You’ve heard the words “Boudoir Session”, but what exactly is a boudoir photography session? Should you get one done? A boudoir session is a photography session where you wear sexy outfits, lingerie, dresses, or even go scantily clad and get your photographs taken. While these sessions can seem intimidating here are the top eight reasons why you SHOULD do a boudoir session!
1. YOU’LL LOOK AMAZING
Professional hair and makeup, a professional photographer, and professional retouching equals some of the best portraits of yourself that you will ever see. I often tell my clients to schedule a night out after getting their portraits done, because they will look and feel amazing! Waiting to lose those perpetual “Last 5, 10, or 15 pounds”? DON’T! Professional photographers know how to pose you to flatter your individual body type.
2. IT MAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR YOUR GROOM/HUSBAND/BOYFRIEND/SIGNIFICANT OTHER!
Imagine the look on his face when you surprise him with a little black leather album filled with sensuous pictures of the one he loves! He thinks you’re beautiful on your worst hair days and in your yoga pants, so show him how smoking hot you are in classy lingerie and professional makeup! It may be a side he’s never seen!
3. IT MAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR YOU!
Show off your beauty and give yourself an esteem boost with photographs that you can treasure. Do it for yourself. Be pampered. Indulge. Love every minute!
4. YOU’RE ALREADY WORKING IT FOR THE WEDDING
You’ve been on a skin care regimen for the last six months and skipped the donuts in the conference room to make sure you look the best for your wedding day. Show off you hard work and document such a momentous time in your life.
5. YOU GET TO GO SHOPPING!
Women tend to put others first in their lives a lot of the time. Take some time out for yourself and go shopping for yourself! I work with my clients to make sure they get the best fitting lingerie for their bodies. The best part? All of the great pieces you purchase can make other appearances in more intimate settings!
6. MAKE IT A GIRL’S DAY OUT!
Need a little confidence boost to come in for a session? Make it a girl’s day out! Choose a few of your BFF’s and do a session together! Most boudoir photographers offer special girl’s day out collections that include a day of pampering, food, wine, and each lady getting her time in front of the camera!
7. IT WILL EMPOWER YOU
Getting treated like a celebrity for a few hours is great therapy for anyone! But wait until you get to see the photographs for the first time. You will be blown away. You will see how gorgeous you really are and it will put a little pep in your step!
8. IT’S A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE A MILESTONE
Have an anniversary coming up or just scored a well-deserved promotion? Why not get this time in your life documented in a gratifying way? Not only will you have gorgeous portraits of yourself, but when you look at them you’ll remember how amazing this time in your life was! Celebrate it!
Remember that you can wear whatever makes you feel sexy and confident; a boudoir session is all about you! When choosing a photographer, look for photographers that specialize in boudoir for the ultimate experience. Think about how you want to be photographed and look for those kinds of photographs in a photographer’s portfolio. Don’t put it off, now is the time to indulge yourself!
About the Author:
Sheena Leazenby is is the owner of S.C. Photography and specializes in Boudoir, Glamour, and Wedding Photography. Based in Michigan, she travels nationally and internationally to help empower women through her imagery.