Loving Your Curves During a Boudoir Session

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We celebrate curves at Chestnut Artistry Boudoir Photography.


The thought of getting undressed and striking a sultry pose during a boudoir session is nerve-wracking for almost everybody. But is it your body image holding you back?

Maybe you’re worried about how you will look in the final photographs and whether the camera will highlight the parts of your body that you’re most insecure about. Or perhaps you’re afraid that you’re not thin enough, young enough, or sexy enough for a boudoir session. 

It’s difficult to feel good about yourself when the media is constantly suggesting that you need to lose weight and look younger — among countless other criticisms. But the truth is that all women’s bodies are beautiful, no matter their shape, size, or age. There’s no need to fit into a single, stereotypical mold, and a boudoir session is the best way to prove this to yourself!

“I need to lose a few pounds before a boudoir session”

Women often ask me if they should bother with a boudoir session if they are plus-sized or curvy. My response will always be YES, YES, a thousand times YES! And before you ask, you don’t need to “lose a few pounds” before your shoot — you’re perfect just the way you are. 

If you’re still feeling nervous after an encouraging pep talk from yours truly, we can tackle some of the best boudoir poses for plus-size women during the shoot, as well as discover which camera angles and lighting enhance your curves in the sexiest way possible. 

We all have some insecurities and self-perceived flaws, but my aim is for women to walk out feeling more appreciative of every inch of themselves — and based on the reactions from previous clients — I can guarantee you’ll be feeling far more empowered than ever before!

Thinking about booking a boudoir photo shoot but are self-conscious about your body? Keep reading to discover why women on the curvier side should give boudoir a chance and how it often works wonders for your body image and confidence (even after the shoot has ended).

Four Ways How Boudoir Sessions Boost Body Image 

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They change the way you view yourself.

Over time, we build a mental picture of ourselves based on the “flaws” we’re faced with when we look in the mirror. These are often parts of our bodies that other people wouldn’t even notice, yet they seem to overshadow all of the areas that we do like about ourselves.

A boudoir session allows you to see yourself from a brand-new perspective. Through the art of angles, a skilled boudoir photographer can transform your self-perceived flaws into your sexiest assets. In other words, they help you see your body in a whole new light. 

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They make you feel strong, sexy, and empowered. 

There’s something strangely empowering about walking around in heels and lingerie; a boudoir session truly captures your sensuality at its best. While the style is pretty much candid throughout the majority of the shoot, some of the poses help you unleash your passionate side.

More importantly, the whole process will remind you that you don’t have to be skinny to do boudoir, just like you don’t have to be a model to look drop-dead gorgeous. It really can be an empowering experience that helps you fully embrace yourself for who you are. 

And these feelings of empowerment linger long after your boudoir session. Whenever you look back on the images of yourself looking like a fiery goddess, it will feed your confidence and self-esteem so that you can continue being your sultry self!

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They skyrocket your confidence levels.

If you weren’t already aware: self-empowerment is synonymous with self-confidence. Boudoir has a wonderful confidence-boosting effect because it reveals just how stunning you really are. Challenging you to push the boundaries of your comfort zone, it forces you to focus on yourself in a raw and intimate way and work through your fears about being in the spotlight. 

Not only do you feel your confidence levels rising as you strike a series of seductive poses, but the powerful feelings you experience during a boudoir shoot can also lead to better confidence at work, intimacy in romantic relationships, and an overall boost in mood. 

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They remind you who you are.

Forget photoshop and any alterations to your final pictures. Boudoir photography is about showing off all women for who they really are and not what others expect them to be. That means you — your authentic self in your perfectly imperfect body. 

It’s a celebration of you and everything your body has achieved, whether that’s bearing children, experiencing trauma, or simply living life to the fullest. Looking back on these photos will help you feel proud of yourself for past experiences while also creating a special memory of some of your most empowering moments to look back on in the future. 

Florida Boudoir Photography

Want to feel fearless, sensual, and gorgeous in your own skin? If you’re looking for boudoir photography in Florida — renew your self-confidence and feel unapologetically beautiful with Chestnut Artistry Design. 

Not only will our hair and makeup artists help you look and feel your sexiest self, but our team will make you feel at ease from the moment you step into the studio. We hope to prove to you that you are worthy of boudoir and that your curves deserve to be celebrated! 

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