I have spent the last few years in business shooting Boudoir Portraits for many, many clients…In all these years behind the camera I have seen many ladies (and men to be fair…) come through my doors nervous wrecks, and I understand that taking such a huge step to be semi dressed in front of the camera is not one they have decided on lightly.
I recently asked this question on one of our social media pages… “So I've noticed an awful lot recently that when meeting people for the first time and telling them what I do for a living 9 times out of 10 the response is "oh, I'm not very photogenic" is this an actual belief, a quest for compliments or is it just simply something to say? Would be interested in hearing your thoughts... and go!
One of the most common comments was that they did not feel comfortable in front of the camera because they we’re afraid of being judged by the Photographer for their size, stretch marks and other bodily insecurities…
As a larger lady myself I understand completely how this can affect your confidence and desire to be photographed in normal situations let alone half naked! However as a larger lady I also feel that I am able to bring a little extra understanding when it comes to adopting the most flattering poses and props that can be used to create stunning and beautiful images that you will love!
After a recent shoot, I sat with one client to have a quick peek at the images on the back of the camera and she commented “I think I’ve just fallen in love with myself a little bit…”
I would recommend that if it is something you are thinking of doing for your other half (who by the way loves you for who you are), research your local photographers, find one who’s work you love then ask to speak to them either in person or via Skype… if you feel comfortable speaking with them then make arrangements to book, if not then try someone else J