Client spotlight: Tabi
Tabi booked her boudoir shoot about a month out. She wanted to a wear a bodysuit she’d seen at Frederick’s of Hollywood, and she ordered a size smaller than her usual size. In her mind, she was going to hit the gym really hard and drop a size in the month leading up to the shoot. How’d that go? Here’s what she said:
"So the back story to this bodysuit is I ordered it at first in a size I knew was too small so I’d be motivated to get down one more size. In the end I rebelled against my own goal and two day shipped my actual size and then got mad at myself for ordering the first one. I scheduled you a month out so I could drop a few pounds and an entire size. Looking back I feel stupid."
I talk a lot about body positivity and self-acceptance, because those are the things that drew me to boudoir. If I just wanted to photograph beautiful women, I could have gone into glamour or fitness photography; most of my clients would be professional models.
But my clients are not models; they’re ordinary women. They’re working professionals, moms, entrepreneurs — the kind of women you encounter every day. They don’t have ‘perfect’ bodies, and they don’t know how to pose. But that’s the fun part—boudoir is a chance for an everyday woman to feel like a professional model. Importantly, though, it’s a chance for a woman to embrace herself exactly as she is. I don’t alter my clients’ proportions with Photoshop, and I don’t cover up things like stretch marks. Instead of chasing unrealistic ideals, I want my clients to feel sexy and empowered in their own skin.
If you’re in the Tulsa area (or planning to be) and are ready to book your shoot, there’s no time like the present. Click below to learn more about packages, pricing, and what to expect from your shoot.