Expectation VS Reality ::: Orange County Boudoir ::: Grace and Lace Boudoir

Expectation: I’m going to feel sexy while having my photos taken!

Reality: Ummmmm, hate to break it to you, sis, but … no you won’t. The process isn’t sexy but the photos ALWAYS are. You’re going to be thinking to yourself, “There’s no freaking way this looks good. How much further does she want me to stick out my tush?? Mouth breathing is sexy? I am literally shaking like a leaf. Seriously, there’s NO WAY this looks good!”

Just put your trust in me. I promise I’m not gonna make you look stupid and there’s ALWAYS a reason for the madness.

Expectation: This is going to be easy, peasy!

Reality: This one makes me LOL. It’s… a lot of work. You’re gonna get sweaty, you’re gonna get shaky in poses, you’re gonna be sore. When I say stretch in the weeks leading up to your boudoir session, I mean STRETCH. It will be a work out. You have to arch, bend, reach, stretch, squeeze. And if you’re not sore, I have not done my job! Just think of me as your one on one trainer for the day. Hate me today, love me tomorrow, babe.

Expectation: Photoshop fixes everything!

Reality: Nope, it doesn’t. Because I don’t photoshop. Photoshop is an amazing program that can do amazing things, but I don’t wanna learn it. I’ve barely scratched the surface of what you can do in PS. I’ll smooth your skin a tad but you’ll still look like a real human being and not a doll. I’ll remove anything that isn’t permanent like bruises or blemishes but beyond that, I’m NOT your girl. There’s nothing wrong with wanting that but you’ll have to go to another photographer for it. I believe that you need to see you how others see you. This is not about making yourself into something you aren’t. This is about your body love journey.

Expectation: I’m so awkward in front of the camera!

Reality: Friend, we may not have met yet but I promise you, you’re not more awkward than I am in front of a lens. As a result, I just assume everyone else is too. This is why I tell you EXACTLY what to do with every portion of your body - including fingertips and toes. I even tell you how to breathe. I am not leaving you on an island here - NO WAY.

Expectation: There’s no way I’m going to look good or like any of my photos.

Reality: I’ve lost count of how many women I’ve proven wrong who have thought that!! I’ll prove you wrong too. Come and see…