There’s one phrase you will hear me say all the time, in life, on social media and in this blog: do it for you.
One of my past clients did her shoot for just that reason. She said “I am doing this for me, and only me”- and why not? It’s not selfish at all – You deserve it! And how fun to dress up in sexy lingerie, get your hair and makeup done and find your inner goddess? If you don’t leave your session feeling like a supermodel and very sexy (maybe a bit tired too- modelling is hard work!) then I have not done my job.
While a boudoir shoot makes a great gift for a loved one, it ultimately is really the best gift you can give yourself. Still, I think it’s tough for many women to come to terms with that idea, and feel they need a reason to have a boudoir shoot. Personally, I think just being a woman and loving yourself is reason enough for a shoot, but I am biased 😉 It’s hard for us to justify spending money on ourselves. It’s hard to play hooky from life for a few hours and indulge in some self-care. We’re busy after all, and if you’re like me, you are always putting the needs of your loved ones in front of your own.
Of course, I want your future husband/wife/partner to enjoy the photos, but what I really want is for the woman I’m photographing to LOVE her images and feel absolutely amazing about them. I want her to feel like she can take on the world after her shoot, feel powerful & sexy gifting her images, and look back on her album or wall art every time she needs to be reminded how badass and beautiful she is. There is no gift better than that.
So yes, gift your boudoir images… just don’t forget YOURSELF when you are writing out your gift-list. Because loving yourself is the best gift you give yourself.
Want to gift yourself something fabulous? Contact me and let’s chat