January 25, 2018
4 Things Holding You Back
The list of excuses that I get from women is a long one. There are ALL kinds of worries. Responding to so many emails gets exhausting. Especially when so many of the concerns are the same! So I figured a blog post was in order. Each of these excuses are thrown at me constantly! To be honest, most Peaches have experienced at least ONE of these thoughts. But they overcame and pushed the boundaries. I’ve yet to photograph one single girl who regretted doing so. Let’s take a look at the Top 4 Things Holding You Back from becoming a Peach!
The whole “I need to lose 10lb first.” Probably the number one excuse that I get. Let me assure you…you don’t. As women we are absolutely the WORST when it comes to judging ourselves. We “see” things that aren’t even there. We amplify the teeniest, tiniest of imperfections. I mean I know I can’t be the only woman who literally has NO room in her closet….and nothing that fits. At the same time.
As a photographer, it’s my job to make you look your best. It all starts with outfit selection. We go through the pieces you brought, go through my Client Closet, and find what is going to work best for your body type. From there, posing & lighting go a long way. Don’t worry girl…you’re always gonna look your best =]
Another number you shouldn’t be concerned about. I don’t care if you’re 20 or 60, every single woman benefits from becoming a Peach. Last time I checked, self love and empowering yourself doesn’t have an age requirement. Never let anyone tell you you’re too young or too old for boudoir. Hell. Or anything for that matter. If age is what is holding you back from getting in front of my camera…please don’t let it. You’re beautiful at any age.
I have shot women of all ages. Women at all different stages in life. If you fixate on your age you’re missing the point. If you’re in your 20’s it’s a great way to capture your youth. As you age, your body awareness and confidence typically increase. I capture that self-assuredness. There is literally no right or wrong age to become a Peach.
“I Can’t Be Sexy”
Oh this is one of my faaaaavorites! Mainly because it’s total bullshit. Now…are you able to give me straight up sexy smize eyes on cue? Probs not. I can’t either, don’t worry girl! At the beginning of a session, most girls need a little time to warm up. Which is N-O-R-M-A-L and completely fine! About 10 minutes in and some of the anxieties melt away.
I have SO MANY ways to bring about the sexy face ladies. Easy peasy things. Things you can totally do. I PROMISE. I have YET to have a girl who couldn’t do them. Will you laugh at them at first? Yup. Probably. But after we get out the giggles, I assure you that you can do it. Not only that, you’ll walk away with some new little tips and tricks that you can use later =]
This is also an easy excuse for me to squash. Definitely the easiest. Your photos NEVER have to be seen by anyone. No one. Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE my Facebook group Clara’s Peaches. It’s a 100% positive, safe place. MOST girls love sharing their photos in the group. Which is amazing! It’s what the group is all about. But that doesn’t have to be you.
I get it. Certain jobs or affiliations would make it absolutely devastating if your photos were seen by the wrong eyes. I’ve shot women with high profile careers, or with husbands with high profile careers. Women who are high up within a church. Or women whose family members are. Regardless of the reason, the answer is simple. If you don’t want the photos seen they won’t be. Period. Your privacy is and always will be my top concern.
be silly. be honest. be kind.