Why a Post-divorce Boudoir Session is the Right Choice

“I also believe that when people are going through difficult situations in life… it causes them to search a lot more. They search life and search their soul. When you’re searching, you’re suddenly a lot more open to the world around you, to the possibilities, to things you never thought about before. — When you’re happy, you don’t question the world so much. When you’re lost, you question everything. The very reason why it is so essential to human self-discovery”
Cecelia Ahern

Come rain, wind, or storm – some things weren’t made to last. Chocolate cake, dream getaways, and over 50% of marriages, just to name a few! But, on the flip side, some things are forever. For example, you, yourself, and everything about you.

That’s why, when the disorienting and core-shaking force of divorce comes knocking, you’ve got to hold tight. Hence why post-divorce celebrations are becoming a modern-day phenomenon.

One chapter’s closing – another’s opening – and that’s okay.

To mark the occasion, more women are doing a thing they may not have done since “I do” – something for themselves. A popular first choice? An intimate, sultry, and eye-opening boudoir session!

Here’s why divorcees are saying out with the wedding photos and in with the boudoir photos!

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Rediscover Yourself

In the inevitable tangle of divorce, it’s easy to lose track of your sense of self. Even the most amicable separations involve stress, pressure, and a bucket full of feelings. What’s more, try as you might, it’s impossible to stay ‘you’ when you ‘become one.’ So, you might be feeling a little “not yourself” at the moment.

Fortunately, the old you is still in storage, waiting to be reclaimed, and excited to meet the new version. What better way to acquaint yourself with this new you than from all angles? A boudoir session is empowering, exciting, and incredibly refreshing, meaning you leave feeling like a new woman.

Rebuilding self-esteem

Boudoir photography is famed for its confidence-boosting abilities. Body positivity and admiration for the female form in all its various shapes and sizes are abundant in boudoir studios. The process usually goes as follows: You meet your boudoir photographer, step into your lingerie, and from there, you are the star of your own show. Many women say that pose after pose, they began to feel like a goddess, gaining a newfound appreciation for themselves as they reclaim their sexuality, beauty, and confidence.

So, even though you’re probably not feeling incredibly sexy right now – you will.

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Feel the freedom

No one walks into marriage expecting a divorce. But, when a woman arrives at that point, she has already made her decision. So, after much deliberation and heartache – you’re free! You’re free to feel yourself, appreciate yourself, and really, do whatever you please. And if that’s daring to do boudoir, then so be it. Often, a boudoir session is just the first step in a new lifestyle trend of being free, enjoying new things, and generally ‘carpe dieming.’

Congratulate yourself

You’ve put in the hours, you’ve done the emotional work, and the papers are signed – well done you! You very likely need a break or something to take your mind off the whole occasion. Step into a boudoir session and out of the world for an hour or two. Unleash your emotions, energy, and frustration, and feel the relief wash over you. The boudoir session is all about you – your comfort, happiness, and how you feel in every moment. And, when you see the final boudoir photos, you’ll understand why a boudoir session can be seen as a reward!

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Finally …

What’s done is done, and it’s time to start a new journey, putting your best and most gorgeous foot forward. Everything about boudoir photos makes them the ideal post-divorce gift to yourself. If not to remind you of your inner and outer beauty, then just to say, “I’m worth it.” Plus, what better way to replace your wedding photos than with your stunning self?! And last but not least, there’s no space for divorce woes in boudoir – enjoy!

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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.