Boudoir Photography: A Form Of Self-acceptance
Boudoir photography is a trend that has women looking at themselves in a whole new light. What started as a sexy gift idea for the hubby has turned into a new form of self-acceptance! Located in the Midwest (Kansas City, Missouri to be exact) the words "boudoir photos" are still uttered in hushed tones, for the most part! However, boudoir photography is a trend that is sweeping through the nation like a force!! Women are not only interested, but are using the art as a tool to their own self-empowerment!
Hey there!! I'm Christy from Photography & Wall Stylings by Christy located in Kansas City, and today I want to share with you a little boudoir food for thought and Alessandra's amazing journey to self-acceptance!!
WHAT EXACTLY IS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY?
By definition, “boudoir photography is a photographic style featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects in a bedroom or private dressing room environment…” (Read the entire Wikipedia article here)
BOUDOIR IS NO LONGER JUST FOR MEN!
Boudoir photography was mainly used by brides-to-be as a unique and sexy gift idea for their new hubbies, or as an anniversary gift. Now women are gifting boudoir photography sessions to themselves as a way to remember just how truly beautiful and sexy they are.
We as women tend to believe the absolute worst about ourselves and especially our bodies, but with the body positive movement that’s sweeping the nation women are starting to fully embrace themselves and their bodies just as they are! Now women are using boudoir photography shoots as a celebration of themselves and their bodies!!
WOULD YOU EVER?
So let me ask you this. Would you ever consider having boudoir photos taken of yourself? If not, what do you think is holding you back from the idea? Is it the thought of seeing your body exposed?
I would love to hear how you view boudoir photography and if and how you would use it. Let me know in the comments below.
When I read Alessandra's story, it touched my heart on the deepest level because I, like SO many others, can directly relate to her struggles!
"We're ALWAYS learning and expanding when it comes to confidence. I grew up with a fat-shaming, thin mother. Wah, wah! This isn't me complaining, it's just how I became so insecure. I was told at age 11 that I'd be gorgeous if I lost weight; at age 13 I was put into a clinical weight-loss program - aka fat camp. The verdict? I was still big..."
Click the link to read the rest of Alessandra’s journey to loving herself and her body, and take a look at some of her stunning boudoir photos!
I hope this post has encouraged you to step out and see the beauty of your body just the way it is! Because YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL and you are WORTH CELEBRATING!
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