This past Sunday, I got together with five strong, sexy, stunning women (with even more beautiful insides to match) to do a different kind of boudoir shoot. This is something that most of us never would have imagined us doing at this point in our lives. With age comes confidence in a lot of things, but often a lack of love for our own bodies.
I mean, for the Women: Raw.Honest.Loved. Project, my main insecurity was my body image (I say “was” because it has diminished in importance since that evening…not to say I don’t still get hung up on it from time to time; I’m human…but, it’s just not as much in the forefront as it was) and I would have never suspected that I would find myself removing my clothes and standing in the FRONT of the camera. It was awkward and intimidating…and then liberating and empowering. I got to own it and feel sexy just being me. I actually think the reason I was most uncomfortable was not because I was somewhat naked, but more-so because I was trying to be serious. I laugh. A LOT. I don’t even know how to keep a straight face for more than a few seconds. So, being sultry in seriousness is not my thing…I WILL SULTRY IT UP WHILE LAUGHING, HOWEVER. I don’t even know what that means, but I’ll do it. Next time, because there WILL be a next time, I’ll be laughing the whole way.
In any case, above are a few photos from that shoot. To see more, along with an explanation of why we went for the theme that we did, go here. I’ll be adding a few more photos this week, so be sure and check back.
ATTENTION!***My MAIN point in putting this blog out so quickly, however, is not just to show you pretty photos, but to tell you that you NEED TO READ THIS: “Let’s Hear It for the Girls: the reason I chose to do boudoir.”. My super sexy and talented dear friend, Rachel, wrote in the most eloquent way how she felt about doing a shoot like this. But it is mostly about women; about our obsession with body image…about the way things are versus the way things need to become. It seriously is beautiful. And I love her. It makes me cry every time I read it…which has been several times already. 🙂
GO READ IT RIGHT NOW. Seriously. You will not be disappointed.
Also, share the hell out of it, won’t you? The world needs to read her words.***