….and by “man,” I mean partner. And, by “partner,” I mean use your own interpretation. But, I digress.
I’m told often, “I so want to do a shoot with you, but I don’t have a boyfriend/ a husband/ a fiance.” As in, no one to give these to.
Well, guess what? This shoot is for you. I know that’s hard to believe if you haven’t been through the experience. Most of my clients are doing a shoot as a gift to someone, but no matter the reason, I shoot for the client. My gift to her is that she will look at these photos for the rest of her life, and feel amazing over and over again. My gift is that she will see herself in a way she didn’t know was possible.
I have actually heard back from some wonderful partners (husbands etc) after they received their (gift) albums, and you know what? THEY want you to feel this way, too. They love the photos, but they are most pleased with the fact that you can see a bit of what they see. Here are snippets from some of the notes I have received:
“My wife hates having her picture taken but I wanted professional maternity shots of her & after much convincing – my wife reluctantly agreed. It was great to see how comfortable my wife was w/Jen. I want to thank you again for a great photo shoot today… Cherie had a great time and she felt 100% comfortable with you guys…. She said she didn’t want the shoot to end.”
“Ever since (H) did her photo shoot last year she has talked about going back and doing another one. She’s always been a person who is very self conscious of her own body and I think the photo shoot was a bit liberating for her, especially once she picked up the photo album you made. Regardless, it has given her a confidence level that she never had before… “
“Jen: This is J, E’s fiancée. The book of pictures from the photo session E did with you is absolutely stunning. You have managed to perform a feat of real magic – you have made a beautiful woman even lovelier. I thought her photos were incredibly elegant, artistic, and exquisitely erotic. You managed to capture so many facets of her femininity, and still show the fun side of her as well. I love how excited and happy she was about doing the shoot with you, and how pleased she is with the final product (she’s already planning another session with you.) To say that I’m pleased with her photos is an understatement – it is the most delightful wedding present I could have imagined! Thank you for making her even more beautiful than she already is, and for giving her such a pleasant experience.”
And a few notes from the ladies themselves…
“I was really nervous about doing a Boudoir session, but I contacted Jen and asked if we could set one up. I will never regret that decision. My husband loved it- but the sexy photos werent even his favorite part. He was almost moved to tears when he heard me talk about the photos. ’This is the first time Ive ever heard you say that you look beautiful in a photograph. Im so happy,’ he told me!”
“…when I got the chance to see the photographs, I cried they were so beautiful. Jen (and Brett with the makeup and hair) made me see what my husband sees everyday. They both made me look perfect, stunning, and gorgeous. I can’t explain how wonderful it is to see myself in all those pictures, flaws hidden by the poses, looking so amazing. Jen is a blessing, and every woman deserves to feel beautiful- and this session actually made me REALIZE it.”
I’ll be honest, this didn’t occur to me, either, when I started shooting boudoir sessions. I didn’t know the woman could get so much out of it. The fact that I can give this self image boost to women is a gift to me, too. I know if there is a partner who is receiving a gift out of this, that (he) will love it. I know that. So, when I shoot now, that is not even a consideration. I channel my vision and effort completely into making this woman feel beautiful, confident, and exquisite…because this is my truth.
To book your own session, visit www.bookaphotosession.com. For more information about my boudoir photography, visit www.showmebeautiful.com.
Photos are always, and only, shown with client permission.