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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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Why Do I Shoot Boudoir? | Kansas City Boudoir Photographer

WHY? Why do my clients choose me and why do I shoot boudoir?

Being the realest, I avoided photographing boudoir for years. I’ve been a photographer since 2007 and I didn’t have my first boudoir session until 2015. 8 years ugh *face palm*. If I could go back in time, I would. I always thought boudoir was “weird”. Not weird as in "ew why would someone want photos in their undies"...weird like "uhh why is the lighting and outfits and editing so bad?" I wasn’t inspired by it. I didn’t like the very few photos I saw of it. Cringey is probably the word. I was so sheltered in my early career because I worked for traditional studios so I honestly didn't see much of it. Our focus was weddings.

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This is basically what I'm talking about llololol

When I went out on my own, I really started exploring the whole photography industry and found worlds of talent. Then finally, I found a different kind of boudoir photographer and then I found even more after that. It sucks that it took me seeing other great boudoir work to realize it can be beautiful, but I wasn't ever interested in "fixing" boudoir. Like I said, I avoided it. So I am super happy I came across these amazing boudoir artists. Quickly, I'm talkin' days, I photographed a friend in my apartment. I instantly fell in love with the art and now it is my only type of photography I offer.

There are TOO MANY women in this world who have no idea how gorgeous they are. I’ve always felt this way. I’ve always seen the beauty in every woman since I was little. Now I have the tools to show someone else what I see. It’s such a gift. There are a lot of women too who think the only pretty photos of themselves are selfies. They don’t believe someone else can get a good photo of them. My work is nowhere near a selfie or a snapchat filter, but I promise it’s better.

My clients choose to hire me for my stellar reputation, my one-of-a-kind style, high quality of photography, and the amazing experience I offer. So come get nakey in front of my camera. You've got nothing to lose.

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