Everyone is Beautiful…

As women, we’ve all become too conditioned to not see ourselves as beautiful, and it is a sad thing. All of us – every single one – has a wealth of beauty. Most of us have just taught ourselves to ignore it and only pick on our own faults.

I have discovered an amazing power when I do boudoir photography sessions. I can make women see their true beauty. Almost every woman starts the session nervous, worried about her own personal flaws. By the end, after a lot of laughter and silliness (because every session is better with laughter!), every single client has told me how empowered she feels. How beautiful she feels. How excited she is about the previews I’ve shown her on the camera.

Many of my clients (but not all!) have done sessions originally as a gift for someone else. In the end, they all take away a gift for themselves too.

I think this would happen outside of boudoir sessions as well – I’ve been trying to encourage women to come in for an empowering portrait session even if they don’t want a boudoir session. Something to celebrate their beauty. Something to make them feel strong.

We are all way too hard on ourselves. Everyone IS beautiful.

Thank you to Katherine Center for the link to the video and the inspiration to write the post. I look forward to reading your book!

What do you find beautiful about yourself? (Hard question, isn’t it? It shouldn’t be that way.)

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

7 replies on “Everyone is Beautiful…”

Very hard question…you’re right. Don’t know that I have an answer yet, but wanted to express how much I liked this post and the link (can’t see the site for the book b/c it’s blocked at work). I think your views are wonderful and powerful. Maybe one day I can do one of these sessions and get that same empowerment for myself that you say your clients walk away with!

I agree with you: “We’re all way too hard on ourselves.” Thank you so much for posting the video trailer! I’m very proud of it, and its message, and I feel so honored when people post it on their blogs. Thank you!!! …And your wedding photos are GORGEOUS, by the way!!

As a fellow female photographer i fully emphasise with everything you say in your post, it is truley awe inspiring to see a women go from total nervousness to the full enjoyment and freedom as the shoot progresses.

very nice article I totally agree with your point of view the system determines the women no need to sign point of view not easy to be confident yourself then these boudoir sessions becomes important thank you for sharing and good luck

As a man reading this post, I must say that you are correct. Sexy and beautiful has as much to do with positive attitude as physical appearance. Some of the sexiest and most attractive women I have known in my lifetime are not “super models”, but their attitudes make them even better!

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