Inhibition is Sexy; You Don’t Have to Bare it all
When you think boudoir, a sizzling combination of racy and elegance probably comes to mind. But, what you don’t see are the hundreds if not thousands of boudoir sessions that are bucking the trend. Some women are saying no to shedding the layers, and instead of lingerie, wearing whatever they see fit.
Surely that’s not boudoir?
Au contraire! It’s tasteful boudoir. Moreover, boudoir is whatever you make of it. While skin certainly makes a regular appearance – it’s not a necessity.
Boudoir goes beyond sexy
While boudoir has come to signify ‘bedroom’ in modern language, it really symbolizes a private safe place for a woman to engage in an activity of her choice – the keyword being choice.
So, if all this talk about stepping out of your comfort zone is, well, starting to feel a little out of your comfort zone – worry not. The primary goal of boudoir photography remains the same no matter what. And, it’s delightfully simple – to make a woman feel desirable and self-confident about her beauty. To encourage her to feel at ease and at home in the studio from start to finish, while having fun all the while and being tastefully sultry.
If that means risqué poses and thread-bare lingerie – then so be it.
If it means head-to-toe coverage – then that’s that.
There’s no room for restrictions, prejudice, and judgment in a boudoir studio, it’s simply not their style.
You can whisper sexy, not scream it
Yes, that’s right. You can be seductive and sexy, sweet and bashful, lead the imagination to wonder while creating the illusion of nudity while barely being nude at all! When you’re comfortable, you are your most beautiful, radiant, and stunningly sexy. It’s then that the true you shines out to be captured by the lens.
How some women dare to not bare
In fact, some women opt for figure-hugging bodysuits, and some add coverage by using handheld props such as fans, mirrors, and even books!
Veils and other such fabrics are also ideal for shielding the body while adding an artful touch of elegance and sophistication. All the while, these transparent (or not so transparent) props tantalize, adding a subtle hint of fire to even the most tasteful photos.
Another great option for a more modest boudoir session is to don clothes you’d normally wear but with the added twist of daring cutouts. Even an off-the-shoulder look adds some va-va-voom.
What’s more, suggestive poses are by no means a must. Your essence is naturally electrifying. Professional boudoir photographers are masters at capturing this aura no matter how subtle and displaying it clearly in the final photos. So, whether you’re sitting, lounging, standing, and pulling any shape that comes to mind, they’ll bring out the most in your silhouette – that’s a promise!
And finally …
Your photographer follows your lead. Of course, you’ll discuss how you’d like the session to go beforehand, giving you time to set boundaries and talk about any particulars. If you find that you’d like to dial-up or down the heat midway through a session – let your photographer know. They’ll adapt accordingly, ensuring you feel comfortably sexy at all times.
About Couture Boudoir
Critsey Rowe, Couture Boudoir’s photographer, is an experienced, internationally published, and respected boudoir photographer who has dedicated her career to helping women feel comfortable and beautiful. With the help of female-only assistants and stylists, Critsey celebrates the uniqueness and intimate beauty of every client and takes truly flattering, tasteful, and gorgeous boudoir photographs.