Updated: Feb 4
First off: what IS boudoir photography? Boudoir photography--also called body confidence or goddess photography--is a form of photography where the subject or subjects are typically minimally dressed and pose in a way that celebrates their power, confidence, and the the intimate relationship they have with themselves or a partner.
While there is no one "right" reason to do a boudoir or body confidence session, here are five good reasons why you might consider it.
One Good Reason: For You
YOU can be your own reason. You can do a session for your own enjoyment. You can have the photos for your own enjoyment. Boudoir or body confidence photography can be a powerful step in the journey to accepting (and loving) who you are, just as you are.
Note: I would never share a client's boudoir photos without their express consent, and do not hold these images on my hard drive once the passcoded gallery is delivered - so once these images are made, they truly can be for your eyes only.
Another Great Reason: For Gifting
Many of my clients take boudoir photos as a gift for a significant other; many intend to present them to their partners on their wedding day or to celebrate an anniversary. In your pre-session consult, we can discuss you desires for your photos as well as your boundaries: from just a bit of tease to suggestive to fire hot, we can tailor your session to your comfort.
Yet Another Good Reason: For the Experience
Boudoir sessions are really, truly enjoyable. My primary goal is to make you feel comfortable and beautiful, which usually results in plenty of giggles and lots of compliments. There may be points where we rock out, there may be moments of serene quiet. Sometimes clients tear up, too... this photography requires vulnerability, and being in touch with that rawness, and of being seen, truly, as art, can be an emotional experience. Every session is unique, but every session ends up being a celebration.
We can also do a group boudoir sessions! Get together a group of your closest gals (and dudes!) to cheer each other on - a regular empowerment party!
Still More Good Reasons to do a Boudoir Session? Yep: To Celebrate!
Important life milestone? Newly engaged, big promotion, created your first (or last) baby? Document yourself! So often we stay behind our own cameras, but it is so important and empowering to have photos of ourselves that mark significant milestones in our life.
I'll say it again: boudoir or body confidence photos are for YOU. Honestly, you don't need a reason: if you're curious and excited to do a boudoir photo shoot, reach out and talk to me! I am more than happy to answer questions, and I have tips on how to prepare, calm nerves, and find wardrobe options that are flattering.
Reach out to me via my contact page for information and availability!