MT Boudoir Session | Las Vegas, NV
After starting to do more and more boudoir sessions and having conversations about it with others, I've noticed that a lot of people are misinformed about boudoir photography - from the purpose behind it to the empowerment it can provide a woman (or man!) In a world of so much negativity, body shaming, eating disorders, and so much pressure to be perfect in every way, the beauty of boudoir photography and positive thinking is message I don't want to keep to myself.
SELF LOVE IS SO IMPORTANT!
I have started something new with my boudoir blog posts... with these ladies' permission, I am going to start sharing some of their answers to their follow-up questionnaires along with the highlights from their sessions, hopefully to give some insight as to how it feels to do a boudoir session and just how empowering the results can be!
Let me remind you that I never do any heavy touch ups, such as slimming down certain body parts or expanding others. The most retouching I ever do is light blemish removal - the occasional pimple, etc. What does that mean? That means that these girls truly are this beautiful, and you are too! These are real women, with real bodies. Not models. Not airbrushed. Not fake. Why is this important? Because when I deliver the galleries of images, the reaction is always the same. SHOCK. They cannot believe that these pictures area actually them, and by keeping it real, I can remind them that it IS them, that I did not do any heavy retouching, that it is their real, feminine body, their real, gorgeous smile, their real, glowing beauty.
As women, we get so used to looking in the mirror every day and wishing we could change things. We compare ourselves to television characters and underwear models, and we are flooded with everyone else's best of the best on social media. We often forget what we look like from the outside looking in - which is truly stunning. That's why it is important to get in front of the camera every once in a while and let yourself be reminded of how amazing you truly are.
Q: Why did you decide to book this boudoir session?
A: After competing in a bodybuilding show it was difficult for me to accept that I couldn't maintain that physique all of the time. I struggled with my body image and decided to do something completely out of my comfort zone and do it to see myself in a positive way. The pictures were stunning, they made me realize that I was beautiful exactly how I was.
Q: How did you feel before your session?
A: I was nervous but excited! I knew Kamra was going to make it fun and enjoyable!
Q: How did you feel during your session?
A: Completely comfortable! Nothing like I expected! It was relaxing and I was super excited to see how they were going to come out!
Q: How did you feel after your session?
A: I left feeling empowered and very anxious to see the final product!
Q: How did you feel when you received your gallery?
A: I was honestly in shock. I didn't believe that it was actually me! The poses that felt "awkward" turned out so good and I'm so glad I put my trust in her to do these pictures! They were beautiful. Absolutely stunning.
Q: What is your favorite thing about yourself? Do you feel that your session and the images you received highlighted that feature?
A: I liked how she captured my laugh and how all of the angles were so flattering and complimented my figure.
Q: Is there anything you would change about your photographs or how your session went?
A: None that I can think of! It went so smoothly and I received my pictures so quickly!
Q: Is there anything else the Photographer could have done differently to make your experience more comfortable?
A: She was great! We were able to just visit and shoot and she knew exactly what angles looked best for my figure!
Q: Would you recommend Kamra Fuller Photography to a friend? Why or why not?
A: Yes! She is talented and knowledgeable and does amazing work! She has an incredible eye and is able to create art out of pictures.
Q: What do you plan to do with your images from the session?
A: I am keeping them for myself as a reminder that even if I don't have my "abs" all the time, I am still strong and beautiful.