I didn’t even know what Boudoir photography was up to 3 years ago when my sister-in-law and I ran across it and began researching it for our husbands. Of course it probably helped seal the decision when both of our husbands told us “there was no way we were brave enough to go through with it”… CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
We not only went through with it but did it behind their backs and gave photos from our sessions to them as surprise gifts and boy was my husband surprised! We had a great time at our session and I would do another one in a heart beat!
For those new to Boudoir…
Boudoir Photography also defined by wikipedia is – contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit.
I personally am a big girl and was very subconscious of my size when I started researching possible clothing and poses for my session but I decided that wasn’t going to hold me back. Even though I may not be entirely happy with my body, my husband apparently still found me attractive after all these years so I need to get over it and give him a unique and memorable present. Boudoir photography is not about sex or nudity but about love. Either love for yourself or love for someone else. My Boudoir session was enlightening and very empowering. I felt more confidant and beautiful than I had in a long time and I highly recommend that experience for others. Here are some reasons I have put together for every woman to take part in this wonderful, empowering artform. Don’t make excuses that you are to fat, thin, or whatever. You are beautiful just the way you are and I promise you can thank me for the experience later!
1. You have a reason to primp! If you need one 🙂
After booking your boudoir session, make an appointment at your favorite hair and makeup studio, nails too. Go all out and feel beautiful!
2. Make your session fun and personal.
Bring in elements from your life or things your significant other likes. Examples would be jerseys, footballs, camo, etc. Also lots of high heels. Where else could you where high heels and a football jersey and feel sexy!
3. You get to enjoy being you!
Don’t worry about angles and sucking in your stomach. The photographer takes care of everything from posing and angles and making sure you look the absolutely best. This is their job so you can just enjoy the experience.
4. A great way to celebrate milestones.
Everyone should have one photo that makes them feel beautiful every time they look at it and what better way to have that then to put it in conjunction with a milestone. Whether its your significant others birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s day, or something else, it makes a great gift to them or yourself.
If I have now convinced you to maybe give it a shot or if you would like to discuss with me by e-mail or on the phone, click this link to contact me and I’ll be glad to discuss it with you and tell you more.
Or if you would like to see some more images of tasteful Boudoir Photography, check out my Boudoir Ideas pinterest board here.
Disclaimer – Photos shown were available on pinterest and are linked back to pinterest to their original owners content. These pictures are not intended to be shown as the work of Life’s Etchings Photography but to be used as examples of this type of photography.