BOUDOIR : how it affects mental health + self worth.

If you’re struggling with self-worth, you’re not alone. My clients may look extremely confident in their photos, but 90% of the time, they didn’t walk into the studio feeling that way. Their Boudoir Experience helped changed their mindset.

Loving yourself is one of the most important things you can do for your mental and emotional well-being. It means accepting and embracing who you are, flaws and all, and recognizing your own worth and value as a person. Here are just a few reasons why a BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE may actually help change your life for the better!

When you finally put yourself first to schedule a session, you WILL feel more confident and self-assured. You will begin to recognize your own strengths and abilities, and you feel empowered to pursue your goals and dreams. This improved self-esteem and confidence can have a positive impact on all areas of your life, from your career to your personal relationships. 

Boudoir allows for time to step back and recognize your own needs and start prioritizing self-care. When you love yourself, you’re more likely to take time for yourself, to set healthy boundaries, and to practice self-compassion. All of these things can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and promote overall mental and emotional well-being.

Think of your boudoir session as your own personal therapy appointment! We *love* to chat if you do! We’ll laugh and have as much fun as you wish! It does NOT have to be stuffy in the studio!

Get ready to feel more equipped to form healthy and fulfilling relationships with others.

You’re 100% going to be more confident in who you are, and you’re less likely to seek validation or approval from others. This can help you form stronger and more authentic connections with the people around you. I’ve even had clients tell me it’s brought them closer to their partner and they felt a new spark in their connection they haven’t in a long time. This is something really special I get to offer my clients without them even knowing it’s an added perk! :)

Whether you believe it or not, a boudoir session can help you be more resilient in the face of challenges and setbacks. You’ll be able to cope with adversity and to bounce back from difficult situations. You recognize your own strength and resilience, and you’re better equipped to persevere through tough times.

In a world that often promotes unrealistic beauty standards and societal expectations, it’s easy to feel pressure to conform to certain norms. But loving yourself means rejecting those standards and celebrating your own unique qualities and strengths. So let’s practice self-love, one day at a time, and recognize our own worth and value as individuals.

I believe in you. 


Whether you’re thinking about booking a session or about to make the jump, let us help!
Contact our team here.

Boudoir by Billie
Columbia, MO Luxury Boudoir Studio Photographer

Naked Truth Interview : STEPHANIE

Q: Think deeply for these questions… Why did you choose to do a Boudoir Session?

A: I’ve hidden behind standards of people who didn’t have
the right to make them, my entire life. I’ve suffered a lot of trauma. Mental
and physical. I finally broke free and needed to find myself again. I knew
boudoir would help me see the beauty within and bring out my trapped goddess.
And it did…exactly that.

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

A: Having a lot body of negativity thrown at me my entire life, I was scared. Sometimes
it’s terrifying to bare yourself, if even only to yourself. Not only knowing
you’ll be posed and photographed, but in one of your most vulnerable
states….but I’ve HEARD Billie. I’ve listened to the way she talks about EVERY
shape of woman. I’ve seen the way she captures the girl you’re afraid to let
yourself see…so truthfully? I was freaking PUMPED to finally be the one
learning to see beauty, in my OWN skin!

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

A: I was slightly nervous about having enough confidence
to ‘make myself look good’ when it came to picture time. But truly, from the
moment you get to the studio-you are made to feel like you’re having a Honey
Roast (a roast, except you say nice/sweet things about the person) with your
life long besties. Billie shows you. She shows you, ‘your anxiety is a lying
a**hole’ and that you DO look good in ANY position. She takes that mean, trash
talking, naggy inner voice and whips her into a bada** confidence cheerleader
and gives that girl a megaphone!

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

A: Like a freaking baddie. Achievement unlocked.

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

A: Learning to love, and I mean LOVE the body I have.
This experience was for me. But even if it were for a SO, it makes you feel…so

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

A: Absofreakinglutely, yes. In the best way possible.

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

A: 1st, yes. 2nd, I know THE girl to do them! ;)

Thanks for reading our NAKED TRUTH blog this week! These women are bearing their soul with you & it’s an honor for the to be heard and uplifted by our supportive community.

If you’re interested in booking an Experience of your own, please contact Billie HERE


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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