As a boudoir photographer I get to hear lots of different reasons and stories as to why women book in for boudoir sessions. Each and every client who walks through the door is always filled with a mixture of nerves and excitement. Have you ever wondered what goes through the photographers mind? Well today I wanted to share with you three important things that I want you to know about doing a boudoir session.
I am not really looking at your body. What do you mean we aren’t really looking at your body? Well in one way we are – we are looking at how your legs are positioned, how your hands are sitting, if you can pop your hip out a bit further, what expression you have on your face… but those small little things that every woman has (cellulite, wobbly bits, blemishes) nope we don’t care about them we just want to position your body to capture beautiful photographs of you.
Every woman is nervous. Yes that is right every woman has some degree of nerves when doing a boudoir session. It’s not every day you strip down to your undies in front of a relative stranger. And don’t worry, I know exactly how you feel. I was a little bit nervous when I did my own boudoir session in New York last year. I even had this internal dialogue while walking down the street going, you do this every day, why are you nervous. So don’t worry, I will walk you through the entire process and shake away your nerves and turn them into laughter.
I am not judging your body. To me your body is a representation of your health, your inner spirit and the type of person you are. What your body looks like or how you treat it is none of my business. I just want to capture beautiful photographs of you that celebrate your uniqueness.
So there you go, a little insight what goes on inside a photographers head while photographing a boudoir session.
Anything else you would like to know, feel free to ask!