I occasionally get asked by clients, in almost a panicked tone, if I have to share their images. The answer is absolutely not! Yes, I love to share my sessions because my clients are beautiful, I'm proud of my work, and it gives future clients inspiration for their own sessions, BUT it is not a requirement that you sign a model release! If you want to keep your images to yourself, I will absolutely respect that. I'd say about 1/3 of my clients keep their images private. It also doesn't have to be an "all or nothing" situation. You can pick and choose which images I share. For example, this beautiful mama must remain anonymous for a variety of reasons, but she gave me permission to share these shots.
Can I also brag here for a minute? These were shot in front of a window and some $10 Ikea curtains. Sometimes I feel like the MacGyver of photography.