I say it all the time that boudoir photography is for all women! It is for women of all ages, shapes, sizes and colors. I had the extreme pleasure of photographing this beautiful 60 year old back in the spring and she totally rocked her session. I think she completely surprised herself at how gorgeous and sexy she is. The process started when her husband suggested having a painting commissioned. What started out as the need for one image to send to the artist turned into an experience I hope she will never forget!. Here are some thoughts from my client about her Boudoir Experience!
I’m sure turning 60 is a huge hurdle for most people and for me it was quite the challenge to accept officially becoming a senior citizen. My husband and I married in early our 40’s. So we had already begun to experience the effects of age to our bodies when we married.After my 60th birthday, my husband decided that he would like to have a portrait of my body before the changes would inevitably come with more age. So he began to investigate the process we would have to take. We decided to try to take pictures of poses in different outfits ourselves but we quickly became very frustrated.As Jim began to search for a photographer he happened upon Cari Long Potography and the Hush Boudoir session. He asked me to give it a try and to possibly consider giving him this for an anniversary present.So we scheduled a consultation with Cari and we are so glad that we did. It has been such a great experience and a wonderful gift to my husband. He now enjoys his own album of pictures of his wife and I have a new perspective on my body and sensuality.Cari is very talented and very understanding of a woman’s inhibitions about her body. She is gifted with making you feel comfortable and helping you relax during the photo session.
I was very nervous and apprehensive about the session. I just didn’t think my body would make good pictures. I didn’t feel good about my body. I’ve always been very self conscious of my body and never considered myself to be sexy or sensual although my husband has told me for years. I was very doubtful that the pictures would turn out very well at all.
I loved the entire process. Trying on outfits to figure out which ones to take pictures in and just having another female to encourage me, laugh with me and help me move into a state of accepting my whole self and feeling comfortable with it was another highlight. The session turned out to be lots of fun
The process of having this entire experience has truly changed how I see myself physically. It has changed how I perceive my femininity and sensuality. I understand and accept more freely my husband’s perception and appreciation of my body. The feminine body is something to be valued and enjoyed and seen as beauty that exudes the romantic and exotic side of us. Embracing that perspective has certainly made a difference in our marriage and the intimacy we share.
If you could tell women thinking about doing a boudoir session one thing, what would it be?
I believe this is by far one of the best things a woman can do to improve her self image, how she feels about herself and her body. It really allows you to embrace who you are and everything about your body. I also believe it provides an opportunity to connect more intimately with your husband by giving you the opportunity to share yourself in a special way with him that says I appreciate your loving me just the way I am, my body and soul.
Thank you so very much for allowing me to share these stunning pictures and your story!
5 Favorite Boudoir Outfits
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