What Is Boudoir Photography? | Boudoir Photography

What Is Boudoir Photography You Ask?

Boudoir is a French word that means bedroom. Fancy, oui!? Boudoir photography, also called boudoir photoshoot or boudoir session, is what we call a photoshoot taking place in the boudoir, ie., in the bedroom of a woman! This style of photography is said to have originated in the early 1800s when Frenchwomen would pose for their husbands as a present. It was seen as an intimate and personal gift that showed off the woman’s beauty and her sensual side.

That idea is the same today! Many women choose to have boudoir photos taken to celebrate their beauty, with an added bonus of a special gift from their partner.

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Why Do Women Have Boudoir Shoots?

Most women want to feel special, beautiful, and sexy. At least, I know I do. The problem is that this often gets lost in the daily routine of life. Our family, work, and home. All these factors combined can leave us feeling unappreciated and less than our true selves. Wouldn’t you like the chance to celebrate the most fabulous version of yourself? 

Maybe you want to surprise your partner with a boudoir session? On that intimate occasion, it’s a beautiful surprise for your special person when they open and admire your boudoir photo album. It’ll be a memorable keepsake that will be loved for years to come. OR gift a session to your partner, as a way to say thank you for all they do! The confidence boost you get from a boudoir session is better than any day at the spa. That I know from experience!

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Why Does Boudoir Photography Exist?

Sometimes boudoir photography is created to sell boudoir clothing, lingerie, or boudoir-themed gift items. However, boudoir photography is most often done to empower women and help them find a version of themselves they lost along the way. It is a great way to celebrate your beauty, no matter what shape or size you are. Whether you want boudoir photos to give to your significant other as a boudoir session gift, or just for yourself – boudoir is the perfect way to treat yourself well. You’ll have some amazing pictures that will help boost your self-esteem and encourage you to live more adventurously.

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Why you should consider doing one for yourself?

Boudoir photography is about baring your soul. Not just about baring your body, although we will certainly help you look gorgeous in pictures. It’s more than that. It’s baring your innermost secrets, fears, and hopes. When you do a boudoir photoshoot, you are declaring to the world that you are worth celebrating. You are saying that you are beautiful and sexy and that you love yourself.

The boudoir photography experience can be empowering, liberating, and downright fun! It is a chance to let go of your inhibitions and be sexy, playful, and daring.

As a boudoir photographer, I sometimes feel like a personal therapist. You can express yourself however you want and I will help you to look your best! When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful set of photos that will make you feel special and sexy. You can simply put them in a boudoir album for your eyes only, give them to your partner as an immense boudoir surprise, or create beautiful wall art to display for your own boudoir.

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What Can I Expect on the Day of My Boudoir Photoshoot?

As you get ready for boudoir session, we will help you choose outfits, jewelry and the type of hair/makeup style you want. Planning and designing your session is one of our favorite parts of the process. We will guide you through posing during your session and make you feel at ease. The result is beautiful photos that will make you feel confident and sexy.

If you’re feeling nervous, don’t worry! We’ve had plenty of boudoir clients who have never done anything like this before. Just be yourself, let go, and have fun!

We would love to help you create beautiful boudoir photos that you can cherish for a lifetime. Contact us today to schedule your boudoir session!

So there you have it! The intimate and empowering world of boudoir photography. If you’re considering a boudoir photo shoot, please contact us. We would be honored to help you celebrate your beautiful self and look forward to planning and designing an amazing session!

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