Why Boudoir Photography? | My Why For Shooting Boudoir | Pittsburgh PA Boudoir Photographer

Yuuuuuup that’s me at my own boudoir shoot! Read on, i’ll tell you why!

Sometimes I stuggle with the words when people ask me what I do. UsualIy I’ll say “Im a boudoir photographer!” Sometimes I get a “What is that?” or the occasional negative “Ohhh, that’s interesting!” But to me, Boudoir photography is so much more than what most people believe it to be. Boudoir photography is about self acceptance, body positivity, and finally, it is an art form. It’s an incredible transformation for most women!

I started shooting boudoir photography because I wanted to show women what I see. Beauty. Women tell me they usually hate photos of themselves, or they aren’t photogenic, or they don’t have big boobs, or a butt, or they have a mom pooch, forehead wrinkles, cellulite or stretch marks. Literally, I have heard it ALL. And let me tell you, it’s BS. I love showing them their images for the first time. Every time, I get a “OMG I can’t even believe that’s me!!!!”. It is the most rewarding feeling I have ever experienced, and I get to do it EVERY DAY!! This is why I shoot boudoir, it’s my passion. I get to change the entire mindset of women and how they feel about themselves!

I am my clients mirror, not what the media shows you is “perfect”. I get to show you, you are beautiful the way you are! Stretch marks and all.

Photo Credit: Marco Ibanez Photography

The Transformation

When my clients arrive in the studio for the first time, they are usually nervous, and excited all at the same time. Once they sit in the chair for hair and makeup, the transformation begins! At this point, our clients usually begin to feel a little more at ease, and begin to relax.

Next, I take my client through the studio and show her what pieces I think will photograph the best! Then we start to shoot. I always start the first series of photos on the bed, that way you can get comfortable, breathe, and relax! I like to show a few photos in the beginning, that way you can see, YES you look amazing. At that point, I can typically see my client breathe a sigh of relief. We go into each set, then the next and work our way through the studio and our outfits. By this time, we’re usually cracking up, and having a great time. Those nerves you had before your shoot? Gone! This is also when my clients really nail down their sexy eyes and you can really see that something “clicks” with them.

After we finish your shoot, and start your reveal, you will have an experience you will remember forever! I love showing my clients their images for the first time. It’s the BEST part. When I pull up their photos on the big screen TV, their jaw drops. They finally see it. A piece of themselves they never saw before. This is how I see them, or even how their spouse sees them. When they walk out of my door, their head is held a little higher, and they feel like a badass. Confidence… It is everything. In your relationships, work life, family life, confidence is SO important.

Photo Credit: Marco Ibanez Photography

A bit about me…

I am a mom of 3 children, I am a wife to my high school sweetheart, I am a business owner. I am many things, but confident was not one of them before having my own shoot! It honestly didn’t click for me, what I was doing in my clients’ lives until I had my own boudoir shoot. It changed me. It changed the way I speak to people. It changed my marriage (in an amazing way) it changed the way I carry myself. It changed how I speak about my body in front of my daughters. I don’t give a damn what anyone thinks of me anymore. I am me, and I am a badass. You know what else? I want my little girls to grow up with a different mindset than I did. I carried A LOT of body image issues with me into my adult life. I want them to have a role model mom that loves her body just the way it is.

For me, boudoir photography is about the acceptance of who you truly are, and your body. I am incredibly proud to be able to help women celebrate where they are in their journey of self love. Let me help you on your journey, and show you what a badass you are too!

Interested in booking your boudoir experience with us?

Photo Credit: Marco Ibanez Photography

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