I've been a photographer for about three years now. In the past, I had always been a family photographer. I did photos for families, birthdays, high school seniors, engaged couples, and had even done some maternity photos here and there.
About a year ago, one of my close friends came to me and asked me if I could help her with a gift she was planning for her new husband. She knew I was a photographer and asked me if I would take a set of boudoir photos for her. I had never considered doing boudoir photography before and was a little intimidated by. I was always worried that my client wouldn't like my photos. Regardless, I agreed to help her.
This is one of the first boudoir photos I ever took of my friend. When I did that boudoir photo session for my friend, I was surprised by how much I fell in love with the beauty of the photos I had taken. I had never been so taken back by my own photos before.
I decided to advertise myself as a boudoir photographer in order to build on my experience with it. I posted in a Facebook group and, with my friend's permission, used these eight photos to showcase my work.
The response I received was overwhelming. A large number of women contacted me asking me questions and telling me how they had always wanted to do boudoir photos. I was booking sessions left and right. The more experience I gained with boudoir photographer, the more I loved every bit of it.
My clients were diverse. They had different skin tones, different heights, different waist sizes. But no matter how they looked, all I could see through my lens was beauty. Boudoir photography has helped me understand better than ever that everyone is beautiful in their own way.
Some of the women who contact me are shy and a little hesitant. They will say things like, "I've always wanted to do boudoir photos, but I'm just so uncomfortable with my body," or, "I would like to do some boudoir photos when I lose some weight and feel better about myself." I always tell them that even if they don't see themselves as beautiful, the camera does. Even the women with the lowest of self esteem look at their photos afterwards and feel so confident. That's the best part of being a boudoir photographer.
Through my career as a boudoir photographer I have been introduced to a brand new, and lesser known, genre of photography: Maternity boudoir. These photos have been equally an amazing experience for me.
The First boudoir session I ever did.
My most shy client, but one of my most beautiful sessions.
My first plus-size client.
One of my favorite sessions. My client wanted to take photos in a bubble bath. It was very fun and creative.
My first boudoir wedding session. I took these for my client just after her honeymoon.
My first time doing maternity boudoir.
My second experience with maternity boudoir.