woman's day is a day that I can truly get behind. Celebrating National Women's Day is something that comes so naturally to me, as I celebrate woman every day.
Boudoir is something that I hope every woman experiences at least once in her lifetime. So many of my clients tell me that they are scared. Women don't get to stop being moms when they go to work. We don't get to just turn off our brains. We are multitaskers. We NEED to be celebrated every day. All of the women that have stood in front of my camera have incredible stories to tell. They are stories that I carry with me every day. They are full of pain, power, beauty, grace, and so much more. I am so fortunate to be a part of their journey.
Each year i celebrate a MOM's journey...i have a YUMMY MUMMY celebration where i get women to nominate a MOM that deserves to be spoilt. I then choose a winner and then capture their journey with me and make them feel like a WOMAN again...not just a MOTHER. This year i celebrate Miss M's journey as a YUMMY MUMMY.
My ‘full time’ job is a professional photographer, but I am not just any photographer, I am a Boudoir Photographer. I’m sure there are some of you ladies might ask what that is...well i do get asked this question alot and trust me it is something not to be embarrassed about...some of you who do know what this is might ask "Why do that?"
So I thought, I would just clear it up for anyone who was interested to know what it is and why people do it.
What is boudoir photography?
First off, my work is ELEGANT and TASTEFUL.
What is Boudoir well it is is French for a women’s private room or bedroom.
At my boutique boudoir studio located in Cape Town, we define boudoir photography as the art of capturing beautiful, glamorous and sexy photos of women, in an intimate setting. This means that you can be any age, height or weight…we feel that every women is gorgeous and deserves to feel that way.
Why do a boudoir shoot?
When we ask our clients, why they did their boudoir shoot, they all have different answers so i decided to compile the top 3 reasons for doing a shoot like this.
A Gift: It’s becoming increasingly trendy to do a boudoir shoot as a groom’s gift, as well as, for an anniversary or birthday gift for a spouse. This is because boudoir photos are special, unique and extremely personal…And like no other gift your partner has ever received!
To empower yourself: The sad part is that we do get loads of ladies walking into our studio with almost no self-confidence and hating their bodies or certain parts of their bodies. This can make our job challenging but it’s also extremely rewarding when our client leave and say thank you for an AMAZING SHOOT but more importantly for making me look and feel so beautiful. I didn’t know I could look like this…meanwhile, we really didn’t change the way she looked at all. We just managed to change the way she views herself which is always the biggest challenge.
A Celebration: A lot of women want to celebrate the way they look now, either because they have reached an age milestone, such as 30, 40, or 50 or they have lost weight, got a new job, been married for 20 years, the list goes on and on… When women are wanting to do a shoot for this reason, it is normally because they see a boudoir shoot as the perfect pamper day, that will not only last today but a lifetime… the feelings from this session will remain with you forever
Our boudoir ladies are all different, some are moms, some are wives, some are business owners, and some are brides…all of them are equally as gorgeous and beautiful in every way. Each of them has a story to tell about their journey to feeling great in their own skin. Want to follow some of my ladies stories...check out my Boudoir Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/samanthajacksonboudoir/
So now that you are feeling like this is something you could do, or at least consider, you really should go have a look at our website – Boudoir by Samantha Jackson Photography and from there, feel free to contact us or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org Because, at the end of the day, a boudoir shoot is for any and every woman and every woman deserves to look and feel gorgeous!
(please note, all photos posted are done so with permission).