Why We Did Boudoir {And You Should, Too}

When Mike & Misty of ISO:LUX wanted to do a bff boudoir shoot of Liz & I, I was stoked!  And terrified.  And filled with trepidation.  I wear a one-piece bathing suit and have a total mom-bod (in my opinion).  I had never done anything like it before.  I had seen plenty of shoots from photographers I follow on Facebook and Instagram and had never considered myself eligible to be in front of the camera for boudoir.

In the days leading up to the shoot, I picked out a few things to wear.  I am uncomfortable in lingerie, so I went with some super cute panties, a sweatshirt I cut the collar out of, and a band tee.  The feel of the shoot was supposed to be a “BFF sleepover”, so I think I picked my outfits well.

I arrived at Liz’s house where we were shooting with my hair and makeup all the way done up.  I was feeling pretty sexy, I can’t lie.  Champagne started flowing pretty quickly to loosen up any inhibitions, music was playing, and before I knew it, the cameras were clicking away.  It all felt SO natural – I couldn’t believe it.

Mike and Misty made me feel comfortable and beautiful the entire time.  They kept us laughing to rid off any nerves that might creep up on us.  They let us take the lead rather than directing us and I think that’s what really made the experience memorable.

Boudoir is something I will absolutely do again.  All the nervousness and feeling unphotogenic dissipated so quickly… taking those pictures gave me this sense of overwhelming confidence and empowerment over my body.  It was the pick me up I didn’t even know I needed.

If you haven’t done it and are considering it – do it.  Do it for you.  Do it for your lover.  Do it for whatever.  I guarantee you won’t find another way to feel as sexy.  Don’t wait until you “lose the last 5 pounds”, don’t wait… I brought all my curves to my shoot, hunny.  If you are with the right photographer, you will feel amazing – whatever shape and size you are will work for you.  Be yourself and be proud of your body.  Reclaim your sexy.

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