Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What is Boudoir Photography?

What is Boudoir?

OK, so you have been hearing about boudoir photography but not sure what it is. Who should do it? Why? What does is entail?  
First thing first….how do you actually pronounce the word?  
Boudoir – pronounced  bŏo dwăawr. Boudoir comes from late 18th century French word and is translated as – a woman’s bedroom or a private sitting room. Boudoir photography, therefore, usually takes place in a setting such as a bedroom or a hotel room… an intimate setting to create classy images that can be soft, romantic, sexy, sensual, or naughty. The main focus of a boudoir photographer is to capture you in the most flattering way by guiding you through the poses that compliment your body type. 
Boudoir photography is a photographic style featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects, primarily intended for the private enjoyment of the subject and their romantic partners. It is distinct from glamour and art nude photography in that it is usually more suggestive or implied rather than explicit in its approach to nudity, featuring people who do not regularly model, and produces images which are not intended to be seen by a wide audience, but rather to remain under the control of the person photographed.
It is common for women to have boudoir photographs of themselves made as a gift to a partner, conventionally on the occasion of their engagement, marriage, or before a separation such as a military deployment. Boudoir photography is also sometimes given as a gift with the intention of re-affirming and encouraging the romance and sensuality between partners in a long-term relationship. Other Motivations or inspiration for boudoir photography shoots include anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine's Day, weight loss regimes, other form of body change or alteration (such as breast augmentation or reduction.
Increasingly, boudoir photography is seen as something that a person might do purely for their own enjoyment, for the pleasure and affirmation of seeing themselves as attractive, daring, sensual, and sexually-desirable.
Typically shot in a photographer's private studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or sexually suggestive images of women (and occasionally men and couples) in "boudoir style". The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the person partly clothed or in lingerie.
Boudoir photography may, in some cases, be distinguished from other photography genres such as glamour photography, fine art nude photography and erotic photography.
Wardrobe can be anything you can imagine as sexy. A man's button up shirt or a sports jersery. Bra/panty sets, lingerie, and lace robes are perfect as well. Add props. A favorite hat. A lace fan. Maybe something a little kinky like a whip or handcuffs and a blindfold. How about a maid's costume or your favorite superhero? The limit is your imagination!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!!

"A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts." —Nancy Rathburn


"I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman." —Diane von Furstenberg


"You don't have to be pretty. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked 'female.'" —Erin McKean


"A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman." —Melinda Gates


"I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity." —Angelina Jolie


"The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me." —Ayn Rand


"I've never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don't let it out. Then there's a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy." ―Diane von Furstenberg


"We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead."—Beyoncé


“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” ---Anita Roddick



“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” ---Diane Mariechild