It’s easy to make excuses for why we don’t do things - especially when we get nervous about it. We make excuses for how we dress, act, or feel. We even make excuses when it comes to loving and taking care of ourselves! Trust me, I know how busy life gets - I have a 3 year old at home and I’m a single parent running a business, you don’t have to tell me twice about not having enough free time! But many times I hear clients say things like “Oh, I’ll do it when I lose XX lbs first.” Or “Oh, I just don’t have the funds right now”. I wanted to write this to show you that no matter what excuse is going through your head that you CAN do it! You ARE worthy of self love and filling your own cup!
“I don’t have enough time for myself”
Look, I may not be a psychologist but I can tell you that if you aren’t taking care of yourself mentally then you can’t take care of everyone else (and I’m speaking from experience). This might make sense as I’m typing it, but I know that it’s much harder to do it than it is to say it. I am seriously awful at taking time for myself and giving myself that break - I make the same excuses too, and that’s why I feel it’s so important to share this with you. There are times I need someone to look me in the face and say “SLOW DOWN A MINUTE! Give yourself a break and take a breath!”
At your boudoir shoot you’re able to breathe and love yourself for a few hours without all of the other distractions of daily life around you. You won’t be spending your energy playing the comparison game to the people around you or worrying what anyone thinks. You will get to see where your unique beauty comes from and it truly lifts a HUGE mental weight.
You need to take time for yourself, why not spend it having an amazing time and getting glammed up and pampered for once?
“I’m just not where I want to be with my weight/I don’t fit what people think of as a ‘good enough’ size.”
I’m going to hit you with a fun fact: Only 5% of women naturally have the body that is commonly portrayed by the media.
If you’ve been following me for any length of time you’ll hear me say over and over ‘WHY do you have to be a certain size to love yourself?’ Why do you need to fit some random strangers idea of a ‘perfect’ body? Why are you comparing yourself to everyone else when no two women are the same?
It’s awesome to have goals and want to get healthy, but you don’t have to hate your body in the process. You should love yourself every step of the way. Be proud of where you are so that you can be proud of where you’re going. Have a boudoir shoot to celebrate where you are now, and then do one when you hit that goal to celebrate how far you’ve come!
“I never feel sexy or sensual anymore so a boudoir shoot isn’t for me.”
This is PRECISELY the reason you SHOULD do a boudoir shoot!
We frequently lose touch with our femininity or sexuality when life gets overwhelming or crazy because of health/kids/work/etc. It happens a lot and it’s totally normal and okay! A fabulous way to find that side of yourself again is to do the shoot to put the spark back in that was missing. I can show you that and help to ignite that inner fire!
Another quick thing, you don’t have to wear skimpy clothing or lingerie if that’s not your thing! We have so many other outfit ideas you can do, it’s not the outfit that makes it boudoir.
“A boudoir shoot is an investment and I don’t have all the money right now.”
Yes, a boudoir shoot IS an investment. It’s also an investment in yourself. You are investing in your well-being and confident as well! We also offer payment plans to help with budgeting. In order to book we do have a retainer, but after that we can set up whatever payment plan you need to help out. If you have any questions about payment plans, just send us an email!