Hopefully by now you've seen posts about the upcoming Boudoir Bash (March 23) I'm throwing to welcome spring! After such a cold, blustery winter, it will feel amazing to shake off the blahs and bloom right along with the flowers. I know a lot of people might be on the fence about a boudoir session, so I wanted to throw out some (I think) really good reasons why you deserve to treat yourself and celebrate the amazing being that is you...illustrated with New Girl gifs, because I've been watching a lot of that lately. So if you're just not sure about whether a boudoir session is right for you, allow myself and Jess Day to change your mind.
1. You're Self-Conscious of Your Body
It might seem like a contradictory reason, but being less than perfectly comfortable with your body is a great reason to take part in a boudoir session. Your photographer will know how to pose you to flatter your shape, and being pampered with hair and makeup services beforehand is a great way to boost your self-esteem and get you feeling your best. Whether your body has changed due to aging, pregnancy, or you're just feeling shy, there's no reason at all not to honor the vessel you reside in and appreciate your physical form. You don't need to look like a supermodel to get sexy, amazing photos; you just need to believe in your own unique beauty and allow it to shine.
2. You're Proud of Your Body
Maybe you've been training religiously for the past year and you want to document your progress. Maybe you've got some amazing stretch marks after having your first child, and you want to celebrate everything your body has done for your family. Maybe you're simply fully aware of and happy with your awesomeness! If you're feeling good in your skin for whatever reason, that's fantastic, and you absolutely deserve to celebrate that! Being happy with your body isn't conceited or shallow, it's an important component of self-care.
3. You've Never Done One Before
"Do one thing every day that scares you." Have you heard that saying before? It's great advice at first glance, but overall it can be hard to fit in a break in your routine every single day. This is a gift wrapped opportunity to step outside your comfort zone with a brand new experience, and maybe a chance to learn something about yourself.
4. It's a Great Bonding Experience
Schedule a double session with a friend, and eliminate any possibility of awkwardness! Having a friend with you is a great way to bring a genuine smile to your face during your photo session, and make some awesome memories between you. As a bonus: you'll both feel absolutely amazing and empowered afterwards, and that's the perfect set up for a night out filled with shenanigans!
5. It Makes a Great Gift
Maybe your partner is looking for a Valentine's gift for you. What better than a day of pampering, wine, chocolate, and feeling like a celebrity during a photo shoot? Maybe you're looking for a gift for your partner. Some scintillating photos of you looking absolutely rocking is always a good bet. It's unique, it's fun, and it's something that will bring a smile to both of your faces for years to come!
6. You Can Wear Anything
Lingerie isn't your thing? No problem! You can wear literally anything that makes you feel sexy. Your favorite cowboy boots, a corset, a comfy oversized button up shirt. When you're wearing something that makes you feel confident, it reflects in your face and makes you radiant.
7. You Deserve to Celebrate Yourself
One of the most ridiculous things I see as a photographer is people waiting for an external reason to celebrate. There's often a status quo that individuals aren't worth celebrating unless they've gotten engaged, married, or pregnant. If you're a woman who doesn't plan on getting married, or having children, there's often not a lot of opportunities for you to enjoy a moment in the spotlight, and that's not acceptable to me. And if you're a mom, it can feel like your time is just plain over with. That's not true! Maybe you're killing it at work lately, or you've been juggling chores and the kids and a job, or you're the friend all the others look to for guidance and support. There is undeniably a reason in everyone's lives why they deserve to treat themselves. Don't put yourself on the back burner yet again!
So what's holding you back from booking your session today? Let me know in the comments what your biggest hold up is, and we'll talk through it!