Image by Jeanie Micheel
When thinking about boudoir photography, sensual and intimate photography in gorgeous lingerie comes to my mind. From glamour portraiture to fine art nude, boudoir can be everything and anything an artist sees in a woman. Originally, the term boudoir (/ˈbuːd.wɑːr/; French: [bu.dwaʁ]) derives from the French verb bouder, meaning "to be sulky" or boudeur, meaning "sulky". In general, a boudoir describes a woman's dressing room or private bedroom. However, photographing boudoir is not limited to indoor locations. It can be beautifully arranged outdoors (like this stunning Colorado Mountain boudoir shoot by Laura Leslie) or wherever you'd like.
Photographing women in pretty dessous is definitely nothing new. Just think about the glorious flapper girls in the roaring twenties (have you seen Katy Perry as a flapper girl by Mikael Jansson in the March '12 issue of Interview Magazine? Stunning! Make sure to watch the making-of video for some inspiration) or the art of pin-up's in the fifties. Boudoir photography is everywhere! From fashion photography to bridal boudoir, women are feeling beautiful, sexy and confident when having their photographs taken in gorgeous lingerie.
Boudoir Collective will show you that the art of boudoir is not only for musicians, actresses, models or brides-to-be. So many wonderful photographers specialize in boudoir photography for the everyday woman and we can't wait to share these stunning sessions with you. (Do you have a fine art boudoir shoot you'd wish to share? Submit here!).
As a fine art women's photographer, boudoir to me is the art of making every woman feel beautiful, confident and sexy, while showing her true essence. Femininity, sensuality and emotion come together in this artform and it truly warms my heart to make women feel gorgeous from the inside and out.
Every Wednesday, I'm going to share my passion for everything boudoir, for photographers and clients alike. From pretty lingerie, the best location for a shoot, preparing for, finding the perfect boudoir photographer to choosing the best lipstick color, I will cover every topic you can think of to make Boudoir Collective your number one source for fine art boudoir photography.
Enjoy and be inspired!
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