Maybe you’re done having children and searching for new ways to love on your postpartum body. Maybe you have a milestone coming up and you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate. Or maybe you have just spent too much time criticizing your body and you’re ready to start falling back in love with yourself again. No matter what your reason for booking your own boudoir photoshoot, you are going to leave your experience different than when you entered.
For so many of us, society’s beauty standards have left us feeling inadequate and self-conscious. And these feelings are so deeply ingrained in our subconscious that, at times, we may not even realize they are there. I hear this a lot from women who say to me, “I could never look like her!”, or “I wish I was more confident.”
A boudoir photoshoot is a radical rebellion against these unrealistic beauty standards. It’s a way to declare that you are no longer going to let these feelings of inadequacy serve you. These experiences are POWERFUL. Seeing your body in a new way can have a huge impact on the way you view yourself. And I truly believe that when you feel better in your skin, you show up differently in the world. You’re a better mother, partner and friend. You show other women what’s possible. And, whether you know it or not, you’re making this world a better place.
But I want to lose 10 pounds first!
Girl. I get it. I hear this a lot.
But let’s be real…is 10 pounds going to really make a difference? Or will you just find another excuse next? Because it’s so easy to keep finding reasons why this timing isn’t right. Why your body isn’t “ready”. But the next thing you know, you’re years down the road and still feeling the same exact way. You are beautiful NOW. Just the way you are. And you deserve to be celebrated TODAY.
But this is SO out of my comfort zone!
Yup. It is. But haven’t you learned by now that the best things in life are just outside that comfort zone? And think about how proud of yourself you will be for choosing to do the thing that scares you a little bit. How empowering could that be? And won’t it feel incredible to finally do something that’s just for YOU?
Here’s a few things that my clients have said following their boudoir photoshoot:
“I love my body EVEN MORE and just feel more confident and awesome. It’s not even a conscious thing, I feel like it shifted me subconsciously to really love and appreciate me as me even more. You are MAGIC.” – Lindsey
“I was definitely nervous before my session. I have anxiety to the max. But I mean it when I say Allison will make the environment comfortable and easy going, a complete no-judgment zone. Now that the experience is over, I feel so much more confident in myself. It really shocked me how much I loved how I looked. The entire time I kept thinking, ‘That was me?!?’ I cannot stop looking at my photos!!” – Madison
This could be you too, babe. You just have to make the decision to choose yourself.