I’m a woman who every day sees a million images of woman who look more beautiful than I am. And I love that. I love finding that piece of beauty in myself that makes me unique in this crowded world and letting that shine.
That is what I love about boudoir photography. I love meeting a nervous woman who is doing these photos for herself or her husband or her lover and doesn’t know what to expect. I love seeing the thing that is beautiful within her come pouring out in her photos. By the end of the shoot she is amazed that she has been posing nearly nude for two hours and that the time is gone. She is empowered and glowing and has had so much fun.
And then, when I hand her images of her gorgeous self, she is stunned by her beauty. I hear so often, well you can just Photoshop that out. And I say, ‘of course.’ But, 9 times out of 10, there is nothing squeezed out or airbrushed, because her sexy personalty came through and combined with good lighting and angles that made her shine, she was stunning perfection.
It’s an amazing feeling to make a woman feel really beautiful. Boudoir photography is for women of any age and any shape. The reasons women call are numerous, many need a confidence boost, either from a divorce, illness, having lost a lot of weight or just want to spice up their relationship.
I started doing boudoir 3 years ago because there weren’t any women doing it in Southwest Florida. As a wedding photographer our brides were looking for female boudoir photographer to photograph them for their husbands-to-be. Many wanted to give groom’s gifts of boudoir photography.
I started looking into boudoir and thought, “wow, that looks like so much fun!” I began The Blushing Bride Boudoir. Then I added Little Black Book Boudoir so that my studio has two faces and serves all women, bride-to-be or not.
I needed some backdrops and fun props to add to my studio, so I began scouring antique shops and found some great pieces.
Later when we moved back to SWFL and began running our wedding photography business, NarrativeImage, out of our home instead of a studio space, I put a pause on the boudoir business. But, I missed doing it. So, now I work in people’s homes, in hotel rooms or on the beach. My camera goes any place that makes a woman feel sexy.
I’m a mother, a wife, a photographer, a writer, a designer, a sister, a daughter and a friend. There is nothing better than having a woman look at her photos and say, “wow, I am so beautiful!”
Meg runs her wedding photography business with her husband Jason. The two have been working weddings as a couple since 2006 and tell love stories through their photos. Learn more at www.narrativeimage.com.