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Boudoir Myths Busted!

Breaking it down — The lingering myths of boudoir photography.

There seem to be many myths pertaining to boudoir photography. And unfortunately, these myths
prevent many women from participating in this amazing experience! Let’s go ahead and bust five of the
biggest myths and ease your fears if you find yourself being hesitant. Time to get those boudoir myths busted!

Boudoir Myth #1. I have to be naked.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing lingerie, a potato sack, or nothing at all. The main purpose of Boudoir
photography is to empower the subject, not to make them uncomfortable. There is only one person
who dictates how far you need to go with your shoot in order to reveal your inner goddess, and that is
you. You don’t have to jump up and down on the bed in your birthday suit to feel empowered, though if
you choose to do so you will not be judged for it.

Boudoir Myth #2. I am not perfect.

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Yes, you are! Who you are in this very moment is exactly who you should be as you begin this journey.
I’ve photographed every age, size, shape, color, whatever, and the results are always gorgeous. There
are too many things in this life that we choose not to experience because we don’t match societies
beauty standards. Boudoir photography will help release the chains that bind you, and you will see that
anything is possible!

Boudoir Myth #3. I will be judged for it.

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Your shoot will be exactly what you want it to be, but there is naturally an element of sexuality to it.
When it comes to something so incredibly personal, there are bound to be feelings of vulnerability and
the fear of being judged. It is not for anyone but you to decide what makes you feel like a goddess. I’m
there as a facilitator, and to capture it in the art of photography. I do not judge. Besides, nobody will see
these photographs unless you choose to share them. They can be your little secret!

Boudoir Myth #4. Everybody will see my photographs.

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As the client, YOU decide what I can use for promotional purposes. After your shoot is over, you will go
through the photographs and choose your favorites, but you will also choose if there are any
photographs you are willing to let me use for my portfolio and for other promotional use such as
Facebook and my web site. I require explicit permission in writing before I post a boudoir photograph
online. If you decide you do not want your photographs posted online then this is completely fine too.
They are your pictures to do with as you see fit. We shoot a lot of our promo work with willing models
for this reason!

Boudoir Myth #5. I don’t have someone (a partner/ significant other) to do this for.

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Yes, you do! These photographs are for YOU above all else. Sure, lots of people have these sessions
done so that they can give their partner a gift he/she will never forget, and of course that’s a wonderful
idea. However, first and foremost, a boudoir photo session is a gift to YOU!

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