Have you always wanted to do a boudoir session, but you’re nervous about being photographed in your underwear by a stranger? Perhaps you’re waiting until you’ve lost/gained a few more pounds? Or maybe you’ve convinced yourself that boudoir sessions are only for women in their twenties and you’re too old, or not pretty enough, or it would be selfish to spend that amount of money on yourself. Does any/all of this sound familiar? Whatever your reason for putting it off, here’s ten reasons why you SHOULD book a boudoir session today…

1. You are enough, Right now.

Right now! I’ve photographed women of all ages, shapes and sizes and they all have felt fearless and incredibly beautiful in front of the camera AND in their images after. You don’t need to lose/gain weight, change shape, tone up or wait until you’ve dropped a clothes size. A number doesn’t define you; be that on the scales, in the back of your clothes or how many years you’ve been in the world. You’re beautiful and deserve to realise that you ARE enough.

2. The experience is solely yours. 

Of course, you can have your boudoir photo shoot and share the images with someone else, such as your significant other, but at the end of the day, it’s you that gets to benefit from the empowering experience. Why not make some memories that are just for you.

3. Shopping trip.

Its a great excuse to treat yourself to some fancy lingerie! When you book a boudoir shoot with me, I’ll ask about your wardrobe and what you want to be photographed in. Perhaps there’s a lingerie set you’ve been trying to justify buying for a few weeks now. As part of your booking confirmation, I will send you my lingerie guide with lots of tips and advice on how to prepare for your boudoir shoot.

4. Encourage positive thinking. 

We’re so often thinking negatively about our bodies, the negative voice in our heads is often louder than the positive one. We wouldn’t talk so negatively like that to our best friends, or our daughters, or our mum’s; so why do we feel it’s acceptable to say such nasty things to ourselves? A boudoir shoot is a step in the right direction in changing that viewpoint. A boudoir shoot is a gift to yourself that you can hold onto and carry with you forever.

5. Now is the time.

Ever look back on old photographs and love how fresh and glowing your skin looked, or that happy carefree smile that shows on your face?  I had some photos taken of me when I was in my early twenties. I didn’t really like them at the time, partly because the vibrant makeup, but now they are a memory of my youth that I will treasure forever. Live for the moment – there really is no better time than now!

6. There aren’t enough pictures of you. 

For those women who are always behind the camera; there needs to be more photos of you in the world that you’re proud of and happy to have. Let’s put you in front of the camera and create a moment in time that you can revisit time and time again and feel wonderful. Many of my clients have commented that after a boudoir shoot, they feel more comfortable in candid snaps as they know how they can position themselves or their ‘best’ angle. I’ve got enough posing knowledge to get the very best from you.

7. Female empowerment.

It is scary to leave your comfort zone, but stepping out of it (with a helping hand!) in front of a camera is exhilarating. You’ll get your hair and make-up done by a professional experienced stylist who will spend time with you making you look and feel amazing, think you on your very best day! You can sit back and feel safe in their hands; I only use the best stylists who’re renowned in their field – and my resident hair and make up artist Jemma of  Bridal hair and makeup Leicestershire is the absolute bomb!

8. Do something cool to tell your grandkids.

Or your own kids! Do you ever look back at glamorous photos of your parents or grandparents and they tell you about the time the photo was taken? What a time to look back on that memory and tell your child or grandchild that you really did look that good, the experience of having your photograph taken was wonderful, whilst promoting positive feelings towards your body. Those memories should be treasured forever, and who better than with those you hold dearest.

9. Do it for yourself. 

“Just because” is the best reason of all in my opinion. You don’t need to wait for an excuse to book a boudoir shoot, like a wedding present, achievement or anniversary – you can do one just because YOU want to. The images don’t have to be for anyone else, and you can keep them as a longstanding reminder that you felt good, you look good and there’s no one else like you out there. You really are unique and beautiful, and you’re worth celebrating!

10. Photographs last a lifetime and can speak a thousand words. 

Here’s a link to my boudoir photography portfolio of past clients to pour over. If you want to then know what some of these ladies have said about working with me, read about Miss F’s Experience. To whet your appetite, Emma said;

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for this morning. I was sooo nervous, but you are a true professional and made me feel really comfortable. I love my hair and make up (thank you Jemma) Look forward to seeing you next week to view the pictures. Anyone wanting to do this sort of shoot, but isn’t confident enough, go and see Sarah  she is brilliant ❤️❤️❤️

Ready to book a boudoir shoot right now? You can find more details including pricing and booking information here. I can’t wait to hear from you!