Boudoir photography: the ultimate treat.
What do you give a significant other who has it all? Classy, yet provocative images of your beautiful self, of course! Boudoir photographs are a great gift you can enjoy together in the bedroom, far from the prying eyes of kids and visitors. It’s also handy if your soul mate travels a lot for work. But most of all, a boudoir photo shoot is an opportunity for you to let your hair down and have fun. The pictures will be a huge confidence boost for yourself. Worried about what goes behind the scenes? We’re lifting the veil!
Many people take a judgmental tone as soon as they hear ‘boudoir.’ They think sleazy basement, dingy hotel rooms and porn. Too bad, because like any other form of photography, boudoir photographs are a form of artistic expression. Like with any other photoshoot, the photographer and stylist are there to do their work according to the highest professional standards. There is nothing creepy about the situation and each and every client is treated with the utmost respect. Whether you are fully clothed or stark naked, the photographer and stylist have only one goal:
to make you look your best. Trust them.
All genders, shapes and sizes
Boudoir photo shoots are for men and women; any age, shape and size. People often think that only men love to receive sensual pictures, but women also enjoy seeing their significant other from a more intimate angle. Beautiful and sexy doesn’t just fit one mold- everyone is sensual in their own way. Still worried about your wobbly bits? Talk to your photographer and stylist. They are professionals who can help you enhance your best features with styling and poses. Once you know that’s taken care of, you can forget about your little insecurities and have fun. Boudoir photoshoots are a treat for you and your partner (if you have one), so come beaming with excitement and confidence.
To bare or not to bare?
Most boudoir photo shoots involve lingerie, however how much you bare is up to you. You can opt for a natural, fresh look and have only the contours of your body photographed. As a female, you can opt for the sexy, smoldering, femme-fatale look, which requires lots of make-up, props and suitable clothing. Risqué and erotic style photography is considered a work of art and treated with the required professionalism. However, you don’t need to go naked if you are not comfortable. Sensual can be expressed in a variety of ways and not all include nudity. Boudoir photographers photograph clients in full attire as well as in nothing but a pair of heels or boots with the same result: classy, sexy images.
Prep your body and mind
Confidence makes the difference between stunning images and bland ones. Make sure you are fully relaxed and confident on the day of the shoot. If shopping for exciting lingerie and accessories relaxes you, by all means. For a quick confidence boost just before the photo shoot, book a few beauty treatments, such as a massage, waxing session, manicure and pedicure. Whatever you do to get ready, make sure you bring a good variety of items to your shoot so you, your photographer and stylist have plenty of options to choose from.
Apart from your photographer and stylist, most photo shoots are best done without spectators. How else can you expect to relax, overcome any shyness about your body, and follow specific posing directions? When more eyes are watching people tend to become shy or get distracted. Give your full concentration to the photo shoot instead of worrying what your chaperone might think or if he or she is bored.
Congratulations- you’re getting married. Most weddings are centered on the bride. Brides can make up for it by surprising their partner with a special bridal boudoir gift that will make his jaw drop all over again on the wedding night. Bring your wedding lingerie, garter, shoes, stockings, veil and jewelry to create your wedding night look. You can also mix it up by covering a range of styles, such as pin-up or soft and girlie.
There’s a boudoir look for any occasion. Book yours today!
A big thanks and motivation to the team from #boudoirkenya @boudoirkenya for using their pictures and the motivation to do this
I now conquer..