What a boudoir photography experience felt like for me.
Intimidated. Nervous. Anxious. Vulnerable. Fearful.
These are the emotions I had going into my first shoot. All of my fear stemmed from being uncomfortable in my own skin and worrying what everyone else would think of me. I was hopeful that this experience could change my opinions about myself for the better!
Empowered. Confident. Powerful. Radiant. Unstoppable.
These are the emotions I have now. I’ve found the best version of myself by letting my vulnerabilities and fears fade away. For the first time in a very long time, I took the time to put myself first. I’m learning to respect and love my body the way it is right now, which is encouraging me to treat it the way it deserves to be treated. This is a once in a lifetime experience (but I plan on reliving it as my body, mind, and state of being change).
My only regret is putting it off until now. I kept telling myself “I’ll lose some weight first” and “it’ll be so worth it once I look better.” In reality, now is the time that I NEEDED to do this. I’m still learning who I am, but these past few sessions have made it so much clearer. I am unapologetically strong, beautiful, confident, and most importantly, ME.