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How a boudoir session can make you heal and fall in love with yourself

How a boudoir session can make you heal and fall in love with yourself

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To the average eye looking at boudoir photographs, some think many things like

She is beautiful.

There is no way I could ever do that.

That is out of my comfort zone.

I want to do a session!

I want to do a session, but I would never look like that

I wish I were that confident.

But I must be honest. Never once has anyone ever walked in front of my camera loving every inch of themselves. Never once in 20 years has anyone ever said, “I love everything about myself”.  Not every client is confident, not every client loves themselves. Not every client ever thought she could get in front of my camera.

I have been doing this for so long I forget what its like on the other side looking in. You do not get to hear the stories the clients share. The tears they hold back as they tell me how they forgot what it felt like to feel beautiful. You do not see them squeal when they see the images after their session!

Because Big Tech has been censoring me for years, I do not get to share as many images as I would like to on social media or even on google. The raw emotion of women, loving themselves. Scars and all.

Yes, we do sessions for wedding gifts for your significant other on your wedding day. Anniversary gifts, birthday gifts.  Birthday milestone celebrations. But we also do them for divorces, or eating disorders, for domestic violence, and rape.

At the end of the day, you see a stunning photo of a woman, I see a beautiful badass.

At our studio, we want to photograph you. We do not put a big focus on outfits, because it is not about that. Even just a sheet will do. It is about being comfortable at the level you want to be. To feel beautiful and fall in love with yourself again, or even more.

To do something for yourself, or for someone you love, even if that is yourself.

Xoxo

Joslyn Crowl

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SHOULD I LOSE WEIGHT PRIOR TO MY BOUDOIR SHOOT?

SHOULD I LOSE WEIGHT PRIOR TO MY BOUDOIR SHOOT?

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The short answer? No. No, you don’t need to lose weight for your session. 

Our lives are ever-changing, we gain weight, we lose weight, we age, we get 1 life and 1 body, and its always changing.

Do a shoot now and if you do lose weight, do another shoot. You don’t have to have 1 shoot and never do one again, in fact, a lot of our clients get hooked and do one every year or every other year.   

They plan for it, budget for it, pay us as they go, do it with a tax return, book our limited edition specials we do sometimes. Whatever the case may be, its important that we take time and do something for ourselves, in the now. 

A client of mine a few years ago did a session on her birthday, a few months later was diagnosed with brain cancer. Her body changed and her life changed. 

Clients get pregnant and their body changes, health issues, accidents, life in general. So many reasons can change us by day and its important to do a shoot in the now. 

You can do a shoot again, just don’t wait to do a shoot just to lose weight, or you may wait forever. 

Whether you are a size 0 or a size 24 we are confident that we can give you the best photograph you have ever seen of yourself! 

 

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You’re worth it

You’re worth it

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You’re worth it

I was listening to a book on tape the other day while running. I stopped in my tracks and listened to this author’s words. While he was talking about it in a financial aspect in my head I flipped it. 

“If every time you ate at a restaurant you got food poisoning you wouldn’t go back, because it makes you feel sick and miserable.” 

So many of my inquires and clients have said to me and said …

“I don’t like my feet because my friend in 7th grade made fun of them.” “I don’t like my butt because my ex-husband uses to say it was flat.” “I don’t like teeth because someone called me a name one time…” “I don’t like my nose because so-and-so made fun of it..”  etc….

I can keep going with the years of self hate my clients have told me about themselves. I know you are thinking right now what people have said to you– you drank it down…

But what I realized that day running is every single one of us has eaten at a restaurant that gave us food poisoning- in our minds.

These people are not our friends, they are not our family they are not people we need in our lives. If they don’t bring you up and cheering for you they are poisoning you. Go to a different restaurant where the compliments run thick, the cheer squad is ready and willing to pump you up! 

I was asked the other day why I am different from all the other photographers? Because I spent too many years eating at the wrong restaurants and when I finally realized I was a 5-star restaurant I wanted everyone to come to eat with me too. 

Bullied, belittled, abused, the chronic illness I have lived it all and survived, and as hard as it is at times, I’ve had to love myself again, over and over again. Photographs are a way to mark the journey, to stand up and say I am worth it. I am worthy of the love I so freely give to everyone else, for myself. 

A boudoir session is sexy photos. But the steps to them, and after is so much more, it’s a big healthy meal of the right things to do and say to yourself. Take back your power, you’re worth it.

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Before & After’s Boudoir Session

Before & After’s Boudoir Session

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Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair

Our Boudoir & Maternity Photoshoots in Columbus Ohio start out with hair and makeup by Jess Jay beauty. Jessica Johnson is pure magic. When she isn’t at our studio she teaches makeup.

Her attention to detail and perfection is flawless for camera-ready photos to make you feel like a million bucks ready for your photoshoot!

Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair

Then a fully guided session. Then about 2 hours after your shoot you come back (or hang out in the lobby and enjoy snacks, charge your phone etc) we have a reveal to see your images and choose which ones you would like to purchase. Then we drop ship your album to you! Its a day full of amazing fun, laughter, and badass photos of yourself!

Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
Columbus Boudoir Photographer before and after with makeup and hair
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Columbus Ohio Boudoir Photographer
Columbus Ohio Boudoir Photographer
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Columbus Ohio Boudoir Photographer
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JOIN THE CLUB!

JOIN THE CLUB!

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I started photography over 20 years ago. I started a business 12 years ago out of all the things I photograph the most rewarding is photography women.

I have done every genre of photography except posed newborn and switched to boudoir several years ago, and boudoir is full of challenges! Women are SO hard on themselves but when there face lights up at how beautiful they see themselves-when tears roll down there checks because they know they look just as beautiful as any other woman on the front of a magazine, or tv show or whoever.

They forget the name calling there ex us to say to them. The shitty things their mother said to them as they grew up. The mean names the kids said to them in school. The “whatever” that took that self-love away from them, just disappears.

They see themselves as they SHOULD see themselves. Beautiful human creatures, learning to love themselves in a world that is hard to do. They see themselves and the battles they have won, they see themselves how the people in their life that love them see them.

Can they do this with clothes on too? Sure we can do that, but something so simple and pure and feeling sexy and unstoppable takes the cake.

Today my little group here on Facebook hit over 2k members. Inspire, cheer each other on, getting to known each other, funny memes, questions you name it its not just about photography here, its about beautiful badass women coming together to lift each other up.

Ladies, I invite you to join, if you don’t like it then leave but we would love for you to come on in and have a seat and stay awhile. 

Beautiful Badass Club

Beautiful Badass Club

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About 10 years ago my health declined rapidly, I got really sick and put on about 80 pounds in 5 months. My life has never been the same. I went on a roller coaster of bullshit, doctors’ appointments, and just a cluster fuck of annoying stories. I then did my own research on PCOS and Endometriosis and dropped 100 pounds in 1 year by changing my life and what I ate. I wanted so badly to feel good and my body was working so hard to tell me to no.

Then 8 years ago, I lost my left ovary.

Then 7 years ago I had a full hysterectomy and joined the life of menopause now.

Then 5 years ago I had sinus reconstruction surgery then weeks later I had nose reconstruction surgery.

Then 4 years ago I went septic and lost my gall bladder.

Then 3 years ago I got stomach ulcers from years of pain medications and was hospitalized several times. Now with ongoing issues from them.

Then 2 years ago I was diagnosed with asthma and a long list of allergies to the environment, and food.

I tear up typing this. I have a long list of WTF is happening and somewhere between A and B, I got dizzy. HA!

One of these days I will get my book written because I have a big story to tell.

Yet, here I am with a HUGE GORGEOUS Photography studio for almost the 3rd year. And over 5 years of being a full-time photographer. I have photographed 100’s of women. I have won awards worldwide, published a Gratitude Journal.

I show women that they are beautiful badasses! I cheer people on whenever I can, I try and chase my dreams- they are really big. I want to inspire and motivate others to get the fuck back up!

Each click of my camera shutter captures something for each one of my clients. The stories inside them they may not be ready to tell. The scars that they don’t usually show. The beauty that they know is in there. The journey of this thing called LIFE. I sit and think if it weren’t for that long journey over the last decade I am not sure if I could do my job so great. I use to be a wedding photographer- I use to do other types of photography, but capturing the human body and what we can do with our lives. That is where the fire within me lies.

This is the first photo I have ever taken that I like that shows my hysterectomy scar. That line is a daily reminder of the 13-year war I fought with myself, and the children I never got to have. I will love my body at every stage, I will listen to my body and I will always strive for better. One day at a time.

I am so proud of my body and the things it has fought and WON. I want so much to capture you, to show you how beautiful and a badass you are. I will be changing the group name for now too because that is what we all are and even if I don’t photograph you, I want you to have a space that you feel that way and can come and be loved and welcome with this group. 

XOXO,

Your favorite photographer

Joslyn