The Confidence Sessions is a Baltimore, Maryland Boudoir photography studio operated by Ruthie Skillman. Ruthie’s work has been published in Baltimore Magazine and Wedding 411. The Confidence Sessions’ goal is to help you view yourself as the beauty that you are, just as you are today, without shame or fear.
Most days you can find me chasing after my two boys, listening to 80’s music, or highlighting entire chapters of Brene Brown books. I am known to my friends for my sarcastic sense of humor. I love serving the world (the one directly around me, anyway) by sharing my journey of confidence in the middle of risk and loss–and encouraging women to be afraid–but to do it anyway. My 1000 square-foot boho-glam boudoir studio is located in Hampden, Baltimore, MD.
This session produced some gorgeous photos that I know I (and my husband!) will always be happy to have, but even more importantly, it jump-started a new mindset for me. I have been working towards cultivating my individual interests and identity, outside of being a caregiver to others. It’s cliche, but you can’t pour from an empty cup! If you are considering this gift for yourself, you will not regret going for it!
Working with Ruthie reminded me that I am still damn beautiful and I am still capable of being damn sexy. In fact, this made me realize that I love myself and my body more now than I did in my 20s.
It took me a moment to realize that gorgeous person was ME! I’d never seen myself like that outside a context of fear, but Ruthie’s photos definitely empowered me to take my body back! I’m still a work in progress, but actively turning fear into confidence through action was the best way I could think to spend my birthday.”