Come on Mom, pamper yourself!
Having a kid, or kids can make any woman start to doubt her beauty. Maybe you gained a little, or a lot, of weight. Maybe you earned those white or purple colored “tiger marks.” Maybe you just are feeling tired and not yourself. Even if you adopted your sweet bundle(s) of joy you still have those feelings of being pulled in a million directs of trying to be the perfect Mom, partner, and friend.
You need to give yourself time to feel pretty again, to feel beautiful again, to be pampered and told how AMAZING you look while you are doing your shoot. Go have your hair and makeup done (some photographers offer this in their package already) and make a day of it.
What is Boudoir?
Boudoir is becoming more and more popular but I know some still aren’t sure what it is. But, that all depends on your photographer, so DO YOUR RESEARCH. You can do a bright smiley shoot with cute lingerie or you can do a dark sensual shoot with little to nothing on at all! It all has to do with what you’re comfortable with but, take my advice…. Stretch a little beyond that, you’ll thank me for it later.
But, most of all, the shoot is about helping you remember and embrace just how beautiful your body is and how sexy you are, inside and out. We all have insecurities that we need to face and get over so that we can start living a happier life. You do not need someone else’s opinion of you to be perfect as long as your opinion of yourself is on point.
What Should You Expect?
Expect to leave your comfort zone. If you don’t, you’re doing it wrong! These shoots are meant to help you find your “mojo” and inner Goddess again! Get in that room and ROCK IT. Your photographer will give you direction but also do what feels right! Touch that beautiful body of yours no matter what color, shape, or size it may be. Lose yourself in the feeling of being free and beautiful and sexy, and maybe even use that feeling when you get home to your super lucky partner!
What Do You Do With the Pictures?
These shoots are all about you but, the good thing about them is being able to look back at them whenever you feel like you are hitting a rut again and think, “Damn, I am one sexy person and I was brave and took these badass photos!” Also, these photos make AMAZING, out of this world, presents for your partner! Imagine your S.O.’s face when they receive such an intimate and sexy present! They will be able to cherish your bravery and the special day you took for yourself for a long time to come, AND YOU GOT CHRISTMAS AND/OR BIRTHDAY SHOPPING FOR THEM DONE EARLY!
Take this time you used doing this and take deep breaths, reflect on how blessed you are, and just a minute to love yourself… after all the love you have given to those sweet babies of yours. Doing this for yourself I hope starts a chain reaction for you to continue to do small things for yourself yearly, months, weekly or whatever would make you happy. You need to keep your image of yourself positive so that you feel better to your bones. A happier you will always help in a happier home.