(WOW. This first image must have been a shocker!)
Yes, the thought of doing a boudoir session can be intimidating. Maybe you’re intrigued but afraid of how you’d look, afraid you’re not thin enough, young enough, or hot enough to look sexy. Maybe you’re afraid that a camera trained on your nearly naked body will only highlight the parts of yourself you’re insecure about.
It can be hard to feel good about yourself and your body when the media is constantly telling you that you need to lose weight, be thinner, etc. But you are beautiful just as you are, and a boudoir session is a great way to prove that to yourself. Here are three reasons why plus-sized women should give boudoir a chance.
1. Change the way you see yourself.
Boudoir is all about seeing yourself from a new perspective and recognizing your natural beauty that’s always been there. Maybe you’ve avoided being in photos because there are parts of your body that you wish looked differently. But a talented and experienced photographer can highlight your beauty and make you see yourself in a whole new light. Many women leave after the shoot bursting with confidence. Some get emotional during their photo reveal. Others are more aware and learned how to accept their body.
2. Love your body.
When you work with a professional photographer you trust, you’ll be amazed at how great you look. They’ll know how to light you perfectly and direct you into the most glorious poses. A boudoir session allows you to highlight the parts of your body that you love—and maybe even discover a new appreciation for parts of your body that you’ve always felt insecure about. (Psst...many women didn't know they have adorable butt dimples!)
3. Empower yourself and prove your worth.
You don’t have to be super skinny to do boudoir, and you don’t have to be a model to look absolutely stunning. You are gorgeous just as you are and worthy of love and respect, including love from yourself. Boudoir can be such a liberating and empowering experience, helping you to truly embrace yourself for who you are.
If you’re interested in doing a boudoir shoot, don’t let your insecurities hold you back. Find a photographer you can trust and who will do everything they can to help you see the beauty in every image. Talk to them and check out their portfolio. I am proud to say that The Pin-up Rebels has a diverse portfolio of empowering women of all body shapes, size and colour.
Boudoir photography is not just a photoshoot session at The Pin-up Rebels. We build a relationship with you from the initial meeting and we journey with you throughout the preparation and even post photoshoot session. Most of our clients end up being friends with us and they do more than one photoshoot with us. It is highly addictive...what are you waiting for?
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“If you think looking fat in a photo is bad, try never having your life documented because of it.” ~ Teri Ledgerwood
*Written permission has been granted by the gorgeous women featured in this post. They hope to inspire you!