You’ve been toying with the idea of having boudoir photos done, but you feel like you need a real reason to do them (you don’t want to appear vain after all!). Every time you reach for the phone to book your shoot you hesitate, you think maybe you should lose some weight first, or maybe you should do it as a Christmas gift instead of as a birthday gift. Take a few breaths, and read my rules for the BEST times to do a boudoir photoshoot!
1. Milestones – For the Nostalgic Beauties
Milestones mark a significant change. Perhaps you’re turning 30 or 40 soon, milestone birthdays are the perfect time to try something a little different and fun, and immortalize your image as it is now. Beautiful portraits of yourself as you age are a reminder that you’re gorgeous despite how you feel some days, and they really can help ease the blow of dreaded birthdays.
Milestone anniversaries are also a wonderful time to take some images of yourself for your significant other. Wedding anniversaries will be extra steamy when you present your spouse an album of you looking your best, for-his-eyes-only.
Recovery from illness is perhaps one of the best reasons to have a boudoir photoshoot. At All Things Pink Photography we have been honored to photograph breast cancer survivors after their treatments. It’s a beautiful way to remind yourself that you’re strong, beautiful inside and out, and that you deserve a little pampering! On that same note, many women like to come in and have photos done before they start cancer treatments as a special reminder to themselves of who they are to help them through those tough days ahead.
2. When The Weather Is Warm – For the Always Cold Girls
If you’re like me, you’re cold almost all of the time! Having photos done in the middle of a Canadian winter in your lingerie just sounds uncomfortable! It certainly can be! Even though we do photoshoots indoors in a heated studio, that chill that the always-cold girls feel just doesn’t go away. So wait until the sun is out and you can’t wait to get into some air conditioning – that is the best time for you. For an added bonus, when we bring out the fans to blow your hair for gorgeous images, you will welcome the cool breeze. While we do use hair dryers in the winter time, it just isn’t the same for you cool cucumbers.
3. Gift To That Special Someone – For the Givers
Some women just have a hard time doing something special for themselves. These are the same women that give the golden toast to their spouse and children, and eat the burnt toast themselves. These are the women that would never spend more than $50 on a needed winter coat for themselves, but easily shell out over $500 on an autographed picture of their loved one’s favorite sports star! If you are that woman, the best time for you to take boudoir photos is when it’s a gift for your partner. Valentines Day, birthdays, Christmas, wedding, and anniversaries are the perfect time to justify the investment. You will see that it’s actually a gift for both of you, the experience is fun and spirit lifting so I promise I won’t tell anyone if you end up loving this gift slightly more than he does 😉
4. You Finally Have That Beach Bod – For the Slightly Worried Women
Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking. Do you really think women need a “beach bod” to have boudoir photos? The answer is hell no – but most of you think this! The number one thing I hear the most from women is this – “I really want to do boudoir photos, but not until I lose some weight”. I keep saying, you have no idea how gorgeous you are, not to mention professional lighting, posing, and wardrobe can change everything. However, if you’re not feeling it, you’re not going to do it. So if you’ve finally reached a point where you find yourself dancing in front the mirror naked and loving it, this is the best time for you to come in and have some celebratory photos taken! Immortalize your hard work!
5. There Is No Better Time Than Now – For the Brave, Self-Loving Warriors
I promise I won’t get philosophical with all the sayings like “there is no time like the present” and “tomorrow is not guaranteed” (okay so I just did) but if you are on a mission of self growth, and jumping in with both feet, then this is the best time for you to have your boudoir session. We all have our insecurities, but if you’re willing to trust the process then you will be rewarded with an experience and images that make you forget those insecurities. You understand that we will forever be reaching for something just out of our grasp, and if we keep waiting to do things that we desire we just might never be rewarded. Stop labeling yourself, and woman up – be brave! Go for it and see what happens!