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How Boudoir Can Be a Tool for Healing

healing from sexual trauma

As a boudoir photographer, I witness transformations that go far beyond the lens. When my business started transitioning to boudoir photography I never expected to encounter so many women that were choosing to use boudoir for healing from sexual trauma. 

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One of my clients so beautifully said this about her experience, “I reconnected in a greater way to my own sexuality and claimed it as my own, not what has been taken from me in the past. It reinforced that my body, sexuality, and sensuality are sovereign. I alone choose how and to whom it is shared.” Her words perfectly capture how boudoir photography can be a powerful tool for women on the healing journey from sexual trauma.

healing from trauma

For many survivors, the way their bodies were viewed during the trauma can be a lingering source of pain.  Boudoir flips the script.  This time, you control the gaze. The photos are for you, a celebration of yourself, not for anyone else’s validation. These images act like a mirror reflecting your inner beauty and resilience. The focus shifts from the terrible thing that happened to you to celebrating your strength.

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It’s important to remember that healing is a personal journey. Boudoir may not be for everyone, and that’s perfectly okay.  If you’re considering a boudoir session, here are some tips:

  • Find an informed photographer: Look for photographers who specialize in working with survivors and understand the specific needs of this clientele.
  • Prioritize your comfort:  Communicate openly with your photographer about your boundaries and what feels safe for you.
  • Focus on the experience: Don’t worry about achieving a certain “look.”  The session is about you reclaiming your power and celebrating your body.

It’s an honor to witness these transformations. It’s a powerful reminder that boudoir photography can be a catalyst for reclaiming your narrative and rewriting your story.

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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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