I may be the Queen of Selfies, (stay tuned for my upcoming Selfie Tip 2020 Series), but getting bare bones, full on photo shoot in my skimpies isn’t easy for me either. You’re probably all like “whaaaaaat”? And I’m all like “I know, right”?! I understand that this may not make sense, but that’s completely okay because what it really means is that I get it. I understand THE FEAR first hand. And I’m here to tell you that it’s completely NORMAL and absolutely OKAY. I PROMISE.
This past fall I booked my own Boudoir shoot as I realized that it had been a few years since I’d personally been in front of someone else’s camera. The idea of being the subject matter for my very own session was SUPER exciting. I mean seriously…I get to climb into my client’s shoes and try out all the poses I’ve been photographing. I also got to experience and enjoy all the standard prep work including choosing my wardrobe, treating my hair, skin and nails to some extra attention and planning post-session activities as I knew I’d be feeling pretty darn good afterwards.
With that said, the idea of being the subject matter for my very own session was also SUPER nerve wracking…
Shortly after the exhilaration wore off something else happened. My head started spinning with allllll the thoughts…”What did I just do?….What was I thinking?….I need to hit the gym. NOW!….What will I wear?….Maybe I should postpone…Omg. She’s going to see me naked….will he even like the pictures?…..More importantly, will I even like the pictures?….I need to hit the gym. NOW!….”
It’s madness. Complete madness.
And above all, COMPLETELY unnecessary.
Despite my minor panic attack, I got my outfits together, laid out my poses and did the damn thing. And guess what? It WAS exhilarating! I DID feel HOT and SEXY and more importantly, EMPOWERED! And I walked away knowing that I worked it to the best of my ability and no matter what, I felt AMAZING!