Wanting to have a boudoir session but hesitant because you're single? "Who will see them besides me?" "Why bother when you have no one to give them to?" Girl, I totally understand.
We all have insecurities about ourselves, we are programmed that way these days. Every week I have ladies messaging me that they would like to have a session but need to lose five pounds, that they're insecure about their small boobs, love handles, I even had a client who thought her athletic muscles were too big and made her look less feminine. They may seem like valid reasons, but I promise you, there are tricks ladies. Tricks of lighting and posing that can emphasize your favorite things about yourself and minimize the things that we don't love.
I personally have my boudoir sessions taken every year or so whether I'm in a relationship or not. These sessions are purely for me, because I like to feel gorgeous. If I have someone to share them with, great, but not a necessity. Here are 5 reasons that I think you should take the plunge even if you're single.
1. The Confidence Boost: I know I say this a lot, but it's because I mean it. I see people literally transform in front of my eyes during a session. Even the most reserved, timid clients turn into gorgeous butterflies strutting their stuff, unafraid of their bodies and totally confident at the end of a session. Confidence is attractive, ladies. Have you ever been on a date with someone who was cute, successful but needed reassurance that everything was ok all the time? I can show you that you're way more gorgeous than you give yourself credit for.
2. Wake Up With A Sexy Attitude: One of my favorite things about having my boudoir pictures taken is hanging them up in my bedroom or master bathroom. Every single morning on my way from my bed to the bathroom mirror, I pass the sexiest image of myself printed 24x30 and I smile at how awesome I am. Having that first image in the morning being a positive one instead of the one I get when I reach the bathroom - all bed head and smudged mascara, zits and morning breath - is a game changer. Even if you're the only one who lives there, even if you have kids (pick one that's anonymous or less "sexy" but still beautiful), even if you think it's weird, I promise you it will change the tone of your mornings.
3. Imagine this: I'm seeing a huge trend of brides giving grooms albums on their wedding days which is super adorable and I'm totally in love with everything about this. BUT, imagine that in 2 years you find your soul mate and have been taking boudoir pictures each year. When you get married 2 years later you have 4 years worth of images to put in his album. Picture him reading a sweet note, "This is the culmination of years of waiting for you to come along, you were worth the wait." I'm not crying, you're crying, and he will be too.
Don't hesitate to book a session if you've decided that you are worth investing in. Even if you're still "just" a single woman. You deserve it.