Recently I did a boudoir photo shoot for one of my best friends as a wedding gift to her. It was only my third ever boudoir photo shoot ever and I think I rocked it. Well, she and I both rocked it. I learned a lot of tricks of the trade since my last one and I learned a lot of new things this time. It was a great experience for the both of us.
It was such a positive experience for me as a photographer because I got to try something new and learn some new posing techniques and post processing techniques as well. I found out a lot of what angles work really well and what don’t work well at all. I got to practice posing a little bit. Usually when I take photos, I just go for it. I like to take more natural photos but when it comes to boudoir, the client usually needs to be posed. I learned some new techniques in Lightroom when I was processing her photos as well. It’s always a good thing to learn new things in both the session itself and post processing to continue to grow as a photographer.
It was also a positive experience for my friend because I got a chance to make her feel beautiful and sexy. It made me feel good to make her feel good. She got a chance to forget about all the stress in life and just let go and get some photos taken. It was a fun experience that made us both feel good about life.
When I gave her the photos, she was very happy with them. She kept saying things like “ooh I like this one!”, “this one is really pretty!”, and “I look sexy!” I was quite proud of myself and this photo shoot. (I wish I could share some of the photos I took, but they’re for her and her husband’s eyes only, you’ll just have to take my word for it.)
I really enjoyed making my friend feel beautiful the week before her wedding. It was awesome being able to make her forget about all the stress and stuff that comes with planning a wedding and all the things still not crossed off the to-do list. I feel like when you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed, the best thing you can do is spend some time with a friend doing something fun. Doing something that makes you feel good is so important in this life. We get so caught up in our day-to-day lives, stresses, work, kids, etc. that we forget about taking care of ourselves.
This boudoir experience was a positive experience for me as a photographer and a woman. I feel like making other women feel beautiful and sexy, whatever that means to you, is important. Women today need to focus more on building each other up and making each other happy.