This post is dedicated to all the girls who take risks.
Much like Amber here, she was definitely nervous for her shoot. She told herself that she was just going to book it as quickly as she could so there was no turning back. I love this tactic because the second you are locked in there is no more fear.
There’s a little bit of anxiety sure and a whole bunch of nerves leading up to the shoot, but once you have committed to this and have to committed to doing this for yourself, you know you’ve got this. For years and years you have gave yourself every excuse in the book to not do boudoir. I’m not at my ‘ideal’ weight. (New’s flash, you’ll never be, because once you get there, you’ll always want something else.) My skin is too irritated right now, I don’t have boobs, I don’t have an ass, I’m not ‘sexy’, I can’t pose like that, she won’t know what to do with me, I’m too awkward et cetera et cetera et cetera. I can go on for hours you don’t even know.
What I do know and what I want every womxn to know is, that every girl I photograph no matter what they look like, is self conscious in some way. Our bodies are our bodies and we see and know them the best and of course we are the one’s who are over critical of them. But the size 2 girl with perky boobs and and no stretch marks ANYWHERE, is still hella self conscious. So, If you are telling yourself in your head that you can’t do something because you don’t have a body like Tina or Ashley or someone, they might be saying the same things in their head.
Doubt, worries, body image issues, comparison game, self-love bloodsucker at times; we all deal with it. But don’t for a second think that you are not worthy of something because of how your head, torso, legs and arms look. Thats just silly when you read that aloud right? Thats just your body. Now start loving that shit before you let another year and decade go by hating it. And you can start loving it with some boudoir.
Bae // 2x2a