You might be wondering: is boudoir for me?
Although boudoir photography can be an empowering experience, the idea of booking your first session can be absolutely nerve-wracking.
Most of the women we work with have questions like these running through their mind:
What if I don’t look like the women in your portfolio?
What if I hate the photos?
What if I don’t love my body right now?
You are not alone.
Fear can hold us back from experiences we deserve. Boudoir is an opportunity to love yourself deeper, to be courageous, to embrace who you are.
But don’t take it from us — hear from Shelly, an everyday woman just like us.
“BE WEIRD, BE RANDOM. BE WHO YOU ARE. BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHO WILL LOVE THE PERSON YOU HIDE.”
— ALAN WATTS
“This quote (above) reminded me of my shoot.
I was nervous all the pictures I had seen were of beautiful younger women. If my children knew I was doing this, they would be so embarrassed. I am a business woman needing to always be careful of image, so many reasons to hide.”
Raise your hand if you’ve felt this way before!
Society tells us to paint the perfect picture of ourselves. And as women, we often hear that the best thing we can be is selfless — but that can lead to losing ourselves along the way.
Boudoir helps us reclaim exactly who we are.
“I walked into that door and all I can say is, it was a smudging right from the start. Two beautiful souls took me in, made me feel welcomed and cared for.
Now I flaunt those pictures, not hiding a thing. I remember why I wanted them. I am 50, a mom, a gram, a coach, a business woman, and an athlete. I want to show others how beautiful and sexy we still are even though our body try to tell us differently.
My plan is to do it every five years and my albums will be part of my funeral viewing. That should bring all the boys to the yard.
No other way than to love life.”
We are so proud to have Shelly in the Monarch family! The benefits of boudoir have made an enormous impact on her life — one day can change everything.
Every woman is welcome in our studio. You deserve to be celebrated, to love exactly who you are, and feel like an absolute queen.
So, are you ready to get started? From saving the date to answering any questions you have about our experience, we’ll help you plan the perfect boudoir photoshoot.
Ready to make your reservations with us? Book your photoshoot today to hold your space and treat yourself to the ultimate boudoir photography experience.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marina LaBaff is the owner and photographer of A Million Monarchs and Lavender Lullabies with headquarters in Massena, New York.