When we get nervous, we make excuses. We make excuses not to love ourselves or take care of ourselves. Sometimes life is just busy, we are too crazy at work, or always have to drive someone SOMEWHERE. Sometimes it’s more important to spend time with our spouse. We also use excuses like “I wanna lose 15 lbs first!” and “I just don’t have the money right now!”
I wanted to write this to show you all that no matter the excuse, you CAN do it!
Let me show you that no matter the excuse, you are worthy of self love!
"I don't have time for myself!"
You can’t pour into others, if your cup isn’t already filled. You have to fill up your cup so you can help serve others. It’s so important to remember that if you aren’t taking care of yourself, you’re not going to be able to handle taking care of everyone else, which makes sense but is actually much harder said than done! Sometimes I am the WORST at making sure I am giving myself mental health breaks and that’s why I think it’s so important to share this with you all. I make the same excuses as above and sometimes I need someone to look me in the face and say, “SLOW DOWN, give yourself a break, breath for a minute!”
During a boudoir session you can take a deep breath and give yourself some love. We use up so much energy every day comparing ourselves to others. What if we stopped worry about that? We could get back so much wasted energy in our lives. This session is where you get to see yourself in a new light and lifts the weight you carry around thinking about what others think.
You deserve to make time for yourself. Why not do it during boudoir session while you get pampered and let your body free of the stigmas. You got this!
"I want to lose weight first."
I admit it is good to be healthy. But are we striving towards unrealistic goals? Did you know that only 5% of women naturally possess the bodies portrayed in most of the media. FIVE PERCENT! That's crazy.
You can love your body, now. You don’t need to wait until you are a certain size in order to love and appreciate your body today. Why do you need to fit into someone else’s mold of what is an “acceptable” body image. You were uniquely made and deserve to celebrate the body you have today.
I have goals to get healthy and assure you that I try to take good care of my body. That is not wrong. But that doesn’t mean I can’t love my body right now. You can love your body at every step along this journey. In fact, I have women who book sessions at the beginning of the self love journey and then another boudoir session once they have achieved some of their goals. Celebrate you whenever you want.
“I don't feel sexy, so I can't do a boudoir session.”
NOPE. Nope. All the nopes.
Rewind! Let me reverse that on you. This excuse is actually the EXACT reason you SHOULD do a boudoir shoot.
When life gets busy, it is very easy to lose touch with our femininity or sexuality. I’m right there with you, that has been me over the years. You are in good company, that is totally normal and it is okay. A great way to find this side of ourselves again is to have a boudoir shoot done to out that spark back in us. I can show you that you have that inside you somewhere. Let our bodies free and get out of our comfort zone, to then feel comfortable in our own bodies again. It might even ignite a spark between you and your spouse as well!
Another thing to remember is that you don’t HAVE to wear super sexy clothing/ lingerie. If you feel like this doesn’t show your personality, then there are so many other outfit ideas, or maybe nothing at all… whatever makes you feel beautiful. If you need ideas, I will gladly talk to you about them or you can check out our blog on finding outfits here!
“A boudoir session is an investment, and I don't have the money right now.”
Yes you are correct, a boudoir shoot IS an investment. More importantly, it is an investment in YOU. You are investing in your confidence, self-love and empowerment as well! I do offer payment plans! In order to book your session, there is a session fee, and after that we can set up your payment plan for the remaining so that it might be easier to book a shoot! If you have any questions about setting up a session or a payment plan, shoot me an email and I will answer all your questions.