This is our VERY FIRST post! I found picking a topic for our blog was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make in regards to business. There are so many different topics I can cover and talk about… we could be here all day! However, I have decided I would love to talk about how to erase the stigma of what boudoir is.
The Boudoir genre is something near and dear to my heart. I have always loved all of the retro 50’s girls and grew up looking at icons like Marylin Monroe! But it is something deeper than that, it hits home because I love this new transition the world is finding themselves in coming out of this “body shaming” era. The acceptance of ones body is one of the most unselfish and most rewarding things a person can do for themselves and I believe that boudoir can help.
Sure, I have photographed the “human Barbies” that are the perfect examples of what we see in magazines, AND THAT IS OK! However, what I am seeing more of are curvy girls! I am seeing this new emergence of using boudoir to boost confidence, not necessarily for their significant others pleasure. The new wave of “normal” people coming into our studio and using these as a way to be ok with themselves and to prove to themselves that they are beautiful is very gratifying and is also a huge confidence boost to myself and my assistant as well.
Through this blog series I hope to redefine what the current term boudoir means, how it is perfect for everyone, and to show the world some real beauty the way I see it; through the lens.