We all make excuses to varying degrees. This is especially true when it is easier making an excuse than making a decision. We may think we have good reasons for our avoidance, but we don’t really. Here are the top lame excuses for not doing a boudoir session.
This is the easiest excuse to make. Almost every woman on this planet isn’t happy with her weight. Whether to heavy or too thin, many women I encounter are not pleased with their body shape. There are always complaints about thighs, butts, hips, and boobs. If you are going to make this terrible excuse, book your boudoir session further out. Set a specific date in advance to give yourself a goal to work towards.
A ‘good’ photographer will know how to pose you in a way to make any areas of concern less noticeable or flattering. Depending on the types of outfits you choose, those can also greatly impact the quality of your images. Read this post about boudoir lingerie outfits to learn what will suit your body type.
I’m Not Pretty…
Um, yes you are! If you don’t look good in photos, it is the fault of the photographer. You are who you are and feeling sorry for your body, face, or other features doesn’t become you. The reason you hire a professional photographer is so that you get good photos. This excuse is very similar to the one about weight; there are flattering ways to pose and dress. Skin blemishes, stretch marks, and other minor concerns are easy to remove.
No Boyfriend, Spouse, etc..
Boudoir photography isn’t about your significant other, it’s about you. If you wanted something specifically for a guy in your life, you might be looking for something other than a boudoir session. Boudoir is about showcasing how beautiful you are.
I’m a good girl…
Awesome! Doing a boudoir shoot doesn’t make you a bad girl. If you are curious if boudoir is sinful, read my post about why it isn’t. You also don’t need to be a model to do a session. As a professional photographer, I am very used to working with people of all skill levels. Sometimes it is easier to photograph a client who doesn’t have preconceived notions about how to pose.
Boudoir also isn’t all about nudity. Boudoir covers a range of styles from fully clothed to completely naked. Keep this in mind if you think you need to step way out of your comfort zone to book a boudoir sitting.
What are your terrible excuses for not doing a boudoir session?