$35 for a photo package ($390 value)
- 90-minute boudoir, engagement, or glamour photo shoot with multiple outfit changes
- One corset rental (with boudoir shoot only)
- Two 8”x10” prints or digital files<p>
Boudoir Photography: An Art Form Worth Pouting For
The term boudoir is a word with dual translations—as a noun, it’s a lady’s bedroom, and as a verb, it means to pout in French—and boudoir photo shoots draw on both definitions. Photographers frequently combine the lacy underthings and silky sheets of a bedchamber with coquettish poses filtered through a dreamy, soft focus. But although it’s most commonly associated with corset-clad women draped across a velvet chaise longue, the realm of boudoir has come to embrace everything from the beauty of the pregnant form to the rediscovered femininity of a breast-cancer survivor.
Different settings, equipment, outfits, and occasions breed infinite variability into boudoir photography, but certain rules of thumb can help subjects get ready for their date with the lens. Although some preshoot primping—such as mani-pedis, false eyelashes, and hairstyling appointments—can pay big dividends, most photographers discourage preparatory tanning and are particularly wary of spray tanning, as the camera and lights can exaggerate any orange tint in the tanning solution. Instead, many boudoir specialists recommend an all-over application of lotion or moisturizer before hitting the set.
When it comes to wardrobe, the famously slimming properties of black and other dark hues can help minimize certain parts of the body, whereas white and lighter colors can have the opposite effect. Regardless of what’s worn during the shoot, virtually all studios ask clients to arrive wearing loose clothing to prevent straps and seams leaving marks on the skin.
All Things Boudoir
All Things Boudoir's lead photographer, Tamara Murphy, posed for her first boudoir shoot just hours before her wedding. She loved the experience—she says it brought her a newfound sense of confidence—and she decided that she wanted to help other women feel that same way. She and her team tailor their boudoir sessions to each client, and help women tackle their first-timer nerves. Once women are comfortable, they're photographed in outfits ranging from oversize men's shirts to lacy lingerie and provocative top hats with seams right down the back.
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