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Stop denying yourself the opportunity to feel good | Vancouver Boudoir Photography before and afters

“I need to lose 10lbs before I do a boudoir shoot”

This is, hands down, the LAMEST excuse I hear from women. I know deep down they really want to have this experience for themselves, but are stuck feeling like they need to be ‘perfect’ in order to deserve it.

Over the last year, I have been working really hard on becoming comfortable in my body and letting go of pointless expectations. Allowing myself the opportunity to feel content, just as I am, has been life changing for me. It’s true what they say; feeling good is an inside job.

Let me tell you though, it’s one thing to look in the mirror and feel good, but it’s a whole ‘nother thing to put it out for the world to see. I’ll admit, sharing these before/after images makes me feel REALLY EFFING UNCOMFORTABLE!! In fact I almost backed out of posting this, but decided that I needed to lead by example and remove the fear, shame and judgement of my own ‘imperfect’ body.

If I can do it, so can you.

 

Do you think the person in the unretouched photo isn’t worthy of feeling good about herself because she’s got a little jiggle, and even though she wants to, hasn’t quite mastered loving her body just the way it is?

Is she less worthy of feeling empowered in her body and her sexuality because she had a few bites of cake for lunch? (it was vegan chocolate…basically vegetables anyway)

No?

So why should you feel like YOU aren’t worthy?

When I shoot, I adjust the angle, lighting, and pose to get as close as possible to nailing the shot in-camera. After the shoot, I use retouching techniques to smooth out body lines and enhance highlights and shadows to put the focus on your gorgeous features. Your images will still look like you, on your best day.

 

 

I wanted to share these before and afters of myself to show you what’s possible. I tucked in my tum, smoothed my skin and edited out the side fold that happens when you arch your back.

I retouched my images to align with the version of myself that I see in the mirror. 

Stop telling yourself that you need to lose weight in order to ‘earn’ the opportunity to see your beauty, femininity and sensuality.

You deserve it right now, and all you have to do is show up.

I’ll take care of the rest.

 

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I knew loving my body now was even more important | Vancouver boudoir photographer | Miss C

“I loved feeling like a model. It was so special to have you ladies make me feel comfortable and beautiful.

Doing a boudoir shoot has helped me see the beauty and sexiness at the size and shape I am in. No shape and size is without beauty but helps to have you take it at the best angle.

I choose to book with you because I have admired your style an images on instagram for years. Practically being in Vancouver made it an easier place to travel since it was an hour flight from home and a nice place to spend the weekend afterwards. Doing a boudoir session was a goal of mine for 5 plus years and I kept putting it off. The last few years I have gained 35 lbs and really knew loving my body now was even more important.

I was feeling excited, not really nervous just happy to do it. Love your directions with the posing that might have been my only worry but also knew from the email you sent in advance you would help.

(We asked, what would you say to someone considering a boudoir shoot with us?) I would say do it! Don’t wait for the perfect time. At 30 years old I was 35 lbs lighter and still thought I didn’t look good enough. There will never be a perfect time and always a reason to put it off. Do it now the shape you are and learn to love yourself. Nothing more empowering then seeing yourself through the lens of an amazing photographer like Jennifer after being made up by the fantastic artist Kelly. All sizes and shapes have beauty, let them show you your best angle and how the world sees you.”

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I had nothing to worry or be nervous about! | Vancouver Boudoir Photography Studio

“My boudoir shoot with Jen and Kelly was THE BEST experience. They made me feel so comfortable and at ease. It was so much fun and I am so glad I decided to do it.

 It is truly empowering. I think I have a fairly healthy self-esteem but my boudoir experience gave that a boost!

My friend Miss R used you and she loved her experience. She has been encouraging me for some time and I felt that turning 40 and some of the big changes in my life made this the perfect time.

I had nothing to worry or be nervous about! Kelly and Jen were so easy going and welcoming.

While she did my make up, Kelly got to know me and we chatted the whole time. She made me feel so at ease, and I love the hair and make up she did. Moreover, I appreciated how friendly and charismatic she was. I really enjoyed chatting with her and getting to know her and sharing about myself. She was very easy to talk to all while doing my make up!

During the shoot, Jen was funny and encouraging. They made me feel great and even opened things up with a glass of champagne!

It was truly a great experience! I appreciate the easy booking process, that I could do everything online, all the email communications leading up to it, then a very warm welcome, and a wonderful shoot experience! Honestly, I can’t think of anything to change!”

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Thank you so much! You were both amazing to work with. You made me feel so comfortable. It was so much fun! Miss C

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