What is boudoir photography anyway??
Boudoir photography isn’t new to the photography industry. You may recall “Glamour Shots” in the 80’s and 90’s, if you’re old enough to remember. It was very popular and widely accepted. They had studios in malls around the country where women would receive a makeover and had their portrait taken.
Today’s concept of boudoir has expanded beyond the 80’s glamour “makeover” and pretty pictures. Women have become more sophisticated and so too has boudoir photography. Today’s boudoir photography empowers women to face their fears and insecurities while challenging the negative programing they’ve been conditioned to believe and accept about themselves.
When individual uniqueness is embraced, we discover that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and no one is perfect. Whether you’re a size 2 or 22, there is beauty in all of us. When you experience a boudoir photo shoot you’ll discover that others don’t see you the way you see yourself. We are often too hard on ourselves. As a boudoir photographer, it is our job to find the women’s most beautiful attributes and accentuate them.
What we really love about boudoir photography is the feeling we get watching our clients light up with confidence and say, “I can’t believe that’s me” when we show them the back of the camera.
What happens during a boudoir photo shoot is truly magical. We hold space that is void of criticism and judgment and allow enough time to let go of fear and inhibitions. What we love most is the fun we have together by not taking ourselves too seriously.
Boudoir photography is a rising movement, as it enables women of all backgrounds and body types to embrace their unique figure and feel confident in their own skin, let their guard down, and capture a moment in their lives that they can remember forever.
Therefore, a boudoir photography session isn’t necessarily for everyone–women are of course empowered by different things. But, for a lot of women, boudoir photography is certainly one way to embrace body confidence, inner-beauty, sexuality, and uniquely defined femininity. Boudoir photography is a choice. It’s an experience women decide to do completely by and for themselves. The resulting images are a token of that experience and can be shared with the world to spread the word of body-confidence, or kept as part of a private experience.