So many people are unfamiliar with the sensual art of boudoir, and I think it's time yours truly broke it down a little bit. *takes deep breath*
Boudoir photography is an intimate style of photography that captures sexy, inspiring, and empowering images of a person, typically in private setting. Boudoir photography has gained immense popularity in recent years, and for a good reason! It's one of the most incredible ways to celebrate your body and embrace your sexuality. And who doesn't want to do that?!
Boudoir photography sessions can be done by anyone....let me repeat that....A N Y O N E.
Sooooo many people are hesitant to try boudoir photography, thinking that it is only for those with "perfect" bodies. This couldn't be further from the truth. Boudoir photography is all about celebrating your unique beauty, no matter what your body type, shape, size, or gender identity is.
For those who with wondering minds and curious hearts, here are just a few reasons I personally feel everyone should experience their own boudoir session at least once:
1. It is a SERIOUS confidence booster
Boudoir photography is an EXCELLENT way to boost your self-confidence. Seeing yourself through the lens of a professional photographer can help you appreciate your body in a way that you might not have before. Most of my clients all have the same reaction, and ask "IS THAT ME?!" When you see the final product, you'll be so amazed at how beautiful you truly are, inside and out.
2. It's my recommended way to CELEBRATE your body
Your body is unique and beautiful and it has carried you for your entire life. It will be with you the rest of your days, so you want to treat it like a queen, right? Boudoir can be a way to celebrate that. Whether you have curves or muscles, scars or stretch marks, your body is a reflection of your journey. Embrace it, love it, and capture that power with boudoir photography!.
3. Let's face it, it's a BLAST
I try to make my boudoir sessions entertaining. We dance, we sing, we crack jokes, it's such a fun and unique experience. I mean, it's not every day that you get to dress up in your favorite outfits that make you feel confident, have your hair and makeup professionally done, and feel like royalty! Plus, with yours truly guiding you through the process, you'll feel on top of the world from the start.
4. It's a wonderful gift to yourself (or even a partner)
It's my opinion that you should do boudoir for YOU! But if someone else get's to reap the benefits, that's just an added bonus! Your boudoir photos can make an unexpected and exciting gift for a significant other, too! Having a collection of beautiful, intimate photos of yourself is something that you can cherish for years to come. It's a reminder of how beautiful, strong, and powerful you are and how much you've grown.
So, no matter who you are, regardless of your body type or shape, boudoir photography is an experience that everyone should try at least once. Don't be afraid to embrace your sexuality and celebrate your unique individuality! You're the only you that exists and you deserve to be pampered.
Now.....let's address the elephant in the room: what about those of us who don't feel comfortable in lingerie or don't want to show too much skin? What is I don't want to be in the nude? That's simple! Don't do that! While boudoir photography is mostly shown with folks in saucy outfits, it doesn't have to be all about lingerie and skin. You can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and sexy, whether that's a cozy sweater, a vintage t-shirt, or a cute sundress. The point is to capture the essence of who you are when you feel your most confident, not to conform to any stereotypes or expectations. Boudoir is about YOU. Period.
So....what is boudoir....it's an empowering and liberating experience that everyone should try at least once. Embrace your body, celebrate your uniqueness, and have fun with it. And remember, you are beautiful just the way you are. So go ahead and book that boudoir photography session – you shouldn't have any regrets about investing in YOURSELF!