Back in April I held a model call for women of all shapes and sizes to apply to do a shoot to help spread the word about my business and to give women a reason to do something just for them, without cost being a factor. I wanted women to step out of their comfort zones in an effort to be daring. I know how scary it is to first put yourself out there with your story of why you need a boudoir shoot, and then to step in front of my camera. The emails came flooding in and I was so humbled and floored by the response. Each story touched my heart in different ways and it was hard to narrow down the models.
One entry caught my attention right away. She titled her email to me as “bring back the wife in me”. I know we have all experienced at some point or another in our lives, a time where we feel we are so far off track from who we used to be, or who we want to be. Things in our lives become routine instead of being something that set our souls on fire. It is so easy in a marriage to get to this place. Where you feel like something or some part of you is missing because life becomes routine. I know I’ve been there, and it is even worse when you don’t feel or think very highly of yourself.
Mothers and wives- you are tired. You are giving your all to your family all the time. It becomes so much easier to just stay in sweat pants all day or not put on make up because you simply don’t have the time or the energy. There is nothing wrong with that, heck I do it all the time! But you must not give up parts of you that make you feel alive and present as YOU. Take the time no matter what to do something for you every day. I know I have written a post about this before, but it is so important! I tend to refer back to the analogy of if you were on a plane and the plane were to experience difficulties leading to the need of oxygen masks, you are instructed to put your mask on first. If you don’t take care of you, you can’t take care of others.
Here is what Miss S had to say about her boudoir experience!:
“What an amazing and empowering experience. As the mother of two small kids, it’s very easy to lose myself in them and to not prioritize my role as a wife and to enjoy being ME! I feel like Amber and Terri played such a role in reminding me that I am beautiful and gave me such a gift to share with my husband. Not just the photos, but a more confident me. Thanks for the pampering and encouragement!”