Ria is proof that the mantra ‘less is more’ is not always true–One does not have to bare it all to be sexy, as this beautiful mom of two proves. Ria is a fellow photographer and great friend, and I was honored to photograph intimate boudoir photos for her while I visited her and her family in Oahu, Hawaii. She shared with me why it was so important for her to have these photos taken (and a few kind words)…
From Ria: “When I had my second baby I gained so much weight I thought I was never going to lose it all. It wasn’t until I really started working out hard that I started to regain my confidence. All my hard work definitely paid off and Karen showed and delivered it in the most exquisite and passionate way through photographs. I never thought I would love looking at myself again after feeling big and not pretty for almost 3 years. That all changed when I did the beach boudoir photoshoot with Karen…”
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“…When Karen told me she was coming to Hawaii, I instantly asked her to do my boudoir photos. Her artistic eye and her natural editing really makes me love her work. I am SO awkward when it comes to taking my photos. I get super nervous and I tend to smile funky/act dumb because I feel like I’m not doing anything right. Within the first few minutes after a few poses and photos, I got super relaxed and ended up having so much fun with her! She captured some beautiful photos that show the real me, not the me trying so hard, and not the awkward smiles. She will do everything to get the shot even if it means getting wet or sandy.
I’m so happy I decided to do the boudoir photoshoot and have Karen capture every beautiful angle of my body. After seeing the photos, I have never felt so comfortable and proud of my body and that’s because Karen does her amazing magic and knows exactly what she’s doing!”
Boudoir photos are so much more than just ‘sexy photos.’ They’re about regaining and maintaining confidence, they’re about reclaiming one’s sexuality, they’re about reminding ourselves that our lives and personalities are not one-dimensional, and they’re about having fun while doing all of these.
Ready to experience all of these for yourself? Shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s chat.