Billie’s thoughts of the day! / Boudoir Photographer Columbia MO

Hey girl… Billie here! Just writing some random thoughts I had today…
Thanks for coming to read them! 

Sometimes I sit back and can’t help but think ”how the hell did we get here again?!” 

I know SO many of you have been here since my dream was just that - a dream. A dream that I wholeheartedly dove head first into to make a reality for our community. I wasn’t even sure what would happen, but couldn’t stop thinking about the “what if?”s… I’m SO glad I took the leap! Could you imagine if I hadn’t?! 

If you’re new(ish) around here… Did you know? BXB started out in a freakin’ bedroom of a house I was renting. Yep. We converted the whole upstairs bedroom into a studio to use for our first 2 years in business! That’s still SO wild to think about for me - especially with how far we’ve come with you by our side. You’ve helped me with each and every step I’ve made for BXB and our community to grow how it has.

Since our first session in 2015, I’ve worked with countless women to show them their strength through Boudoir. I’ve taught them that it’s okay to be afraid, but do the damn thing anyways. And that’s a beautiful thing.

I just wanted to tell you all how thankful I am that you trust me to capture you! With every single client that I see schedule their session, my heart flutters. STILL. Every single booking makes me giddy over and over again!

From day 1: I wanted to make a judgment-free oasis for women to come and just be. To just forget about the stresses of life for a few hours and get pampered like never before. To finally feel confident in their own skin, just as they are in this moment. My goal has always been to show as many women as possible just how beautiful they are. You included! 

You’re more appreciated that you know. Even if you’re just cheering from the sidelines, waiting for your chance to Experience the BXB Session, we are HERE for you! 

Let this be your reminder : this could be your “what if?” moment.
What if you did the damn thing?  What if you LOVED it?

Not JUST relating this to Boudoir… but step out of your comfort zone. Grab a coffee, and get it done! You never know what will happen when you believe in yourself - even for just a few seconds. 

I’ll always be here cheering you on.



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Babe of the Week / Amanda

Q: Why did you choose to do a Boudoir Session?

A: Because I deserved it! In all seriousness, I wanted to show off my hard work for the past two years. I recently lost 63 lbs. I dedicated time and energy into becoming healthier, and one way was to change my mindset to self-love. These pictures are a way to love myself.

Q: What were your thoughts before booking the Boudoir by Billie Experience?

A: Before booking, I had some doubt about myself. Am I really doing this? Am I going to look too big? What do I even wear? But I threw all those thoughts out the window, found my courage and booked it. No regrets. I only have this one life. And when I’m 80, and my tits are to my knees, I wanted to look back and say, “I was hot!”

Q: How did you feel BEFORE your session V.S. how you felt DURING / AFTER the Experience?

A: Before I was so nervous. I didn’t sleep for a few nights, tried on my outfits again (a few times…shhh), and decided not to fret. During the experience I felt like a diva. My attitude changed, my make-up was on point, I felt sexy. I didn’t take my make-up or eyelashes off until bedtime because I felt empowered. Now, after I look at my pictures, I still feel fierce, fiery, and stunning. This experience has taught me much about who I am as a person and a female.

Q: How did you feel when you saw your photographs for the very first time?

A: I was in shock! Who is this rockstar? Who is this queen?! My husband saw the pictures and he was floored. I think if he was standing there would have been fainting. Billie captured a part of me that was lost for many years. The girl in the portraits will never disappear again.

Q: What was your favorite part about the whole EXPERIENCE?

A: My most favorite part….this is a hard question because the whole thing was amazing. The conversation we had while doing my make-up helped me gain confidence. The energy Billie brought put me at ease. And the actual shoot was the icing on the cake. Posing was a blast, they made me appreciate my amazing body even more.

Q: Did a boudoir session with Billie change the way you see yourself?

A: It did! Photographs have a way of showing you who you truly are, Billie captured me. The true me.

Q: What do you say to anyone thinking about booking a session?

A: Do it! Don’t wait until you get to a certain size or are in a better place mentally. This will change your life, I promise.

Reclaiming your body through Boudoir

In today’s world it has become very clear how our bodies are scrutinized by the media and society, especially as women. I won’t be the first to tell you that we are taught to hate our bodies, and therefore, ourselves. That, however, is the exact reason why I started my journey into boudoir photography - to empower women to love their bodies and themselves, regardless of what society thinks of your body. Here’s a big FU to standards!

I can’t even begin to tell you the number of clients we have talked to, who feel unsure about their decision to do a boudoir session. The reasons they give are anywhere from, “I need to lose the baby weight,” to “I’m not pretty enough,” to “I’m not photogenic.” - DON’T LISTEN TO THESE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS BABE! Although we can relate to all of this.. at the end of the day, those are just different ways to say that you aren’t feeling confident. And that’s ok, but we are going to help change that! You don’t have to be confident to book a boudoir session, all we need is for you to show up, + the confidence will follow, closely! 

Trust us, each member of our team is an expert in self-doubt - or at least, we all used to be. Each one of us has been on a journey to gain self-acceptance, and now we are here, helping women see themselves differently, love themselves harder, and feel more confident in themselves. That’s not to say we don’t still struggle - but we try our absolute hardest to love ourselves, every single day, and try our best to set a good example for our clients.

Learning to love and accept your body as it is and to become the best version of yourself is a journey, almost always one of the hardest but most rewarding journeys that you will ever experience. It takes time to learn HOW to love and accept yourself. And surprisingly enough, your boudoir experience can and will be a HUGE step in that journey. Most of our clients are still in the beginning stages of their self-love journeys, and have decided that a boudoir session would be a great way to give themselves some self-care - and they are 1000000% correct. 

A boudoir session is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself (and I am not just saying that to get you to book, just ask our past clients). Not only is the spotlight on you the whole time, but you get to have your hair and makeup done which makes you feel beautiful and powerful, all before getting into your bomb a** lingerie. Not to mention, your photographs that will become a daily reminder of how beautiful you truly are. 

Our clients who have done a boudoir session with BXB have told us time and time again how empowering this experience was for them and how doing a boudoir session allowed them to take back their power, to be their best self, to accept themselves exactly as they are, or to see themselves in an entirely new light. All of this is to say that you may feel a little nervous before your session, but that is normal. It is a sign that you are in the right place, you are doing something great for yourself, and at the end of the day, you will be so happy that you did it! 

If you are looking to begin your self-love journey or are just in search of a day of pampering and photos to remind you of your worth every day, you have come to the right place!



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