As women we often doubt that we are beautiful just the way we are. Many of us look into mirrors and focus on their flaws instead of celebrating and appreciating themselves as a whole unique person. Today’s world has been become remarkably preoccupied with a certain canon of beauty and women often feel as if they do not fit into this narrow description of what it means to be beautiful these days. And this is where the first and probably most common stereotype about boudoir begins. Women tend to think that a sensual, feminine session that celebrates their body is only for those who fit into a certain, usually small size of clothing and have certain features that are considered appealing in today’s common perception of beauty. Let me tell you that this is completely wrong and inaccurate.
Boudoir does not discriminate against age, size or shape. You can look amazing despite your perceived flaws. Flaws make us unique, one of a kind, different than anyone else. Beauty begins with confidence and confidence comes from an inner place of self-acceptance and worthiness.
I started my adventure with boudoir photography with many goals, objectives, hopes and dreams. One of them was to help women feel confident and beautiful in their own bodies. Another one was to break certain stereotypes of what boudoir photography is. Women often look at me in disbelief when I ask them if they were interested in a boudoir session. They look around uncertain if I was actually talking to them or someone else. And then comes the common question “Me???”.
Another stereotype about lingerie photo shoot is that you have to go through a major make over in order to look appealing and sexy in the pictures. Women sometimes feel resistant to the idea of boudoir thinking that they have to be glammed to perfection in order to look good in the pictures. The truth is that it is your choice. If glamourous make up and lingerie boost your confidence and help you feel comfortable, by any means, go for it. However, I am here to tell you that there is nothing more appealing than the natural, unconstrained beauty. Naturally looking face with only minimal amount of make-up creates the unique sense of candid grace that looks absolutely stunning in pictures.
Boudoir photography is about you and what makes you feel confident and beautiful. It is a very flexible experience and you can experiment with different looks. From natural to glamorous, let yourself discover your most confident self.