I went to Vancouver this weekend for my birthday and to shoot a promo video for my boudoir business. I wanted the video to show how I work and what to expect during a session so obviously I needed a model – a regular girl comfortable in her own skin and willing to get in front of the camera in her undies. Miss D is a past client of mine and a dear friend. She is one of the sweetest people I know and I was so surprised when I found out she blogged about her experience. It always makes me feel so good to know that I am making my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. I truly love shooting boudoir, it is so much fun and makes me happy to show women their true beauty.
Here’s what she had to say:
Last Thursday Jen asked me if I would be willing to do a Boudoir photo shoot with her to add to her portfolio. I’ve been photographed by her before (I gave C the pics for a wedding present) so, obviously, I jumped at the opportunity to experience this type of shoot again.
Boudoir photography is an absolutely amazing experience and if you haven’t done it before, I would highly recommend it (and I would hiiighly recommend Jen, too!). In today’s world there is far too much pressure to be perfect and though a lot of people are confident enough to be comfortable in their own skin and with their own bodies, it’s really easy to fall into the media trap and feel less than fabulous about yourself because you aren’t a size 1. We all have times of weakness where we feel our thighs are too big, or our tummies too flabby. We all have moments where we hate that scar that gives us character and would do just about anything to get rid of the birthmark on our arm but it’s these moments that make us human.
The first time I did this type of shoot I was slightly nervous because I figured all of my insecurities, the things I hated about myself, would shine through… I’ve never been more wrong. Jen is fabulous, she makes you feel so comfortable with yourself, constantly tell you how beautiful you look and how hot and sexy that you are (without being creepy, of course!). She gives fabulous instruction so there is never a moment of awkwardness… and if there is, all you do is laugh it off!
I honestly don’t have 1 bad thing to say about either of my experiences with boudoir photos and I would do them again and again. The feeling you get when you finally see your pictures is amazing. You’ve waited and anticipated what they’d look like for what feels like an eternity (while they’re edited and such) and then when you get that message that says “they’re done!” you get so excited. Looking at yourself you see what your other half sees, or what your parents have been telling you your entire life. You see everything you thought you were not. You’re sexy, beautiful, and as perfect as any of those girls in the magazines. Sure, you could pick each picture apart and probably find something that you didn’t like, but you don’t, because the feeling of seeing yourself look that amazing makes you feel too great to care about everything else.
Um hi, how gorgeous are you, D?! Thanks for being such a great model.
This session was shot at the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, BC. Check out D’s blog here: http://dfost.blogspot.com/