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mark laurie

Mark offered the first nude & boudoir photography studio in Calgary and remains the best. His imaginative portraits expand beyond the typical “lingerie and satin sheets” boudoir. Mark’s creatively passionate presentation of women has earned him the honour of being the most awarded photographer in his niche in Canada. Possibly North America.


Courage vs Confidence

Courage vs Confidence

Courage vs Confidence
The Boudoir Factor

Most people think that confidence is what they need, and it becomes what they search for. I must admit that few women first think that a nude or boudoir photo session can be a solution. I’ll come back to that in a bit. 

What is interesting is a definition of confidence as “something you get as the result of doing something repeatedly until you are good at it, thus gaining confidence.” 

What you need first is courage, the courage to do something the first time or, for that matter, to do it again, in the face of possible failure, until you can do it well. 

Courage is what happens when you fail then get back up again. Then you repeat, many times perhaps, again and again. It is not so much as facing a fear or being fearless as it is doing something anyway.

Being Confident Makes You Courageous

This is naturally how you grow, becoming confident as you make doing courageous things a habit. Now we are not talking about saving the world every time stuff or saving people from burning buildings. We are talking about doing something that challenges you. 

The more comfortable you become with doing things requiring your personal level of courage, the easier, more habitual it becomes.

Each time you boldly take your courage through something has a scare factor, yet you know the prize on the other side, it becomes attractive to do so. 

 This is precisely how most women frame their photography experience with us. Building courage on this path to self-confidence. Looking deeper than what at first could be thought of as going nude or in skimpy lingerie.

Find Your Courageous Here

Some may explore their own definition of erotic, sexy, sensual, or just freedom. 

 If you want to play with courage, we have an excellent safety net for your experience. Our studio, our experience, is the prize on the other side. 

The woman in the photo at the top, experiencing being bold and fearless, was her intent. 

Does this appeal to you? If you are curious, give us a call, or email I would be delighted to talk with you more about this benefit to boudoir and nude photography.

Check Out the Video

I made a Facebook live conversation about this. You can see the video here: