C came in for her boudoir photoshoot recently, it was brought for her as a Mother’s Day gift from her daughter and I don’t think she knew exactly what to expect from a boudoir shoot!?
As I have said before ‘it can be whatever you want’ It is about you right now at this time of your life and capturing that.
As soon as I meet C, she had a really cool, kind and confident persona, she was one of those people that after you spend five minutes you feel like you have known them for years! She is a mother of two (still can’t believe she looked old enough to have a 24yr old daughter) and was gushing with pride when she spoke about them both.
She decided she wanted to give the boudoir photos as a gift to her partner, and when I asked C what message she wanted on the USB/box she said ‘FIFTY & FABULOUS’ as they had joked and spoke about when she turned 50, she had to be fabulous and it seemed a perfect fit to mark such a big milestone!
With Spanish roots and the most amazing curly wild hair, C had a big personality with a kind heart. I wanted to capture this!
I’m quite a confident person. On holiday, I’m confident in a bikini. However, I have massive hang-ups about my thread veins. Not best pleased about my stomach but accept I’m almost 52. I have always had the veins so always been embarrassed by them. It restricts what I wear (shorts, length of skirts etc).
Like all women, we have areas we don’t like or feel as confident with, ‘hang-ups’ as C called them. My shoots aren’t designed to hide or take them away but embrace yourself and own what you have got. If it’s your bum, for instance, you don’t then I want to make sure I take the best bum photo ever! What I saw when I photographed C was her beautiful glowing skin, slender frame with beautiful curves, the most AMAZING hair, big velvet brown eyes and a smile that lite up her whole face.
50 for me was a good thing. It was a new start in my life. I lost my father in law at 30, then my own father at 40. I was determined to enjoy my 50th, and I did. I quit my job and moved counties. I spent 2 weeks with my son in Vegas (celebrating his 21st & my 50th – we had the best time – stayed with a very good friend of mine). I then spent 2 months in Spain with my mum. A fan
Thank you for being so open and sharing, I hope when you look back these photographs will represent and remind you of this point in your life. My passion is in meeting you right where you are; to help you celebrate your successes, honour your struggles, and face the future with confidence.
My children. My heart hurts when I think of them. 2nd to that, breaking away from a bad relationship and standing on my own. Very empowering.
Gorgeous in colour and black and white!!
What was your boudoir photoshoot experience like?
Mixed really. I loved seeing my daughter enjoy her body and realise how amazing she is. For me, I’m very aware of my hang-ups and tried to put them out of my head – I wanted to enjoy the shared experience as it was such a wonderful and thoughtful gift from my baby girl. I wanted her to be proud she choose a wonderful gift for me.
I loved shooting both C and her daughter at the same shoot, you could see how close they were and it had such a lovely fun, confident girly atmosphere. Having a shared boudoir experience will be an amazing memory that they have together, both in completely different points in their lives!
Did the boudoir photoshoot make you feel more confident?
Honestly, no. I still have thread veins! Lol. I love how you made me look in the photos.
See for yourself guys C’s photographs are off the scale! And in fact, we are already speaking about her next shoot! I love shooting repeat clients as they know what to expect the second time around, so the nerves aren’t there and they feel more comfortable.
Caring, loving & noisy!
Haha, love it!!
She absolutely rocked her shoot and defiantly earned her title ‘Fifty and fabulous’
Photography & styling by Secret Exposure
Makeup & hair by @poonammakeupandstyling