Our favorite sessions to share on Boudoir Collective are the ones with inspiring stories behind them. Alana at 1486 Photography recently sent us Laura’s story. Laura, a hard working, marathon running mother of two, set up an boudoir session in the hope that it could help her to embrace her body. We hope her story speaks to you, whether you are a mother needing some “me” time, a wife hoping to reconnect with her husband, or simply a woman wanting to rediscover her own body.
My everyday consists of laundry, running around after toddlers, cleaning up spills, getting my hands dirty with whatever a child’s life throws at me. Hair in a bun, sweats, and a tank are the outfit of choice most days. As a working mother of two, my daily schedule doesn’t leave much room for "me" time. Time for me to dress sultry. Time for me to express myself as a woman in new ways. Doing this session allowed me to be me. Be a woman. Raw, sexual, romantic.
Not only was I doing it as a keepsake for my husband, but for myself. To express the side of me that at times, tends to take a back seat in my life. The level of comfort that Alana at 1486 Photography provided was incredible. Even with a camera pointed at me in such a vulnerable state, she made me feel at ease. I felt alive, beautiful. Alana consistently reassured me, and put me in a relaxed state. I was able to just be me. She brought about such a romantic ambiance to these photos, yet capturing the sexuality that comes with being a woman.
Afterwards, watching my husband look at the photos I could see how amazed he was with the results. To see me in that light excited him. These pictures have brought us closer together and it's a constant reminder that even though my priorities are that of a mother I am still a woman. My husband’s wife.
Thank you to Laura for sharing her boudoir experience with us! We love hearing how boudoir images can not only boost a woman’s confidence, but can help bring couples a new closeness.
Photography: 1486 Photography