What is Boudoir Photography?
I have looked at many descriptions written about Boudoir Photography. The reader is left with a bunch of confusion. However, I was able to understand what it really was and how the perception brings the wrong thoughts to mind. I did find a good summary on Wikipedia.
Boudoir photography, or sensual photography, is a photographic style featuring intimate, sensual, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects in a photographic studio, bedroom or private dressing room environment primarily intended for the private enjoyment of the subject and his or her romantic partners. It is distinct from glamour and art nude photography in that it is usually more suggestive rather than explicit in its approach to nudity and sexuality, features subjects who do not regularly model, and produces images that are not intended to be seen by a wide audience, but rather to remain under the control of the subject.
Since most of my photography work is concentrated to the art of Boudoir I felt that I needed to address the issue in which it is overly portrayed as a sexual display. There are many images that people called Boudoir that are just showing off a woman’s boob or bottom side. This has led many women who would love to do a Boudoir shoot where they can be intimate hesitate to do a session. They feel too old or not in shape. I am here to tell you it is not about shape or age.
In past seven-years I had have shot with women of all ages and sizes do sessions. This is not about what they look like naked. It is about their beauty. Whether posing in lingerie or wrapped in a sheet is to give an intimate feel. As I tell my client’s when you look at my images you are drawn to her eyes, not her butt. The image is about her and everything else is a compliment to her beauty. The image I am crafting is about her my client and nothing else.
I remember working with a Mother of five who thought no way she could get in front of a camera. Then after seeing her friend pose she decided to do a session. She had one word to say afterwards about how she felt. The word was “Empowered.” It gave me a clear perspective of what we had achieved. She could get in front of the camera and feel beautiful.
These women that you are seeing in this blog are Mothers with grown children. They would kill me if I revealed their ages. As a professional I have to respect their wishes and limit what I can post. The one thing I do offer is discretion. Many of my clients have requested totally privacy. Therefore, I will never share by honoring their request.
If you’re interested in possibility doing a Boudoir Photo Session let’s sit down and talk about what I can do to help you with your special day. What’s stopping you?