Wondering if a SchlickArt Boudoir shoot can make you feel more confident? Well, it’s all up to you babe!
Any woman who’s shot boudoir with us is in on a little secret:
A SchlickArt Boudoir shoot is about (waaay) more than the photos.
Of course, you can totally come in for a fun experience and walk away with the sexiest photos you’ve ever taken.
But you can also walk away with a whole new appreciation of yourself.
We’ve seen it happen again and again.
And to be honest, that’s what makes this session extra-special.
Because, if you’re open to it, boudoir photography can open the doors to a whole new sense of confidence – the kind that doesn’t fade when your lipgloss wears off or your curls lose their bounce.
And we think you deserve that, too.
Here are five reasons a SchlickArt boudoir shoot can boost your confidence in the most meaningful way.
5 Ways A SchlickArt Boudoir Shoot Boosts Confidence
1. See Yourself The Way You Are Now
What does it take for you to feel confident? Most of us think confidence comes from a few weeks of being “on your game.” You’re working out, eating healthy and feeling pretty good about your commitment this time. You might even hit a stride and reward yourself with a new dress or a girls night out. But eventually the makeup fades, you fall for a cookie (or two), and the whole thing comes crumbling down. Big surprise – the newfound confidence goes with it.
Why? All that effort might make you feel like fire for a night or even a few weeks. But you’re chasing an idea of beauty that you don’t live in every day.
You see, most of us have been taught to think that confidence comes from working out, eating healthy, dressing to the nines, and showing it off for as long as it lasts. We think it comes from being physically and emotionally at our best. And, yes, that does create confidence.
But we also have seasons – seasons when we aren’t our best. We miss the gym, so we can put our kids first. We skip a mani-pedi to save some cash. Or we go through something tough, and we have to slow down.
So how do you hold onto that sense of confidence, even when you’re not at your best? You get confident about who you are right now. You let go of the goal weight and embrace the happy weight. You trade perfection and idealism for acceptance and appreciation. You take the chance to celebrate yourself just because you can – not because you hit some arbitrary target.
True, lasting confidence happens when you get brave enough to see yourself the way you are right now – without the two-week crash diet.
2. Get A Professional Opinion
Ok, so there’s another secret to being confident about who you are right now, and it has everything to do with who is behind the camera.
Who hasn’t taken a sexy picture (or two) of themselves? You’re feeling confident, so you snap a selfie. Then you look at it and … die a little on the inside. It doesn’t look anything close to as good as you feel! How is that possible? Are you just not as pretty as you thought? No! While that’s typically what we tell ourselves, it’s just NOT the truth.
If you’ve ever felt amazing and then looked at a photo of yourself and wanted to hide in the bathroom, then the problem might be the photographer – NOT you. Unless you’re a professional photographer with good light and an even better pose, then you’re not going to be able to capture all your beauty. Looking at photos of yourself, or even in the mirror, is not a reliable representation of you. It’s just not.
It’s why other people can see how beautiful you are, but you can’t. Bad photos and poorly lit mirrors don’t show you all the aspects of your beauty. They don’t capture your smile, the most beautiful angles of your body, or that indescribable essence that makes you you. Instead, you’re just looking at the guesswork of a non-professional photographer.
That’s why, when you decide to see the real you, it’s so important to let a professional show you. We know how to capture what’s really there. Everything else is just a knock-off.
3. See A New Side To Yourself
Of course, one of the great joys of boudoir is seeing yourself the way you are now, but one of the more surprising effects of a boudoir shoot is learning to see a new side to yourself, too.
Here’s one thing the world gets wrong about sex appeal: You’re not just one kind of sexy. All our lives, people try to put us in boxes. Maybe they label you the girl-next-door kind of pretty, so you play the part. Or maybe you’ve been trying to fit into that typical black-strappy-lingerie type of look, when you’ve always been more of an elegant, vintage sort of beauty.
Regardless of your previous typecasting, the truth is we are all things. You can be innocently pretty and dangerously sexy – with a simple outfit change! Then tomorrow, you can be classically beautiful, too.
Boudoir invites you to see all sides of your beauty. In fact, the whole point is to play with different looks and see how they make you feel. You might even find a side to yourself you didn’t know was there. And what’s a better confidence boost than learning there’s more to you than you even thought possible?
4. Take Yourself On A Date
We all want to feel loved and cherished by someone else, but if you’re not getting that right now, it can feel just as good – or even better – to show yourself some love. Pour yourself a bubble bath and pop on a playlist of your favorite love songs. Fill a martini glass with your favorite candy and watch a rom-com in your lingerie. Cook something expensive and eat it under the moonlight.
What we’re trying to say is: It’s totally ok to date yourself. In fact, it might be the thing you need in order to feel confident. Because that’s what makes us most attractive. When we show ourselves the love we hope to receive from others, it’s liberating. It brings out the best in you, which naturally attracts those around us because they want to feel that good too. Most importantly, you’ll finally have the kind of love no one else can take away from you. And there’s nothing sexier than that.
5. Reignite Your Inner Power
Confidence is a special kind of magic – but confidence without anyone’s permission is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that few women are brave enough to ask for.
When you do, when you ask for something just because it makes you feel good, it takes on a whole new meaning. You and you alone get to choose that meaning. And we have to say, that choice feels pretty damn empowering. It puts you in charge of your own story, and it invites you to paint a new picture of your self-image.
More importantly, that new image will last in your mind, like muscle memory, as an example of what love can really feel like. That kind of self-love and confidence is something you’ll never forget – no matter who tries to break your beautiful heart.
About Lindsay’s Photography for Women
With the mind of a businesswoman and the heart of an adventurer, Lindsay began to conceive of a different kind of Santa Clarita photography business. In her vision, stepping in front of the camera could be an empowering experience that gave her clients more than just a photograph — it would give people a new way of seeing themselves. With an eye for seeing the beauty in life and in others, Lindsay could use the camera to spread beauty.
A SchlickArt Boudoir Shoot in Santa Clarita
SchlickArt’s boudoir style is as light, bright and beautiful as the smile on your face when you see your final images. We use natural light photography and stylized posing instruction, as well as an incredible selection of backdrops, lush furniture and gorgeous sets. Our images are retouched to perfection – making you look like you on your very best day. If you’re looking for boudoir in the Santa Clarita or Los Angeles areas, our 25 Days of SchlickArt Boudoir Sessions are the perfect way to capture how beautiful, sexy and confident you already are. This is Santa Clarita boudoir photography at its finest.
About SchlickArt Photography and Video
SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.