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Boudoir FAQs | The Common Anxieties & Concerns

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While the exterior trappings of boudoir are about the hair and make up and the clothes (or lack thereof) and we do love those things! The Modern Muse experience is truly about dropping into your true self, feeling the confidence to do so and seeing your whole body with compassion and trust.

So many people tip toe up to thinking about a boudoir session for weeks, month, even years. They have concerns and fears when trying to decide whether or not to book a boudoir session. This is totally normal. It’s a big deal to truly see yourself and it can also be emotional. These fears are very common and unfortunately, cause many people to miss out on this amazing experience.

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One of the things boudoir photographers hears most from boudoir clients after all is said and done is that everyone should experience this at least once in their lifetime! We also get repeat clients because after your first session, any of those insecurities and fears have evaporated. You know you are worthy.

Let’s look at some of the most common concerns that I hear from people who have tiptoed up to the line and are still feeling a little skeptical.

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I am not comfortable with my ____.

Let’s say it out loud. None of us are perfect. Not a single one.? There is no such thing as too heavy, too thin, too old, too many stretch marks, etc. Our bodies carry us through our lives. They are part of who we are. And they are always changing. And you are ALL equally beautiful! I have insecurities too. We all do.

You might have a script in our heads about what is wrong with your bodies.? And that is the power of being able to see yourself through our artistic lens. To see yourself as a strong badass and resilient human who is gorgeous and worthy in their own way.

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I don’t know how to pose.

Listen here! We are not over here expecting you to know how to know how to do all the posing. As a professional boudoir photographer, we guide you through all of this!? You don’t need to know how to pose, it’s my job to pose you with the best lighting and through the best lenses. I will direct you through the whole process all the way down to the way you tilt your head and what the heck to do with your hands. And feet. đŸ˜‰

I can actually demo poses for you and guide you through where to place your hands, your arms, your legs. Where to look, what to do. This is a team effort! What we ask from you is to trust the process, to fully show up and to commit. All you need to do is show up and let me handle the rest. I’ll be honest, it’s likely that you may come into the session feeling a bit awkward but, gradually you will get more comfortable with each pose and eventually you will be owning every inch of your gorgeous self. All of this is to say that we don’t expect you to be a professional model to have a boudoir session!

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I’m afraid I won’t like the photos of myself.

Acknowledge that we all scan images of ourselves actively looking for the things we don’t like so we can confirm in our minds that our bodies are flawed. So if your mind goes there, accept that as the momentary distraction that is it and zoom out to see the whole you.?

We take great pride in our services and work. We want you to look beautiful and FEEL beautiful when you see your photos! We want you to be satisfied and enjoy the whole experience.

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A boudoir session is an amazing experience! It allows you to see yourself in ways that maybe you blocked: as someone who lives in a sensual and beautiful and worthy body!

We want you to be blown away when you see your images. To be in awe of yourself. To be proud that you fully showed up in your boudoir portraits. To leave yourself speechless.

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Do you have any more questions about boudoir photography? Modern Muse is a Boston boudoir photography studio that creative emotion driven intimate portraits that celebrate a fully realized and sensual self. Reach out to me and I will be happy to answer your questions about the process!

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Boudoir Mood & Style Quiz

It’s not the wardrobe. It’s the mood.

Options for your portrait session can seem overwhelming.

You might not be a lingerie person. And that’s totally ok! We want to help you find the vibe that feels right for you.

Whatever your style is, whatever your comfort level, this quiz helps you find the right look just for you to express yourself. So let’s get this party started!

Photography is a powerful tool for self expression and affirmation