All bodies are perfect & deserve respect!
DON‘T BE SCARED TO BOOK A BOUDOIR SHOOT
I was inspired to create this blog post because I cannot even begin to tell you how many messages I have received lately from women saying things like “I really want to book a boudoir session with you, but I need to lose weight first.” But let me tell you, here’s the thing about that— Boudoir isn’t about being a size 2 or size 22! It’s about self-love, confidence in your own skin, and feeling empowered. It has nothing to do with height, size, weight, or any other toxic label media Tends to try to use.
Boudoir is meant to be free— free of judgment, social norms, or expectations. Our clients at Melissa Reeves Photography are everyday women... from Stay-at-Home-Moms to Veterans and to even CEO’s. My clients want to do a session to celebrate a milestone birthday, marriage, divorce, weight loss/health change, or just because its fun and makes you feel amazing. Sometimes, we forget we don’t need a reason to treat ourselves, and who wouldn’t love to have their hair and makeup done by the best artists in Modesto?! like Flawless Studio of Beauty by Mariah. Which, by the way, if you don’t know about her, you need to go check her out!
like Seriously... What woman doesn’t love the excitement of buying new clothes, getting their hair and makeup done, adoring their body in sexy new lingerie, and transforming into a confident, powerful badass or seductress?
YOU WERE MADE BEAUTIFUL – EMBRACE IT
Embracing ones own beauty sounds like a simple enough concept, doesn’t it? Yet all too often, women share with me their struggles with insecurity. They detail how the flaws they see make them feel and how it effects their ability to not so easily transform into their boudoir shoot. These types of conversations led me to creating this post, to make sure that every woman I encounter knows that she is beautiful just the way she is.
THE ART OF A WOMAN
As a photographer, drawn to the art of boudoir, I envision each female physique as beautiful. Each physique is comprised of it’s own distinctive curvatures and each curve tells a story. When coupled with natural imperfections and flaws, beautifully photographed masterpieces are made. My artistic mission, is to help women shed any layer of doubt in their canvased beauty.
A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
If my perspective is not convincing enough though, consider this. In every facet of life women are in some way, shape, or form endeared for their beauty. Woman is the birther of life. Within her is the ability to inspire, incite, and uplift. Her detailed intricacies always on display. You were made beautiful Queen, it’s time to embrace it.
YOU ARE YOUR ONLY COMPETITION
Embrace all of you. Step into yourself and continue to learn yourself, trusting that you have it all within you already. Don’t compare yourself to the characteristics of any other woman. Trust in the fact that there is no such thing as perfection. You are a powerful, resilient woman, made beautifully. I can’t wait to see you embrace it!