Boudoir by elle

August 28, 2019

Homer Glen Boudoir Studio | A Note From J

Homer Glen Boudoir Studio

She came into the Homer Glen boudoir studio quiet, nervous, and excited to get started on the session.  She sat calmly while getting her hair and makeup done, listening to the conversations and adding in her thoughts here and there.  I remember thinking two things.  One, her curly hair and flawless complexion, wow.   And two, I really really like this woman.  She was kind and had a gentle spirit.   As the session proceeded she opened up sharing her gorgeous and natural smile that just lit up the room.  I am thankful to have met such a wonderful person.
Read below what ‘J’ had to say after her session…

girl with curly hair at Homer Glen Boudoir Studio

A Note From J

Every time we have a client in the studio, my team and I chat a little about their ‘why’ and ask them their thoughts on what boudoir photography means to them.  I just loved J’s response to these questions and wanted to share what she had to say.  Take a peek below.

“I originally became interested in doing a boudoir shoot because my husband and I are about to celebrate 10 years together. I thought this would be a fun gift for him (which I know it will be!), but it turned into so much more than that.
I’ve struggled with generalized anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember, and part of this includes having body image issues. This experience helped pushed me outside of my comfort zone. I’m a fairly conservative dresser who’s often anxious about my appearance, but taking boudoir photos helped me really let loose while also appreciating my beauty, flaws and all. It also helped me appreciate the small things that make me confident — my skin, my natural curly hair, my curves. In the past, I’ve obsessed over my skin looking just right or my curls looking flawless or being skinny, but in the end, I am who I am and obsessing over those things won’t get me anywhere. But more self-love will. I think these photos will help me appreciate myself, accept myself, and love myself for who I am.

“I think these photos will help me appreciate myself, accept myself, and love myself for who I am. “

My husband and I are considering having children soon, so I also thought these photos would be a great way to capture this moment in time before my body changes. I envision us looking back at these photos in 10 or 20 years and remembering all of the wonderful memories from this time in our lives.
I would also like to add that the experience itself was just a blast! Laurie, Renay and Katie helped me feel so comfortable and confident, and by the end I couldn’t stop laughing. I was smiling the whole way home! “
~J

Do I have to share my boudoir images online?

Do I have to share my images online?  Can we crop my upper body out or make sure that my face isn’t showing in the images if you post?  I really don’t feel comfortable with my images online.  I want to proceed with the session but I can’t take the ‘risk’ of having clients or work find out about this if the images are posted.  And my answer is always this.

Your privacy is 100% respected and I would never force an online presentation of your gallery in any way if you ask me not to.  Although I do love sharing my art with the world, it is COMPLETELY your choice if you want your images online for others to see.  I would never put you in a position of feeling uncomfortable in any way and respect your wishes either way.

About Laurie

I was drawn to the world of photography almost a decade ago and through a lot of hard work and inspiration have made it my career. I am the owner of Elle Baker Photography and photograph newborns and families as well.  When I’m not working, I am a mother of three beautiful children and a wife to a really great guy. I am inspired by film and fine art photography with a minimalist style and use neutral tones and textures to create emotive imagery. My studio is located in Homer Glen, Illinois not far from the city and is a comfortable space to create art.

If you feel a connection and would like to schedule your portrait or boudoir session with me please fill out the inquiry form. It would be an honor to work with you.

 

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