Erinn Hargis Boudoir experience: It's time to stop thinking about it!
Here are 4 reasons I believe every woman should have an Erinn Hargis Boudoir experience!
.01 CLIENTS LEAVE EMPOWERED. Every single woman that does a session with me, leaves on cloud 9! This is true! Everyone arrives a bit timid and/or nervous (usually a combination of both). That is 100% normal! However, they ALL leave feeling amazing. For me, other than delivering the final images, the best part of a boudoir session is watching a woman’s energy change during a session (and it happens every time). No matter how nervous she is at the beginning of a session, she always leaves feeling empowered, confident, and reconnected with herself. I hear those exact things every time!
.02 I KNOW MY STUFF. I think there are three major reasons “I know my stuff.” A) Sure, boudoir is so much fun! However, it is a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. In addition to learning by trial and error, I have also taken several courses and workshops on how to photograph women. There is rhyme and reason to every photograph that I take. It is not as simple as putting the camera up to my eye and saying, “Wow—you look hot! Click.” You will be coached through the shoot from head to toe! Even if your feet aren't in the picture, you can bet that I will pose them! EVERY INCH of you plays a part in how the body translates in a photo. B) Because I was a dancer for over 20 years I understand a woman’s body. I understand what the body is capable of and how to present it in the most beautiful way possible. Lines. Grace. Intentions. I get it. I can find those elements in EVERY woman. C) I myself, do not have a model body. In fact–FAR from it. I understand insecurities. I have spent a lifetime hiding certain areas that I want to hide and playing up what I want to flatter. While I CAN hide and flatter, I also respect and honor insecurities. I know that hidden within the insecurities–is a fierce, powerful, subtle (or not-so-subtle), beautiful, sexy, woman. You can wear an oversized sweater or your skimpiest bra and undies. I don’t care! We will find your inner most siren!!!! Finding her–it’s kinda my thing.
.03 THE TIME IS NOW. I have always wanted to have my own boudoir photoshoot. Why didn’t I? I didn’t because I wanted to lose 20 pounds. Now I understand that this isn’t the case for all women…but in the time I wanted to LOSE 20 pounds–I GAINED 20 pounds. And I gained more–way more. I see pictures of myself during that time of my life (that I was unhappy with my body), and I WISH I had the guts to do it then!!!! Even if that isn’t the case for you, some form of this “change” will happen to all of us. Time passes. Things happen. It might be our career. We might marry the man of our dreams. We become mothers. We lose sight of ourselves. Guess what?!? That in-and-of-itself is beautiful!!!! We discover a grey hair. We have a new stretch mark (on top of an old set of stretch marks! Who knew?). We have new smile lines and eye wrinkles. I guess that’s my point. Let's celebrate and honor the woman that you are! Right now, you are perfectly you.
.04 EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE A BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT OF THEMSELVES. That’s an easy one. Women are ridiculously amazing and beautiful. Even if you wake up feeling less than that. Forget your OK Cupid profile, the paper you have to write, the baby vomit on your shoulder, the co-worker that leaves you restless, the endless piles of laundry, the homework you can’t help with. These things are NOT important. These are the things I don’t see. I see the beautiful woman standing next to me. My goal is to capture the real you and to create beautiful images that capture your spirit far beyond what the lens can see.