I know so many of the ladies I am honoured to photograph feel this way. We are all worried about how we will look in photos, will I be able to pose, will I look silly, I don't think that this will work for me, I'm not good enough. The niggling doubts and reasons not to do a shoot are endless.
I met Dawn and her sister Sue a little while ago and Dawn's story is so inspirational.
This lovely lady is 57 and was suffering from a loss of confidence following surgery to remove a spinal tumour. It has affected her walking and balance which is both frustrating and painful for her.
She's always wanted to do a boudoir shoot to see if he could feel sexy again. Her sister inspired her to give it a go and to brave the boudoir.
Everyone is nervous before their shoot and Dawn confessed to worrying that she wouldn't be able to do many of the poses and that it wouldn't work for her. She showed me some of her favourite poses and we had a chat about what she felt she could do which allowed me to start planning what we would do in her shoot. Chatting away whilst I was doing their makeup I could tell that they were both starting to relax and then when we went into the studio that's when the fun really started to happen!
I think Dawn's fears about her boudoir photoshoot had started to fade once we got into the studio. It's so important that we realise that we are all individuals with different physical abilities, so we won't all be able to do the same poses. Having been a boudoir photographer for many years, I have lots of flattering poses and techniques in my tool bag.
As always I explained to Dawn what I was planning for her and of course, I demonstrated all the poses so she could see and understand them. One's that she felt would be difficult for her we could adapt or move on to other flattering poses. A boudoir photoshoot is meant to be fun, maybe a little bit of a work out, but at no point do I want you to feel uncomfortable or in pain, and I ask all of my clients to let me know if anything is too touchy!
Dawn was a real star and I know that she managed to do so much more than she expected to be able to do. It's amazing how much you can do if you decide you are going to go for it! When I was editing her images, I knew she was going to be blown away with how she looked.
Their viewing session was full of joyous emotion when they saw their beautiful images.
This is what Dawn wrote in my guest book - "Julie made me feel so confident and encouraging. I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute with her in the studio. I would definitely tell my friends to go and find out what they can look like. My sister and I had a wonderful day. xx"
Dawn is a strong, sassy incredible woman who braved the boudoir and discovered that she is more than good enough!!
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One thing I want you to know, no matter how you feel about yourself today is that you are 100% worth it and you are absolutely good enough!
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