TLC is a phrase that we throw around a lot, and this blog is about why boudoir is the best TLC going! Generally it’s something we’re adamant about giving to others instead of the ones who need it most – ourselves. The worst culprits? WOMEN. Particularly those who take on roles that involve caring for others. This is a pretty shocking statistic when, if asked, most people regard self love and care as absolutely NECESSARY. It ‘s a staple part of a healthy relationship with yourself. Emma is a classic example; a nurse and mother whose time is spent looking after those around her, either on shift, or after hours.
Being a nurse, or indeed, a woman, can really affect the way that we perceive ourselves day to day and the amount of time, love and care we give ourselves.
“Going between being a mum and working and doing the long hours…it’s just a case of slapping on a bit of make-up, and not having time for yourself.”
Let’s face it, the scrubs aren’t the most flattering outfits to befall the female figure either! We find that a lot of women who work are bearing the brunt of long hours and alternating shifts, making it all the harder to get their well-deserved beauty sleep, let alone a bit of time for some TLC of their own. We’re so happy that we could find time to get Emma into our studio and give her the pampering that she truly needed!
After her personalised make over, Alice took Emma into the studio and we saw a completely different woman emerge on camera from the one who walked into our studio. We relish in making our clients feel comfortable; it’s how we can capture the most genuine and spontaneous photographs. Don’t worry though, Emma didn’t have to even think for herself – Alice made sure to guide and pose her throughout the shoot so that we could get the absolute best lighting and the most flattering angles. After all, she does plenty enough thinking at work and at home!
“I was so unbelievably comfortable…I’m never comfortable in my own skin! I hate my body bits; I hate my bum. like all women do. But Alice was just SO fun and so easy to get along with and she made me feel SO comfortable and beautiful…That was definitely the main thing I think: worrying about who the photographer was… am I going to click with this person? am I going to feel comfortable? I mean, I was standing there completely starkers and that just DOESN’T happen in front of anyone!”
Included as part of her beautiful photo shoot prize was a full edit of all of her images, so while Alice and Emma were busy having fun downstairs, our editing team were putting the final touches on her photos! Not that Emma left us with much work to do, but we were thrilled that we could show her all of her beautiful photos straight after the photo shoot. Why wait to show her how beautiful she is? So once the cinema room was ready, and Emma was cosied up on our comfy couch with a cuppa, the reveal began…
“I didn’t think they’d turn out as good as they did… For a minute I didn’t even think the photos were me – the first one that came up I was like, Oh my God, are you serious?! I just looked amazing…My favourite image was the one on the chaise. All of the ones on the chaise actually… I felt like an absolute glamour queen.”
One of the nicest things that we find with all of our clients, including Emma, is how much we can surprise ourselves in our photo shoots. So many of us have hang ups about our bodies; or things about ourselves that we perceive in a negative light. Quite often it’s just because we’ve never been given the opportunity to see ourselves as we really are. Boudoir shoots allow us to take time to be ourselves, and to look at ourselves with an open, loving mentality – if that’s not self TLC, we don’t know what is! The truth is, Emma, like so many women out there, really are already beautiful inside and out, they just needed to give themselves the chance to do something truly special for themselves. Just once…
“At the beginning of the shoot, I told Alice that I hated my teeth, and that I hate my smile – my toothy smile, but when she made me laugh on that couch…I didn’t know that I could look nice with my teeth showing! …. Same with my bum. I was literally thinking…oh my god. How is this even happening? How bad is this going to look? But then I see the images come up in the viewing room and I’m like, Holy Shit, I do have a bum!”
So if you’re reading this, we want to ask you one question: When was the last time you did something just for yourself? If you have to think longer than a few seconds, it might be time to give yourself a little TLC and have a chat with our photographer about how we can give you the YOU time you deserve.
Call 1300 616 634 now to see how we can pamper you!
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