When we get nervous, we make excuses. We make excuses not to love ourselves, or to take care of ourselves. Sometimes life is just too busy, and we are too busy at work. Sometimes it’s more important to spend time with our spouse. We even use excuses like “I want to lose 10lbs before I do a shoot!” or “I don’t have the money right now.” I want to share this to show you all that no matter the excuses that creep in, you can do it! No matter the excuse, you are worth of self-love.
"I don't have enough time for myself."
It’s important to remember that if you aren’t taking care of yourself mentally, you’re not going to be able to take care of everyone else who is important to you. It’s definitely much easier said than done. Sometimes I’m the worst at making sure I’m giving myself mental health time, or give myself time for some meditation. I make the same excuses as above, and sometimes I need someone to look me in the eye and say “SLOW DOWN! Give yourself a break, breathe for a minute!”
At a boudoir shoot you are able to breathe, and love yourself, for a few hours. It’s a half day of pampering and relaxation, with your very own makeup artist, your favorite music, and a wonderful time in front of the camera.
“I’m not where I want to be weight-wise. I don’t fit the media’s idea of the perfect size.”
Did you know the body type portrayed in advertising as the “ideal” body is possessed, naturally, by only 5% of American females? Only. Five. Percent.
I’ll never stop saying it, but why do we have to be a certain size to love ourselves? Why do we have to fit a stranger’s idea of the perfect body to love or OWN body? Why are we comparing our size to everyone else when no two women are the same?
I think it’s amazing to have goals and want to be healthy, but that doesn’t mean you have to hate your body while accomplishing those goals. You should love yourself every step of your journey. Be proud of where you are now so you can be proud of where you’re going. Having a boudoir shoot to celebrate where you are now is a great way to start an incredible journey into boudoir, then, once you’ve reached your first goal, you can celebrate even more with yet another session! We have clients who do this, and they love it!
“I never feel sexy or sensual anymore, so I don’t think boudoir is for me.”
You couldn’t be more wrong, love! This excuse is the exact reason you should do a boudoir session!
I know it’s easy to lose touch with our femininity and sexuality with our crazy lives. Our health, kids, and work all take a toll. It happens to most of us, and it’s totally normal and okay. A great way to find this side of ourselves again is to have a boudoir shoot done, which brings that spark back. I can help you find that spark inside of you, and maybe even reignite a those flames of passion between you and your partner.
Another thing to remember is you don’t have to wear super-sexy lingerie for a boudoir shoot. If you feel like lingerie isn’t for you, there are myriad other outfits we can help you decide on, which will compliment you beautifully, and let you express yourself as you see yourself.
“A boudoir shoot is an investment, and I don’t have all of the money right now.”
Yes, boudoir is an investment, because it’s valuable. It’s an investment in you, because you’re valuable.
You are investing in your well-being, and your confidence. You’re investing in showcasing your best self.
We understand this can be difficult on the wallet, but thankfully we offer payment plans and financing. In order to book your shoot we simply require a small retainer, and from there we can set up payments for any album or artwork you select from your session. And best of all, you don’t have to decide any of this until after your shoot.
If you have questions about our payment options, contact us now and we’ll walk you through it.