Overcome Your Boudoir Session Nerves
So you booked a boudoir session, you’ve planned some awesome outfits (if you haven’t yet, have a look at my Boudoir Outfit Selection suggestions), and now you feel a sense of panic starting to set in. OMG, I have to wear these sexy outfits in front of a stranger. With a camera. What! Wait a minute, maybe I made a mistake…
I get it. You feel shy or self-conscious or just a bit concerned. How can it be that this person with a camera won’t be judging me? She is going to be looking at me the whole time. People talk about public speaking being the biggest fear, well then let’s think about boudoir. It’s like public speaking in your underwear.
Now take a deep breath… breathe, breathe, breathe. Let me tell you how to overcome your boudoir session nerves because if you cancel this session, you know you are going to regret it forever.
Let me start with the most important thing. I’m not judging you, I’m on your side. I take boudoir photographs because I really love helping women see themselves for the beautiful beings that they are. One of my favorite parts is the reveal session. I create a video using some of your photos set to some fun music so you get a chance to just take in the results of your day. It gives me chills just thinking about the reactions I get. I love it!
Did you get a chance to read what my client, Nicole said?
“Gwynne was so amazing with me!! I really did have an amazing time during our photo session!! She made me feel comfortable in my skin and she made me feel sexy! And best of all, there was no judgement at all, which is always something that sits in the back of my mind as a plus sized woman. I thank Gwynne so much for that! It really made a huge difference to me! Thanks again for an amazing day!”
That’s my goal – for you to have an amazing time. No, it won’t start out that way. It will be a bit awkward at first. I know that and I plan for that. How? Well I pick an outfit that you will feel most comfortable in and I start with a position that feels the most secure. This isn’t my first rodeo.
Before long we’ll be doing implied nude shots and you may even want to try a nude pose or two. You’re moving, we’re laughing and yes, you’re having fun. And then you’ll wonder, why did I wait so long to do this?
The thing that’s important to remember is that when you are trying something new – whether it’s public speaking or boudoir photography, you are going to be a bit nervous. Nerves can be a good thing. They can make us more aware and help us to perform. You just have to remember that you are doing this for you. Even if you think you are doing it for someone else, you really are doing it for yourself and you should be proud.
So how do I think you can overcome your boudoir session nerves? Well, you won’t overcome them all before the session, but remember – I’m not judging you. You can do this. You will look amazing. You will have fun. You will LOVE the images that we create together.
And most likely, you will want to do it again. If you want to speak with me or meet me before your session, please just ask. You can contact me, send me a text, or call – whatever works for you.
Warm regards, Gwynne