So, this week found me lying naked in a field of bluebells……. yep, you read it right. After 4 kids including a set of twins I tucked my ‘mum tum’ into a pair of Marks & Spencer’s finest control pants and off I set to a secret destination only revealed the night before with 7 other women. Too nervous to eat breakfast the first calories of the day came in the form of Prosecco, after the first glass took hold I reached for the bottle and topped up the glass, dutch courage you understand??
The boudoir shoot was a gift from my Husband at Christmas. Whilst I hope the pictures will be a great gift back, who doesn’t want their Husband to find them drop dead gorgeous after nearly 10 years of marriage? I hope they will also be a confidence boost for me. Surely I can still rock sexy after 3 pregnancies and a few war wounds?
I had never met the other girls before yet on the day it was a strangely bonding experience. Some were there as a surprise gift to a partner, some wanting to celebrate mass weight loss and some like me spurred on by a Husband who no matter how much I moan and groan about all my lumps and bumps (and I moan about them a lot), still tells me how gorgeous he finds me every day and is trying to show me what he sees.
Despite the nervous tension, each woman in turn tip toed down the path to the area the pictures were taken like a frightened fragile bird then 30 minutes later returned strutting her stuff, swishing her hair and with a new-found glow in her cheeks. Last to go (on purpose) I grabbed the suggested tasteful costume changes and headed on down the path. Stripped down to underwear and lying in the bluebells the sun was like a spotlight on me, the photographer was amazing with her direction and after only a few seconds I was holding the poses like a pro! It was liberating, empowering and I felt bloody amazing!!
Okay I might have only had the twins 8 months ago and my tummy may still look like a saggy old empty carrier bag but hell sexy is more than a size 0 stick figure with no curves. This week, thanks to my Husband, I got my mojo back and it feels fantastic.
Sexy isn’t what you see on the outside it is the confident strut of the woman working it, so if you need a boost just get naked in a bluebell field!
Thanks to Dimples and Daisies Photography x