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Common Boudoir Fears & Concerns: Washing Away the Worries

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

One of our Boudoir models leaning across a chaise lounge in our JHyde Boudoir Studio in West Dundee, IL

Many women have fears and concerns when trying to decide whether or not to book a boudoir session. These fears are very common and cause many women to miss out on this life-changing experience. One of the things boudoir photographers hear most from their clients after all is said and done is, “Every woman should experience this at least once in their lifetime!” We also tend to get many repeat clients because, after their first session, our clients have put those fears and concerns to rest and realized just how amazing and truly life-changing the experience is.

Let’s look at some of the most common concerns I hear from ladies who feel a little skeptical and put those fears to rest!

A woman laying on a bed with all white sheets. Her arms are above her head, and her heels are propped up on the headboard.

“I am not comfortable with my flaws.”

Let’s face it, we all have flaws! I’ve actually been talking about this a lot lately in my VIP Facebook Group! Not a single one of us is perfect. There is no such thing as too heavy, too thin, too pale, too dark, too many stretch marks, etc. Our flaws are what make us unique. And you are ALL equally beautiful! I have flaws myself, and I can assure you that I am the last one to judge any woman for anything they see as a flaw. I see you as a strong, badass woman who is gorgeous in her own way. I see you not only as a client but also as a precious friend! Therefore, I will go above and beyond to listen to you and help guide you through the whole process while focusing on your best assets.

And, although I can tell you ALL day how beautiful and precious I think all of you are, I know that doesn’t simply erase years of self-consciousness and body-image issues. Despite my thinking that your flaws make you even more beautiful and unique, you may still want to work around certain things that make you uncomfortable, which I totally understand! Booking that boudoir session in itself is a HUGE accomplishment and a step towards loving yourself and your body - so, if there is anything you want to play down during your session, you can let me know in your complimentary consultation call!

A woman running her hands through her hair. She is facing away from the camera & wearing a green bodysuit while sitting on a bed

“I don’t know how to pose properly.”

Listen up, ladies! As a professional boudoir photographer, I do my research. You do not need to know how to pose; it’s my job to pose you! I will direct you through the whole process, all the way down to how you tilt your head and where to place your hands. I will actually demonstrate the poses with you and physically move your hands, arms, legs, etc., if needed. It is a team effort, and we are in this together! All you need to do is show up and let me handle the rest.

You may come into the session feeling a little stiff and awkward, but gradually, you will become more and more comfortable with each pose as we jam out to your favorite music and you see yourself in the viewfinder for the first time! You do not need to be a professional model to have a boudoir session!

Closeup of a woman laughing during her boudoir session. She has her hand on her neck/collarbone and her eyes closed

“I’m afraid I won’t like the photos of myself.”

This concern usually stems from the above two concerns; being afraid that your flaws and inability to pose properly will ruin your images. No one wants to look awkward or uncomfortable or have their flaws put on display and captured on camera.

I take great pride in my mission and work. I want you to look beautiful and FEEL beautiful when you see your photos! I want you to be satisfied and enjoy your experience. That’s why I will work tentatively with you to ensure we get the perfect poses and expressions that highlight every beautiful feature that makes you, YOU!


A lovely lady leans back against our chaise lounge during her Body Love Project boudoir session. The photo is in black and white.

A boudoir session is such a wonderful experience! They allow you to see yourself in a way that maybe you refuse to see yourself, which is beautiful, sensual, and just all-out extraordinary! I want my clients to be pleased and blown away when they see their images and be proud that they decided to go through with it. I want to help bring out that self-confidence that you’ve hidden away and show you how beautiful you are, not only on the surface but deep down within your soul! Please do not let these common boudoir fears and concerns keep you from having this experience yourself. I promise you'll love every minute!

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