So, do you want to give your groom or bride a special and personal gift they'll love? Well, you're in the right place.
I've said on a few other blog posts that these are wonderful gifts, and I really do mean that.
I've done images up for myself, then becoming images for my partner. And in all honesty... there is no better feeling than seeing that smile spread across their face...
When you know you and your body are still perfect and hot as hell to them.
Because we all feel it. At least once if not everyday. Our bodies change with time. Our bodies change with children. Life changes us and more often than not, we lose sight of how gorgeous we are. How much our partners love and adore who and what we are.
"I know that people think I'm sexy and I am looked at as that. It is cool with me. It's wonderful to have sexy appeal. If you embrace it, it can be a very beautiful thing. "
Sexy comes down to confidence. That's all it is. Owning yourself and loving yourself, well, that's confidence. It seriously does not matter what shape or size you are, what birthmarks, illnesses or injuries you live with. All of that is what makes you, you.
And a boudoir photoshoot is a celebration of that. A celebration of everything that is you.
So why not celebrate yourself with your partner? They'll also get the opportunity to think "damn, I'm lucky to have them". Though I'm sure they do that everyday!
It doesn't need to be about nudity either,
Everything is to your own comfort level and what YOU want to get out of your session. The kinds of images you want. So ask yourself. would you like...
Light and bright images with a note of sweetness
Dark and moody and sexy
Prop based sessions
Just like you, I have boundaries. These boundaries are communicated with clients and models. I can shoot erotica on request, but I draw the line at sex toys being used and sexual acts. I prefer implied and suggestive rather than full on acts.. this is just me and my work, as well as remaining professional. I'm also not particularly comfortable shooting those kinds of things... but again, these are my lines, and I will respect any boundaries you have in place. Poses I show or suggest during a session are simply suggestions... you do not have to do any of them! They are just poses I have in mind that I work into every session.
You are more than welcome to send me inspiration images of poses and light that you enjoy and like. This means I can really see what you want out of the session and I can further tailor the session to you.
The next thing I'll touch on is Makeup...
Now, I work in a male dominated industry, so you can trust me when I say that your partner 100% prefers you without a face full of makeup. Men will prefer a more natural look, or a look that just emphasizes your features. This is why I offer a more natural look to clients. Makeup is an included option in your shoot if you'd like it, but don't feel bad if you'd prefer to do or organize your own.
Full glam and big hair is great... but when doing a shoot for your partner, I would HIGHLY recommend a natural look.
So... what's stopping you?
Is it monetary commitment? The thought of being semi or fully naked in-front of a stranger? You maybe feel that your body isn't "ready" for a photoshoot? That your partner might not like them?
All are valid concerns.
First and foremost - as previously mentioned, any shape or size is perfect for boudoir. It's all part of celebrating your body for how it is. And after the session, you may even love your body even more. We only have one, may as well enjoy it and all it has to offer!
Your partner WILL love these. If you're making the steps to the alter with them, then I think it is fairly obvious they love you. All of you.