Plus Sized Boudoir Photography
Hold on, before I can say anything about this shoot, we need to address the ‘plus sized boudoir’ title. I can’t help it, that term makes me cringe. Why do I have to label the body size of my client? What’s up with everything over a size 2 being labeled plus sized? Why does boudoir photography always show the same body types over and over again!? These are just some of the things that come crashing into my mind the second the term plus sized comes into my world. I’ve talked about my issues with the lack of diversity in fashion and boudoir photography before. And this is a topic that you will see come up again if you follow my work.
So why do I use this label to begin with?
Well the answer is easy, visibility. The first step to reduce the stigma around diversity in beauty is to get positive images out there.
So, now lets get to the good stuff. Kimba and I planned this session for the morning with glorious morning sunlight. However, that didn’t go as planned, it was pouring. As a result it was dark, so the studio lighting came out. I did two different set ups, and took a minute to shoot a polaroid!
“Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body. It comes from embracing the one you’ve already got!”
Finally, here are the photos! Enjoy!
Featured in these photos is Kimba Rose, in addition to being all that, she DJ’s and you can find out more here.
© Ella Sophie
Oakland CA boudoir photographer
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