When I tell people that I’m a boudoir photographer; I often get asked: “what is boudoir photography.” The short answer goes something like this… “I shoot women in sexy lingerie,” which usually gets their attention and peaks curiosity. 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 my job to find the women’s most beautiful attributes and accentuate them.
What I really love about boudoir photography is the feeling I get watching my clients light up with confidence and say, “I can’t believe that’s “me” when I show them the back of my 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 I love most is the fun we have together by not taking ourselves too seriously.
So, what is boudoir photography? It’s the art of sensual imagery that empowers women to embrace their unique beauty, and the courage to face their fears while building self-esteem and self-confidence. Boudoir photography offers women the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. It’s the gift we give to a loved one and the best gift we can give ourselves.
Boudoir photography is changing the way women see and feel about themselves. It is not meant to objectify or degrade women, for there is nothing shameful about sensuality or the desire to express it. A famous artist once said, “There is nothing more beautiful than the female form.” Boudoir photography celebrates the beauty of all women!
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