OK, well as far as I’m concerned there is no age that is too old for boudoir photography! Age is a state of mind and if you think you are old then you are old. If you think with a younger mind-set then you will remain youthful in your mind. I do believe that to some extent that has a knock-on effect on how you physically age. Well that’s my philosophy and I’m sticking to it.
My beautiful client in the photo below is in her 50’s. . She actually booked her shoot with me after she saw the comment I left on Facebook in response to a woman who had said (about having a boudoir photo shoot)
“Err No. At 50 I would not be seen dead doing that”
I was quite taken aback by the negative comment because I will be 50 in 4 years time. Despite things starting to sag, more lines and grey hairs appearing and being a bit more achy than I used to, I still do not feel old. I am pretty sure I won’t at 50 either because I feel young in my mind and I do my best to look after myself not only physically but also mentally and emotionally by staying interested in life, constantly learning, reaching out of my comfort-zone and always looking for adventure.
So I felt really sad that the lady who left that comment has put such a limitation on herself. Particularly as I have photographed so many amazing woman at 50 and beyond. In fact photographing those women has taken away the fear of turning 50 for me too! It really is JUST a number. I know it is very common for women to fear ageing especially as western society, for so long has dictated what is conventionally beautiful (i.e. youth).
My 53 year old client felt quite peeved that another woman was saying that women over 50 are too old do have this experience and see a sensual, sexy side of themselves. So much so that it made her feel all the more determined to go ahead and have a boudoir photo shoot with me!
And here she is happy and proud to share her boudoir photos at 53 years old, willing to encourage other women not to be defeated or held back by their chronological age. So… what’s stopping you? Drop me a line via the contact page, I’d love to help.
If you too are open to casting off fake limitations such as your numerical age (or size) then please do join us at my private Facebook group for women only. Some of my past clients are in the group as well as women who are hoping to have a boudoir shoot soon.