Boudoir Photography | Why are women so hard on themselves?

If you know me, you know I picked up a camera a year ago this past September.  I have always had a love for photography.  My main goal was to create art as I saw it… at an affordable price (being the oldest of 7 girls in a low income family… we couldn’t afford to have professional pictures growing up). I spent approximately 4 years in-front of the camera modeling for local photographers and various small jobs. Again, if you know me…. you know I am my own worse critic.  I started modeling after my first 2 children were born.  I could pick my body apart like no ones business!  I remember one of my first ever modeling gigs.  The photographer was fabulous and to this day still produced some of my favorite images (thank God for Photo Shop :D).  I can remember him pulling the images up on his computer before I even left the studio.  He immediately pulled up an image he loved… went on and on about how amazing it was!  However, it made my stomach hurt!  All I could see was that my knees looked huge. YES, you read that right… my knees!  We wont mention the thoughts that went through my head about my smaller chest and larger rear area. {I have friends still trying to talk me into embracing this big ol butt I’m sitting on right now}.  Oh!  We can’t forget the stretch marks I bared on my legs from getting tall so quickly as a early teenager and gaining weight during pregnancy.  My point is, so many people close to me went on and on… showering me with compliments… but in my head… I found the negatives!

My reasoning for telling you all of that intimate information into my views of my body, is to tell you this:  When ladies started approaching me about doing “Sexy” sessions or “Boudoir” shoots… I turned them away.  I never wanted a women to get pictures back I had taken… and feel bad about themselves.  I knew… no matter how stunning I thought they looked… as women… they would naturally tear themselves apart!  Then several friends and clients pulled at my heart strings.  They wanted pictures for their spouses… weather it be one on deployment… Valentines Day… or like the session I am getting ready to show you… A Gift to their new Husband on their wedding night!  They wanted a photographer that they felt extremely comfortable with… someone down to earth… someone who understood the vulnerability of being in-front of the camera… capturing such an intimate thing.

So I gave in!  I told all of my first clients how I wanted to insure I did them justice.  I practice and researched and researched some more before my first session.  After that first session, I couldn’t be more pleased!  Then came the 2nd and 3rd… both beautiful ladies… both amazing sessions!

Then came my 4th client. I value each clients privacy 110%!  Imagine my excitement when this wonderful & stunning client said to share!  {I do want to stop and say that I truly believe her and I have created an amazing friendship too.  I tend to be a big talker and try to talk more during these sessions to make sure my clients are comfortable.}  She gave me permission to share over a week ago and I have been dying inside!

{Scroll to bottom to see details on how you can book a session just like this!}

Boudoir Photography by Photo Phlattery

Boudoir Photography by Photo Phlattery

Boudoir Photography by Photo Phlattery

Boudoir Photography by Photo Phlattery

Boudoir Photography by Photo Phlattery

Boudoir Photography by Photo Phlattery

These sessions take time!  Frankly, it can take time to even warm up in-front of the camera.  Add in outfit changes… and you need every bit of 2 hours!

“Sexy Phlattery Session”

2 hours – a minimum of 20 edits- print release- extensive editing done to give that flawless skin 😀

$150

Client must provide location with lots of natural light. However, I do bring lighting too. I can recommend some Bed & Breakfast locations that charge $30 for 2 hours.

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  • Nici - Those are amazing. Bailey is a beautiful woman and you captured her image just perfectly! I’ve been wanting to do this for my husband but I’m just too chicken, and critical. I really appreciate what you shared tho, maybe, just maybe I will work up the courage to give my husband a boudoir shoot. Maybe.ReplyCancel

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