In the 1700’s, the term “boudoir” referred to the dressing and bathing room of a woman, complete with romantic furniture, floral arrangements and beautiful fragrances; the boudoir was a place for women to pamper themselves and indulge in feminine luxuries. Today, boudoir, a term derived from a French verb, meaning, “to pout,” has become one of the most popular forms of personal glamour photography.
Boudoir photography describes a style of romantic photography that implies nudity, without the subject actually being nude. The boudoir client is most typically wearing lingerie or sexy under garments, or could even be fully dressed, somewhat scantily. Some boudoir subjects are draped in a robe or soft, sometimes sheer wrap, just enough to silhouette her shapely figure. The most important thing to remember is that boudoir photography is not about nudity; it is more about sensuality and romance.
To capture the interest and imagination of the viewer, the subject’s pose is just as important as her wardrobe. This is where the experience and expertise of the photographer is demonstrated. In composing a boudoir photo shoot, the creativity and imagination of the photographer plays an important role in the success of the shoot. An experienced boudoir photographer knows lighting affects the shot, and can visualize the many different angles to shoot their subject, for the utmost sensual, and sexy shot. Another important fact to keep in mind is that in most instances, the boudoir client is not a professional model, so the photographer should have the uncanny ability to make the subject comfortable and at ease, while at the same time, making her feel sexy and sensual.
Most boudoir sets are staged with natural and soft lights and resemble a romantic, sometimes Victorian-styled bedroom. A beautiful set, with soft colors and lighting helps the subject to relax. Creating a “dreamy” atmosphere helps the subject feel more sensual and beautiful, which ensures the success of the photo shoot. Music is also a powerful tool in making a subject more comfortable in their surroundings. If you chose to have music playing in the background, pick something that is soothing and romantic, possibly classical music. This will subconsciously help the subject relax and be more at ease with the photo shoot.
The premises of boudoir photography are love, affection, romance, and giving. Female Boudoir Photography is almost always done tastefully and using classy props to enhance the feeling of romance and richness; it is a collaboration between the subject and the photographer, and the more prepared both are, the more your subject will be able to enjoy her day of romance.
Boudoir studio shoots makes a great sexy gift for someone you are romantically involved with. Many women, perhaps trying to rekindle the romance, get boudoir photos as a gift for their lovers. Others just want to give a fun and sexy present, either for birthday or anniversary.