When I am asked what I do for a living sometimes it’s a harder question to answer than you might think. I start out by telling people that I’m a boudoir photographer and I get one of two responses. The first being, “You do what now?” as they try to say the word boudoir. Or I get, “Oh you take pictures of women in their underwear for their husbands.”
The answer is actually a lot more complicated than that. Sure I work with women who are doing this for their husbands, boyfriends etc… But I also work with men and couples too. Make no mistake about it, boudoir is LIFE CHANGING for many of my clients. Most of my best clients come to me wanting to do a photoshoot like this in Toronto boudoir studio because they want to do it for them. Not for anyone else per se. Just for them.
So Why Do They Do It?
There are actually many reasons, but here are few that come to mind… The first of course and what sometimes seems like the most obvious is that she’s doing this for a wedding / anniversary present for her partner. Whilst working with a bride embarking on her wedding day is very rewarding, some of my favourite clients have come to me for very different reasons. I have had clients seeking a post-divorce confidence boost, or photographs before undergoing a mastectomy. One lady came in after battling anorexia and successfully gaining weight.
Others have come after having children, as they are more acutely aware that our bodies change over the years and they want to capture it ‘before it’s too late’.
Some of these women are going through a really challenging time. Others just don’t have much time in their busy lives to pamper themselves. It’s so rewarding to give them a great experience and time out from the stresses of day-to -day life.
We find it difficult to take a step back and appreciate what we have and who we are. Boudoir helps a woman celebrate herself, and see herself through someone else’s eyes. I always like to think of my clients looking back at their photos when they are 90, and having a wee smile about their beautiful youth!
Make The Move & Reach Out
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