Whitney is a photographer that we know in the wedding industry. She saw that we started boudoir and booked her in home session immediately. What an honor! When other photographers hire us it’s always an honor. Her session took place in her beautiful home in the woods in New York. She frequents nearby locations in the woods and near rivers and wanted the second half of her session there. Let’s just say it was an absolute dream! Coming from Texas it was such a liberating and freeing experience to document these portraits in the woods.
Here is what Whitney had to say about her experience:
“I gifted my husband a boudoir book for his wedding gift but nearly seven years later, I wanted to give him something a bit fresher. I’m no longer in my mid-twenties and as a woman in her thirties, my confidence in who I am has grown. Also, let’s be honest, I’m not getting any younger and these wrinkles won’t reverse themselves so I figured why not do another shoot?… Leading up to the shoot, I was super nervous. As a photographer myself, I’m way more comfortable BEHIND the camera rather than in front of it! I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but knew to trust Stephanie in whatever she told me to do.
As someone who never even wears bikinis, you’d think there would be some issue with being practically naked in front of a stranger but nothing! Stephanie made me feel so confident and I knew she was directing me into poses specifically for my body rather than trying to force a round peg into a square hole.
Even after the shoot was complete, in the back of my mind I was already picturing my body (as I see it) in the photos but was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by what I ended up receiving! I could hardly believe those were MY legs. That was MY back. I had CURVES I didn’t know existed. I looked confident, sexy, and strong.
I know it sounds cliche but seeing these images gave me an entirely new appreciation for myself. As a woman, I feel a new empowerment I never knew I had. If you’re wondering if you should do a boudoir shoot, stop wondering and just book it. Embrace those nagging thoughts and body insecurities and face them head on because Stephanie will show you through her art that you are gorgeous and beautiful just the way you are.”
We would absolutely love to photograph more outdoor boudoir sessions. So happy to share this set.