I started a wedding photography business
here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area right after my own wedding and always loved photographing anything wedding related. When I first learned about Boudoir I was instantly interested and shortly after was asked to do a shoot for a girl from my high school. She wanted to surprise her husband with the best first anniversary gift to which I jumped at the idea and could not have been more excited! I have always loved making my brides feel beautiful and boudoir took this love to the next level. As I started shooting boudoir more regularly my 5 year wedding anniversary was approaching and it wasn’t possible for me to put off getting my own boudoir pictures done any longer. Like a lot of my clients, I was terrified! At 26 my body was not the same as it was when I married at 21 and my insecurities started consuming me at the thought of my own boudoir shoot. Not wanting my husband to know about his gift, I casually mentioned in passing that I missed how different my body was when we married. To my surprise he said he loves my body even more now than ever, which completely melted my heart and insecurities. Now I HAD to do the shoot, there was no backing out! I mentioned it to my best friend knowing she would hold me accountable and by the end of that day I had the photographer, hair and makeup booked! I was still nervous as I started to shop for the perfect lingerie but as the shopping went on (and on and on…I love to shop!) I really started to feel sexy, I could see beyond my flaws and it made me excited for my shoot. Every time I saw something in the mirror I didn’t like I would remind myself that my husband loves my body just the way it is because he loves the person that I am, first. This was starting to become quite the therapeutic and love-your-body experience! The shoot was fabulous and I could not love the pictures any more! I got teary eyed at my husbands reactions and we will both treasure these images forever. I got so much more out of this whole experience than I was ever expecting and I’m so happy that I did it. Boudoir changed how I see myself. I want every woman to feel like I did and my experience just made me that much more passionate about boudoir!
Photo by Aaron Davis of Allison Davis Photography