Moms…our bodies are incredible! Yes, we have different bodies than we did before children, but that is because we have gone through such a powerful experience that pushed our physical abilities to the max. Sometimes becoming a mom makes you feel like you are in a body that isn’t even your own. On top of the stretch marks, mom pouch, uneven breasts, hair loss, and everything else, we have little humans tugging at us and touching us all day until the point of exhaustion. This can make us feel everything BUT sexy, but the reality is that we are still women. We are strong. We are beautiful. We are curvy. We are unique. We are SEXY! Being a mom is one of the best reasons I can think of to celebrate your body with a boudoir session. As a mom of three myself, it is so rewarding to have a mom come to their image reveal and just burst into tears of joy realizing that there is still so much more to them than milk-stained tees and messy buns. (Being a mom who prioritizes her children is beautiful, but don’t forget your self love in the process)
If you’re interested in boudoir photography as a mom, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
One more thing mamas…
Our babies are watching us. They see us in the mirror looking back at the cellulite or stretch marks with disdain. If we pinch our tummies and groan, our children think “Oh ok, so having a tummy is bad” or if we refuse to wear shorts because of our cellulite they think “Ok, so dimples are bad”. This is why it is such a struggle to love ourselves, because we have always had such unrealistic standard set for us. Let’s turn that disdain into appreciation for what our bodies have carries us through and see where it takes us!