I'll Be Happy When...

15 Aug 2012 | Categories: Boudoir | Posted by: Michelle

  • Top Boudoir Photographer San Diego & NYC

I know you are looking at all the beautiful boudoir images out there and thinking “I would LOVE to do that…but not until I lose 5, 10, or whatever number of pounds” Stop that way of thinking right now. It’s that ever elusive when I get “X” I’ll finally be happy. I’ll be happy when I lose 10 more pounds, I’ll be happy when I get that promotion, I’ll be happy when I get my dream job. You get the point. Thinking in the future is never going to allow you to enjoy what you already have right now. It’s also a form of punishment for not appreciating your unique beauty.

So how can you stop hating on your body and start feeling the love? To start with, try focusing on what you do like about your body when you look in the mirror today.

If you have shiny straight hair then focus on that because there are a ton of people who would kill for shiny locks (yes, my hand is up in the air). If you have full lips then start loving those kissers because there are people who spend a fortune on plumping up theirs for a sad temporary fix. After focusing on what you do like about your body you’ll hopefully begin to relax a bit about what you can’t change at this moment, or not at all, and hopefully you’ll begin to see yourself in a different light. You will be giving attention to all the wonderful things about yourself and you might just change the way you think about your body to reflect a more positive, loving, light-hearted frame of mind. Aren’t we tired of all this negativity towards our bodies anyway?

Here are a few images of the gorgeous Emily who wanted to do a Boudoir session for a while but was hesitant. She mentioned that she was trying to loose a few pounds before the shoot. I finally told her it’s now or never and promised I would make her look good. Remember, we are professional photographers with a keen eye so if something doesn’t look good we’ll know right away. I worked with her in a variety of flattering poses and made sure she felt comfortable every step of the way and looked what transpired! Jaw dropping images that she could not believe were of herself. Emily turned out to be her own super model with unique assets to focus on. Look at her vibrant red hair, her creamy skin and those beautiful blue eyes! Emily told me she cannot stop looking at these pictures of herself and is so glad she did the session now instead of waiting to loose those pesky few extra pounds.

Stop living for future elusive goals of being happy “when”. Be happy about your body, or one part of your body, and focus on what makes you unique. How can you do that?….

…WITH A BOUDOIR SESSION!

If you’re still on the fence about doing a Boudoir session that’s ok. Just stop thinking this is something you could never do. Start by picking out one thing about your body that you like and start focusing on it everyday. This may seem small and pointless, but it’s a big step in getting away from viewing our bodies negatively.

HOW TO BOOK A SESSION…
Ok so you’re feeling pretty good about taking the next step towards a Boudoir session. What next? You can email me if you are interested and would like to set up a time to speak about your session. You can also ask me more specific questions if you have them.

Check out my Boudoir page some more information detailing what goes on in a session and pricing. If you have specific questions or want to book your session then feel free to email me directly at info@michellehayesphotos.com or give me a call 347.684.1088.

Michelle

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