One of my most memorable boudoir photography moments is when a client of mine described me as a gay bestie to my wife during a PhotoShop (reveal) appointment. I don’t think anyone could’ve paid me any higher of a compliment than that. What’s amazing is that she. . .
Nearly 1 in 4 women have experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner during their lifetime. Young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average. Violence against women is not limited to socioeconomic status, race, age, or cultural background. 4 million women each year are subjected to abuse committed by their male partners, intimate partner violence is defined as “a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors used to establish power and control over another person whom an intimate relationship has been shared”.
Healing after domestic violence is a lifelong journey of recognizing destructive behavior in one's self and in others, letting go of wrong placed guilt, forgiveness and listening to one’s intuition. Some of our own clients here at The Boudoir Studio have booked a session as a way to reclaim their power that was taken away by their abusers. Asif shares his personal story of how boudoir can be used as a tool for healing:
2019 Christmas Special!
Come celebrate Christmas by booking a boudoir session in our newly revamped space!! Check out our awesome specials for this year:
Is it possible for a feminist to also participate in a boudoir session?
A close friend asked me this months ago as I had accepted my blogging position here at The Boudoir Studio. Honestly, it flustered me to give her an answer that would satisfy her curiosity and also hold me accountable for my own woman empowering values. If you were to ask Google, “does taking off your clothes empower a woman?” the short answer is no. However, in my own boudoir experiences, both assisting sessions and being in front of the camera, my answer would be yes. Perhaps it is an unpopular opinion. . . but I know that for some women, there is no better way to own your space, be proud of your body and to encapsulate that feeling forever than to be photographed nude.
Did you know that September 16th is National Working Parents Day?
We missed it and I am sure that you did too.
This is because being a working parent is tough and there seems to be no time to stop and celebrate the parents who are trying to bring home the bacon while trying to raise decent human beings!
This week, The Boudoir Studio tackles the challenges of finding the balance between work life and family life. Finding the balance can be through trial and error or just learning how to perfect the juggling act. Check out each of our personal stories.