Updated: Jun 20, 2018
I wanted to take some time out to let you in on why I became a boudoir photographer.
The first boudoir session I did was for a friend, she asked if I'd be willing to do intimate photos for her. I said yes because I had been seeing these types of photos gain popularity and I thought "Why not try something new". Well, it turned out I loved it and I'll dig down a little deeper to explain why.
This is going to get a little vulnerable for me, but I think it's important for you to understand the motivation behind Joli Boudoir. I have struggled with self confidence for as long as I can remember. As a young kid, I was painfully shy and I grew up always feeling inadequate...physically and intellectually. These feelings have certainly dwindled with time. Life experience will do that for you, however I do still find myself feeling like I'm not good enough and playing the comparison game. It's a deep-seated issue. But it's important to me to improve my self worth and to help other women to do the same.
Boudoir photography, for me, is a sort of therapy. I get as much healing from it as I hope for my clients to get. It's about more than just pretty pictures. While the average woman books a boudoir session as a gift to a significant other, my hope is that at the very least, there is a part of her that is booking it for herself.
I know other women struggle with the same issues to some degree or another. It's important to me to help others like myself cope with their feelings of inadequacy. We focus so much on what we don't like in ourselves, that I want to help women see what's beautiful about themselves. I need you to understand that no matter who you are, what you look like, where life has taken you...you are enough. You should embrace ALL of yourself, the "good" and the "bad". It all comes together to make you who you are. You deserve to see just how beautiful you are.