Over the years, we’ve worked with countless women and have seen just about every one of them blown away by how incredible they’ve felt after having their boudoir session. But, before they were able to embrace their bodies and beauty during their glamorous session, they each had their own reasons for telling themselves they weren’t ready for a shoot. We know from experience that a boudoir session can be intimidating for even the most confident of women. But, truthfully, the actual experience is SO rewarding, you won’t remember that you had reservations in the first place! A boudoir session will have you feeling radiant with confidence you haven’t felt in years… you’ll walk away excited about life and will probably leave wanting more. Are you still feeling unsure about the session? No worries, you aren’t alone. We’ve compiled a list of 11 reasons why you should book your very own boudoir shoot— a list that’ll get you off the fence, into the studio, and ready to start your fabulous boudoir journey with us here at Klein Studios.
1. You Get To Be a Celebrity For a Day
The question isn’t who has done boudoir; it’s who hasn’t? From Clara Bow and Jean Harlow to Marilyn Monroe, these classic Hollywood actresses have celebrated themselves in a luxurious and self-indulgent way by getting in front of a boudoir photographer. It’s almost touching to see how intimate and sensual they can be. If there’s one thing celebrities are known for, it’s the ability to express their bodies and mannerisms in alluring ways. And boudoir is not only for celebrities. It’s perfect for anyone! Viewing celebrity boudoir shoots is a great way for you to get some creative ideas flowing for your boudoir shoot. Google Angelina Jolie or Beyonce boudoir to get some inspiration. Really, if you just type in your favorite movie star will the word boudoir after it, chances are their boudoir pics will pop up. They had fun with it, why shouldn’t you? Give yourself the Hollywood glamour treatment because, yes, you are your own type of movie star.
2. Boudoir is Timeless and Classy
Did we mention that boudoir has been around for over 100 years? Well, it has! The word “boudoir” is a French word that means a woman’s private sitting room or salon. It seems so natural for women to want to display themselves in this intimate way. After all, we are such beautiful creatures! While this genre of photography started in the 1920s during the time of women’s liberation, it was more recently revived in the 1970s. If you flip through any magazine spread from the ’70s, you’ll see high fashion boudoir spreads that were accessible to the everyday woman. We’re now living in an era of women empowerment and more recently, boudoir has begun to signify a way for women to empower themselves and celebrate the beauty of “you”. That’s what defines us women era in this era and it is extremely powerful!
3. Life is Tough… Create a Happy Moment!
You’ve been through some nasty shit that no one deserves to go through. Maybe it even left you feeling less than or confused about who you are and what you’re about. Perhaps your self-esteem has gone way down or has shot way up. It doesn’t matter. Just know that no matter what happened or how it left you, know that you are an amazing person. Did you read that? You. Are. An. Amazing. Person. We want you to know that you have tried your best and been your best. We also want to see the authentic, real you, nasty scars and all. That’s real and it’s beautiful. A boudoir shoot is all about celebrating your life and you, in a perfectly imperfect way. It’s not only about getting out of the house for one day. It’s about allowing yourself to be vulnerable in a natural, soft setting. Be prepared to cry when you see your pictures. It’s completely normal to be overcome with emotion after seeing your beauty captured so perfectly.
4. You’re Proud of Your Body
You’re feeling your best right now physically. Maybe you lost weight, started to workout again, or even eat healthy. Perhaps you’ve finally learned to love yourself the way you’re supposed to and accept yourself as you are. Don’t worry if you find yourself being overly critical with yourself on a daily basis. Everyone does it! Especially women who live in this day and age, where we’re constantly being told to look a certain way. Us women are especially critical with ourselves. It’s how we grew up in the world and it is a learned behavior. However, it’s important to know that we are all created so differently and beautifully and there is no set definition of what’s beautiful or not. In 2019 we know to celebrate the differences and accept ourselves as we are, WITHOUT judgment! Now is a great time to unlearn that critical mindset and start accepting your body as it is! Affirmations are a great way and simple to start giving yourself the love you deserve. All you need to do is wake up in the morning and say something like, “I am in charge of how I feel today and I am choosing happiness!” Or something like, “I love myself. I will allow myself to feel sexy and loved. Because that’s exactly what I am.”
5. Treat yourself!
Do you find yourself too busy to even glance at yourself in the mirror on any given day of the week? Are you a mom who is always busy chasing the kids around, taking them to practice, feeding? A boudoir shoot is the perfect getaway! A little “me” time with a good session will leave you feeling refreshed, revived, and ready to take on the world. Sessions typically last 3 hours long and take place in a private studio. You’ll be totally comfortable and in a private setting where you can feel liberated and free to express yourself. And don’t even think about worrying about the cost of a session. Remember, you buy yourself the things you need like food and clothes. The majority of your time and money is probably spent on your family. Set aside some time and money to treat yourself with a full day of pampering. In fact, you can plan a whole weekend of pampering yourself! Start with a haircut, go get your nails done, a wax, a facial, or anything your heart desires before the big day. You’ll be fully prepped to rock your boudoir shoot and give it all you got.
6. Capture Your Best You…For Your Loved Ones
Okay, so don’t go thinking that these boudoir pictures are only for your personal enjoyment. While you have total control over who sees your final photographs, just know that your loved ones would love to see them also! Maybe it’s your significant other, your husband, or even your grandchildren. I mean, how many pictures do you have of yourself anyway? Mom’s are usually the ones behind the camera, not in front. How do you want your family to remember you? Think about your grandchildren who want to see their grandma looking all empowered and strong all while being vulnerable. Let your family see your soft side. And like we mentioned in reason 2, boudoir is timeless. You can bet that this sensual genre of photography will be around and thriving in 100 years.
7. Instantly Boost Your Confidence
Maybe your confidence level is a solid 2 or 6 these days. Trust me, girl, you deserve for it to be a 10. Boudoir will most certainly get you feeling like you are the best thing that ever happened to this world. Because you are! Your confidence level will skyrocket to a 10, especially if you choose to do a boudoir shoot with Vivian. She knows how to pull that hot factor out of you. Vivian will expertly pose and style you so that the camera focuses on your best bits. Keep in mind that you’ll have a professional makeup artist beautifying your face as well as a hairstylist who will whip up your hair into a red-carpet look. It’s also important to note that this is a growth moment for you. It takes effort to get yourself feeling sexy and hot again. How many times have you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone and experienced something scary and exhilarating at the same time? No one grows by staying in the same place. Like one of our past clients, Sally said to Vivian, “I am consumed with emotions that I do not believe I have felt before. I can tell you that meeting you has been a game changer for me.”
8. Learn How to Feel Sexy
Boudoir is about giving us your sexy self. But maybe you don’t know how to be sexy. That’s okay. That’s what a professional photographer like Vivian Klein is for! Vivian Klein has years of experience under her belt when it comes to designing dream shoots. Keep in mind that a great photographer will schedule a consultation before your shoot and will discuss what your dream shoot encompasses. What do you envision yourself wearing? What type of wardrobe? Any props? It’s important to have an open conversation about what you’re feeling. This is your time to shine and to do something you really desire. Of course, most women who book a boudoir session end up booking multiple shoots. Be careful, capturing yourself in a sexy, alluring way can be quite addicting!
I would love to chat with you and get to know more about your dream boudoir session! Give me a ring and let’s get into all the juicy details! I’m talking outfits, hair, and themes! Let’s get this sexy boudoir party started, gorgeous!
9. You’re Getting Married!
Congratulations! This is such a fun an exciting time in your life. Why not capture your happiness in a unique and lasting way with a custom wedding boudoir shoot? A boudoir album can be the perfect gift for your significant other. You can incorporate something from the wedding, such as your veil, wedding flowers, or your lingerie to add a special and personalized touch. It’s a great way to convey your feelings all while celebrating this special and momentous time in your life. When you look back at your wedding boudoir photos, you’ll see why and how it was so special to create this moment. You only live once! Make it count and be sexy because you are and you can.
10. An Excuse To Buy New Stuff
Buying stuff is so fun. I mean, when was the last time you went shopping? Okay, maybe it was last week, but who cares! Shopping is a necessary and therapeutic part of life. Booking a boudoir shoot gives you the PERFECT excuse to buy lingerie. You’ll wear it for your shoot, model it for your S/O or just parade around it in when you’re home alone with a glass of wine. The most fun part of buying lingerie is searching for the right kind. Don’t cop out and head to Victoria’s Secret for lingerie. That’s boring! Do some research as to the type of style and brand you like. There’s so much out there! Adore Me, Yandy, Intimissi are all great brands that offer gorgeous lingerie sets and some with good prices. Check them out.
11. You Don’t Need a Reason
Honestly, do you even need a reason to book a shoot? Simply put, no. You’re a grown ass woman who doesn’t need a reason to do something you want to do. So go for it! Again, the honest truth is you don’t need a reason to do boudoir. Not one bit. We’re here to reassure you and tell you that we understand how it might feel difficult to do this for yourself. And we’re also here to remind you that you’re a grown ass woman who can do whatever the heck she wants! Do it because you’re ready to grow! So give me a ring today! I can’t wait to make your vision a reality!