Why do a Boudoir Session? [Clarksville Boudoir Photographer]

I’m going to start off this blog post with a disclaimer (mostly because I know my only real loyal reader is my Gma, ha ha!): this is a HOT boudoir session! So Gma, I know this is all not quite your cup of tea, so it’s OK if you skip this post! 😘 I’ll be back to posting families and couples soon, promise!

But as we approach Valentine’s Day, I’ve been seeing more inquires for gals interested in doing a boudoir session, so I think this is the perfect time to share this session and why YOU should do your own (assuming this is your thing and you’ve thought about it before!).

So first things first, I always ask permission before I share ANY photos of any boudoir session. These experiences are VERY personal and I want to make 100% sure my gals are A-OK with me sharing their images anywhere. If you don’t want something shared at all, only you and I have to know your photo session happened, ok beautiful?! 😘

Anyways, back to the point of this post! This gorgeous gal (who is also a mom to the cutest little one year old girl!) came to me and said she was doing this for HER. I won’t get into the nitty gritty details of her whole story, but let me just say this…She needed something to make her feel beautiful again after a tough few years. And at the end of the session, she told me what a blast she had and how badly she had needed to feel GOOD about herself again. This session had given her something she truly needed— confidence in herself. When I showed her the final gallery, she was BLOWN AWAY with how these photos were actually of her. She was nearly in tears ya’ll! (side note: I really should start sharing the actual testimonials I get from past clients because I usually tear up as I read their notes thanking me for making them feel so beautiful). Since I’m a list kind of person, I’m going to spell out my top three reasons why everyone should do a boudoir session in their lifetime:

  1. You want to feel beautiful again. Dare I say, YOU NEED TO feel beautiful again. Motherhood, work, time… heck, just life in general has got you feeling pretty down about yourself. You look in the mirror and you see a woman who is tired, both mentally and physically. You yearn for your teenage self when you were more carefree, and so much less exhausted!, then you are now. I get it! who has the time or energy to get dolled up and “pretty-fied” day in and day out with little children running around grabbing on your legs, needing you to clean up their messes, or feed them a cookie RIGHT NOW!? Or maybe you’re past the little kid stage in life. You’ve entered into your 40s, 50s, or 60s and you don’t think you are anywhere near as sexy and saucy as you were “back in your prime.” Well pretty lady, let me tell you… YOU ARE WRONG. I will show you that “you still got it” and are the sexiest, sauciest minx in town!

  2. You’re running out of gift ideas for a spouse. What do ya buy the guy or gal who has everything!?! I get it sister! A boudoir is a 100% UNIQUE gift that I am absolutely certain he/she will love!

  3. You just went through something crazy in life and want to celebrate it. This could be a huge thing like beating cancer. Or having a baby. Or losing a ton of weight. Or getting pregnant after trying for what seems like forever (heeyyyyy maternity boudoir sessions!!). The sky is the limit here, because the goal is to just CELEBRATE THIS LIFE YOU HAVE! Don’t you want to show how freaking badass YOU ARE in photo form for years to come!?

    I could keep writing on all the reasons why you should do a boudoir session… but then this post would get super duper long. So I’ll stop here and just show you my faves from this beauty’s session. Ya’ll know how to reach me if you want to do your own. Promise, you won’t regret it!

Family Snuggle-Fest! [Clarksville Family Photographer]

The start of 2019 brought some pretty cold and yucky weather to Clarksville, TN (followed by a few days of gorgeous weather…go figure, haha. Seriously, go home Tennessee, you’re drunk!), but luckily it didn’t affect this gorgeous family’s photo session at all! That’s the beauty of in-home lifestyle sessions, they are so easy with weather concerns, and therefore a great option for dreary winter days. 🙂

This beautiful family is going through a long deployment for Dad, but luckily he was able to be home for R&R over the holidays, and just as 2019 began we were able to fit in a family session before he has to leave again. We all laughed, the girls danced and I tried to be funny (guys, my jokes are terrible… I apologize. I can never remember the punch lines and end up butchering the story altogether, but maybe thats what makes me funny— the fact that I’m just so NOT funny 🤷🏼‍♀️😂), and all in all had a wonderful time while I captured these sweet moments for them to look back on and remember while dad’s away being a hero. Enjoy some of my faves from their session below, and feel free to leave me a comment with a good/easy joke I can remember for my next session.. seriously, I’d love you forever if you gave me some great inspiration! 😘