Guess what? You’d be perfect for a boudoir shoot! | Boudoir by Wallflower | Boudoir Photography in Wichita, KS
I met a LOT of women at the Women’s Fair this month! It was wonderful to get to share just a little about what boudoir is and why I’ve built the studio the way I have: all about women, all about beauty.
However, it made me sad to hear the reactions of so many women who don’t think they could do a boudoir shoot! I just wanted to say, “That’s why you NEED to come in!” Instead, I thought I would write a little about some of the most common phrases I heard and why boudoir really is for every woman.
1. If I looked like her, then maybe…
Ladies, we have to stop comparing ourselves to everyone else! YOU are beautiful! The women in my sample images do look absolutely stunning…but they are ALL everyday women just like you. They had no idea they could look that good :) That’s why I’m here. The everyday woman is stunning and gorgeous and beautiful and sexy – they just don’t get the opportunity to feel that way or show it off often enough. Through my posing, lighting, and expression coaching (and with the help of my AMAZING make-up artist and stylist), it is my job and my passion to make you feel the way you deserve to about yourself. A lot of my clients are in tears as they see their images for the first time – you absolutely deserve to feel that beautiful!
2. If I had that butt…
Again, stop! ;) Seriously, though, most women have a pretty negative view of their booty…but most women don’t have a posing coach around when they’re looking in the mirror! In my studio, I’m right there every step of the way to make sure you’re accenting your assets.
3. I’ve never done anything like this before.
Great! I do have repeat offenders, but the vast majority of my clients are first-timers. No experience necessary :)
4. I don’t know how to look sexy.
It’s a tragic reality that there are tons of photographers out there who expect you to show up, do your thing, and let them snap photos of it. That’s not how I do things. I have photographed hundreds of women just like you, and I know how to bring out your best!
5. But, I just don’t take good pictures.
I do, though! ;) Snapshots can be unflattering, expressions awkward, angles wrong…but don’t let a few cell phone snaps kill your self-image! I LOVE my clients that come into their consultation saying, “I don’t like how I look in pictures…” and leave their ordering session saying, “I can’t believe that’s me!” Happens all the time :)
6. I’d be way too nervous.
It’s natural to be nervous. You’re kinda putting yourself out there, right? I’ve structured my studio and my sessions to make you feel absolutely comfortable and just enjoy your shoot! This is a place where you can just let your hair down and enjoy being you. Consultations are free, and I’d strongly encourage you to take that step – come in and talk with me and you’ll see that there’s really nothing to worry about :)
7. If I was ten years younger…
Ten years from now, you’ll be wishing you’d have done this now! I’ve photographed women in their early twenties and mid-sixties – there’s no wrong time to do your boudoir session. There’s no age limit on beauty :)
8. I can’t afford it.
A wise photographer/mentor of mine said it best: “You can’t afford not to.” It’s true that professional, high-quality photography is an investment, but it pays back in so many ways. I have a canvas of one of my images hanging outside my bathroom so that every morning as I’m getting ready, I can look at that and think, “I am beautiful!” I even offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly payment plans (interest free, ahh!) so that you can get everything you want without breaking the bank :)
9. Well, you just have an answer for everything…
I do! :) I do because I so strongly believe that boudoir is for every woman. As Jan from The Office said, “There are always a million reasons not to do something.” Don’t let those things get in the way of what could be one of the best experiences of your life. You’re worth it.
My direct email address is email@example.com - I’d love for you to get in touch :)
Before I sign off for the next couple of weeks, I wanted to share these gorgeous images from this client’s second boudoir session! She is such a sweetheart, and she really brought it to this shoot!
Don’t forget to get your consultation and session set up for Valentine’s! I will be a little slow in responding to emails until mid-January, but that will be the best way to get in touch while I am off celebrating my fifth anniversary with my husband :)
Have a WONDERFUL new year! I’m looking forward to shooting with you in 2013 ;)
Who doesn’t want to be a supermodel for a day? A lot of my clients find themselves at a crossroads between their work/family life and their personal life! Every aspect of your life requires attention, and I’m here to help give you some time to be you and be beautiful. When you’re feeling your best about who you are, it shows! I loved shooting with this beautiful client and getting to give her a place to let that supermodel come out to play :)
The holidays are coming quickly, so don’t wait to get your boudoir session on the books! Call today at 316.683.0620 or email me to get all set up (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Isn’t she just gorgeous? :) Outfitted exclusively in pieces from Frederick’s of Hollywood (they’re the BEST!), this beautiful client reminds us that lingerie doesn’t have to be over-the-top to be perfect. We talk about that at length in our “Top Ten – Outfits Edition” blog post! The bra and panty sets she chose complimented her wonderfully, and the bold and bright colors are the perfect accent!
Call us (316.683.0620) or email us (email@example.com) today to get your session scheduled!
The new “Flaunt It” t-shirts are now available for pre-order! Get yours for just $15 over at Boudoir by Wallflower and choose your size, style, and whether we’ll be packaging it up to send your way or if we get to see you in our studio :)
Pre-orders will likely run through 9/21/12, so be sure to get them while you can!
We totally understand clients being nervous to come do a boudoir session…but if this gorgeous girl was nervous, she sure didn’t show it! She came ready to have a blast, and just owned her shoot. From the red satin and lace set down to some beautiful nude shots, she never missed a beat, and projected a confidence that really shows through in her photos!
A lot of women are very shy to ask us if we shoot nudes, and the answer is…of course! Why not? :) We keep it tasteful, but we are here to make you feel comfortable and confident in your own body, not ashamed of it!
Call us (316.683.0620) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) today to set up your session!
**NOTE: Boudoir by Wallflower no longer offers pinup! Please visit our former pinup photographer’s new page at aaronpatton.net! :) **
Our philosophy behind our pinups is that “pinups are meant to be sexy”. We’re not big into campy, prop-heavy pinups (not saying it’s bad, just not our style!), so we go a little different direction :)
This firecracker of a redhead was no exception. Her pinup shots are definitely not campy, and you won’t see her fishing for a shoe anytime soon! Rocking that laser yellow corset from Frederick’s of Hollywood (best corsets around – go tell them hi for us!), she lit up the set with a wink and a smile.
We don’t typically get too into props, but this client’s western wear theme just worked for us! She was looking for a large print to go with her western-themed bedroom’s decor, and definitely got it :) Her boudoir session also shows that you don’t have to be in lingerie to look amazing! The casual look is in our top ten, and makes for great images that you can share with anyone.
What a beautiful mother-to-be! And what a perfect time to have your body photographed…beautifully, artfully.
We don’t shoot a lot of maternity sessions, but we love it! The gorgeous female figure takes on a extra curve and just begs to be photographed nude :) Demi would be proud!
If you haven’t seen this month’s WomensFocus magazine yet, go grab one!
WomensFocus approached us last month wanting to do an article about boudoir photography, particularly regarding the taboo surrounding the subject in the Midwest. We were excited for the opportunity to shed a little light on what boudoir is really about and why we think it is one of the best things a woman can do for herself. While we couldn’t do any direct studio promotion in the article, we hope it gets women interested and comfortable with the idea of boudoir and really inspires them to do some research when looking for the right photographer for them!
We’re happy that boudoir is making its way into the public eye, and we are honored to be the face and voice of boudoir photography in Wichita! Thanks to all of you for getting us there :)
You can check out the full text of the article (and our stellar ad) in the online version of the magazine at WomensFocus.com (pg 42!).