1. I need to lose weight first.
This is first on the list only because I struggle with it myself. Honest truth time - each of my boudoir sessions has come when I've been at my highest weight ever. That's not an easy thing to admit. But you know what happened? I LOVED my images. No matter how much weight I gain or lose, I will always love those images. Because they are me. And they allowed me to see myself and my body the way others do, through a different set of eyes. Because I'm not just my lumps and jiggly parts, I'm also my curves and beauty. And you know what else? Through proper posing and wardrobe, those few extra pounds aren't even noticeable in images.
2. I can't afford it.
No doubt, boudoir is an investment. But you know what? So are you. The things that are most important are those that we anticipate and prepare for. They're the things that we hold on to when they're over and think about to lift us up. And that's exactly what boudoir is. It's an investment in yourself. A way to show off every side of who you are and what you want to be. And you're worth working with someone who knows what they're doing and will give you the experience of a lifetime.
3. It's selfish and vain to have photos like this of myself.
Stop right there. It's not. It's just not. It's empowering and confidence inspiring. We capture those that we love and value. Our families, our children. Now add yourself to that list. Because you love and value who you are.