The Right Body for Boudoir

Hey All! I'm here to touch base on a little topic that has been brought up recently with my clients and women interested in boudoir. Is my body right for boudoir? Well, I think we know the answer...YES! DUH! OF COURSE! But for some women they don't feel that way. They feel that since their body is "bigger" and they don't feel "attractive" that they can't do a boudoir shoot for themselves. I get it, we all feel some type of way about our bodies, but I can tell you that 99% of the women that have walked through my door had SOME concern with how they would look. Whether is was the size of their body, their face and if it would look sexy enough or the blemishes on their skin because it wasn't "perfect", we all have some type of battle that we're fighting with ourselves. It's normal. It's ok and you're not alone.

Recently though I was asked, "Have you ever shot someone of my size?" She said she was a size 14 (or 1X). As much as I hate labels and putting women into a category, yes of course I had photographed women of her "size"! Clearly she hasn't stalked me enough ;) Now, another interesting request was to put together a  spread of curvy women I had photographed since she wasn't relating to the women I was showing recently. Ok. I get it. I think we all know that she's just wanting to see some curvy ladies rock their session, because she's afraid that I won't be able to make HER look that good. Again. I don't like putting women into a certain "category" based on their body type but I think it's a legit question and concern.

"Can you make ME look good?" Again, the answer is yes! I can no matter what size you are. With the proper lingerie, posing and lighting I can make ALL women look and feel amazing. You just have to trust me and simply follow directions. That's it. I always say, if you can follow my directions, you're going to do great. For every session I'm SHOWING you the poses, I'm moving your body where I want it to go and I'm capturing the beautiful parts of YOUR body. So, if you can trust the process of what I do I would love to show you that your body, not matter what shape, size or imperfection, is the right body for boudoir. 

Now, lets get down to their real question. Can I photograph a women of size 1X or above to make them look good? I'll let you be the judge of that. Starting from my first year of boudoir in 2016, I've put together some images of gorgeous curvy women that rocked their sessions. I'm sure I missed some ladies but I did this quick and it's Sunday, so. 

 Just as all of my ladies do, they left feeling confident in knowing that their bodies are sexy and capable of many things. You just have to jump in feet first and know that you're in good hands here. 

If you are interested in a session with me I would love to invite you to my Ladies Only VIP Group on Facebook. I post images there the MOST, but you can also follow my Instagram and visit my portfolio here on the website! 

xoxo

Karla Mason


Mandolin's Boudoir Experience

1. What made you choose Karla Mason Boudoir?

I have always wanted to do a Boudoir shoot… I stumbled upon Karla’s Facebook group somehow and I fell absolutely in love with her work!  Photography is my favorite art medium, and she has a true talent!  I also fell in love with the open, warm, kick-ass energy she creates and emits.  Fast forward about a year, and separation from my spouse.  I felt really un-sexy.  I am primary caretaker for my son  he nursed for longer than I would like to admit! My body felt like something that wasn’t mine any more. I knew I was going to make an invest in myself and do a shoot with Karla. I have to say, I just got my pictures back and I am in love with them as pieces of art. Perhaps most importantly I am in love with my own behind! 

2. What were you nervous about going into your session?

I wasn’t…I am a birth doula by profession, so I am really comfortable with bodies.  I was super-excited to feel pampered and taken care of and that is exactly what happened.

3. What was your favorite part of the experience?

Getting my makeup done professionally by Jeet was a highlight.  I felt so confident and she brought out my true beauty.  I also LOVED getting to play with poses and laugh and be sultry.  It doesn’t happen often in my everyday life! 

4. How do you feel now that you've completed the session?

 don’t have a single regret.  I only wished I did it sooner!  

5. Would you recommend Karla Mason Boudoir to others?

Without hesitation! She is a true artist, a lovely human, and someone who can bring out your best. 

 

HMUA: Glam by Jeet 

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Ashly's Boudoir Experience

1. What made you choose Karla Mason Boudoir?

A friend of mine had a session and I was obsessed. I started looking through all of Karla’s photos on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog. There wasn’t a single picture I didn’t love. 

2. What were you nervous about going into your session?

Sooooo nervous because I didn’t think I would like my pictures as much as I loved all the other ladies pictures! 

3. What was your favorite part of the experience?

I can’t just say the whole entire thing? Hair and makeup with Jeet makes yaaa feel like a QUEEN. Then, the actual session with Karla is so wonderful. She hypes your head up the whole time and makes you feel like you're doing everything perfectly. It really helps the confidence level and eases the nerves. But, going back and looking through the photos with her really takes the cake. It was so exciting to see what she captured and see myself in all kinds of sexy lingerie with body flattering poses. 

4. How do you feel now that you've completed the session?

Like it was worth every penny. I look at my pictures almost everyday and love the way they make me feel about myself. 

5. Would you recommend Karla Mason Boudoir to others?

ATTENTION LADIES: book yourself a session with Karla asap....seriously!

 

HMUA: Glam by Jeet


Jenny's Boudoir Experience

1. What made you choose Karla Mason Boudoir?

I was invited to your private Facebook page by friends.  I saw several of my friends and thought wow, they look amazing and woah they are so brave.  The more I saw posts on the page and pictures of others, I started to get curious.  I enjoyed following your page and seeing updates.

 

2. What were you nervous about going into your session?

Everything.  I was scared and excited.  I was out of my comfort zone and felt way out of my league.  I jumped feet first.  Talking with you on the phone to learn more made me feel comfortable and happy with my decision.

 

3. What was your favorite part of the experience?

Feeling pretty!  I loved being pampered and having the day be all about me.  As a mother of two, a wife, and a teacher, it is never about me.  Jeet made me feel amazing!  You made me feel special during our session that it felt natural.  You made me laugh and feel sexy and never awkward or embarrassed about my own insecurities.  

 

4. How do you feel now that you've completed the session?

I feel proud of myself.  I remember leaving your home feeling like I was on cloud 9.  I was happy and excited and anxious to see the photos.  I didn’t want to wait five days.  

 

5. Would you recommend Karla Mason Boudoir to others?

Absolutely!  Without a doubt I would recommend Karla Mason Boudoir!  I brought my closest friends to my viewing session and bragged about your amazingness.   My experience would not be the same with anyone else.  You made me feel and own my beauty.

 

HMUA: Glam by Jeet


Caitlin's Boudoir Experience

  1. What made you choose Karla Mason Boudoir? I chose Karla Mason Boudoir because I wanted to do something special for my husband for our anniversary.  While searching for a boudoir photographer, Karla's photos stood out above the rest!  Every photo I saw on her private Facebook were absolutely stunning.  Her reviews were amazing and I knew I needed to book a session with her!
  2. What were you nervous about going into your session? Like most woman, I was nervous about being nude in front of someone I had just met.  But from the time she greeted me at the door with a hug to the time I left from my reveal I felt nothing but comfortable in her home.  She is very professional and fun!  Her and her beauty team were wonderful to work with!  
  3. What was your favorite part of the experience? I did not have one favorite part of my experience with Karla.  I loved every bit of it!  The makeover with hair and makeup made me feel beautiful and confident, Karla's coaching made me feel sexy and comfortable while taking the photos, and the reveal was breath taking!  I had no idea I could look as good as I did in these photos!  I was absolutely in love with them!
  4. How do you feel now that you've completed the session? Now that I have completed the session I am so happy I went through with doing boudoir photos.  Originally I took these pictures for my husband, turns out they ended up being just as much for me!  The confidence I have gained from seeing myself this way is priceless! As a mother of three, that confidence has dwindled a little.  Karla helped me see myself as I still as, beautiful and sexy!  
  5.  Would you recommend Karla Mason Boudoir to others? I would absolutely recommend Karla Mason Boudoir to others!  Every photo she takes is stunning, but it was not just the pictures I loved.  The whole experience was something every woman should do!  She has a way of photographing all different types of woman and accentuating what makes them beautiful and unique.  

HMUA: Glam by Jeet