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Is Fear Holding You Back? | Michigan Boudoir

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

How many of you, beauties, have thought about doing a boudoir photo shoot before but haven’t? I’m sure quite a few of you nodded your head, raised your hand or said, “me!” Now, what’s holding you back? I bet your response fell somewhere within the definition of ‘fear’ or ‘worry.’

I’ve heard many different reasons throughout my years as a boudoir photographer. I would say the majority were because of fear or worry that they had which was actually put into their minds based on society’s “standards” or “views.”

They felt they had to lose weight or that they weren’t sexy enough to have these beautiful images taken of them. Some ladies informed me that they hated photos of themselves so they would probably just be disappointed in the final results. Others were worried about what people would think or wondered how they could share their experience with others since it wasn’t looked at as a conventional thing to do.

Often times my clients didn’t realize that their concerns were instilled in them due to society’s conception of, the ideal woman, and, what is important in life. However, we are all different and unique! We were not born to be, look, or act the same.

So, why should we feel the pressure to conform to these makeshift standards? Should we allow these outdated and unrealistic expectations to control our thoughts, and keep us fearful of stepping outside of our comfort zone?

I don’t believe that we should allow our fear or worries to control us. Especially, when those fears and worries stem from outside sources. Some fears are warranted and given to us to protect us from danger. However, some are actually insecurities masking as fear. The insecurities hiding behind “fear” are the ones we have to try to recognize and push through. Those are the ones that once you start allowing them to dictate your decisions you slowly start to put your life on hold.

We should strive to step out of our comfort zone and live our lives to the fullest! We should not settle for things or let others’ views suppress our desires!

I am aware that this is much easier said than done so I want to help by discussing these fears and worries with you in a special blog post once a month! 😊 I will address a different concern each month and share with you why you can put your trust in me. Each blog post will explain what I do throughout your experience, and in the studio, to help ease your anxieties. You will be informed on why now is the time to reclaim yourself!

You are BEAUTIFUL and STRONG! You DESERVE this experience! I promise you wouldn’t regret it!

*Please stay tuned for the in-depth blog posts each month. If there is a specific fear or concern you have regarding boudoir photography (or are ready to book your shoot) please feel free to reach out via email at ​​ or by phone at (248) 747-7236. I would be happy to talk with you or who knows, maybe, your inquiry could be my next blog post!😉

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