“I’ll finally be happy when he frickin’ proposes to me.” “I’ll finally feel successful once I break six figures on my income earnings.” “I’ll finally feel worthy if I could just have a baby.” “I’ll wear that bikini once I lose 10 lbs.” Raise your hand if you’ve ever had these sneaky little thoughts creep up on you and plant their dirty, rotten, no good seeds in your head? If I weren’t typing right now, I’d raise both hands. And my feet. We’ve ALL put conditions on things. I think it’s because it feels safer that way. To show up and be really seen as we are is a little scary. Hold up. It’s HELLA scary! And I completely get it! I’m channeling my inner Brené Brown when I say this, but vulnerability and authenticity go hand-in-hand. Queen B herself says, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest.”
When casually chatting with women about Boudoir Photography, one of the things we hear the most is, “Oh I’d love to do that, but I’ll schedule something once I lose some weight.” Girlfriend. Can I be really honest with you? Show up for yourself. Right now. As you are. Feeling beautiful and deserving of a photography session that captures your sensuality, strength, beauty and grace is something you don’t have to lose 10, 20 or 30lbs for. You might not be where you want to be right now, but that’s ok! We are always growing, evolving and changing. Always.
When you book your Boudoir Photography session despite not being at your ideal weight, you are taking that step of faith toward vulnerability and authenticity. You are worthy right now, as you are. I promise that when you see these photos of yourself, you will experience a shift and you will see yourself as the beautiful and strong woman who doesn’t let fear and conditions dictate her path. THAT, my friends, is sexy.
Ready to embrace your own unique beauty? Let’s chat about it…