If you thought boudoir photography was just for twenty somethings, you’d be very mistaken. I see more forty and fifty something women, and especially women celebrating their 50th birthday with a boudoir photo shoot than any other age. Kim, photographed, was celebrating her sixtieth birthday and it was a fabulous shoot.
It’s brilliant to see so many women hitting that wonderful age where they’re ignoring their body hang-ups (we all have them) and saying “Actually, I kind of like me and I’m doing this while I still feel good.”
As a boudoir photographer it is amazing to have a woman tell me “I like this about my body, but not this so much”, because then I have something to work with. My client can relax knowing that I will emphasise what she likes and hide what she doesn’t want seen. As she begins to trust me, she starts to relax and enjoy the shoot, her personality shines through, her eyes start to dance and the magic happens. It just comes together – it’s that awesome point in a boudoir shoot that just flows. She feels good, she looks great and the photographs sing. Magic.
Boudoir photography is a wide field and offers many lighting, posing and shooting styles depending on who is being photographed and what feeling she would like to portray. Here’s a photograph from a bridal boudoir photo shoot in my gorgeous Sussex photography studio that demonstrates a softer, restrained boudoir photography style, versus the more moody lingerie sessions. A private moment and contemplative look is equally alluring and suggestive as any flirty glance down the lens while laid out on a chaise longue. Boudoir photography is all about suggestion, titillation and imagination. The intimacy of this image adds to its boudoir allure.
Bridal boudoir photographs, beautifully packaged and presented in a tastefully designed bespoke album or a portfolio box of mounted prints, are the ultimate wedding gift to your groom. He will wonder why he didn’t get you down the aisle sooner!
Both styles of boudoir photography are flattering, sexy and feminine, not to mention empowering and fun!
Go on…ruffle his feathers.
Have a look at our boudoir page for our other boudoir photography styles…click here.