Post # 1
Boudoir sessions… as I try to imagine myself being sexy in front of a photographer, I can’t help but throw up a little in my mouth (Sorry for the expressive imagine inserted there). The idea of wearing lingerie in front of a complete stranger, or even a friend, gives me the heebie jeebies. Questions fill my mind…. what is the photographer thinking, is the the worst photo shoot ever, what cellulite she has, my my she is awfully pale, that butt of hers is not portionate to the rest of her body. Oh the things I imagine!
But on the other hand, is it so freakishly outlandish of me to want to be a little sexy and give this as a gift to my future Mr. I am pretty much a self conscious type girl. I am the girl that always hung a shower curtain attached to two bunk bed ends in the camping cabins because I hated the idea of people seeing the slightest glimpse of my thunder thighs and badonka donk. Although I’m a much much older now, I’m still a shy girl who wears a pair of shorts over her bathing suit at the pool if I am surrounded by a group of strangers.
I also have those moments when I feel devilish and sexy and intriguing. Of course this is mostly built up from my hunny-do’s comments. Ever have that moment when you feel beautiful, but then you second guess yourself? I have done this my whole life because I dont feel like I am the typical all american girl. I compare myself or size myself up. Who doesnt sometimes, right? Right. My hunny tells me that I get more head turns that any woman he has ever been with and if I had that obnoxious attitude, I would be a total pill. That it is better that I think like an ugly woman (how harsh) but to be the beautiful woman that I am.
So, as you can read, I have a fear of taking down this “curtain” I have had up for so long and expose myself in front of a complete stranger. So willing and wanting to do this and open myself up and see my beauty in a different…. I am still shy. I want to be the lady I am told I am, yet still be modest and sexy.
Any opinions about this? Is this hot or not? Is the hype worth it?
Post # 3
@Miss Pez: I did it and I LOVED it! It was so empowering. My photographer wasn’t a friend because I felt like that would be too awkward but it was someone I knew from high school and was friendly with back then so it wasn’t a complete stranger either. After the first photo I asked her if it was horrible and she showed to me to bring my confidence up a bit.
I would suggest bringing alot a robe or at least a button up shirt to cover yourself up and that may make you more comfortable if you decide to do boudoir pics
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2014 - Barn
Personally I am a boudoir photographer and trust me when I say I don’t go “looking” for bad body parts. It basically becomes a fun type session laughing around. All my girls have told me they’ve never felt any sexier in their lives up til that shoot and seeing the pictures. I LOVE getting the pictures ready for them knowing they look freaking gorgeous! I also dont just do skinny girls, I’ve had all sorts of body types and I’ve honestly thought they were all gorgeous. Personally I plan on having them done – am I scared? Hell yes! But if you pick a good photographer they should be able to relax you. As well they can play up your good parts and hide any insecurities you have. I say go for it.. I’m sure seeing the pictures after you will feel amazing!
Post # 5
I did it, I loved it, HE loved it. It was all good 🙂
Just do it! If you hate it, big wup. But I bet you’ll lurve it.
Post # 6
*doing* the pictures is the furthest thing from sexy ever… getting the pictures is way sexy. At least in my experiences.
Post # 7
I’m totally doing it! I’m only going to be young and hot once-I WANT PROOF! lol
I get how you feel, though, OP, I am nervous about it….but I’m actually doing a “practice” session with one of my BM’s to help me feel more comfortable for the real thing. That might help?
Also, remember, you only have to wear as little as you feel comfortable with! I saw one that a bee posted and it was her in a men’s shirt…and dude it was totally sexy.
Post # 8
I don’t think it’s for everyone but I guess I am pretty open with my body. It’s not weird for me to do housework or walk the dog in shorts and a sports bra.
This could be a great way to up your comfort level though because I bet you’ll LOVE the final product!
Post # 9
@TattooedChick23: I suppose that is what I am worried about…. how well can the bootay & thighs be hid. Tehe. Especially when that is my man’s favorite part about me. I am not a big girl, or so everyone assures me, but I have my flaws. And my self consciousness is that area. I am excited about doing it and may get my best friend to practice with my camera just to buil my confidence some before actually booking an appointment.
You sound ideal to work with. Wish you were closer! Thanks for the boost of confidence though! I am only young once, might as well go for it while I still have a little something! Tehe.
Post # 10
@sara_tiara: Love the idea of being in my man’s tuxedo or dress shirt. I have seen some black and whites of that and they have been breath taking. I love the idea of posing with my hunnies guitar and being covered that way. I am definitely into a vintage pin-up feel as well, which he adores! I have ideas…. just trying to get the assurance! Lol.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley
If you want to do a boudoir session, do it!! Photographers are professionals and this is their job; I don’t think they go around judging their clients. I’d definitely suggest meeting any photographer you are interested in before the shoot so you have a chance to get to know them and see if you are comfortable.
If you are totally uncomfortable doing full lingerie, there are other options! You could wear sexy jammies that cover you up a bit or your guy’s t-shirt! Once you’re there taking photos, I’m sure you’ll be a lot less nervous!
Post # 12
Don’t worry, I’m also shy and I’m glad I did the photoshoot. It’s a good experience to do something out of your comfort zone.. My photographer was a guy and I haven’t met him until the day of the shoot, so I’m 99% scared.. lol.
My advice is to trust your photographer. They do know what they’re doing. They will coach and teach you how to pose. If you’re not comfortable with the pose you can always tell him/her. There’s this one pose I couldn’t get, like laying on the chair while my head is down, so he changed it to something else.
As my photographer said to me:”It’s something that you don’t usually do everyday.” So enjoy the flow and have fun! 🙂
Post # 13
I wanted to get this done and asked my husband about it.
He thinks it is stupid and would rather me wear lingerie for him right there so he can grab me.
So now, I don’t want to get it done, because he will probably say I wasted my money. :-/