What is boudoir photography?

November 25, 2021

The word boudoir itself comes from a French word which means a woman’s private salon, or private dressing room.

Believe it or not, boudoir photography can be dated back to as early as 1840! It is an art form of expressing women in intimate, sensual, romantic and sometimes erotic images in a bed room or relatively private setting.

Often women are expressed in intimate ways that are suggestive, and the images may be intended for private enjoyment only and shared with selected audience.

Is boudoir photography for models only?

Boudoir photos are meant to reveal the sensuality and intimacy of all women; they are not particularly intended for models, unlike fashion photography.

You may think – how do I know how to pose for photos, especially boudoir, if I am not a model?

I know, the thought of being in front of the camera can be a bit nerve wrecking, not to mention you will be in your private wear, with more skin exposed than normal! That’s why it is crucial to find a boudoir photographer that you can trust and feel safe with. As a female boudoir photographer, I understand your vulnerability from a female perspective. I also have thorough understanding of women’s body shapes and how to flatter them, regardless of shape and size you are in. It is my job to direct you into poses that enhance your body shape and make you look most stunning. It is not your responsibility to know how to pose at all!

What should we wear for boudoir photography?

Lingerie is the perennial favourite for boudoir photography due to the suggestive intimacy and sense of seduction in boudoir photographs. However, there are other things we may wear in our private salons. It can be as simple as an oversized jumper, an oversized shirt of your partner, a robe, a bodysuit. And what about just wearing your bedsheets? The possibilities are endless.

If you would like to come on a boudoir photography experience with us, we will provide you with lots of advice in your planning session in what to wear, based on your style and what you like.

How about posing nude?

We welcome nudity but it is not essential in boudoir photography. Eventually it comes down with what you are comfortable with and what kind of images you would like to create with us. If you choose to be naked or half naked, we would like your nudity photos to exude a sense of fine art and be tasteful. There is also a variation of implied or explicit nudity. You can choose to have you key private parts covered but with remaining skin exposed for implied nude photos.

Does my face has to be in the boudoir photos?

Sensual, suggestive or even erotic photos can take place without showing your faces! It can be just a body part of yours, or you not looking into the camera. Those pictures can mean just as much to you or to people you want to share the images with.

What is the mood in the boudoir photos?

Often there is an air of sensuality, intimacy, freedom and hint of seduction in our boudoir photos. However, we love our boudoir women being powerful, independent and playful too!

Fancy seeing more boudoir photo ideas or planning your own boudoir photo shoot? Please click here to see more of our photo gallery and here to contact us to arrange for an obligation free exploration chat.

The possibilities of having your amazing boudoir images are endless!

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