A small intro here: this was written by an actual client! she explains better the reasons to do a boudoir session better than me :)
A Gift to Myself at 75
The idea of doing a Boudoir photo session started off as a gift to my boyfriend for his birthday. While it still is a sexy little gift for him, it turned into a bigger gift to myself. I’ve even showed the pictures to a few girlfriends, and they’ve been inspired to do something similar.
At first, it felt a bit indulgent to want to do this.
Then I thought – why? If I can’t feel good about my body and feel sexy when I’m happy, healthy and in a good place in my life – when will that ever happen?
I decided to get over the self-doubt, the judgment, forget about what anyone else would think, and just go for it. So I booked my session with Marlen.
I trusted Marlen, and because of her, I felt really comfortable doing something I don’t ordinarily do every Saturday.
I wanted to see what it was like to FEEL genuinely sexy and sexual through my own eyes, instead of trying to BE sexy by someone else’s standards.
I wanted to get in touch with my incredibly feminine side.
I wanted to remember that being a girl is FUN
I wanted to know that feeling sexy doesn’t mean you have to compromise your dignity, your pro-womanhood, and it doesn’t have to be degrading to other women.
And, I wanted some kick ass pictures to prove it!
Well, I got what I wanted.
I can’t tell you what an amazing experience it was. Plus, I feel a little bad ass, I gotta say. And it feels really, really, good.
I realized that not only was I doing this for my boyfriend who appreciates me no matter what I am or am not wearing, but that I was doing it for myself and that, even though I wore red lipstick for the first time, I don’t need lipstick to feel good about myself.
When I’m 75, I’m going to look back on these photos and appreciate them. This gift to myself at 75 is that I had the good sense to feel good about my body and get in touch with a whole new side of myself on my own terms, with Marlen’s help.
So I say life’s short. Go for the red lipstick and just see what a different side of you can be like.