This beautiful client has written in her own words why she chose to do a boudoir session and what regaining power means to her.
“I’ve been trying to think of the best way to put into words all the reasons I wanted to do a boudoir shoot, without completely baring my soul to the internet. The quick answer: I wanted to get my power back.
As women, we’re faced with sexism, gender stereotypes and blatant discrimination regularly. The current political climate just adds to it all. I feel like I’m under attack so often that it’s become normal, and I am not a fan.
I’m so tired of the way our culture determines our worth as women my by how useful we are to others. We are measured based on our sacrifices (or lack thereof) and usefulness. When will we be seen for who we are on our own and not for who we are in relation to others as mothers, daughters, sisters and wives?
I’m also an eating disorder survivor. I have spent a large portion of my life loathing my own body, whether it was obvious to others or not. I still have good days and bad days like everyone, but I’m at a point where I feel good, both mentally and physically, in my own skin. I am proud of the way I take care of myself, after years of a less than stellar job. I don’t expect those good feelings to last forever so I thought it was probably a good time to document it.
At the end of the day, I did this for me. I had a great time doing the shoot – I felt completely comfortable and at ease – and I enjoyed that fleeting moment of satisfaction after the proofs came and I showed my husband and he literally squirmed.
I don’t have all of my power back, but I’m working on it. I hope that more women will continue to get theirs back as well, by whatever means makes them feel strong and worthwhile.”