Your Savvy Guide to Boudoir Photography

What better way to celebrate you and your femininity than to book a boudoir shoot. It’s a very vulnerable and intimate moment to connect with yourself both mentally and physically. We strive to be the best boudoir photographer in San Diego and provide an exceptional experience for every single woman who walks through our doors.

But we understand it’s not always easy to build up the courage to book, especially if you don’t know what to expect, so here is some boudoir photography 101 for you. Get familiar with the boudoir basics and understand the meaning behind it!

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What does boudoir mean?

This is a guide, so let’s start at the very beginning. The word boudoir, as used in the past, stood for a woman’s lavishly decorated private quarters, whether a bedroom or a private sitting room. Boudoir photography conveys the same context of intimacy and privacy.

What are boudoir sessions?

Boudoir sessions are private photo sessions, usually done as a gift for a significant other or for yourself. The subjects are not professional models, but everyday women just like you who want to feel empowered and sexy. Your photographer will guide you through the entire experience, from posing to finding the best angles and lighting. It sounds intimidating to most, but you’ll come to find within that first 10 minutes those nerves disappear and you really start to have fun with it.

Why is boudoir photography so popular?

The popularity of boudoir photography is in full bloom. Due to its intimate nature and specific demands, this form of portraiture requires a blend of photography skills with an artistic touch and a level of virtuosity.

Boudoir photography is far from standard portrait photography and much more intimate than fashion or even glamor photography, although it does incorporate elements of each of these. While it is most popular among brides who want to give their grooms a gift on wedding night, boudoir photography is just as popular among the single ladies and mothers-to-be.

What do you do with boudoir photos?

Boudoir photos are meant to be private, however it is up to you to decide who you would like to share them with. Usually the photos are given in a custom album, aka a little black book, and is kept as memorabilia for you to look back on. Aside from the empowering experience itself, the photos are a great reminder to respect your body and not to criticize. As women, we all are our own harshest critics, and boudoir is the perfect reminder to exercise self love.

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When should I book a boudoir shoot?

There is no specific time in which you should book a boudoir shoot. It’s never too late in your life to enjoy this experience. Boudoir is for every woman. If you are looking for a reason other than just to celebrate yourself (which is really the BEST reason), a few popular reasons women book a boudoir shoot are for special life events such as weddings, anniversaries, or birthdays.

What can I expect from a boudoir photo shoot?

After your session is booked the planning begins! Your photographer will help you prepare for your session by providing you with grooming tips, wardrobe ideas, places to shop, and more. Leave the makeup and styling to the professional stylists and relax and enjoy a mimosa.

Your photographer will guide you through every single pose from your fingertips down to your toes, so focus on planning a relaxing day at La Jolla Shores Beach before the shoot instead. Watch the nerves melt away and have a blast!

Take the plunge and book your boudoir shoot in San Diego

The hardest part is taking that first step and booking your session. Trust us when we say that you are not the only one. Boudoir is intimidating but the end result is so rewarding. It’s up to you to face that fear and ultimately envision the end result. You know you are capable and you know you deserve it. Leave the rest to the photographer who will help guide you through the entire process. We are here for you and we want to hear your concerns. Contact us today to set up your free consultation. Stop waiting and take the plunge!

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