It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, getting in front of the camera and making yourself vulnerable can be a pretty scary undertaking. It takes a great deal of courage to place yourself in that situation. More often than not there is some third party reason we decide to take the plunge and have boudoir photos taken. The beauty comes when the experience makes a full circle and women realize it's one of the best things they have ever done for themselves.
It's powerful to embrace your body and admit that even amongst the all the insecurities you place on yourself, you really are beautiful.
Missy is a fitness trainer with an envious body and a contagious smile. By looking at her, you'd never expect her to feel nervous about being in front of the camera. She was a ball of nerves and filled with insecurities at the start of her session, but the transformation that occurred as La Bella Bella Photography photographed her and guided her in and out of poses is remarkable. She finally realized just how beautiful she really is.
Scroll down to read more about Missy's inspiring boudoir experience.
From the Photographer | Missy originally contacted me about booking a boudoir session to give to her husband as a Valentine's Day gift, apparently he had been asking her to do one for him for years and she was finally up for it- although she was incredibly nervous. Nervous is totally normal, I haven't had a client yet who wasn't nervous about their boudoir session, but with Missy It was especially hard for me to imagine. Missy is a fitness trainer, has a rocking body and it blew my mind that this sporty drop dead gorgeous woman could be nervous about getting in front of the camera... she kept claiming to take bad photos, to be awkward, to not be pretty- good grief that couldn't be farther from the truth!!!! She was pretty reluctant, but once we started and I showed her shot after shot straight from my camera that were stunning she started to relax and trust my poses and cues more and more. And then came the giggles (yay!) there is nothing I love more than getting to capture genuine laughter on camera- and I don't think there is anything sexier either! And, at the end of the session it had flipped from something she was doing for her husband to something she was doing for herself (that of course her hubby would get to enjoy too) but it was all about her joy, her love, her beauty she was celebrating! I LOVE my job!
Makeup: DeAnn also from Salon DeF'y