Boudoir Photography and Tasteful Nudity

The art of tasteful nudity

Let’s start with what is a tasteful nude? A state of nudity that represents the human figure through an artistic lens rather than as a sexual object.

The argument could always be made that art is what you make of it. That, whatever your eye perceives, can be turned into art inside your mind. What’s an empty beach to one, maybe an idyllic portrait to another. Nudes express something about the subject’s sensuality while clothed portraits may need more reading into before being said to be sensual.

I believe that art is intended to provoke or inspire positive and uplifting motives; Art is intended to provoke a response from the viewer, and that response can be desired both positive and uplifting.

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History of nude art

Liberty leading the people…” is a great example of empowerment through nudity. I think the painting would have lost its meaning had the woman been completely clothed.

I’ll also use Van Gogh as an example.

Van Gogh had a reputation for (like many other artists) making sketches of nude women. However if you (dare) search “Van Gogh nudes” you will see real bodies of real women depicted in some of the most famous artwork in the world. I can imagine at that very time they were not thinking “I need to lose ten pounds” or “I hate my thighs”. I bet they felt thrilled to have these images of themselves. Documentation of how they looked at that very moment.

Boudoir photography as art

Seeing the body depicted as art reminds us that there’s beauty even within ‘flaws.’ despite living in our bodies day to day, they’re still spectacular and something to be revered. Not only have women reported feeling like a masterpiece during boudoir sessions, but the feeling is also said to persist afterward. Perhaps that’s why the popularity of boudoir is skyrocketing – it works. With each photo, you fall in love with a new part of your body, as you see it through the lens of a professional boudoir photographer. The best part? Once the photos are taken, you’ll always have a reminder of your greatness. So for those days when you’re not feeling like the masterpiece you truly are, you can reach for the gorgeous self-portraits and set your doubts straight!

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Finally … 

In sum, nude portraiture is a form of art that has been lining the walls of art museums for centuries. The only difference is paint and pixels. Boudoir photography, as the modern version of tasteful nudity, has the same effect as ever – to help women to see themselves for what they are – beautiful. A work of art. A masterpiece.

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About Couture Boudoir

Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir is an experienced, internationally published, and highly regarded boudoir photographer who has dedicated her career to helping women feel confident and beautiful. With the help of female-only hair and makeup stylists, Critsey creates a zen environment for her boudoir sessions. She celebrates the uniqueness and intimate beauty of every client and takes truly flattering, tasteful, and gorgeous boudoir photographs.