What IS boudoir photography and why has it become increasingly popular over recent years?
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Most people can’t even pronounce the word, let alone know exactly what it is, however it’s pretty simple. The word “boudoir” refers to a woman’s private bedroom or dressing room. That’s it. Boudoir photography often takes place in a setting that resembles that type of environment. It’s a style of photography meant to capture intimate, sensual and sometimes erotic images of individuals, typically women, in a tasteful and artistic manner.
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The primary focus of boudoir photography is to celebrate the subject’s beauty, confidence, and self-expression. It aims to capture the person’s sensuality and allure while maintaining a level of elegance and sophistication. Boudoir photographers, such as myself, often work closely with their subjects to create a comfortable and empowering atmosphere during the photo shoot.
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Why is it becoming more popular?
The decision for women to choose to experience a boudoir session can stem from a variety of personal motivations and cultural shifts. The increasing popularity of boudoir sessions among women can be attributed to several factors:
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Regardless of the choice why, boudoir photography is a genre that requires a high level of professionalism. One should choose a photographer that has respect for the subject’s boundaries, and a commitment to maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for everyone involved. They should also have an emphasis on creating beautiful and tasteful images that empower and uplift the subject.
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In any case, when it comes to your own session, think about your own personal “why”. Who are you doing it for? It’s great to put thought into your reason to do a session. Additionally use it and harness that feeling during your photo shoot. Power your own self worth and growth and carry it with you long after your session is over.
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