When I first picked up my camera, I never imagined entering the world of boudoir. I was never really against it, but I wasn’t sure if it was something I would enjoy. I spent the first three years of my hobby-turned-career working with families, children, couples- and even a couple of weddings!
My first boudoir session changed all of that.
It started with an idea in a local group. A few women started to discuss having boudoir photographs taken, and one of them reached out to me. I thought about it for a few days; how would I approach this? What style would I go with? I knew in my heart that brightly lit, Vicki’s Secret style would not be true to me, but I wondered if they’d enjoy a more artistic approach.
Turns out, the answer to that was a big, loud, yes!
One woman stepped forward to model samples for me, knowing that it would help me work towards my vision. We chose an outfit for her and planned when to meet, and the anticipation grew. When we started, we giggled and made it fun at first so we could both feel more comfortable. I found the light I was searching for, and we began.
The first handful of images took my breath away. I kept gasping and running over to show her the back of my camera. This was incredible! It was what I had imagined, and more.
Afterwards, something amazing happened. She was giddy and excited for our session, and kept talking about how empowered and beautiful she felt. It was in that moment that I realized I was giving much more than a photograph.
I was giving her a feeling. I was giving her empowerment.
It felt incredible, to me, to be able to assist her in seeing what was there all along. My excitement for the very first boudoir day (April!) is growing. I can hardly wait to give these powerful feelings again, while creating art that speaks to my very soul.
It’s a whole new world for me, and I can’t wait to explore it more.