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What Is Boudoir Photography?

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

Boudoir is not just a lingerie photo shoot, it’s an empowering experience. At first, it's a little intimidating—nervousness is a universal part of the experience. As you do your research, get to know your photographer, and have your questions answered, that nervousness melts into excitement. You’ll end up with gorgeous photos and a feeling of confidence that doesn’t fade after we part!

But let’s back it up... what is boudoir? The term “boudoir” is French and originally referred to a woman’s bedroom or private room. Today, it’s an entire genre of photography illuminating feminine beauty. From sultry and sexy to fun and flirty, boudoir is a time for you to feel empowered and entirely yourself!

I realized that I wanted to become a boudoir photographer after an artistic, boudoir-ish experience with a friend photographer. When I saw the photo, all I could think was, “that’s me?”. It was beautiful. Working through depression at the time, I hadn’t looked at myself in a mirror for months. I’d forgotten that my body is beautiful simply because it exists and is here giving me life.


The self-confidence and empowerment this photo gave me for days afterward made me decide that I wanted to provide this same experience for other women. You are beautiful exactly as you are. While others call boudoir a “transformation”, I’d rather label it an emphasis of your beauty. I’m not transforming you and you don’t need transformation to be beautiful. You already are and it’s my job to highlight that.


Are you ready for your boudoir experience?


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