What is Boudoir Photography?

February 3, 2019

Brisbane based wedding Photographer, Eve Wheeler from Photography2envy, works hard to provide you with the perfect wedding day photography experience.  Our brides often ask for suggestions of the perfect gift for their significant others, and this is one of our favourites.

So, what is boudoir photography?

Chances are you probably have a general idea about what boudoir photography is, but here’s your chance to learn all the details. 

Let’s start with the word “boudoir” itself. Boudoir is a French word that literally translates to “bedroom” or “sitting room.” In other words, the photographs are taken in a private space, typically somewhere with a bed, chaise or settee for the woman to lie down on. We do many of our boudoir sessions in hotel rooms, but we also have props and furniture in our studio and can come to your choice location, as well. 

As you likely know, these pictures taken in a women’s boudoir are often provocative. It’s just the mood that gets set when a woman’s wearing lingerie or is workin’ it in sexy poses! Do note, however, that there’s a difference between provocative, inherent sexiness and tacky or overtly risque. We’re all about bringing out a woman’s wiles and showcasing her face and figure and never push things overboard. We keep it ultra classy, ladies.

What you wear in your boudoir session depends entirely on what you feel comfortable with. We’ve done everything from retro pin-up style boudoir photos to powerful dominatrix-inspires themes. At Photography2envy, we don’t shoot fully nude photographs, but sometimes nudity is implied based on the way you’re posed or the way a bed sheet is draped over you. Of course, we only shoot what you’re comfortable with. 

Half the fun of a boudoir session at Photography2envy is the part where you get pampered! We bring in hair and makeup to get you looking — and feeling — absolutely gorgeous from head to toe. This service is included in your package.  We promise those tresses will be ultra glossy and nothing short of perfect. And as for makeup, our artist is all about emphasizing all your gorgeous features without overdoing it. Based on the theme or vibe of your boudoir session, she’ll work with you to create the best look. 

And we respect your privacy.  Unless you ask us to share a selection of your images, they are for your eyes only.   We provide you with a password protected online gallery for viewing.

In short: boudoir photography is an opportunity to capture sensuous images of yourself for yourself. And your significant other may want to take a peek, too…  In fact, Boudoir images are the perfect gift for your perfect partner!

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