Updated: Dec 20, 2018
Do You Ever Shoot Curvy Girls?
Boudoir Photography for Plus Sized Women
“All I ever see on your website are skinny women.”
“Do you ever photograph curvy girls?”
“I could never look like those women. I need to lose at least 5o lbs before I could even think about doing a boudoir photo shoot.”
If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard one of the above… Well, I’d have a lot of nickels in that otherwise lonely change jar in my closet.
Here are my answers to all of it.
First, I shoot gorgeous, curvy, plus-sized women every chance I get. A lot of people don’t realize that because, A) A combination of the right wardrobe, posing, lighting, and a little retouching makes all of my ladies look amazing, and most people would guess they were at least two dress-sizes smaller than they really are…. B) Too many curvy women say the things above and sadly, do NOT come in to get their photos done… And C) I only show photos of clients who happily sign model releases. Unfortunately, many curvier girls are afraid someone might say something rude or cruel about their photos if they were posted publicly. We all know the internet is pretty much the only place as cut-throat as an elementary school playground, so their fears are understandable. However, I will say that when I do get a fuller-figured woman in for a shoot and she is brave enough to sign a model release, I get an overwhelmingly positive response to any photos of her that I post.
Second, I myself have been every size from a 2 to a 22, and I’ve worked as an actress, singer, dancer, and even done some modeling in my younger days, in addition to being a full-time professional boudoir photographer. As a result, I promise you, I really do know how to coach women of all sizes and shapes into poses that flatter their bodies and make them look amazing. When I first show my ladies the back of the camera (which is WAY before any Photoshop-magic even comes into the mix), the response is always the same, with a huge smile (and sometimes happy tears): “OMG I can’t believe that’s me!”
LADIES – Why would you want to wait to see yourself that way? Why put off a chance to look and feel amazing?! Moreover, I don’t mean to be harsh, but the truth is, there is never any guarantee that you’ll lose the 50 lbs you’re talking about. There is, however, always a guarantee that you’ll never be any younger than you are right this moment… (And that my prices will never be any lower than they are right this moment either!)
I hope you will look at these photos and see your sister, your friend, your babysitter, the women you see at the bank and the grocery store and the gym – every day women who took a chance on experiencing something different. I hope you will see women, just like YOU, who decided to step out of their comfort zones and go for it – embracing their sensuality, celebrating their womanly bodies, getting glammed up, enjoying a day of fantasy and fun, and walking away from it all with a newfound confidence and an heirloom-quality album full of photos they will look at over and over again and cherish for a lifetime.