Being naked in front of someone can be terrifying. It often doesn’t matter if that person is family, friend, or even your partner – we worry about what others see when they look at us. This is normal (albeit kind of annoying), but often gets in the way of enjoying yourself in vulnerable + intimate moments. I’ve done this to myself on more occasions than I care to admit. It begs the question – is there a way to overcome this fear? How? Now, this may sound a little counterintuitive (or maybe even crazy) to overcome this obstacle by stripping down in front of a stranger. I promise you, though, boudoir can make you confident while nude! I’m serious!
I know, I know being naked for the camera sounds even more terrifying than changing in front of your best friend, but it really does work.
Take Miss K for example! She has had several boudoir sessions, but just recently took the plunge to fully nude photos in her last experience. She told us, “Originally, I made the decision several years ago as I was beginning a journey of self-transformation to give boudoir a try. It started as a way to transcend my fears and not allow them to dictate my life. Fast forward to today, I have now had three empowering and unique experiences. The second to see where I’ve come in my personal growth as far as confidence and, the third (this shoot), to push the boundaries within myself and choose to experience something I’d never have imagined myself doing when I started the journey.
Even though I experienced previous sessions, feeling confident while nude definitely presented a challenge for me.
I remember the day I booked this shoot, I was thinking of how far I’ve come in my journey and how badly I wanted to walk the edge of my own comfort zone’ again. Prior to the shoot, I thought it couldn’t be much different than my other shoots in lingerie. But as I stepped into the studio, reality set in that I was doing a shoot completely nude and I think my biggest fear at that point was if I’d have the confidence to go in there and give it my all, be myself without reservations, and then to look at my photos and see something beautiful. I was worried I’d see something I didn’t love. I’m happy to say I was wrong and I loved myself even more — For allowing myself the experience, and for my body, in its natural and purest form.
After my session, I felt more free and on fire than I ever have.
I started to realize as I’m posing that I’m stronger than I was 5 years ago and stronger than I was just yesterday, in mind, body, and soul. To be able to pose in front of a camera feeling confident while nude was leaps and bounds over what I would have been able to do in my first shoot. In that moment, I realized I made it. I had removed fear’s ability to control my life and had learned to love myself more in the process. Truthfully, I am the best version of myself and Simply Lush played a pivotal role in making that a reality.
Strip down and embrace the natural beauty of your body’s landscape. The only obstacle to loving yourself is you, and it’s time you move out of your own way! Ready + want to know what to do next? Click the button below. Go on, do it (you know you want to)!