Boudoir Sessions: Expectation vs Reality

Sometimes we can be funny. And sometimes we can be serious. In this post, we tried to be both. This post is about some expectations people have with their sessions. So we are here to break it down for you! We hope you enjoy, get a laugh, and also take some things away! So without further ado, the expectations and realities of a boudoir session.


Expectation: I’m going to look and feel sexy while doing it!

Reality: Aaaaahahahahaha, no you won’t. You’re going to be thinking to yourself, “There is no way this looks good. There is no possible way. I’m shaking like a leaf, my mouth is hanging open, my neck is twisted funny, am I cross eyed?!?” But you just gotta have faith in us. You’ve seen the proof, it’s magical! It just doesn’t feel magical in the process.

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Expectation: It’s going to be easy!

Reality: Oh, babe… it’s… a lot of work. You’re going to get sweaty, you’re going to get shaky in poses, you’re going to be sore (even those of you who think, “Psh, ok…”). Think of yoga, now amp it up a bit, now amp it up a bit more. You’re stretching SO many muscles in your body. We tell you it feels like an intense work out because it is.


Expectation: I just have to lay there!

Reality: Nopity nopity no. You have to arch, bend, reach, stretch, squeeze. We’re going to put your body through a lot but just remember it’s out of love! We want you to have the best experience and that means we have to mildly torture you. Don’t let it scare you off, it’s not as bad as Katie makes it sound and the final result is so so worth it!!

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Expectation: They’ll photoshop that away!

Reality: Wrong. We don’t photoshop. We remove anything that isn’t permanent like bruises or blemishes (if you’ve got a wicked killer bruise though, we might reschedule you because you’re probably in pain and we don’t want to push you when you’re already hurting). You need to see you how others see you. This is not about contorting yourself into something you aren’t. This is about starting or continuing your body love journey. Your body does not need to be photoshopped or fixed. It’s a body and it’s doing exactly as intended.


Expectation: I’m too awkward!

Reality: Human, Jes will tell and show you how to do everything - including how to breathe!! You will not have the ability to be awkward. Once you make it through your first pose, you will be a damn natural and that thought will go right out the window!


Expectation: I don’t wear or own lingerie, I can’t do this!

Reality: I personally don’t know anyone who just hangs around their house in a teddy. The typical cycle of owning lingerie goes something like {I bought this super cute thing, wears super cute thing for five minutes, tucks it away in a drawer to keep it safe, run out of clean underwear and wear the super cute thing, put super cute thing in rotation, eventually throw super cute thing away}. The cool thing about our closet is that most of it is actually NOT lingerie. We have dresses, leggings, bodysuits, crop tops, jackets, robes SO MANY THINGS!!


Expectation: Jes can never make me look that good!

Reality: LIAR!! As Jes says on the regular, “Did you really think you were the one person I can’t make look good?!” You are a damn glorious unicorn, in every damn way, and yeah, you do look that damn good.


Expectation: I want to be girl of the week but I have to fill out this questionnaire that doesn’t work for me!

Reality: Don’t like the questionnaire? It isn’t as in depth as you would like it to be? That’s cool! Use your words, tell your story in your own way! Your experience is one of a kind. If you’re worried about grammar or spelling or that you can’t write, I assure you, that’s what Katie is here for. You can work one on one with her or you can send her something and she can fix it up for you! Whatever you want!!


We hope you learned something, had some fun, and that we eased some of your fears. Are you a past client and we missed something? Tell everyone in the comments! Sharing knowledge is beneficial to all of us, so tell us what you got!!


Have a great day, mermaids!!