While a boudoir photo session is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for some women, others believe it does not have to be so. Many women tend to love the experience and keep going for more sessions.
This is part one of two articles that will cover these two different perspectives and why women choose to differ on the topic.
A boudoir photo session consists of getting pampered by a hair and makeup artist, wearing your favorite lingerie, learning sensuous poses in front of the camera, and finally getting some beautiful images of yourself to cherish for a lifetime. As simple as it sounds, the whole deal can be exhilarating and an empowering experience for women.
It can boost your self-confidence and help you accept your body as it is. This also means going against the societal beauty standards that women are exposed to daily through social media. This is a bold move that can make you realize the immense power you possess within.
What makes a boudoir photo session a once-in-a-lifetime experience?
The primary purpose of a boudoir photo session is to provide you with an empowering experience that can set you on a journey of self-love. It helps you attempt to accept your flaws and live a bold, confident existence. What truly makes this photo session a once-in-a-lifetime experience is that it provides an opportunity to discover a side of yourself you probably had no idea existed.
For your session you may wear make-up even if you usually do not, hey we understand these are the day of no makeup and yoga pants! You will dress up in your sexiest and most alluring lingerie or other clothes from your very own closet, be shown to pose seductively for the camera. Photo sessions are often done in other exotic locations like Paris or the Caribbean, depending on the package you wish for.
Cameras are glaring at you, and that gives you the chance to overcome your fear of thinking are you good enough or worry about how you will look. This will be your first time being photographed in an intimate way for your boudoir photo session, and this can be scary. Your initial feeling might be that of insecurity, nervousness, and even dread. However, gradually you will realize how fun and easy the boudoir session is and just how beautiful you look exactly the way you are. This empowering experience and the realization can be truly cathartic, resulting in so many women claiming this to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In the end, you are presented with your beautiful boudoir photos, and you can save them as mementos from the experience and look back on when you are old with fond memories of your braveness. Most women get so tied up with their family, work, and friends that they forget to nurture their own mental health. Putting yourself first is the most selfless act as it helps in your growth and the growth of those around you.
Look around you at advertisements, movies, video games, and so on how they portray women as these physically “perfect” beings devoid of all flaws. Media portrayal of women is unrealistic, and it leads to the creation of societal standards that judges regular women in this manner. This can be extremely toxic for the mental health of a woman.
Those who believe boudoir photo sessions to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience often say so because it provides a platform for women to break out of the shackles of patriarchy. You can communicate your insecurities about your body to the photographer. The person will guide the photo session in such a manner that you emerge feeling confident about those insecurities.
For many women, this is an experience that is truly the best the first time around because there is so much newness attached to it. This empowering experience helps you shed all the false ideas society has built around your body.
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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.