Boudoir Photos over 50 – perfect timing!
Is there an age limit on boudoir?
Yes, actually - we do tend to request that you're over 21 (and if you look really young, we may ask to see some ID). There is NO upper age limit.
In fact, by the time you're in your 50s you may well find that your body has changed a lot...in ways you don't love. It can be the perfect time to give yourself a confidence boost and remind yourself just how fab you are!
There are lots of things that change women's bodies, from having children to the menopause (and let's not forget gravity). Do we congratulate ourselves on the amazing achievements of our bodies? Not really. Mostly we despair, hanker after the body we used to have, and generally fall out with ourselves over how we look.
I'm 43 - did I love my body when I was 33? Not so much. Would I prefer it now to my 43 year old body. Yes! I should have appreciated it a lot more at the time.
Needless to say, mostly, we're not getting back the body we used to have. I'm not saying "don't bother exercising, we're all doomed anyway", but there is a difference between trying to improve on what you have now (if you want to) and trying to recapture something you used have.
What you can definitely recapture is confidence in your body. I say 'recapture' but, of course, for many women they never had that confidence in the first place. That's ok - it's never too late to start loving yourself. There's definitely no age limit on feeling good about yourself.
Preparing for boudoir photos over 50 is the same as for any other age. However, your natural inclination may be to want to cover up more. A lot of the time when chatting to clients over 50, they're trying to think of what to wear that has the absolute most coverage. There is no need to cover up more at 50, 55 or 60 +. The main thing, as with all boudoir portrait sessions, is to make sure you have lingerie that fits well. Then just trust that we are not going to take and show you images that don't flatter. Why would we?
Bear in mind, we know women's bodies (and insecurities) really well. There are common themes - not liking tops of arms, thighs, stomachs (especially mummy tummies and sagging bellies). These are all things you don't need to worry about here. The right lingerie, posing and lighting is going to work for you - and if you have no clue what the right lingerie is, don't worry about that either, because we will talk it through at your pre-session chat.
We'll also look at lots of images of women just like you - so that you'll start to see how well the poses can work for you. Your portrait session is tailored to make sure we're creating the kinds of images you love, with poses that work well for you. And all the things you're worried about? Really, is is our job to create your perfect portraits - it's not yours to know how to pose, or what looks good.
Everything starts with a chat - that's all. Not to plan your session, but to find out whether it's for you. Just get in touch (you can fill in the form below) when you're ready for a call.