Let's talk about taking portraits to get rid of that negative image you have about your own body
Taking a picture with hardly any clothes on, even if it's with friends on the beach in a bikini or bathing suit, may be something you would never do, right? - You think that the young women of today who publish practically everything to instagram do so because they are a new generation that have something very special that you don't: They're young, uninhibited, free of negative body-images, and of course - have model bodies.
You, on the other hand, see a camera pointed in your direction and hide behind the nearest object (friend, palm tree, palm of your hand) to avoid being caught in the sights of the torture machine.
Why? Are you really so worried about having your photo taken?
Think of all the hangups you have about your own body; Make a mental list of the things that you would like to improve, remove, reduce or increase.
If it's taken less than 2 seconds to start making a mental list, and you're are already up to the 15th item, then it clear: You underestimate the value of your own body . Self-esteem suffers a lot because of the negative image you have of such a powerful and fantastic thing. And that lack of self-esteem influences your life continuously, from the decisions you make to the relationships you enjoy with other people.
Your body and your Self-esteem
Valuing your body, appreciating its sexual potency and seeing yourself as attractive¡ are things that sometimes we do not like to give much weight to in a world with far too much emphasis on the visual. However, to foster confidence and self-esteem, breaking the bad image of the body is of vital importance.
Undertaking a journey of self-discovery through photography is a way to fight against the negative image and to raise self-esteem by doing something that will allow you to test your nerves as well as change the image you have of your own body.
Leave embarrassment at the door! Seeing you through the images captured by a professional photographer is something that will transform you; An experience that will help you to love yourself - You will see yourself through the eyes of another person, and see what others have seen all along.
Boudoir Photography and Self-esteem
Boudoir is a form of intimate and sensual portraits that aims to change a woman's perception of herself . It is a personal experience. You don't have to be a model, there is no correct age or size. It is a way to remember in the future the wonderful person you are right now - A celebration of yourself.
Photo session as a tool to improve self-esteem
It's very important to choose a good photographer to undertake this journey of self-discovery with you.
- Choose someone that makes you feel at ease: You may prefer to have a male photographer take your portrait, or you may prefer a woman - The truth is that if the photographer is professional and makes you feel at ease, their sex should not matter. However, it is imperative that you feel comfortable with that person.
- Choose a selection of underwear that helps you feel attractive : It does not have to be lingerie that leaves little to the imagination - It can be a corset, pyjamas, a shirt and shorts - Or maybe you feel like going crazy and having a shoot in your birthday suit!
- Relax and enjoy the experience : Put yourself in the hands of a professional, specialised in the boudoir genre. I will guide you into poses that get the best out of you, and together we will create photos that will provide you with wonderful memories for years to come.
If you think that a photo session to improve your self-esteem may be something you would like to try, please drop me a quick message. You can see examples of some boudoir portraits in the boudoir photo gallery - If you like the idea of boudoir, but you're looking for a different style or a different photographer, I can also provide a few references to alternative professionals :-)