PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH.
I recently had a dose of my own medicine and I'll be the first to tell you it reminded me a LOT of Mary Poppins. You know...the scene where the children must take their medicine and they've got their noses turned up. They think it's going to taste awful, noses scrunched up and the MOST sour look on their faces. Then they take a sip of their medicine and it's DELICIOUS.
Basically that's me. Except disgust was not my initial feelings...it was fear! I was so nervous! Let me repeat, I am a Certified Professional Boudoir Photographer...and I was so nervous for my own boudoir session! Pre session jitters are no joke!!
When I was offered the opportunity to model for the official Boudie Camp Live 2019 boudoir photography shootout, I knew it was something I wanted to do. I recognized it was an amazing opportunity and I was 99% of the way to saying yes...except...that 1% of me was like, "Girl. Are you crazy?! You are definitely not ready for a boudoir session." That 1% of me is MEAN and really loud. I'm a strong, independent woman...but I definitely wanted to ask my husband how he'd feel about 928756298375 pictures of me in lingerie floating around the internet. He is obviously in the running for husband of the year because he basically said "why are you still thinking about it, do it!"
The boudoir photography shoot out was held at an Airbnb location less than a mile from our boudoir photography convention and all the rooms were stunningly beautiful with great natural light from the windows. There were 5 models, 25 male and female boudoir photographers and 4 or 5 event coordinators/educators in the house. Having boudoir portraits taken is scary enough, doing it in front of 30+ people is absolutely terrifying! Most of the photographers are friends or at least an acquaintance so that helped me to relax a little. The scariest part was taking my clothes off and putting on my lace lingerie. I had to take a couple deep breaths before I could open up the door and start the shoot.
In the next blog post, I'll be talking in more detail how my shoot went, share images from the boudoir shoot and talk more about my fears and expectations! If you'd like more info on booking a boudoir photography shoot of your own, get your FREE Dream Shoot Planner and see if this is the right fit for you!