“Nudity & sex are the most commonplace things in the world. Yet people often act as if they were things that existed only on Mars.”—Marilyn Monroe
Modern boudoir photography is characterized by empowerment of its female subjects, who are now typically a photographer’s clients rather than professional models. Boudoir photographs are sometimes given as a gift with the intention of re-affirming and encouraging romance between partners. It‘s also common for women to have boudoir photographs made as a gift for a partner—our Black Books make a great gift— on the occasion of an 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 or kept private for your loved one.
Nudity? As we’ve said here before, how much, how little or even at all is always your decision, although purists might argue that the image of the featured client at right is not actually nude because she’s (sort of) wearing clothes. And if that’s your comfort zone, who are we to argue? Ultimately it’s your choice as to what to wear or not wear, Some clients do some parts of a session in lingerie or later in the shoot when they’re more relaxed, as an implied nude, topless (as in this shot) or nude. You decide.
Your private and personalized session can also be a time to engage in a fantasy to enter into a realm where you can be or at least seen to be someone that’s the opposite of how many people—even you—might 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.
Contact us today via the Contact tab above and tell us what you have in mind and make and appointment for your own unique intimate portrait.
*Our chief photographer received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in December and received the second dose on January 25, 2021. We have had our home and home studio professionally cleaned and sanitized ten different times since the pandemic started so we’re be ready to photograph you when you’re ready to be photographed.