It’s incredible what having time for yourself can do for your health, especially if you’re a mom. It is why I am an advocate of treating boudoir sessions like a spa day. That’s what it was like for Adrianna of Austin, Texas.
QUEEN FOR A DAY BOUDOIR
As a mother to a child with special needs, Adrianna carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Her routine does not allow for her to relax. Every sacrifice that could be asked of a mom Adrianna has made it and is always ready to give more. Children demonstrate a remarkable ability in reading body language, and mothers like Adrianna are not allowed to flinch anytime life throws them a curveball.
I admire women like Adrianna. Because of everything she’d shared, we decided she needed a queen for a day experience, with the focus on her, and the sole way to do so was to set up a luxury boudoir photo shoot.
I wanted for her to be in a setting that was far removed from her daily routine, which would include school lunchrooms and supermarkets. I chose the Driskill Hotel Austin on 6th Street and Brazos Street because I knew she would feel comfortable in that setting.
From the moment she walked into the room, my assistant and her friend helped her prepare for going from sweatpants and tee-shirt to sexy lingerie.
It took her a while to settle in and relax.
She was battling herself.
Many women grapple with the guilt that comes when they want to enjoy a moment that is solely for them.
‘Is it okay to show me some love and appreciation? Is it taking away from my family?’
After showing her several shots during the session, it seemed as if she gave herself the okay to treat herself.
Something in her switched that made her say, I deserve to feel glamorous and sexy.
Believe What You See
Not everyone can take boudoir pictures, especially with a camera phone.
It requires understanding angles, and light and shadow. Excellent boudoir photography demands the photographer can control aperture, shutter speed in relation to ISO.
Strength is Beautiful – There is Beauty in Strength
Women like Adrianna carry the world on their shoulders and do not allow themselves one moment of peace when so much depends on them. That is beautiful to me.
As we worked through the session, I could see Adrianna came to a place in her mind where she was able to feel relief.
It came through her eyes.
At that moment, she showed she was a natural woman.
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