I photographed my first boudoir session almost 6 years ago and in that time, I've heard plenty of women express their fears about experiencing their own session. Insecurities about stretch marks, body size, and blemishes are often cited as the reason a lady doesn't want to schedule.
"I don't look like the ladies in your portfolio!", they say. "I need to lose weight first", they say.
What they really mean is that they are terrified about the idea of literally baring all for the camera. Stripping down to the skivvies is bad enough. Doing it in front of the camera!? It's enough to make a girl a little woozy.
I'm here to tell you it's not as scary as you think. It's super fun. Like, giggling, laughing, girls day out fun. Like I've laughed with clients during sessions so much we both had tears in our eyes and had to try to compose ourselves before we could take another shot!
So, there's that. The sessions are fun. Then, there's the fact that you get to come in and get beautified by a professional hair stylist and makeup artist. You become a version of you that you might not even know existed. A version of you who sees herself for the lovely, sexy, wonderful woman that the world sees.
But ultimately, it's about giving yourself the gift of you. Time and time again, I've been awed by the responses that my clients give me after their session. Many tell me they had no idea they could be so pretty (duh! we didn't change who they are!), that they finally see themselves as their spouses see them, that they feel empowered.
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Ally said of her experience, "Thank you for such an unforgettable experience! I've honestly have never felt so beautiful in my life! This experience has boosted my self-esteem and has made me more confident in myself!"
and Jennifer said, "Before I met Sheri, the thought of being photographed in my underwear was enough to cause a panic attack! Three pregnancies have taken a toll on my body and how I ever agreed to this photo shoot I will never know.......but it was the best decision ever!! The finished photos allowed me to see myself through my husbands eyes! I didn't see a tired, over worked mom. I looked hot!! Sheri helped me to get my self confidence back by capturing the woman I am. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything!"