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The myth of beauty in our society today.

Many people shy away from having a glamour or boudoir photograph taken because they do not believe that they are beautiful and are self conscious about their weight, age, marks from childbirth or other features that they feel are unattractive. If you feel that you are one of these people, then there is even more reason for you to have some glamorous images made of you.

Many people shy away from having a glamour or boudoir photograph taken because they do not believe that they are beautiful and are self conscious about their weight, age, marks from childbirth or other features that they feel are unattractive. If you feel that you are one of these people, then there is even more reason for you to have some glamorous images made of you.

We think that every woman is beautiful. Really! It just takes a professional boudoir photographer who understands this beauty and knows how to bring out the best in his subjects.

Clients who are familiar with our work come to us because we know how to bring out the best in our clients. Through the combination of professional makeup artistry, careful lighting and posing, and computer retouching in the post production, we will be able to emphasize your good points while down playing the areas you are not comfortable with.

Our biggest issue in photographing plus sized or older women is not so much what they look like, but what they think they look like. Once we show them how beautiful they really are, the change in their view of themselves is a pleasure to see!

Plus sized and older women come to us because we understand how to photograph the natural beauty of every woman.

Self esteem... a matter of perspective

Most peoples feelings and thoughts about themselves fluctuate somewhat based on their daily experiences. The grade you get on an exam, how your friends treat you, ups and downs in a romantic relationship-all can have a temporary impact on your wellbeing.

Your self-esteem, however, is something more fundamental than the normal "ups and downs" associated with situational changes. For people with good basic self-esteem, normal "ups and downs" may lead to temporary fluctuations in how they feel about themselves, but only to a limited extent. In contrast, for people with poor basic self-esteem, these "ups and downs" may make all the difference in the world.

Poor Self-Esteem vs. Healthy Self-Esteem
People with poor self-esteem often rely on how they are doing in the present to determine how they feel about themselves. They need positive external experiences to counteract the negative feelings and thoughts that constantly plague them. Even then, the good feeling (from a good grade, etc.) can be temporary.

Healthy self-esteem is based on our ability to assess ourselves accurately (know ourselves) and still be able to accept and to value ourselves unconditionally. This means being able to realistically acknowledge our strengths and limitations (which is part of being human) and at the same time accepting ourselves as worthy and worthwhile without conditions or reservations.

Your Inner Voice
Our past experiences, even the things we don't usually think about, are all alive and active in our daily life in the form of an Inner Voice. Although most people do not "hear" this voice in the same way they would a spoken one, in many ways it acts in a similar way, constantly repeating those original messages to us.

For people with healthy self-esteem the messages of the inner voice are positive and reassuring. For people with low self-esteem, the inner voice becomes a harsh inner critic, constantly criticizing, punishing, and belittling their accomplishments.

How does glamour and boudoir photography help your self esteem?
By being able to see yourself in a new light and sharing that perspective with your significant other, is one of the best ways to give your self esteem a boost. The reaction of your spouse or lover to the "new you" is often one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. Their affirmation of their love for you, as well as your gift of intimacy to them, can be a powerful tool in dispelling any negative self images you may have. The boudoir photographs becomes a mirror of who you really are and can show you that you are really more beautiful than you believe.

It's not the makeup or the boudoir photography that makes the real difference. We only bring out the best of what you already have. It's seeing yourself in this new light that will create a sense of confidence that you never knew you had.

Teen self esteem... every parents challenge.
But it is not just women who can benefit from the glamour photography experience. Many teenagers also suffer from low self esteem and it is particularly painful given the cruel taunts that are common in the school system. While we don't recommend your teenager come to us for boudoir photos, we also shoot a lot of model portfolios and family portraits as well. Getting dressed up in cool clothes and being shot like a rock star can really boost the self image of your teenager, be it a boy or a girl.

Life Changes
Many of our clients have been referred to us by doctors who understand their clients need to improve their self image or because they will be experiencing a life change, such as a mastectomy, and want to have some good memories before the procedure. Whatever the reasons you might have for wanting professional photographs taken of you, you will find us to be understanding, helpful and eager to bring out your best side.

Celebrate yourself!
Whether your glamour or boudoir photo session is for yourself, your spouse or lover or because you just want to portray yourself in the best light for promotional purposes, you should do so with the attitude that it will be a fun and positive experience. Celebrate yourself! Treat yourself! You are beautiful just the way you are! We would be eager to have the chance to prove it to you!