October 10, 2023

Boudoir Myths Busted

There seem to be several myths surrounding boudoir photography. And unfortunately, these myths prevent a lot of women from participating in this amazing experience! Let’s go ahead and bust five of the biggest myths and ease your fears in case you’re on the fence. 

The Myths

1. I have to get naked.

It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing lingerie, a potato sack, or nothing at all. The main purpose of boudoir photography is to empower you, not to make you uncomfortable. There is only one person who dictates how far you need to go with your shoot in order to reveal your inner goddess, and that is you. You don’t have to flaunt your birthday suit to feel empowered, but if you choose to do so you will not be judged for it.

2. I am not perfect.

Yes, you are! Who you are in this very moment is exactly who you should be as you begin this journey. I’ve photographed every age, size, shape, color, whatever, and the results are always gorgeous. There are too many things in this life that we choose not to experience because we don’t match societies beauty standards. Boudoir photography will help release the chains that bind you, and you will see that anything is possible!

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3. I will be judged for it.

Your shoot will be exactly what you want it to be, but there is naturally an element of sexuality to it. When it comes to something so incredibly personal, there are bound to be feelings of vulnerability and the fear of being judged. It is not for anyone but you to decide what makes you feel like a goddess. I’m there as a facilitator, and to capture it in the art of photography. I do not judge. Besides, nobody will see these photographs unless you choose to allow it. They can be your little secret!

4. Everybody will see my photographs.

As the client, YOU decide what I can use for promotional purposes. After your shoot is over, we will go through the photographs and you’ll choose your favorites.  You will also choose which, if any, photographs you are willing to let me use for my portfolio and for other promotional use such as Facebook and my web site. I require explicit permission before I post a boudoir photograph online. If you decide you do not want your photographs posted online then this is completely fine too. They are your pictures to do with as you see fit. We shoot a lot of our promo work with willing models for this reason!

5. I don’t have someone (a partner/ significant other) to do this for.

Yes, you do! These photographs are for YOU above all else. Sure, lots of people have these sessions done so that they can give their partner a gift he/she will never forget, and of course that’s a wonderful idea. However, first and foremost, a boudoir photo session is a gift to YOU! And you deserve it!  #selfloveisnotselfish 

So now that the idea of a boudoir session doesn't seem as scary anymore, what's holding you back? Click this link to book your free discovery call where I can answer all of your questions and calm your fears!  Honestly, you won't regret it!  Did you read about how empowering my boudoir session was?  I did mine in 2022 while at my heaviest.

About the Author Amy Paris Jackson

Amy is a professional portrait photographer in NW Indiana. She specializes in glamour and boudoir photography because she takes great joy in empowering women of all ages and sizes to look and feel beautiful. She also loves watching her clients’ self-confidence, self-accept, and self-love re-emerge during their photoshoots as they see how truly beautiful they are.

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