This is my friend. She booked and paid for a boudoir session last year. LAST. YEAR. Then put off booking her session. To lose weight. To get more organized. To get her personal life in order. Blah, blah, blah. When her session fee was about to expire (yes, almost a whole year later), she asked if she could put it towards a photo shoot of her kids. I said no. Not because I'm mean or because I lack understanding, but because I knew she NEEDED this session. So, literally the last weekend before it expired, we did her session. Without losing the weight, without getting organized, and without getting her personal life 100% in order.
Her session was awesome, she loves the photos, and she feels GREAT about herself. I'm sure you can imagine what she said, but I'll tell you anyway. She said, "OMG, why didn't I do this sooner?!" So many clients say this after their session that I just had to laugh when she said it.
So, the moral of the story is...If you've been thinking about a boudoir session, stop putting it off and just book it already! Who cares if you're not at your ideal weight or if your schedule is crazy. Just do it! You won't regret it. Plus, you can always book another one when you have the perfect body and your life is completely in order and no longer chaotic.
I'm sure you've heard by now, but I moved out of my Salem studio and am now renting studio space in Portland. It is in an old warehouse, near the Ross Island Bridge (SE side). It has huge old windows that let in gorgeous natural light and I'm totally smitten with it. There are so many options for posing and backgrounds too! Half of the studio is all white, as seen in the photo here, while the other half offers a darker, more moody setting. I can't wait to share more form this session, as well as others that have been created in the new studio.
I try to get to Las Vegas at least once a year for both business (boudoir sessions) and pleasure (hello, it's Vegas). Of course, I love boudoir photography, so suffice it to say, the photo sessions are a combination of the two. I had a wonderful time working with Marsel, a beautiful mom and Vegas resident. In case you missed it, I posted some film images from this shoot in a previous blog post, which you can view HERE.