Posted by Deb Fuller on
There are so many different reasons why women come and experience a boudie girl session. I love hearing their stories. We all have one. Each story is unique, but there are so many common reasons, and similaries for wanting and finally doing a shoot.
Being a new mom is certainly top on the list. It is by far one of the most life altering events in our lives. Our role has now suddenly changed. It’s not just ourselves to worry about anyone. This tiny beautiful human demands all of our love, attention and time. Mom guilt automatically sets in whenver we want to do something for ourselves, and only ourselves, which is why moms tend to put themselves on the bottom of their ‘get to’ list. It’s a crazy balance of giving to others and giving to yourself, that we struggle to juggle (hmmmm I’m a poet lol) There are a few important things I can share to any moms out there. 1. Let go of some of that guilt. Do make time for yourself, even if it’s running a bath and closing the door for an hour. You deserve and absolutely need solitude. Your brain craves it … take the time to breathe. I can promise you that when you take care of yourself, even the little small things, it makes you happier, when in turns makes everyone around you happier. 2. You just had a baby, and it took you nine months to get here. Please stop expecting your body to bounce back immediately. It took you nine months to beautifully make a human being. Your body has now changed for the better. Your hips are wider and your heart is so much fuller! Embrace and celebrate it! And 3. The most important point I can make here … from experience … STOP BEING SO HARD ON YOURSELF. You got this girl. You seriously got this.
And now Boudie Girl Natalie … in her own words.
I booked the session as a 30th bday gift to myself and since me and Matt are 3 weeks apart I was able to give him the little black book as a gift. The best part was how you made me feel during the shoot. I was so comfortable the whole time. And considering I was on Mat leave when I did the shoot, it was awesome to have a day about me! Wine, hair/makeup, the shoot
I had two reservations before booking. Could I justify the cost, again being on mat leave. And would I feel comfortable with my post baby body. I figured I only turn 30 once, so why not splurge. And although my body still isn’t what it used to be, it means more to me now that I’ve had a baby.
During the shoot I had a blast, I almost didn’t care about getting the pics because just doing it was so fun. I drove home with a grin on my face and was so happy that I decided to do this for myself. Then I was so happy to see my photos. I could tell it was 100% me, and not just me trying to do this crazy shoot. Your instruction made it so easy, otherwise I would have been so in my head about being sexy.
You are the best!! And Matt obviously loved the book, and loved how you were able to make me feel good and make it look effortless.