Why are boudoir photos expensive?

Critsey Rowe

First off let me introduce myself in case you are new here. Hi! My name is Critsey and I am the owner and lead photographer of Couture Boudoir® a luxury brand of boudoir photography.

Let’s dive into why boudoir photography is in some cases expensive…

Why are boudoir photos expensive?

Boudoir photos are an intimate and personal way to capture your beauty and sensuality, but many people may be deterred by the cost. The truth is, boudoir photography is not a cheap service and there are several factors that contribute to the cost of these photos. In this blog post, I will explore the reasons why boudoir photos can be an investment. From specialized skills and equipment to additional services and high demand, I will break down the factors that affect the cost of boudoir photos.

Why are boudoir photos expensive?
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There are a few reasons why boudoir photos cost what they do:

  1. Professional photography requires specialized skills and equipment: Boudoir photography requires a high level of skill and expertise, as well as specialized equipment such as cameras, lenses, and lighting. This contributes to the cost of my boudoir sessions. I have years of experience and have photographed hundreds of women. My expertise is in knowing how to pose and helping my clients feel relaxed and beautiful.
  2. I offer a range of services: In addition to the actual photo shoot, I offer a range of services such as professional hair and makeup, wardrobe styling, retouching, and a whole line of luxury photo products. Included with all of my packages comes excellent communication, guidance through the entire process, and personal support for a luxury experience.
  3. My company Couture Boudoir is in high demand: I wouldn’t necessarily say this makes my rates more expensive but it does mean I book further out in advance than most other photographers.

Overall, Some women may view the cost of boudoir photos as being expensive while others view it as an investment in themselves. At Couture Boudoir we strive to make your boudoir experience exceptional and to give you the quality you should expect for the price you are paying. My full-service packages start at $1800. and go as high as $28K


  • My Beauty Guide is full of tips and wardrobe suggestions to get you started on making your experience amazing.
  • A professional hair and makeup artist to create your look and provide pampering so your shoot is fun and relaxing.
  • Wardrobe consultation at your shoot.
  • Pose coaching during your shoot to give you a diverse set of images.
  • A private password-protected 100+ image gallery for you to view and choose your favorite images.
  • 2-3 hours of session time.
  • A custom-designed hardcover book and/or digital files.
  • Expert photo retouching.

I will be your hype woman and I will guide you through the whole experience!

My pricing starts at $1800. My most popular package on average is $6800. All of my packages are inclusive which means no in-person pressured sales meeting. You choose your package and you get what you pay for. Yes, you can upgrade and buy extra products but there is no obligation or pressure to buy extra beyond your package. You choose the collection that fits your budget plus you will have plenty of time to choose your favorite images. I do not do IPS (in-person sales) You don’t have to sit in a high-pressure viewing with me or only view your photos just once or twice. I want you to have a relaxed experience and that includes choosing your images. 

Please note some of my luxe packages may come with much more than what is listed above. Please inquire about a complete list of options. Want to learn more? Click on the SERVICES tab.

In Conclusion

It is important to understand these factors when considering investing in a boudoir photo shoot. However, it is also important to remember that investing in a boudoir photo shoot can be a valuable investment in yourself, and can boost self-confidence, embrace and celebrate your body, reclaim your sexuality, and build self-acceptance. It is worth considering the cost in relation to the benefits and finding a photographer that fits your budget and meets your needs.

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“Indulge in a Luxury Boudoir Experience – Book Your Session with Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir Today”

With a passion for empowering women, Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir is a highly regarded, internationally published boudoir photographer. She creates a serene environment with the help of female-only hair and makeup stylists, ensuring a comfortable and confident experience for every client. Critsey celebrates the unique and intimate beauty of each individual, capturing truly gorgeous and tasteful boudoir photographs that flatter and celebrate the subject’s individuality. Let Critsey help you embrace your beauty and confidence through a boudoir photography session.  
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