When I first decided to specialize in photographing women, I didn’t really know where it would take. It’s a journey I am still on. One day last year I had a young lady ask me if I did boudoir and instantly told her no as it scared me to death. What scared me? Well, being comfortable enough behind the camera where I could also help them feel comfortable in front of it. Anyone who knows me, knows I am not a fan of being in front of a camera. I think the same could hold true for a lot of women. Now, take them even further out of their comfort zone, expose their exterior insecurities and tell them to relax and enjoy the moment. How was I going to be able to bring them out (their true personalities and have them connect with me) in the photos without showing their fear? It’s still something I am constantly thinking about before/during/after every shoot.
Instead of running from my fear, I decided to direct my focus towards it. The timing worked out perfectly with a friend of mine and we decided to shoot each others boudoir photos. I did it for a number of reasons, one of which being for the experience of knowing how my clients would feel.
Miss K and I decided the only time we could do it was in December?!?! Her shoot was first and I believe the temperature that day was a balmy 34 degrees at the beautiful Back Bay Farms! It still makes me laugh thinking about how it all went down.
I’m so thankful she allowed me to take her photos. She is a woman that has no idea how beautiful and strong she is, both inside and out. An amazing mother of two beautiful, active little boys and gets more done in a day than I in a week and all while making it look easy. I am so thankful for her friendship and for her trust in me that day. xoxo
The beauty of a woman
Is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries,
Or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
The passion that she shows,
And the beauty of a woman
With passing years only grows!
-by Teresa Mahieu