Hello, it’s me Bad to the Blonde. Self care and self love is so sexy so book a boudoir photoshoot. You will have a boost in confidence, an increase in your sexuality, and a chance to appreciate your body. Boudoir photos are hot. Hot. Hot! And you’re doing boudoir all wrong. Wrong. Wrong! Boudoir poses are hard. Awkward. (I literally get a back cramp just thinking about it.) Girl, do this for you and not for him!
Boudoir is a work of art
Do not have a boudoir photoshoot session just because you are getting married and want to give those photos as a special gift to your husband. (Who could become your ex husband – so if that’s the case – it wasn’t worth it LOL!) Don’t give them as a Christmas gift. Or birthday gift. Avoid it for an anniversary gift. However, gift it to yourself as a divorce present. (Man, I am bad! Funny! But bad.)
Put those boudoir photos of yourself all over your bathroom. All over your bedroom. Welcome people into your home with them. Boudoirs photos make great DIY home decor. Girl, you are just as beautify as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.
Boudoir is about your body
Let me give you some boudoir posing advice. Do not book a boudoir photoshoot just because you want to give you future ex-boyfriend (I am so funny) a very personal, and special gift and you saved all these poses to your phone of other women. Pose in your own way. As a model, I have been in a few calendars, made my own posters and been on several Harley-Davidson and Costco spa mailers…but this was my first time boudoir photoshoot. Lauren J. Photography was so respectful and relaxed so pick the right photographer for your session.
I am not of supermodel height. I was a gymnast. I have thunder thighs. None of those boudoir poses I saved on Pinterest are going to do me any damn good. Nor did I have time to practice. We are not shaped alike and our bodies don’t move alike…so guess what? All I could be was me.
Accept that you’re aging and changing
I wasn’t told to pose and position myself “here, like this” or “do this” or “what about this” or “don’t do that”, and not because I am a model (or because I knew what I was doing). I was told “just be me”. And not the 21 year old me. We change as we age – our body, mind, and spirit. Boudoir gives you a chance to embrace those changes and growth. I am aging like a fine wine (in my own mind). I have fine lines and crows feet developed around my eyes from laughing too damn hard. My ass and legs are a lot harder to tone now that I am a little older (and a tan won’t fix it so I didn’t bother before the session).
Smiling is sexy
This photoshoot reminded me that it is okay that my back won’t arch to make my ass look super-sized and that some of these poses on Pinterest just aren’t going to work for my body because her and me are not the same person. It was ok for me to pose in comfortable ways that were natural and not tried. My favorite photos from this test boudoir shoot were the ones where I was normal. Like normal happy me. I hope your inspired by this shoot book one! The @thelaurenstyle (book a session here) made the experience comfortable and fun. Self love is so sexy. The photoshoot is a judgement free zone.
It was not for you – even though I want to share these photos with you, all of them, because seeing is believing. I am sharing these photos with you not for attention, likes, or comments. Or a boost of confidence because the photoshoot gave me that. The experience of just being able to be own beautiful and sexy self was a boost of confidence that no one else could give me.
It was for me. Ok, I am single but here me out. Don’t shoot boudoir as a gift for your significant other – that trend was so last year. Decorate your bathroom with these images. Decorate your makeup / dressing area with these photos to remind you that you are confident, unique and beautiful in your own way.
Be classy, sassy and a bit bad assy.