It may be hard to believe, but I haven’t always been confident posing before a photographer’s lens; let alone the lens of a glamour photographer.
In a recent lingerie post of mine, beautiful woman after beautiful woman said the words ‘I wish I had your confidence‘.
You see, on the outside, a glamour photoshoot can be daunting. The very idea of someone watching as you flounce about in your under things is something that leave’s most women’s blood cold. Even when that someone is a lover or a spouse. Add a camera to the equation and many would run shrieking to the hills.
Yet, for me, it was a boudoir glamour photoshoot that really began my journey to self love. Glamour photography is created to make a woman feel good about herself.
The soft lighting.
The fairy tale fixtures.
The pampering of a professional crafting your hair and make up.
An experienced and conscientous photographer to guide you through the poses; to make you laugh and smile, to make you feel taller, bolder, more confident in your body.
My first shoot was a Groupon experience with a friend. The company we used has since moved but there are many other glamour photography London options that provide an amazing day out. We planned our outfits – a mix of lingerie and classic glamour items; a black blazer, a body-con dress, a white shirt, and a pair of heels … of course. A glass of champagne helped to settle our nerves as our hair and make up was done and our photographer talked us through the different sets we were able to use and our outfit choices. What was daunting soon became fun, and by the end of the day my body hang ups had fallen away.
I went home feeling sexy, empowered, at one with my body. And a little bit caked in make up. I had seen myself in a different light and my confidence had soared. After that day it continued to sore, my next shoot was braver, more revealing. My blog photos also became bolder – I began sitting in photos, no longer hiding my VBO and eventually, I even did an outdoor lingerie shoot.
And this is why a glamour photoshoot makes the perfect gift; whether it be for Valentines day or a birthday. It is the ticket to confidence and empowerment.
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