As a boudoir photographer I have heard every excuse in the book for not booking a session. It honestly makes me feel sympathy for all those teachers being told that their student's dog ate their homework because that is how ridiculous most of the excuses I hear are!
Look. I completely understand not feeling comfortable in front of a camera (why do you think I spend my entire life behind it!). In this world of photoshop perfection we forget to find the things about ourselves that are already beautiful. Well I am here to tell you that you are not alone in thinking that! In fact - I have heard the same five reasons people have for not booking their own boudoir experience that I just had to make a little vlog/blog about it.
What are you reasons?
Write down your top one or two reasons you would NOT book a boudoir session with me and see if they match any of the reasons below!
I need to lose weight.
This is probably the one I hear the most. Even the tiniest of women have this excuse! I blame the old adage that the camera adds ten pounds. Well that is just not true - especially when you have a professional posing you! Good posing and lighting can take off weight instead of add it - and on top of that YOU DON'T NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT! Boudoir is a celebration of your body as it is now and all the incredible things you have accomplished in it.
So if you tell me you don't want to book a session because you need to lose weight my response is going to be a big, fat NO YOU DON'T! Trust me. You are the perfect size for boudoir today, tomorrow, and any other day of the week.
I Don't "Do" Lingerie
Hey! Guess what!? That is totally fine! A lot of women feel the same way about learning their way around a garter belt. There are so many other options for wardrobe when it comes to shooting boudoir. Here are some examples:
- A man's dress shirt.
- A leather jacket
- A great cocktail dress
- A silky robe
- A cozy oversized sweater
- Your favorite sport's jersey
- Daisy duke cut off shorts and a bra
- Nothing but a sheet!
The options are really only limited by your own imagination. The sky is the limit!
I have no one to give the pictures to
While giving the gift of boudoir is amazing, sometimes the best person to give a session to is yourself! When was the last time you pampered yourself with an experience that can change your entire perception of yourself? I see doing a boudoir session similarly to going sky diving, or bungee jumping. The worst part is the wait before the drop - but once you are falling there is nothing like it in the entire world! And with boudoir you do not have to risk your life for the insane boost of confidence you will experience.
So even if you do not have a significant other at the moment - you can absolutely give the gift of boudoir to YOURSELF!
I am not sexy... like at all
Okay. First of all - that is not true. Everyone has that special something that makes them irresistible to someone else. So you don't look like a Victoria Secret model? Well (spoiler alert) neither do Victoria Secret models. By the time you see the final images or see them walking down the catwalk they have been primped, preened, sprayed, tucked, lifted, and glamorized to the point that you are hardly seeing a person at all. And that is BEFORE photoshop!
You do not have to worry about being sexy because you already are sexy!
I will pose you perfectly from the top of your head to the point of your toes so that you can see what I see in you. A beautiful, sexy, incredible woman who can most definitely rock a boudoir shoot!
I just don't have the money to spend on photos right now.
I understand. Everyone is on a budget, but you cannot look at this as just getting some photos. This is a full and incredible experience that will take your confidence to the next level and rocket you up to the stratosphere as far as confidence goes! You really have to look at this as an investment into your own well-being! Can you imagine going in to big meeting at work with your confidence being through-the-roof because you invested in yourself and took the time to value yourself? It is crazy how amazing that can feel!
Plus - I offer installment payments based on what works for your budget. So don't let money hold you back! We can come up with something amazing together :)
Phew! That's it!
Did I cover your reason? Did you have another reason lingering? I'd love to hear it! Comment below and let me know!
Also let me know in the comments below or through my contact page if you want access to my private boudoir gallery. I can't wait to hear from you!