Tough Love Tuesday: How Boudoir Can Benefit Your Business

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I've had my photography business Brittanny Taylor Photography long before I started The Branding Edit. Recently when I decided to take the branding photos that I was doing under Brittanny Taylor Photography and put that solely under The Branding Edit, it opened me up to doing what I wanted in my photography business, and what I wanted to do was boudoir photography. I've done it throughout the years and never considered it an option for my business until earlier this year when I took a long-time client's photos, and she told me about an experience that happened to her that was truly horrible and how this boudoir session was going to give her her confidence back. It was going to give her back what someone else took from her without her consent. Once I saw how powerful a boudoir session could be, I knew that I needed to do this as my career.

As I've been doing these boudoir sessions, I've seen a common theme happen after each session. The women who have posed for me are showing up way more confidently. They are wearing the outfits they never thought that they would wear. They are thinking positive thoughts about themselves that they never imagined before. They feel free. Here are a few quotes from some of the women that have posed for me.

Coming from a conservative culture, I definitely grew up with a lot of do’s and don’ts about how I should look or how I should dress. A lot of that made me feel like there’s always something to fix about myself and I wanted to do the shoot to celebrate me as I am, without changing anything about myself.
This boudoir session changed a lot about the way I think and the way I am. My body is beautiful and I’m even more comfortable lounging around the house in less clothing now. I look in the mirror and see something completely different than I did before going into the session and the reaction I received from my friends was so uplifting. I have a completely new sense of self and people have noted I seem much more confident in my own skin.
I could take over the world! This was an empowering experience and helped me reclaim some of my self-esteem in the process. I left feeling sexy, confident and positively glowing inside and out.

One of my clients, Brittany Sanfilippo, has used the photos to promote her confidence and clarity coaching business. She talked about her own journey with self-love and how this session helped to see herself in a new, confident, and beautiful light.

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Here's my pitch: I think that all female entrepreneurs should do a boudoir session

That doesn't mean that you have to hire me, but that would be nice ;) I think that you'll show up so much more courageously in your business after you see how beautiful and powerful you are. You get to see your body and all of its radiant glory. You get to honor the body that carries you throughout your life. No one else has to see these photos if you don't want them to. This is beyond taking sexy pictures of yourself. I photographed hundreds of people throughout this past decade of being a photographer, and no other type of photo session has impacted lives like a boudoir session.

The funniest thing that I've noticed when doing these boudoir sessions is that I hear the same concerns that I do during a headshot or branding session. That they don't like their double chin or they don't like that they have a bit of a fuller belly. It's the same concerns, just with less clothing. I noticed that it's not them showing up semi-nude that is scary, it's just showing up at all.

We already know that as women, we feel that we have to be more subdued or proper or all those other words that are attributed to being a woman, and not many of us were taught to show up as boldly as our male counterparts do. And I think all of that is plain ridiculous

So I dare you to do you the thing that is going to bolster your confidence... 

It could be doing a boudoir session. 

It could be ditching the pantsuit and wearing a bright orange dress to that meeting. 

It could be cutting off the long hair that everyone loves, but you are dying for a pixie cut. 

It could be taking the selfies and sending them to your best friends so they can hype you up. 

Do the thing that is going to encourage you and make you feel like the bad bitch that you are.

Your business, and YOU, will only benefit from your confidence.