Sensuality and glamour are two terms that for a woman, go hand to hand. From subtle erotism in nude paintings, to tantalizing burlesque, to provocative lingerie, a woman needs to feel that romance is a craft that starts when she makes a man blush.
Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept and numerous examples exist of early Hollywood stars (Marilyn Monroe) photographed in a boudoir style. However, there is an emerging modern trend for boudoir photography in some countries. Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or an elegant hotel suite, it has become fashionable to create sexually suggestive images of women, “boudoir style”.
The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid photographs of the model partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit. On the market, the genre is often (though not exclusively) a medium for brides to surprise their future husbands by gifting the images on or before their wedding day. Other events that motivate boudoir photography shoots
include anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, weight loss, maternity, and even breast augmentation or reduction.
Besides, Boudoir photography has some genuine benefits for both the photographer and the model. Because of pressures of society, women often feel that they are not pretty enough, skinny enough, or sexy enough. The media’s portrayal of beauty is unreachable; thin models gracing magazine covers reinforces that view. So, does a high-quality, gorgeous, sexy photograph of a model helps raise a woman’s self-esteem?
What some women don’t know is that Boudoir photography is a difficult craft to master, even for professional models. The less clothing the model is wearing, the more difficult this art becomes to master. A photographer who is skilled and experienced in making women look “hot” and “fabulous” in photographs, no matter their age or weight, will receive lots of positive feedback from his models.
So, Boudoir photography is not just a matter of self-confidence, it’s about feeling natural and comfortable. If the photographer gives you positive feedback about your body and your modeling work, he’s not just raising your self-steem, he’s raising his own self-esteem as well. You know what they say, there’s nothing sexier than confidence.
For years, people have wanted to know which is Victoria’s Secret. Maybe there’s a subliminal message hidden in the famous lingerie ads. Or maybe it’s that common sense that our grandmothers we have tried to instill in us ladies since our youth, that less isn’t always more…
“An inch or two more and that dress would be a lot more flattering.”, is as if listening to the voice of my grandmother scolding, but despite my rebellion, I know that is absolutely right.
Women of a century ago did not show much and yet they were the masters of seduction. Besides, how many stories have we heard from our grandmothers about the glamour of those days?
Most recently, the most common manifestation of boudoir today is in photography, through a variaty of candid photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie, but still, nudity is more often implied than explicit. Commercially, Boudoir is often a way for brides to surprise their future husbands by gifting the images before (or on) their wedding day.
So, ladies, what’s “Classic” never goes out of style. A good, old-fashioned boudoir shoot is a great way to feel feminine and glamorous. And, remember that when it comes to a woman’s sensuality, you can’t always think that “Less is More”, ignoring the subtleties and the artifice involved in the craft of seduction.