• Boudoir for Mothers | Jackie Dives Photo

    Two of the women from my last boudoir minis are moms, another two showed up wanting to take cozy photos in sweaters, and most of the women showed up without make up on or their hair all fancy. Hair and make up are great if you want to do them! But what I love is that they aren't required. And I love that two new moms showed up. And I mean really showed up. They want a record of their post-baby bodies. They wanted to feel real, and to work on loving themselves for being the life-creating, imperfect women that they are. That is brave. And I do my best to create a safe and compassionate environment for them. I know that in the moment they may feel vulnerable. I know that they might even feel apprehensive when they get the photos back. But they will love them. If not that day, they will love them more and more as each day passes. They will see their bravery, they will see their beauty, and they will never regret doing the session. They are taking active steps towards loving their true selves, and in doing that they are becoming stronger mothers. I look at these photos and I literally can't prevent my mouth from turning upwards on either side. They make my lips and my heart smile and radiate with affection and love.