What Is Boudoir Photography?

Ask Wikipedia about Boudoir Photography and it says:

“A great deal of “boudoir” is now created in the photographer’s studio or in luxury hotel suites, where it has become very fashionable to create a set of sensual images for women in “boudoir style”. This often takes the shape of partly clothed images or images in lingerie, and has become more than just a passing fad for brides to surprise their future husbands. Although in the past there were many negative connotations associated with boudoir photography, in recent years the trend has begun to gain momentum, and the entire look of boudoir photography has begun to change.”

“Negative connotations”?   REALLY?   Believe me, I probably lean a bit towards the prudish side of the scale but have ZERO qualms about boudoir photography.  When I shoot a boudoir session, I feel like I am creating art.

Don’t get me wrong, I love shooting kids, couples, babies, families!!  I love capturing real moments in people’s lives.  But when I capture a shot like this one, well…that’s art.  Plain and simple.  Not porn, not scandalous, not embarrassing.  Art.  Beauty.

I only wish I’d discovered boudoir photography sooner.  And trust me, you’re going to wish you discovered it sooner, too.

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4 comments

Olesha - March 31, 2011 - 9:03 am

I know how you feel! Boudoir Photography is the best. When a client sees the final images and cannot believe that they are viewing themselves. They never thought they could look that beautiful. That is the greatest feeling.

Lynn Clark - March 31, 2011 - 2:51 pm

I think the rising popularity of boudoir photography is a parallel to women in the first world stepping into their own power. We can be smart and sexual without resorting to porn-style stereotypes (unless we want to). Boudoir is a celebration of what makes us women.

Natashua - April 2, 2011 - 6:58 pm

I often get strange looks from people when I tell them I’m a Boudoir photographer. Some people don’t understand what it entails, while others are like, “Wow, really, I’ve been thinking about doing that.”
It is definitely an art but like most art, not everyone will “get” it.

Leah Aubrey - April 4, 2011 - 5:35 am

Very nice post! A question I am asked every single time I tell someone what I do!

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