If you follow my Facebook or instagram page you probably saw the announcement that I made earlier this summer regarding a business shift. I’m super excited to dive into boudoir photography and can’t wait to see where this journey takes me. I have always believed that every body is beautiful and unique. I have always photographed real people and real women. I don’t photograph models because I’m not in the fashion or editorial industry. Aside from that when you go out into the world you see people of all shapes, sizes, colors, backgrounds, etc. I’ve always striven to tell the stories of my clients, and I’m so excited to be able to do that in a different way.
The Boudoir Experience
I have known Brittany for several years now. I shot her wedding what seems like forever ago, she was a part of my Eff Your Beauty Standards shoot 3 years ago, and she’s done my hair for nearly 5 years. It’s nice when your clients trust you and return to you for all of their needs. It’s also nice when your clients become your bomb ass hair stylist! When I sat in her chair and I told Brittany that I was venturing away from the wedding industry for personal/family reasons and into the boudoir industry her eyes lit up and we scheduled her first session with me. She was literally on my books within a week. I’m super excited to launch my boudoir blog series with her story.
What made you choose Andrea King Photography?
I chose you because I feel like we’re kindred spirits. We tend not to sugar coat anything or shoot someone BS. I knew you were going to take me seriously when I told you what parts of my body I was insecure about and do everything you could to make me feel comfortable about it. I knew you would be able to pose me to where I would feel comfortable with my insecurities.
How did you feel before your shoot?
I was super nervous because you don’t know what you look like to other people until you see an image or video of yourself. I was scared that I wasn’t going to like what I saw. I am a self confident person, but saying that if I was worried about how I would look in my images. When I got my pictures back it made me feel so much more confident. I’ve never seen myself from your perspective. It was a total pick me up!
How was it being in front of the lens?
You think it’s going to be awkward but it wasn’t at all. You put me at ease, you had a great studio environment, and you even reassured me with peeks at the back of camera to show me how bomb I looked.
Why not? You never really see yourself or stop and look at yourself in full glam with makeup, hair, and lingerie. You see yourself in every day clothes and life. For me it was an empowerment thing. I love my body, we’ve been through a lot together so why should I be ashamed of it? Even if I wasn’t married I would probably do it just to give myself that power, that eff your beauty standards. This is the only body you get so why not love on it?
Would you recommend Andrea King Boudoir to other women?
There’s nobody else that I’d recommend. You’ve been the only photographer to shoot me for the past 6 years and the only one I’d recommend to anyone else.