Historically Boudoir is a French word that describes a lady’s private suite adjacent to her bedchamber. The Boudoir is where she would bathe and/or get dressed.
In these more modern days, especially when it comes to Boudoir photography, it is known as a form of portrait art that ladies can use to express their sexuality and sensuality in a tasteful elegant way.
These photographs and the resulting prints or art-book are often used to surprise future partners by presenting a gift the night before the wedding. It makes for a great teaser. They also make great gifts for spouses on special occasions like Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and Christmas.
It’s also getting more popular with ladies wanting to treat themselves to something unique and daring that makes them feel beautiful and proud of their bodies and their feminine side.
Why not embrace your sexuality and treat yourself to a fashionable photo session showing off your favorite lingerie? I encourage you to plan your Boudoir Photo session in the comfort of your own home. Feeling comfortable during the photo session is very important. If you have a full house and would prefer to go somewhere else, there are lots of elegantly decorated hotels that are ideal for this type of photo session.
Clothing: Plan to bring multiple outfits for the photo session to give you variety in your images. Choose anything from casual to glamorous. Choose your favorite outfits that make you feel good and show off your personality. Choose fitted clothing to show the shape and contour of your body.This is for curvy bodies as well. If you are planning to show more skin in your photos, please arrive in loose fitting clothing and don’t wear anything with tight elastic on your skin. This helps to prevent lines from showing in your images. Feel free to bring scarves, hats, wraps and shawls. Accessories are fun!
Hair and Makeup: (if we’re doing it for you) Wash your hair the night before and leave it product-free for the photoshoot. Warn us of any makeup allergies you may have. If you prefer using your own makeup for the photoshoot, please let us know ahead of time so our makeup artist can make the necessary preparations. Arrive at your appointment without applying your makeup or tinted moisturizer. You can apply your regular daily moisturizer. Avoid getting sun-burnt or using tanning spray/cream before the photoshoot.