What does Boudoir Photography mean?
A boudoir (/ˈbuːdwɑːr/; French: [bu.dwaʁ]) is a woman's private sitting room or salon in a furnished accommodation, usually between the dining room and the bedroom, but can also refer to a woman's private bedroom.
In photography terms, "Boudoir" refers to a style of photography featuring intimate, sensual, romantic and at times, erotic portraits of women (just like you, yes YOU!) in a bedroom or studio environment.
There are varying degrees offered in Boudoir Photography in terms of exposure: Whether you prefer to wear lingerie, sports crops, a jumper and knee highs or go for implied or exposed nude, you will be photographed in tasteful poses that highlight your greatest assets.
Who should do a Boudoir Shoot?
YOU! Haha, no but seriously, you totally should do it!
Boudoir clients are generally not professional models, in fact, here at Pure Beauty Photography; we would prefer no modelling experience and design our portrait sessions for adult women of any shape, size, ability, race or age.
What’s the appeal?
You know, the usual: gift for the partner, fiancé or spouse maybe as a sneaky Wedding, Valentines, Birthday or Anniversary gift. Maybe it will help boost the ole’ sex life. (Well, it will keep them thinking about you all day.)
But you know who really benefits from a boudoir shoot? YOU! Yes YOU!
How often do you put your work/kids/fur babies/partner before yourself? How about doing something purely for your own enjoyment – and trust me, it is SO much FUN!
Empowerment! A lot of my Pure Beauty clients tell me how amazing they feel immediately after their session. That’s before they have even seen their final images!
How exactly is it empowering?
Imagine the pleasure and affirmation of seeing yourself as beautiful, sensual & sexually-desirable... I know, sounds crazy right? It is actually achievable.
Let me tell you a secret: Think back to all those years when society told you to “cover up” and that enjoying sex (for a woman) makes you a s!@#. Well… they were lying to you.
Feeling “sexy” or sexually desirable, Is fucken amazing and makes you a strong, confident woman!
If asked to “look sexy”, most of us wouldn’t even know where to start. Want to know how?
It starts when you give yourself permission to ‘feel’ sexy. It starts with saying “F you” to society’s fucked up way of making women feel undeserving, unworthy & ugly. It starts by accepting your body AND yourself. It starts on the inside.
You CAN do it, you DESERVE to do it, because you my dear, are “Pure Beauty”
Here you will find my featured babes, #wearepurebeauty , as well as some tips for your boudoir shoot- from lingerie shopping to hair and makeup
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Mildura resident and Photographer, Lauren Southwell launched Pure Beauty in late June, 2018 & is committed to helping woman feel beautiful, sexy and empowered through the art of Boudoir Photography.