woman, boudoir is for every woman. Do something fun for yourself today!