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What is Boudoir Photography?

From seductive poses to what to expect in a boudoir photo shoot, we are here to answer all your questions about boudoir photography once and for all. By the end of this article, you will realise that boudoir photography is not as scary as you thought it would be. 

By Marcelyn Wijaya

What is Boudoir Photography?

Boudoir photography treads the fine line between fashion portraits and glamour photography. The word boudoir itself derives from a French word which means a woman’s private salon. Boudoir shoots are usually for women, however, men are also welcome to explore a different side to their personality. 

These shoots are meant to exude sensuality and are intimate in nature. That’s why one usually wears racy lingerie and pose seductively to profess ownership over their sexuality.

Unlike other genres, boudoir’s subjects are often not professional models—anyone can do a boudoir shoot. In fact, if you are on a journey of self-discovery, in need of a confidence boost, or just want to express yourself unabashedly, a boudoir session can be the very thing you’ve been looking for.

The Photo Studio Glebe; Fashion;Natasha Killeen; Letana Wiseman

Who is Boudoir Photography for?

Boudoir photography is for everyone

Perhaps you want to discover another side to your personality you never even knew existed. Or you’ve had enough of the naysayers and know it’s time to prove that you’re worth it. Or maybe you want to do something special for your bae (but really just want a gift for yourself—it’s ok, your secret’s safe with us). Boudoir photography is for you.

The thought of stripping down under the scrutiny of cameras may seem intimidating, but you will push past the initial feeling of self-consciousness within the first few seconds once you realise you are in good hands. Our team of professional photographers will go the extra mile to make sure you are having the time of your life. 

There is something extraordinarily empowering about stepping out of your meek shell and owning your sensuality.

The Photo Studio Fitzroy; Fashion; Hana Schlesinger; Bettymay Luri

What to Expect in a Boudoir Photo Shoot 

On the day of your boudoir shoot, you’ll walk in bringing your sexiest lingerie piece and other accessories that will make you look smoking hot. We understand that you may feel a bit nervous, but our team of professionals are so good at what they do that you will instantly forget why you were even worried in the first place.

Our hair and make-up artists will get you all glammed up and make you feel like a superstar. You can go for a natural, dewy look or a sultry, seductive mood with red hot lips and smokey eyes. Our photographers will encourage you to be more daring and strut the fierce, alluring a side of you that you had kept under wraps.

After all we want you to enjoy yourself and walk out of your boudoir sesh glowing with newfound confidence.

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Boudoir Shoot: How to Pose

Normally before the shoots, you will have a say in which part of your body you want to flaunt so the shoots could hone in and highlight those features. The photographers can also help direct your poses to accentuate your curves and capture your perfect posture. Here is an example of four sexy poses you can pull in your boudoir shoot. 

Pose #1 – Lie down in bed

This pose will make the shoots feel a lot more intimate, while also making sure your sultry level is off the roof.

The Photo Studio Fitzroy; Fashion; Mette Kortelainen; Luan Krasniqi
The Photo Studio Fitzroy;Fashion;Rhedyn Milecki
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Pose #2 – Use chair as a prop

Sit back and stare seductively at the camera #OnFire

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The Photo Studio Fitzroy; Fashion; Hana Schlesinger; Georgie Smith
Pose #3 – Recline

Pull your leg in and draw attention to your shapely hips

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The Photo Studio Glebe; Fashion; Natasha Killeen; Janitta Dixon
The Photo Studio Fitzroy;Fashion; Amanda Agosta
Pose #4 – Lean

Bask in the limelight because girl, you deserve it

The Photo Studio Glebe; Fashion; Jolanta Opiola; Danakeli-andal  (danakeli) Devi-dasi    (perry)
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The most important thing, though, is to be comfortable in your own skin. Body language translates well into pictures and you’ll be amazed by how confidence speaks volumes. 

We believe that self-love is the very thing that makes you sexy. So, you do you because not a single soul on earth can beat you at that.

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