How Boudoir Photography Can Document Your Body’s Journey
In today’s modern world, we can’t escape the mainstream media’s idea of ‘the perfect body.’ It fills our social media feeds, shines out of our tv screens, and lines every beauty magazine. And so, it subconsciously weaves its way into our minds, try as we might say ‘no.’
But realistically, we know there is no such thing as the ideal body. In fact, a quick Google search shows us that this silhouette varies significantly from one corner of the globe to the next, sometimes transforming entirely with the crossing of just a single border.
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that holds some kernel of truth, but we’d make the case that an objective beauty does exist. And it’s simple – happiness.
So why is beauty so hard?
The overwhelming pressures we find ourselves subject to (online and off) accumulate to a force that often prevents us from being our authentic selves and, in doing so, robs us of feeling that happiness wholly.
But beauty has never been static
As we live our lives, our body changes naturally. Whether it be from age, weight loss/gain, injury, condition, pregnancy, or just day-to-day life, our body rarely looks exactly the same way from one day to the next. And that – in itself – is a thing of beauty. A thing which we’re told not to admire for what it is, rather hate, with the standard of beauty being always consistent (God forbid you bloat after breakfast!)
The people making your body’s journey their business
But there are some people who can shape the narrative for the better. These people wield the power to override prejudices and preconceived notions by making their own media. Of course, they’re photographers – most notably boudoir photographers. They’re ready and willing to document your body’s journey and share with you how powerful of a journey this can be.
Boudoir is a genre of photography that’s been around since the 1920s. And for over a century now, it’s been taking the female form as is. Sure, there’s the added layer of gorgeous lingerie, props, and an ethereal scene, but the woman is at the center of every shoot. Her curves, scars, dimples – the whole beautiful package.
Boudoir photographers work in a way that best represents the beautiful diversity of human expression that genuinely exists in the world. They capture the essence.
And that’s also how they capture every stage of your life with the utmost respect and reverence. It’s this very tenet of boudoir photography that makes it an ideal body journal. Photographed from all angles, in several tasteful poses, entirely on your terms – you can accurately depict how you looked at a specific time in your life, and all in the best light!
So, if you’re on a weight/loss journey, recovering, gaining muscle, or just experiencing a body transition, boudoir photography can help you feel beautiful every step along the way.
Bodies are meant to change. And yes! That means you too. Every new mark, freckle, or pound means you’re living and that’s beautiful. Take the chance to admire your body’s changing form, feel the confidence you deserve and treat yourself to a boudoir session. You won’t regret it for a single second, especially when you see yourself in all your glory in those irresistible photos.
About Couture Boudoir
Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir is an experienced, internationally published, and highly regarded boudoir photographer who has dedicated her career to helping women feel confident and beautiful. With the help of female-only hair and makeup stylists, Critsey creates a zen environment for her boudoir sessions. She celebrates the uniqueness and intimate beauty of every client and takes truly flattering, tasteful, and gorgeous boudoir photographs.
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