Non-Maternity Maternity Boudoir Shoot | Kansas City

What the hell is a non-maternity maternity boudoir shoot? It’s not really a thing, but we made it a thing on this day. This California mama (who is also a boudoir photographer herself!) looked all over the U.S. for a boudoir photographer and she chose Indium Boudoir! I low-key feel really special. She was so excited to have a day dedicated to herself, but sometimes life doesn’t go perfectly as “planned”. She found out she was pregnant shortly after booking andddd would only be 24 weeks at said shoot (most maternity shoots are done around week 30-33)! I obvs offered her to reschedule, but she politely declined wanting to embrace herself 100% which I was so happy about!

My life dream for every client who steps into my studio is for them to embrace and love themselves. This gem was already on the right track. But ya know…she wanted a regular boudoir shoot. That’s where the whole maternity non-maternity came in. We created both.

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Has anything changed for you since your boudoir experience?
“I haven’t felt that pretty in a long time. I am definitely standing a little bit taller since my session. Also there is something to be said for prioritizing yourself and saying “yes, I’m worth it” that really changes your mindset.”

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“During the session Traci made me feel SO comfortable. She directed poses to highlight and "hide" my growing belly so that my final gallery would have a nice combination of the two. She listened to me go on and on about how I didn't know what to wear and helped me narrow down everything I brought based off of the poses and set ups she had in mind. She took all the pressure off of me and created an environment where I could truly relax and enjoy.”

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“To say I was nervous going into the reveal session would be an understatement. When I saw my gallery all of those feelings went away. I felt beautiful. I felt sexy. I felt celebrated.

Making the conscious decision to prioritize myself and spend that money on myself and this experience was not easy, but I left having zero regrets. It's so hard to say yes to yourself when there are so many voices in your head suggesting that you're not worth it or not ready or or or...

I am SO proud of these photos - not just because of how I look (wowzers) or how confident they make me feel but because they're a reminder that I made the conscious decision to say "yes" to myself and prioritize myself and tell myself that I'm worth it. I did something for me and gave myself a gift in spite of all those excuses. I will cherish my album forever and I will have one of the photos on my wall with pride. Go me.

Thank you Traci for this incredible experience. I will never forget it.”

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Embracing The Journey | Kansas City Boudoir

Miss K is on the journey of IVF. She is a mama of 1, a wife, a girl boss business owner, and one inspiring woman. I'm so happy she chose to embrace her journey by signing up for a boudoir shoot mid-ivf. She actually thought she would have bruises from the injections and was still 100% into the shoot without Photoshop. We missed the bruises, but I hope her story inspires you to love yourself a little more just as you are. 

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"In the depth of an IVF fertility cycle would not be when most women would choose to do a boudoir shoot. After months of loss, hormones and feeling like a human pin cushion, I honestly can say that a boudoir shoot with Traci and her team was exactly what I needed at precisely the right time in life. Rather than simply powering through the struggle, I chose to embrace this time of extreme femininity in my life and fall in love with my body and its imperfections again. We women are so hard on ourselves - and I'm one of the worst! It was time to change my outlook from critical to loving and graceful and appreciative of all that my body is capable of doing, including fostering a human life. The experience was fun, uplifting and inspiring. I felt completely comfortable with Traci, she is extremely approachable and open and man is she fast at turning her final product! I would highly recommend Indium to anyone, any age, any stage of life."

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"[Indium Boudoir had] the best boudoir photos I have ever seen. I followed her on instagram. And I preferred a female photographer."

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"I think of myself as more beautiful than ever before, even though I know my body has had better stages in life, I feel more of the beauty that was always there on the inside as odd as that sounds."

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A little update on her journey: she is pregnant!! If you're struggling with infertility, know that you are not alone. About ten in 100 (6.1 million) women in the U.S. have difficulty becoming pregnant. If you're in KC and want support or to get involved, visit http://www.kcinfertility.org/

Hot Mama | Kansas City Boudoir

Hot Mama | Kansas City Boudoir

Miss M totally slayed her session. She is so sweet, hilarious, and I am so happy she chose me for her boudoir experience! This is a great reminder that even though we love pleasing others and putting them first, we still need to pay attention to ourselves with self-love and care. I am certain self-love is a major key to happiness. Let's live our best lives, ladies! You are as important as the people around you. Don't forget that.

HER BEFORE THOUGHTS

"I’ve been dying to do one of your boudoir shoots, I stalk your page, and a lot of my girlfriends have came to you.. and they look BOMB!! With a busy nurse life and mom life, I just haven’t bit the bullet!! I have ZERO, I mean ZERO.. pictures of myself alone, because well I’ve taken on the roll of mom! I never do anything for myself anymore, so I feel like I need to get my Mojo back!! This would be to build me back up, show myself I still have it & show even moms can feel beautiful and sexy too!! You do amazing, and I love how you empower women!!!"

HER AFTER THOUGHTS

"I have always wanted to shoot with Traci, her work always has me in "AHH". I'm a mom of 2 and just wanted to feel beautiful and sexy again, and she did that for me!!"

"I chose Indium Boudoir because a lot of my friends have used her, then once I started following her on social media, I was obsessed. She made girls of every size look like bombshells and I could see confidence radiating from these women!!"

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"I feel so much more comfortable in my skin, and feel like I have the "HOT MOM" thing totally back!! She raised my confidence more than I could ever repay her!"

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"Traci walked me through everything. Showed me what looked good. Not only was Traci amazing, but Mel the makeup artist was FANTASTIC!"