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Boudoir Photographer Bucks County PA – Sharing a Piece of Me

Growing up in Singapore, I was always told that I was too fat, too round, and too tall. In truth, I always felt that way about myself. All my friends were all skinny, petite, and beautiful. Standing next to them, I always felt like a giant. Even my boyfriend I had in Singapore would constantly tell me that I had to lose a few. But that is how it was growing up in Asia where being tiny was a pre-requisite to beauty. I always felt the need to be skinny, I always felt that I was too chubby. I never liked my body and I strove daily to change the way that I looked. It really messed with my self-esteem and my ability to love myself.

After having kids, I started going to the gym a lot more. I had so many hangups about my body, but I know now that it is because of the years of verbal abuse I suffered as an adolescent. I did try to lose some weight but my weight never budged. Even though I am now 30 pounds heavier than I was when I lived in Singapore, I decided that I wanted, no, needed, to do my boudoir session now. I know that I will never look as good as I look today as I will only get older!!! Wrinkles are a bitch to Photoshop.

Even though I was so nervous for my boudoir session, I wanted to do it to prove to myself that I could. I could love myself. I could love my body. I could feel glamorous. I am beautiful. If you had told me 10 years ago that I would be so proud of my body that I would want to share images of myself in lingerie, I would have told you that you were crazy. No way in hell. It is so amazing how different I feel now after my session! After sitting down to edit these images, I can honestly say that I do love my body!

My friend at Allyson Hamilton Photography graciously came to help me take these photos, my friend at Heather Ivy Artistry came to do my hair and makeup, and I edited the pictures you see below. I am so grateful to them for offering their time to help me make my dreams come true! I can finally say that I have the pictures I have always wanted and it is all thanks to them.




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  • Sara - You look absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - I can’t imagine you 30 pounds lighter. You look AMAZING! You’re inspiring me to try a boudoir session myself! Nicely done!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - These are beautiful! You look stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I have no words for how gorgeous these are!! Good for you for taking the time to do these – they’re gorgeous! YOU are gorgeous 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Heather Ivy - It was a pleasure to work with you & on you. You’re a natural beauty…which made my job that much easier!! Your photos look amazing but I didn’t expect any less. I look forward to working with you again.ReplyCancel

  • Summer - You look so Hot!! You are stunning, kudos to you for having these done <3ReplyCancel

  • Hilary Beaumont - simply stunning! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Your are stunning! That first image is just perfection.ReplyCancel

  • Nina - you are absolutely beautiful, Candy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia - they are so beautiful – YOU are! Tahnk you so much for sharing those!!! This is really what we should be seeing of ourselves and not what people talk us into… I had the same experience and I also did a boudoir shoot last year and am so happy about the results. What a wonderful thing to find and accept yourself and you ARE beautiful – wow!ReplyCancel

  • Corey - You look absolutely amazing! Beautiful boudoir photos!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - You are gorgeous! I don’t know if I’d be able to do a shoot like this. Good for you, they turned out beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - You are beautiful! I love those tulle skirts! I hope to have the guts to do a session like this somedayReplyCancel

  • Gonzalo - You are a great boudoir photographer, love your pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • melanie - You are beautiful. What a touching blog post. Good for you for doing this. I love your gorgeous soft editing.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Oh I just loved this blog post! You are 1,000% right, you need to love yourself and you should because you are BEAUTIFUL!!! Bravo for having the courage to do something that made you uncomfortable and for sharing such a personal piece of your heart. I think this will surely make your client feel like they can relate to you even more as a boudoir photographer. Bucks County, PA should feel so lucky to have you.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - What a great boudoir photography session. I love this whole blog post. This makes me want to be courageous.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - You are incredible brave for sharing this. I think you look amazing and great job on your edits. I hope after loosing my baby weight I can do something like this for my husband too.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - Wow wow wow! Candy, you look amazing! That shot of you in all black, backlit- oh my goodness. Gorgeous. It makes me want to try a boudoir session!ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - I cannot believe anyone ever called you fat! These are stunning images! It is so awesome that you decided to do them and that you shared with everyone. They really are amazing, and you look gorgeous! You do such amazing newborn and maternity photography work, maybe you should start doing boudoir sessions too to help those women who, like you, don’t quite see the beauty everyone else sees in them.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - Wow. What a gorgeous boudoir session. I love that you had help with creating these images and overcoming the criticism you’ve received in the past. The photos you’ve captured truly show your inner beauty as well as how stunning you are on the outside.ReplyCancel

  • Brenden - I know how you feel. Growing up all I remember is being told I’d be beautiful if only I was skinnier. My whole lives success hinged on my weight! As I older I realized what crap that all is, and while the world may judge you the people who are close to you will love you. Every inch of you! Even the little belly pudge where you keep your extra cookies 🙂 You are absolutely stunning. Your confidence is amazing, and I think it is so right of you to enjoy your body now the way it is, not the way it could be “if only”.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Flowers - You are just stunning….. these photo’s are documented truth, you may lay your demons down to sleep. Now rise to the beautiful woman and photographer that you are!! Great capture to the photographer and Great strength you are to get in front of the camera and be captured!! You are just stunning Suga Shoc Photography Bucks County PA bravest photographer ever!!ReplyCancel

  • sarah sweetman - You are so brave – I commend you for taking such a huge and wonderful step towards loving yourself and overcoming your negative thoughts. I think the images are tasteful and beautiful – thank you for sharing a piece of your heart with usReplyCancel

  • Deanna - Whoa girl, Bucks County better watch out! You look fantastic and you should be proud and flaunt it. These are reminiscent of Sue Bryce’s style, very classy. I love the tulle, and the posing. The very first image where you are laying on the bed in the backlight is my absolute favorite. Hopefully people will read your story and feel empowered to do a boudoir session too!ReplyCancel

  • Alexia Garcia - wow! You look truly stunning!!! It is true, no one is never happy with our appearance it is up to us to feel great about ourselves and it can be tricky, it can be difficult at times but knowing that no matter what you are beautiful is worth it! Congratulations on acknowledging it, you deserve it and besides, you truly are BEAUTIFUL!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica C - What a beautiful boudoir session! You really captured her personality and beauty in these shots! You are a great photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Amber Carbo Privizzini - Um, you are absolutely STUNNING!!! in every way. You aren’t even “over weight” in my eyes. Thats crazy. you should love yourself. you are model gorgeous girl. wow…. you should be proud of yourself and your looks and body!!!!ReplyCancel

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