Empowering Sexy Photo Shoots

Boudoir photography has been an artform since literally the invention of cameras. Still, there’s a bit of confusion surrounding the topic, so I wanted to take a second to dispel some myths and tell you exactly what boudoir photography is. In short: it’s a series of tasteful, artful sensual images — often thought of as for women, but people of any gender can have boudoir photos done, and so can couples! Gender inclusive boudoir is only just entering the mainstream consciousness, but it has been part of the artform from the beginning.

Different forms of boudoir photography exist both in terms of style/approach and level of nudity. As is the case with any photography, it’s important to seek a photographer whose style matches with your personal aesthetic. For example, some specialize is high contrast black and whites, others prefer a moody editing style, and some take a bright light and color-dense approach. Take a look through the portfolios of any photographer you are considering, to get a sense of their style. You'll want to go with someone whose style is a good fit for you, rather than asking a photographer to shoot in a way they don't specialize in. That way you know what kind of images you will be receiving.

Sexy boudoir photo of a black woman in red lingerie on a bed taken in Boston
Classy boudoir portrait of an individual with red hair in Boston, MA
dark and moody boudoir shoot photo
Black woman boudoir photograph sensual in red lingerie
milk bath photo in white lingerie

Most boudoir photographers leave it to the client to decide how much skin is exposed during the session. Some clients are OK baring all, and the images are shot in a way that’s creative, classy, and genuinely artful. Other clients prefer to do a lingerie session which can be just as provocative and sensual. Others yet prefer to go a flirty, less exposed route — maybe they wear an oversized sweater, a sport’s jersey, or a partner’s shirt. Boudoir photography runs the gamut and creating a customized experience with your photographer is part of the fun! 

Sexy black and white photo of woman classy nude and wearing a body chain
Photo of a woman with red hair in white lingerie and a silky robe looking down and touching her shoulder