I decided to try a boudoir photo shoot as a surprise gift for my husband on our wedding day. This isn’t something I would normally do as it is very scary to be vulnerable. But I thought about it and realized that I had been working really hard to get my body in shape and healthy and it would be a great way to show off my accomplishments and my new body confidence I had been lacking for so long.
When I arrived to the location the makeup artist and photographer were there to greet me and were very warm and welcoming. I had met Ashley and worked with her on engagement photos so I had a sense of comfort already with her. First I got my hair and makeup done beautifully, so I already felt more confident in myself, then Ashley and I went through the pieces I had brought to wear and decided which would work best.
Then was the scary part, putting on the lingerie and awkwardly walking out into a big open space, trying to keep myself cool and as confident as I could. But then that’s when the magic of Ashley’s talent comes into play. She starts off easy, plays some music to make the moment comfortable and playful, places you into positions you wouldn’t think to pose yourself, and then just talks to you while she captures YOU in all your beauty. After a while, I forgot about what I was wearing or not wearing and just went for it, because why the hell not?
I realize now that this was just as much for me and my confidence as it was to impress my husband. He ended up loving the gift, but his favorites were not the images I would call the most sexy. He loved when I was laughing and walking around because it shows off the real me. I probably look at the images more than he does to be honest, because it gives me such a confidence boost, and I love how my soft feminine side was captured along with my strong and confident side. I am proud of myself for being vulnerable and if you have the opportunity to try this, you should go for it. No regrets!