Boudoir photography is not a new genre of photography; it has been quite popular since the 1940’s. Over the years, Boudoir photography has become more popular with the comeback of the pin up era, it came with all the aspects that were attributed to it, boudoir photography was one of them.
As a Calgary boudoir photography studio owner and an experienced photographer, I have noticed how the modern world, women especially, have accepted this form of photography that projects the woman’s physique as beautiful; in a sensual and classy way.
My years as a photographer, I have been able to fully understand the art and beauty of boudoir photography, I have grasped how to create graceful, sexy photos.
Just before posing before the camera, it is advisable to know what you are getting into, this will mold your expectation; you can make guided decisions as to what you want and expect from your boudoir photo shoot.
What is boudoir photography?
This is simply a genre of photography in which a woman poses for photography wearing as little as possible, sometimes, totally nude.
The word Boudoir is of French origin meaning a ladies private space or bedroom. Therefore, boudoir photography should be treated as a private affair by the photographer. Privacy is what I can guarantee you in my studio.
As I earlier stated, I try to ensure these photos are very elegant, classy because there is a thin line when taking photos of this nature. It is best to avoid making them look offensive.
These shoots have become so popular, the male counterparts; husbands, fiancés and boyfriend have gotten involved, gifting these shoots to their special ladies. Women also have embraced this as well; they indulge in these shoots to celebrate milestones in their lives.
Selecting a boudoir photographer
When a client scouting for a good boudoir photographer comes to my studio, I try to get them to understand what I do, how I make the client; the lady to be photographed, feel comfortable enough in front of the camera.
I also do my best to ease the minds of anxious, curious clients. This gives them a chance to feel the treatment they will get from me, when we get to shooting boudoir photos. They also get to see my boudoir portfolio and all the packages I offer.
What to wear
It’s really important to plan out what you will be wearing for the shoot. I advocate you wear what you are very comfortable in, most ladies go for simple lingerie, but if you want to try something different, by all means, do it.
Prior information about themes my client and I would work with, usually ensures I bring my A-game to the shoot. We also have to discuss props needed for the shoot and source them as soon as we can.
Although, I have a well equipped Boudoir studio, with accessories for different scenes, I also give my clients the option of choosing the location they would love to shoot in. a hotel room, or private location could be used
In the studio to further loosen the mood, I provide drinks, makeup and hair styling sessions, if my client would want some. This to make the shoot one of the best experiences they have had.
Understanding fully what Boudoir photography is all about, helps you make the right decisions. If you are ready to document your sensuality and sexiness, you are welcome to my Calgary Boudoir photography studio and we can take it from there.