Modern boudoir photography dates from the mid-1980s and is characterized by the empowerment of its female subjects, who are now typically the photographer’s clients rather than professional models. It’s a photographic style that features intimate, romantic and maybe even erotic images of its subjects.
Boudoir photography is different from glamour and art nude photography in that its approach to nudity and sexuality features subjects who do not regularly model for artists or photographers and produces images not intended to be seen by a wide audience but remain under the control of the subject. Boudoir portraits are sometimes given as a gift with the intention of re-affirming and encouraging romance and sensuality between partners in a committed relationship. It‘s not unusual for women to have boudoir photographs of themselves made as a gift to a partner, conventionally on the occasion of their engagement, marriage, or before an enforced separation such as a military deployment.
Increasingly, boudoir photography is seen as something a woman might do purely for their own enjoyment, for the pleasure and affirmation of seeing themselves as attractive, daring, sensual, and desirable. What all this means to you is that you are in control of how you look and the image that you want to portray, which can be a side of your personality not normally seen and kept private for your significant other.
The above image was inspired by Henri Matisse’s The Blue Nude, which he painted in 1907. Your photo session can also be a time to engage in a fantasy to enter into a realm where you can be or at least seem to be someone that’s the opposite of how many people—even you—may see as yourself in daily life. It’s a time to let your hair down and inhabit another side of your personality, if only for a brief time. In short, it’s fun.
Our clients tell us they like the fun they have during our intimate portraiture sessions. Please contact us via phone at 720-515-4497 or via the Contact tab above and tell us what you have in mind and let’s schedule a photo shoot. Call us today to make and appointment for your own unique intimate portrait.