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Boudoir over 40? Yes!

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So you want to have a boudoir shoot but you think that it’s for younger women? Or that you should have had one earlier, maybe before you had kids and now it’s too late? I promise you that quite the opposite is true and I have images from years worth of sessions on sessions to back me up. Here are a few reasons you should consider having a boudoir shoot, no matter your age.

1. Half of my boudoir clients are over 40.

Yes, you read that right! So many of the lovely women that come to me for boudoir are not in the “first half” of their life. Think of it this way, you’ve excelled in your personal and professional life, you know what you love and what makes you happy, you’ve grown confident and happy with who you are, why would you not have a boudoir session now? It’s not just a good time, it’s the ideal time! 

2. It makes a wonderful commemorative gift… to yourself!

It’s the perfect way to celebrate a milestone birthday; Forty and Fabulous! Flirty and Fifty! Okay, that’s probably enough alliteration, but you get the idea. Celebrating a promotion at work, a finalized divorce, an anniversary, or just celebrating being alive are all reasons that I hear time and time again why women are choosing to have a boudoir session. What would your reason be? What’s that one thing deep in your heart that is your “why” you want a session? Got it? You should call and tell me about it!

3. What about Retouching?

Yes, of course your boudoir images will always include retouching, but remember that you are not having a session so you can create an album of images that look nothing like you. My number one goal is always to help you look like the best version of yourself through retouching, posing, and lighting, and yes, even a little photoshop, but never ever a second rate version of someone else.

4. It’s a great way to spice things up with your husband! 

Your spouse is even more in love with you now than he was twenty years ago. All those years of growing and changing together have made him fall more and more in love with you each day. If you have post-preggo stretch marks, you got those bearing his babies. If you don’t weigh the same as you did when you married him, (and let’s be real here most of us don’t,) you put on those pounds over years of cooking and laughter and shared meals and fabulous restaurants. It’s an intimate and beautiful treasure to give, and besides, he really doesn’t need another tie or pair of cufflinks!

5. You’re more comfortable with who you are. 

The older I get the more comfortable I am with myself and frankly I’m looking forward to being forty and fifty and older and being even more at ease with who I am than I am now. I think the loveliest part about not being in my 20s, other than having my beautiful children, of course, is that I find myself more and more willing to be who I am and not who I, or anyone else, think I should be. There is an extraordinary beauty that a woman wears when she carries herself as she was meant to. 

Terri Clark once said “With age comes wisdom and confidence, and I don’t feel like I’m seeking approval as much as I used to from other people.” Frankly, I love that! Growing is about being more and more willing to be who you are without worrying about measuring up to anyone else’s expectations. You want a completely customized boudoir session so that you feel gorgeous and confident just for you? Let’s do it! 

I hope this answered some of your hesitations about your session. If you have any additional concerns or questions at all, I’m just a phone call or email away and I would love to chat with you! 

Andrea Murphy Luxury Boudoir Photographer

Andrea Murphy is a boudoir photographer for women who are ready to step into their beauty, confidence, and power so they can tranform the way they see themselves.

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