What Is Boudoir Photography? 

What Is Boudoir Photography? 

Boudoir photography celebrates your beauty as a woman through alluring images taken in an intimate setting. It can range from subtle to sultry poses that capture your feminine essence while highlighting your gorgeous natural features. Your curves, facial features, and skin tone are in the spotlight like the rockstar you are.  Boudoir photography is all about celebrating, supporting, and building you up to feel like the goddess you were born to be! 

Boudoir photography should make you feel confident, sexy, and empowered. Even when your boudoir session is over, you’ll have stunning photographs that will last a lifetime and always remind you that you are fierce, powerful, and strong. Getting a boudoir photography session is the ultimate act of self-love. You deserve it! 

Why Should I Get a Boudoir Photography Session?

A boudoir photoshoot isn’t just about creating stunning images—it’s about pampering yourself with some well-deserved self-care and indulging in some much-needed “me time.” During the shoot, you will feel beautiful, confident, and empowered by embracing all aspects of yourself—from physical attributes to personality traits that make you uniquely you! 

Photographer Devon from Denver, Colorado recommends her clients lean into self-love and indulgence. “Embracing your sensuality is the biggest love you can give yourself. It’s the fastest way to make your life sparkle, it has this sizzle effect that stays with you long after the shoot. It’s like blooming into your best self in the blink of an eye!” 

You may decide to have a boudoir photoshoot before getting married. Boudoir photography is an excellent opportunity to relax and build your confidence before your big day arrives. These photographs are perfect for capturing precious memories of your pre-wedding glow or showcasing your unique beauty. Plus, they make wonderful gifts for both yourself and your significant other. 

If you wish, you can share your intimate photos with your partner and experience a new layer of connection on your journey together – or you can choose to keep your photos private. It’s up to you! 

How Can I Take Perfect Boudoir Photos? 

The most important thing when taking boudoir photos is to be confident in yourself! Your professional photographer is dedicated to being your personal hype woman and helping you feel your absolute best. You don’t need to have any experience posing because your photographer will guide you into the best poses to highlight your unique beauty. Take a deep breath, and enjoy this time! 

When Photographer Brittany from works with a new client, she makes sure you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. “I let them know it will be just us two, and we carefully plan the outfits, locations, and their vision for the shoot. Then we rock out to their favorite music while I guide them through the poses!” 

Photographer Kristy from likes to sit down with you before you get in your first outfits. “We talk about why they decided to come in for a shoot. Remembering why they came helps empower them to actually get into that first look,” she explains. 

Your photographer will take the time to make you feel completely comfortable: “[sic] I guide them the whole time, from their toes, to their hair, and everything in between. I’m constantly fixing little details so they can feel confident that I’m going to make them look their best,” Kristy says. “We have them take deep breaths in and out while they are posing to release any leftover tension. We joke and laugh, and it feels like we’ve been old friends in just a few minutes!” 

What Should I Wear to My Boudoir Photoshoot? 

Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and sexy—whether it’s lingerie or something more modest. Your comfort is what is important! You can bring along accessories like jewelry or scarves that bring out colors in your outfits or add texture to the photos. Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun—the goal is to create artful images that reflect how amazing you look and feel!  

Photographer Sharon from recommends her clients four different categories to complete a well-rounded Boudoir Photography session: ‘Classic Sexy,’ ‘Pretty,’ ‘Flirty,’ and ‘Sultry.’ “Each fit has several options to choose from,” she says. “‘Classic Sexy’ would be something like a garter set or bodysuit. ‘Pretty’ would be a nighty, gown, or robe look.” 

To finish off your session, she recommends that you try a ‘Flirty’ look next. “[sic] ‘Flirty’ could be sporty, like a jersey or a cute lace pajama set. And ‘Sultry’ would be something almost nude, like a sheet or a skimpy teddy; a piece outside your comfort zone!” 

And there’s one option that works for everything! “[sic] A white button-up can be dressed up or down to fit in all four categories!” 

What Am I Waiting For?

Boudoir photography is all about you feeling confident and empowered. Whether you want to do your photoshoot as a gift for your partner or a gift for you, All Things Boudoir is dedicated to making you feel your absolute best. Boudoir photoshoots are an incredible way to celebrate yourself and create stunning images that will last a lifetime. So go ahead – strike a pose! It’s sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget.

Ready to book your dream Boudoir Photography session with All Things Boudoir? Visit our website to find a city near you! We shoot in 54 cities across the country (and counting!). 

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