Many times, when approached for a boudoir photo shoot, one of the questions I’m asked is, do I have to get naked? The answer is always NO! Boudoir photography has nothing to do with getting naked. If that is the case, then what is boudoir photography?
What Is The Definition of Boudoir?
In simple terms, it refers to a woman’s private sitting room. Essentially, her dressing room.
It is where she can be alone, relax, and be herself. It is where she can undress into something more comfortable for her.
A private sitting room is also where she can prepare to face the world.
Imagine yourself in this room. You, with your private moment, where your mind is at rest as you sit at your boudoir table and prepare to face the world again by applying makeup. You would leave your room feeling more assured of yourself as you face the challenges in your daily life.
We all need that. A place where we can shut out the world and be ourselves. How awesome would it be to take a break from the pace and noise of your busy life and go into that room? Where you can sit at that boudoir table and take care and focus on only yourself.
Where you’re not bombarded with messages that if you had this or lost some more of that, you would be happy.
Focus on what makes YOU feel sensual as you are and tend to that part of your self that wants to be desired.
A boudoir shoot is all about creating a sense of retreating to this private room. In this metaphorical sitting room, you would dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable. You can relax and use your private moments to reconnect with yourself. During a session, boudoir photographers help many women come to an understanding of this reconnect.
What Is Boudoir Photography
Boudoir Photography Is Empowering
They understand they are sensual. They connect to a desire to be desired, for who they are, as they are.
Empowerment and affirmation are at the heart of boudoir photography. You would be able to reconnect to this feeling without getting naked. It’s whatever would make you feel comfortable.
Some women feel comfortable wearing their favorite dress. Others, their favorite lingerie. Whatever your approach, it’s all about your journey.
Doing Something Different
Devote some time to getting to that room. Treat yourself to hair and makeup, and feel glamorous. Go to a location that’s unlike anything that’s part of your regular day.
I don’t have a studio. I prefer to work out of luxurious hotel rooms.
I’m all about providing an experience and taking you on a journey back to yourself. You get in front of the camera, and, as your photo shoot proceeds, you begin to connect with yourself. You would feel relaxed and comfortable by being yourself.
Leaving The Room
Once the photo shoot is over and, eventually, you see your pictures, you’ll feel assured that there’s nothing you need in this world that you don’t already have.
You have you.
You will always have you.
You will feel ready to face the world again.