So it’s almost time for your boudoir photo session and you’re feeling kind of nervous. As you scroll through Instagram and Pinterest pages for inspiration, you see so many photos of gorgeous women living #perfect lives. Suddenly you start thinking: Why can’t I look like that? Why can’t my life be perfect too? You start doubting whether or not you can even do this boudoir session. You wonder what you were thinking when you booked it in the first place.
Stop. Right. There. If this is you… you’re missing the whole point of a boudoir photo session! Boudoir is about one thing: you. This is your time, not someone else’s. If you’re focused on other people, all you’re really doing is losing out on time to spend on yourself.
Boudoir may seem scary at first. After all, it’s not easy to strip down to lingerie and pose in front of a camera. But it can teach you so much… like how accept where you are in life and to say yes to decisions that set you in the right direction. It shows you to embrace who you are and to be proud of how far you’ve come. Of course you’re not perfect, but no one is. That’s the beauty of being human. All of those gorgeous women online living #blessed lives? Well, they have fears and struggles too. They may be blessed in the moment, but it’s just a snapshot. They are no different than you.
Insecurity will never take you where you want to go. So instead of letting fear guide your choices, let hope and self-love do the job. The truth is that you can do a boudoir photo session… or anything that you want, really. There’s nothing in your way, unless you’re blocking yourself!
In less than two months, we’ll be starting a new year. It’s a time to take all of your insecurities, all of your “should have’s” and “could have’s”, and all of your fears… and let them go for good. 2020 is a clean slate. Who do you want to be?
PS. If your answer was “the best version of myself”, then go here!