It’s not everyday we get a boudoir sent to us all the way from Israel. Rebecca of Rebecca Sigala Portraiture submitted it not only to share the beautiful images of Kity, who was sending this session as a gift to her long distance boyfriend, but also to explain a little bit about how boudoir is seen in her part of the world. It opened our eyes to a whole new view on boudoir, which we hope will inspire you as much as it does us...
I live in Israel in a religious community. I consider myself an observant Jew as well, and I see boudoir as a positive and spiritual endeavor. (For my clients, but also for myself.) Even though I see boudoir this way, it has been made clear that there are many people who do not support what I do. It makes it difficult to publicize freely and get my message across to other religious women.
On the other hand, there have been many many religious women AND men who completely support what I do. Often times, it's a quiet support, but nonetheless, it is appreciated and can only offer more opportunities for women to be able to freely express and embrace themselves in a really beautiful way. I want these women to feel like the best version of themselves and give them the space to embrace who they are in all their perfect imperfections.
I also hope that through my images their deeper essence is revealed. There is a certain way I would like women to be seen in the world - with strength, dignity, intelligence, depth and while still being able to be absolutely beautiful. Women should have the fighting chance to love themselves and actualize their potential for self-worth. This is the kind of message I want to pass on to my own daughter.
Thank you, Rebecca, for your beautiful words about the spirituality of boudoir! We hope your message reaches not only those women in your community who need to hear it, but those around the world who can benefit from it.