“When we did the couples boudoir shoot, I must admit I was very nervous and insecure about it…The environment was beautiful and seeing my wife in all those awesome poses and outfits, all of a sudden we felt like exploring our wild sides. Doing something “outside the box” was actually reconnecting for us.”
Boudoir photos are an opportunity to feel comfortable in one’s skin, and to see oneself from other people’s perspective, without any possible negative inner-voices. It’s also a great way for couples to try something novel, and to reconnect.
Guillermo shared with me his thoughts about the experience…
“First of all, I don’t like taking pictures. It’s an ongoing struggle between my wife and I when it comes to taking pictures of us. My wife is all about taking pictures, literally anything we do she likes to take pictures of it. I’m not used to that and most of the time I find it really annoying. When we did the boudoir shoot, I must admit I was very nervous and insecure about it. However, Karen, you made it very easy and casual for us. When we got to the waterfall, it was magical and fun! The environment was beautiful and seeing my wife in all those awesome poses and outfits, all of a sudden we felt like exploring our wild sides. Doing something “outside the box”, was actually reconnecting for us. Will totally recommend it for other couples. It will spark a fire between the both of you again 🙂 ”
Maile shared her insight into how important the little details of romance, sexiness and fun are to maintaining a healthy and long-lasting relationship…
“10 years of marriage sure makes for a solid foundation in building the concrete grid that it takes to make something last ’til death do you part. But often times, thru the thick of getting to the root of what really matters and ironing out all of the “fluff” that doesn’t matter, it’s easy to lose sight of how much of that “fluff” can make a difference.
What started with silly kisses and sexy unmentionables, grows into more than just a “hook-up”, more than just a friend, and eventually someone you make a vow to commit to. But just because that vow bonds you closer than silly kisses and sexy lacey lala evenings- doesn’t mean your marriage should ever have to say goodbye to any of that.
My husband and I have danced thru the flower fields just as much as we’ve stumbled thru our share of thorns; and have gained much marital muscle thru both. In doing this couples shoot, we got a very friendly reminder of how significant it is to of course never abandon the steel, iron, and muscle that you’ve put into your relationship. But just because your relationship has grown so much from where you started with silly make-out sessions and sexy lingerie, doesn’t mean you should EVER put those “first base” moves on the back burner.
Making out with my husband, barely clothed, in front of a camera- 10 years, and 2 kids later after vowing “I’m no longer going to be just a silly hook-up”, was and always will be one of the non-silliest things we could have done for our relationship… that all began with just a silly kiss.”
Don’t forget to have fun and try new things with your sweetheart! Variety is the spice of life!