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Come As You Are | Kansas City Boudoir

Sometimes I hear people describe boudoir as a '“once in a life time experience”. It’s only once in a life time if you want it to be! This gem right here is a 2 timer and I’m hoping she’ll be back for a third some day. It’s never a bad thing to document your growth as a woman. There’s this preconceived notion looming over boudoir where women automatically think they need to be their best selves before they book. That’s a lot of fucking pressure. Why not just embrace yourself as you are? That’s what boudoir shoots are really about. Finally seeing the beauty that everyone around you sees when they look at you. You’re more than a number on a scale. You’re more than ‘just a mom’. Boudoir is an experience, but it’s also a tool that has proven time and time again to be a major confidence boost and a way to look back on the powerful woman you always have been.

“There’s so many reasons why I wanted to do another shoot! As a mother, business owner, wife, daughter, etc I feel like there’s so much pressure to be what society tells us to be, but we’re so much more than that! I’ve never felt more liberated as I have since turning 30. Women are told to be this way, don’t do this, don’t say that...so this shoot was breaking all these narratives. I’ve never been more proud that this body has carried a child for 9 months, this body alone fed a child for his first 6 months of life, I’m proud I can be both a mother but feel incredibly sexy and that I’m still my own person. I felt like a queen that day, and I’m so thankful I did another one! I’ll cherish these images forever. Never been more proud to be a woman. Girl power all the way.”

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What made you choose Indium Boudoir? “This was an easy choice, Traci you are insanely talented and there’s literally no one else I’d trust to shoot these gorgeous images. I love what you stand for and what your business is built on, making women feel like gems and that’s exactly what I felt like leaving. The entire shoot Traci walks you through the entire process all while making you feel comfortable yet sexy. I can’t say enough good things about Indium and Traci. Also can we talk about that studio? Absolutely gorgeous in every way, hands down the best!”

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Has anything changed for you since your boudoir experience?
Feeling more confident and sexy than ever!

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8 Myths About Boudoir Photography

  1. You have to be model material.
    Nope. What even is model material? Size 0? Size 22? You don't have to be anything but yourself to have boudoir photos done!
  2. Boudoir is not for pregnant women.
    Say what?! Pregnancy is gorgeous. On average, women are pregnant 2 times their whole life. You deserve beautiful photos revealing that baby belly! It won't be that way forever.
  3. You have to be gifting boudoir photos in order to need a boudoir shoot.
    False. Believe it or not, most of my clients are single ladies. There are quite a few who used it as a gift (wedding, anniversary, birthday), but most come in for the experience for themselves. Treat yoself! You don't need a reason other than "I want to."
  4. You should only get boudoir photos done once in a lifetime.
    My boudoir shoots are so fun, you'll want to do them year after year. You change as does your looks and mindset. There is no shame in having boudoir done as often as you want!
  5. I can't do boudoir. I'm not sexy.
    It's my job to pose you to bring out that inner sexy model in you. I give you direction every minute of our shoot. It's all about the hands, hair, and hips. Plus, not every photo will be sexy! Some are more flirty and most are simply gorgeous.
  6. Boudoir photos are not for moms.
    Moms are my favorite clients! They're usually the ones that need it most. It's nice to have a few hours out of one day where it's all about getting taken care of instead of taking care of someone else. You get to look back on these photos anytime to see the gorgeous sexy you that's always in there somewhere.
  7. You need to have lingerie for a boudoir shoot.
    Not quite. You don't have to wear any lingerie at all. A baggy sweater with boy shorts and thigh high socks is one of my fav looks to photograph. The white sheet comes in at a close second.
  8. I can't afford this.
    Wrong. Anything you want in life, you can have. It's all about working towards it. You shouldn't think "I can't." You should think, "How can I?" That goes for anything in life. You're worth it! Invest in yourself. Treat yourself. 
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Indium Boudoir New Studio Space

As you may have heard, I am in a new location! Previously, Indium Boudoir was based out of my apartment, but we bought a house! I've basically converted every room into a shooting space. It's in Grain Valley, right outside of Blue Springs, only 30 minutes from Kansas City. I've got more space, more options, but the same style and light. If you're still on the fence about booking this summer, stop by to meet me at the Just For Her Event! Booth 1209. I'll have samples, surprises, and Gem Bags for the first 10 girls who book!! I can't wait to meet you! Plus, there will be other awesome shops & services there as well!

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