I'll be honest: I'm a little nervous about sharing this image publicly.
Last week, I photographed my first boudoir, which also happened to be a maternity boudoir because the beautiful woman who entrusted me to take some photos of her as a Valentine's Day gift to her husband is (obviously) pregnant. When I first learned about boudoir sessions, I doubted I would ever do one. Maybe it stems from my personal convictions about modesty (I'm not sure the women in my photos would appreciate me sharing their intimate images with the world, nor would I necessarily be comfortable with doing so) or the fact that I'm not sure I would ever be brave enough to be the one on the other side of the camera. Regardless, the boudoir session went so well that I'm considering pursuing boudoir photography full time (not immediately, it would probably take a few years to make the transition). Some people choose to photograph exclusively newborns... and then there's me, photographing women in lingerie. That one might be hard to explain! But as I consider having more children and as the benefits of homeschooling become more appealing, I also realize that I would REALLY need to simplify my work schedule and boudoir photography would allow me to continue to do the natural light photography I love in a more predictable environment (rainy days wouldn't be an immediate reschedule), low key (anything is low key compared to wedding photography), studio setting, possibly even one in my own home. The downside? I LOVE sharing images, and I'd have to be very selective about which images I shared publicly, especially since boudoirs are often done as a surprise! For now, I'll leave you with this image and time will tell what the future holds.