Somewhere along the way, society figured that after 9 months of a woman spectacularly nourishing, growing, and essentially making life within her body, that they’d shame her for it.
“Snapback after baby,” “lose the baby weight in just (insert ludicrously low number) of months,” “ if I did it, why can’t you?” we see scrolled alongside 10-step workouts to help new mothers get back into shape. As if they didn’t have enough to be worrying about!
I honestly felt like a goddess during my session, and even though I wish that *I* had done a few things differently leading up to the shoot, I love the photos themselves. You are an amazing artist and so, so easy to work with!!!! I really, really enjoyed working with you, Critsey! Thank you for helping me reconnect with my sexual self at this weird post-baby life stage! ~WHITNEY
We’re sick of it.
According to studies, 54% of women are deeply dissatisfied with their bodies post-birth. The number should be 0.
What can be done?
To tackle this injustice against post-partum women, a lot has to change. Currently, body positivity is showing some promising effects, while movements geared solely at new mothers are beginning to cause society-wide ripples.
However, in the meantime, some mothers are taking matters into their own hands. They’re refusing to believe that the side effects of bringing their precious bundle into the world could be a bad thing. Something to be hidden or gotten rid of ASAP. Shame is simply not their game.
Instead, they’re honoring these beautiful signs of life. They’re capturing evidence of the incredible feats their bodies are capable of and reclaiming their strength.
Via photography. Yes, that’s right. During the time when they’re told to hide their bodies under layers of loose-fitting clothes, some women are shedding the layers.
This is boudoir after baby
Refusing to believe that a woman loses all sex appeal, will to seduce, or any iota of beauty after birth – post-partum boudoir is espousing the opposite.
Within the warm, luxurious boudoir-esque surroundings, women from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes have reclaimed control over their bodies from societies distorting lens. Instead, they opt for a lens that appreciates the female form, admiring every curve, dimple, scar, stretch mark, freckles, and more!
Through boudoir, women can learn to love their powerful bodies once again. Or, they can simply pay heed to their bodies and themselves, after all – what’s not to celebrate!
A boudoir after baby session is the perfect gift of self-love and appreciation to a new mother. Whether she chooses to book her own session or receives it as a gift – the result is always the same.
When you gift her a boudoir session, you let her know how proud you are of her and that she should be proud too! What’s more, the effects of a boudoir session are long-lasting, often leading to positive waves within other aspects of a woman’s life, such as boosting her mood and general wellbeing – all things a new mother should be focusing on!
And last but not least, it’s a moment to herself. She spends hours, days, months, years at a time caring for her precious little bundle. But, in a boudoir studio, she’s taken care of, pampered, and made to feel as beautiful as she really is. Because after all, she deserves to feel beautiful in every sense of the word and just how she is!
About Couture Boudoir
Critsey Rowe, Couture Boudoir’s photographer, is an experienced, internationally published, and respected boudoir photographer who has dedicated her career to helping women feel comfortable and beautiful. With the help of female-only assistants and stylists, Critsey celebrates the uniqueness and intimate beauty of every client and takes truly flattering, tasteful, and gorgeous boudoir photographs.