What is Boudoir Photography?
Boudoir photography is a great gift, whether it is for your significant other or as a celebration for yourself! Shooting a lot of boudoir photography over the years has shown us that it has a different meaning to each woman who comes in. No matter what your reason for booking a boudoir session, it is a day to celebrate your individual beauty.
We have done boudoir sessions for Valentine’s Day gift, gifts from a bride to her groom for their wedding day, birthday and anniversary surprises and maternity boudoir. We have had sessions that were all about the woman coming in and it was specifically for her to boost her confidence and self-esteem. Whatever your reason, we are here to make this a wonderful experience.
If you’re reading this page, you probably have an idea what this is all about, but I want to share a little information that you may not know. Let’s start with the word “boudoir” itself. Boudoir is a French word that literally translates to “bedroom” or “sitting room.” In other words, the photographs are taken in a private space, typically somewhere with a bed, chaise or settee for the woman to sit or lie down on. We do all of our boudoir sessions in our studio, but we also have props and furniture to create that bedroom feel.
As you likely know, these pictures taken in a women’s boudoir are often provocative. It’s just the mood that gets set when a woman’s wearing lingerie or is being enticing in sexy poses! Do note, however, that there’s a difference between provocative, inherent sexiness and tacky or overtly risqué. We’re all about bringing out a woman’s wiles and showcasing her face and figure and never push things overboard. We keep it ultra-classy, ladies.
What you wear in your boudoir session depends entirely on what you feel comfortable with. We’ve done everything from retro pin-up style boudoir photos to cosplay themed sessions to classy maternity boudoir. At Menagerie Photography, we don’t shoot fully nude photographs, but sometimes nudity is implied based on the way you’re posed or the way a bed sheet is draped over you. We spend time talking with you and working from a shared Pinterest board to find what your idea of sexy is and what inspires you. No matter whether you choose one of his shirts, a sports jersey or lingerie, we only shoot what you’re comfortable with.
In short, boudoir photography is an opportunity to capture sensuous images of you for yourself. And your significant other may want to take a peek too…
I would love to create an experience for you or for that special woman in your life. To make that happen, just click to book below! Gift Certificates are available.