July 2, 2021


By Emmarie

Why should you do a beauty or boudoir shoot?

I've been photographing women since 2012, and most of the women who sign up for a beauty or boudoir shoot, really do it for themselves, not for their boyfriend or husband. I mean, there are some clients who do, but surprisingly, this is usually something women choose to do as a self esteem booster. A lot of women come to me with hopes of seeing themselves in a different light...or just wanting a chance to feel and look good. Doing something for themselves for a change.

As the everyday woman, we get caught up with the busy-ness of life, career, kids, family, etc. that we fail to set aside some time to care for ourselves. Why not escape that even for just one day? Give yourself the opportunity to look and feel really great, even if there is no occasion. There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate YOU, no matter what stage of life you are currently in!

Here, I list down my top 5 reasons why it is important to experience it at least once in your life!

Consider It Self Care

Women are creatures of beauty. This is how we are made. Just the shape of our body alone shows it. Why are men attracted to us? We have curves all over- around our breasts, thighs, hips and butt. We never really have a chance to appreciate ourselves because we don't see us like others do. Its really hard to visualize when you can't see for yourself. And the only way to do that, is to be photographed. Part of this is having the hair and makeup done, selecting a wardrobe, and going through the whole process of learning the right moves, poses and facial expressions. I consider this self care. Once you invest in yourself, it becomes an emotional and healing process.

It Can Be Fun!

Our shoots are always fun! Our team always makes it a point to have fun. We tell stories and jokes and make it a point to always laugh and make our ladies feel comfortable. On most days, we serve drinks to help take some of the edge off, which usually helps. But just the whole experience itself can be fun! You get to learn a lot of things about yourself you never thought you could do! And that feeling alone is such a great boost!

The Extra Special Treatment

Imagine being treated just like a super model on set. Think Beyonce with the fan in your hair, having an assistant fix your hair and makeup in between sets...need I say more? This is perhaps the only time (aside from your wedding day) that you can get away with something like this. There just aren’t enough reasons in life to get dressed up and feel fancy. That treatment also including some super positive energy that touches you to the core, that’s an extra special experience.  It’s not just feeling like you’re on set of a fashion shoot that makes it so magical.  It’s being cheered by a team of people who see the best in you and are there to help you see it too.

When You're Old And Gray, You Would Be Glad You Did A Beauty & Boudoir Shoot!

We always like to say...not now. I'm not ready yet. I need to lose 10 lbs or 20 lbs. I'm not good enough...The truth is, you're perfect now. We keep pushing and pushing, sometimes not realizing we have lost the perfect opportunity already! For me, if I’m lucky enough to reach my 80s, I want to be able to look back at a time in my life before gravity was so evident. Not that aging is a bad thing. We should all be so lucky to have the wisdom and strength that comes with a certain age. But when your body is past the point of wall squats, it’ll be nice to have a record from this time to look back.

Bonding Among Girls

We all need it. You know that feeling you get when you’re among your tribe. Your girls that make you feel supported. Who push you to be your best self and get you to laugh along the way. So many boudoir studio’s are full of women staff who are motivated by the same mission. This work attracts likeminded ladies. All joined together with the goal of building one another up. 

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