Throughout my years of photographing individuals, I have found a love for couples boudoir. Which really shouldn't have been such a surprise to myself. For the past 5 years I've photographed engagements and weddings and I love documenting love. What better way to combine my love for photographing people in love and empowering women at the same time?
"I wanted someone to capture the way my husband looked at me. After having two children and being together for 10 years you forget that you're still a woman; you forget that even though your a mother you still want to feel desired.
Before the session obviously we were both nervous. Kierra has a very calming vibe about her so my nerves were eased almost instantly. During the session I got more comfortable. I started the session saying to myself that I didn’t want to do any “scandalous” photos (mostly because of nerves) but the more into the session the more Kierra made me feel like a goddess."
One misconception about couples boudoir is that something is "happening". Nothing is going on --EVER! It's all posing and angles. I will never push you to do anything your uncomfortable with. However, usually by the end of the session you're doing poses and set-ups you never thought you'd want. Those usually end up being some of the best shots of your session.
"My favorite part was watching my spouse throughout the shoot. He had the desire in his eyes that I hadn’t seen in a while. Being a mother of two, a wife, and working a full time job, it is so easy to fall into “auto-pilot” with your spouse. You forget what it’s like to be and feel desired. I never knew I needed to feel that way till I saw the look in his eyes."
Couples boudoir is such a neat experience for both members. It's like the ultimate date night (with a third wheel, hi it's me!). In all seriousness though, I think every couple should have the chance to document their love in an intimate, authentic form.
"The session not only was an instant confidence boost but also the “boost” my marriage needed. Being together for 10 years and starting a family makes it easy to put your relationship on the back burner while you raise/focus on the kids. This experience woke us up and made us remember to love on us more.
Advise I would give would be to stop Hesitating. Don’t think of all the reasons you don’t want to (that’s called nerves) JUST BOOK A SESSION. You will absolutely never EVER regret it. I would also tell people to book a couples session at least once.
A couples session will bring you everything you didn’t know you needed. It will spice up your marriage and mend your soul. Being a wife and mother is amazing and exhausting. A boudoir session will make you remember that you are also a woman who DESERVES to feel beautiful in her own skin, desired by the one she loves, and confident that both of these don’t get put on the back burner throughout life."