A Boudoir Session at 57? Hell Yes!
Back towards the beginning of the year, we received a live chat message…
“Hi Karen here - What experience in photographing "older" women does your company have?
I'm turning 57, in pretty good shape, and would like a nice/sexy record of it. lol But a bit self conscious.”
“We don’t use the world “older.” We capture the beauty of all women... all ages... all sizes...
We love the fact you’re turning 57 and would love to document your beauty!”
A few weeks later, Karen arrived at the studio for her session
“Even as much as I was looking forward to celebrating 57 years of me, the nerves were there. No matter how confident and healthy you may feel, there can be a little voice on the inside that makes you wonder if you'll look as good in the pictures as you want to look - or hope to look,” Karen remembers.
All first time boudoir clients are nervous and equally excited leading up to their session, regardless of their age or how comfortable they are with their bodies, and Karen was no exception, “Ben and Kaitlyn do a wonderful job of making you feel at ease and comfortable. That speaks volumes to setting the tone for their subject to relax and begin to let go. They shared about the difference between the very first photo they take, and the last; it is indeed quite the transformation.” See Karen's First Photo vs Fierce Photo here.
This transformation is why we specialize in boudoir photography. For some women, it gives them a boost in their confidence, and for others it can be life changing. For Karen, her inner beauty connected with her physical beauty in a very powerful way., “I cried when I saw one of the early photographs. The emotion rose up and I felt the tears coming. Yes. YES! They are capturing me as I had hoped! That's when I was really able to relax and know that I was going to be thrilled with my photos!”
Once our clients see their beauty shine through, straight out of the camera, and without any editing there is trust… Trust that we are going to capture their beauty, confidence, sexiness, and personality, but most importantly trust in themselves… Believing that even if they might not feel it everyday, they are beautiful, strong women. They were before they walked into the studio and will be when they walk out. With or without makeup… Fully clothed or completely naked… In a dress size with one or two digits… 18 or 57…
“I look at my photos with much pride and am so glad I had them done. I work out and feel good about my body. But we all have those days when our confidence is a bit lower. My photos will be an amazing reminder to me that I've "got this"! Knowing what I know now, I wish I had done this in my 20's, 30's, or 40's, but believe I rocked it, for the most part, in my 50's. and I know I’ll do it again.”