Boudoir Photography - Why it's for you

01st November 2015
It's one of the most recent 'must haves' for women, appearing on many bucket lists, on things to do before I reach (insert milestone birthday here) lists and is gaining popularity daily. It's everywhere, but is still a complete mystery to many. It's frequently misunderstood, but helps women in ways that you wouldn't believe.
So, what is this 'it'? It, of course, is Boudoir Photography.

So what is Boudoir Photography?
The “boudoir style” typically captures sensual or sexually suggestive images of women (or occasionally men and couples) in a photographer’s studio, luxury hotel or the client’s own home. The most common form of contemporary boudoir is to take a number of posed or candid shots of the subject partly clothed in in lingerie, any nudity is normally implied and not explicit.

Why do women want to have boudoir images taken?
Being a man, I have a distinct disadvantage in answering this. When I first looked into offering Boudoir photo shoots I did my research; reading books, online articles and boudoir websites, and it seemed most mentioned reasons were; a present for husbands or boyfriends on anniversaries or wedding days, to show off a new look such as after weight loss or plastic surgery, and to celebrate a significant birthday. However, not much is mentioned about the real benefit of a boudoir session as I see it….

Why should women have boudoir images taken?
In an age where ordinary people are often comparing themselves to the latest in vogue size 8 celebrity or male sports star, it is hardly surprising that a lot of people, both women and men have hang ups and insecurities about themselves and in particular their bodies. The most positive result of having a Boudoir shoot is an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem. The whole experience is designed for ladies to emphasise their beauty, sensuality and their power, with the resulting images bringing an increased confidence and self-esteem.

I have had experience of shooting boudoir images, and have found the women that have had the shots taken say that initially they were very nervous, which is understandable, but afterwards, particularly after viewing the images, did experience the ‘feel good factor’ and some have even said it could become very addictive! Surprising? Maybe, but what could be better than having a pamper session with a stylist/make-up artist, followed by a photo session to show how wonderful you truly are?
Age, size and shape shouldn't be reasons NOT to go ahead with a Boudoir shoot either. Celebrate who you are and your unique beauty. Remember there is no-one else like you. “Love the skin you’re in and give it a go……what have you got to lose?”

Coming next is a breakdown of how I work, which hopefully will dispel a few fears and worries.

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