The Right Moment To Book Your Boudoir Session

 One thing I hear often when talking to someone about booking a session is the phrase, “I’m not ready”. It’s usually followed by another excuse…

“I’m not in the right head space”

“I need to lose weight”

“I’m not happy with my body right now”

I get it. Being in front of the camera stripped down is a very vulnerable place to be and we want to be there at our best. It’s hard to imagine ourselves as beautiful when we’re stressed or down or just not fully loving our bodies. And so, the session gets delayed until the “right moment”.

The catch is…there is no “right moment”. Years will go by in search of that moment and the excuses will always be there. These sessions are not designed to take you at your highest but to lift you up. To show you that in all the ordinary moments how beautiful you really are.

I had a million reasons to not get back in front of the camera. I suffered a back injury due to a car accident. I’ve gained weight from stress eating. My depression is filling my head with self-doubt and ruining my self-confidence. However, on this cloudy day, I woke up and said “this is my moment”. The studio was darker than usual because of the rain clouds rolling in but I felt the moodiness reflected how I was feeling inside. I put on a slip dress and sat down to pose for the first round of photos.

I looked so stiff and uncomfortable at first as I tried to look sexy in my posing. I really just wasn’t feeling myself or the moment. I decided to take off the dress and sit in front of the camera, letting myself feel all my emotions that were coming up. That is when the magic happened.

I remember sitting there at the beginning of this session thinking that I might get one or two good photos. My mind was blown when so many were beautiful and it lifted me out of the darkness. I could see my light again...I could see my beauty even with messy dirty hair, no make up, a little extra belly, and unshaven body hair. 

I know if I wait for the "perfect moment" then it is likely that I will never do it. I push myself out of my comfort zone and always love what is waiting for me on the other side. Not a single person walks into my studio completely confident and 100% ready. The magic happens in the moment...

Thank you so much for sharing in this journey with me. I hope it helped shift your perspective a little bit on what these sessions are truly all about. If you're ready to make the leap and see your body as the gorgeous work of art that it is, let's have a chat!