“Size Doesn’t Matter when it comes to Boudoir”
When I hear the words Plus Size or Curvy I picture a variety of women. To me sexy is not a size, it’s a way of thinking and Sandy is full of sexiness. She has a size 26 waist and a G cup. When Sandy reached out to me she mentioned that she didn’t see a lot of Plus Size women doing Boudoir. Sandy said, “ I have followed your group for 3 years and always felt like I wasn’t the right kind of woman to do Boudoir.” This of course saddened me. Boudoir is beautiful and Boudoir is for everyone. I had shot other Plus Size women in the past but didn’t have a lot of photos to show her since most were shy about their body. They LOVED their photos but were not ready to share them on social media due to the harsh world we sometimes live in. It can be very intimidating for women and I understand that but this is something we need to change. Sandy on the other hand was very confident and ready to share her experience with others. She is body positive which is something we all need to be. One of my favorite quotes from her Yelp Review was… “ I strongly suggest that every woman , regardless of size, age, scars ( insert your excuse here ), book a session with her because it will change the way you see and feel about yourself.”
So like Sandy said…. No more excuses!
“Best Places to Shop for Plus Size Lingerie”
When speaking with Sandy I told her I had some items in my client closet. Unfortunately with body shapes being so varied I didn’t have a large selection for her but that wasn’t a problem. Sandy had some of the sexiest lingerie I have seen. Thank goodness they are finally making cute bras for big boobs. For the longest time they were always very simple, plain, grandma style bras. Where is the lace and the cute straps? Why do big boobs have to be covered in boring material? As with all of my clients we talked about her favorite body parts and what she wants hidden with poses and lingerie. And trust me…. It doesn’t matter what size you are, the majority of woman I have met have had something they love and something they dislike about their body. Since Sandy loved her boobs and her butt we focused on that. She brought cute bras that supported her girls nicely and really cute panties that showed off her butt. Some of my favorite pieces were from Torrid and Lane Bryant. https://www.torrid.com/ and https://www.lanebryant.com/ However your session is not just about lingerie so don’t feel like you have to spend a lot of money on something you may never wear again. Everyone looks sexy in just a sheet or their favorite piece of clothing.
It’s fun to get creative and if you need a little inspiration follow Ruby Roxx on Instagram. She is a gorgeous Curve model who knows how to rock an outfit and will give you daily inspirations. https://www.instagram.com/rubyroxxmodel Some of my favorite outfits on her come from Yandy. https://www.yandy.com/
“ Best Poses for Curvy Girls”
It drives me nuts when other photographers ask me how to pose Plus Size girls. Seriously? You pose them just like you pose everyone else. They have the same body parts as the rest of my clients so why would I pose them differently? Now angles, that’s a different story. I angle all of my clients differently to show off the body parts they love and help hide the ones they don’t. Some of my Moms have scars, or warrior wounds, from having babies while others don’t. I also have some women with a lot of cellulite while others look like they are straight out of a fitness magazine. For me it doesn’t matter what size you are or what shape your body is in. I will do the same poses with all of my clients but I will angel myself and my camera to flatter you the best. We are all beautiful exactly as we are and need to embrace that. I do not Photoshop you to make you thinner or give you bigger boobs. Boudoir is a very empowering experience and something all women should try at some point in their life. It’s a way for you to see yourself without a mirror and through someone else’s eyes. So don’t stress about how to pose. That’s my job. I will walk you through each pose and show you exactly what I want.
“Some of Sandy’s Thoughts”
I wanted to end this blog with a few of the quotes Sandy wrote. Sandy said, “ I am happy that I can share mine so other Plus Size women CAN look and feel just as sexy as everyone else. Kellie helped me focus on my favorite parts of my body and captured the parts I never felt were sexy in a way that makes me see myself in a different way. I never felt uncomfortable or awkward with Kellie, and we laughed and joked the whole way through. Ladies, we have to love ourselves to be the best we can be. Embrace it so you can look at your photos and say “ Wow! That’s me!” Now Sandy has three of her photos above her bed at home. They put a smile on her face and remind her to be a little more confident when she is feeling down. However the best part of this story is what her husband said after she hung up the photos. Sandy joked “ Now when we have sex, you can think of her.” with a little snark in her voice. And he replied, “ But this is what I see every time I look at you.”
So remember ladies. We are all sexy and beautiful, just sometimes we need a stranger to remind us of it. https://www.yelp.com/biz/spark-boudoir-by-kellie-foster-photography-temecula?osq=spark+boudoir
As Marilyn Monroe said, “ To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero. You’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.”
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