Why Women are Choosing Boudoir: A Snapshot of Empowerment

“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.”

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Boudoir photography is the phenomenon helping women reclaim their sensuality, confidence, and ultimately – power. Focusing on the goddess-like combination of perfection within imperfection, personality, with a heavy sprinkle of passion and allure, it achieves a goal rarely reached before – capturing the female form in all its feminine glory for women.

If empowerment flags are rising in your head – congrats – that’s the key! But exactly what empowering forces are swirling about in every boudoir session? Let’s find out …

Reclaiming Yourself

Over the years, a disconnect has grown between our bodies and minds. We are taught from the first that our bodies are inherently wrong, misshaped, out to get us, and need immediate correction with this magical, bottled formula priced at just $19.99 – thank you very much. 

Boudoir says that’s so last century. Instead, it asks:

But what if your body never needed fixing in the first place? What if your skin and everything within it was perfect all along? In boudoir studios, this is already taken as absolute fact. It’s the guiding principle that underpins every set, angle, and click of the camera: you are enough – more than enough – we’d love to keep driving home this idea with more enoughs, but enough is enough!

What we’re trying to say is that the feeling of unease, out-of-place, and just general unhappiness with yourself is a myth that boudoir photography happily debunks pixel by oh-so-stunning pixel.

empowering boudoir
couture boudoir®

 Confidence Boost

In boudoir, we honor the body. Every curve, dint, dimple, and arch are like art to us, forming the masterpiece that is you! And we can’t help but think that attitude is infectious.

First of all, a boudoir session can be daunting. But, the ice doesn’t so much break as it thaws, given the warm atmosphere, and to be frank – steaminess! But, it’s the pure steam of growing comfort and confidence as you relax into the session, truly feeling your fabulous self.

Speaking of the self …

Accessing the Best Version of Yourself

Sometimes, all we need is that extra push. That moment where the penny drops, and we think, “Hey! I’m pretty fantastic, aren’t I?” Well, those moments are a dime a dozen in boudoir sessions. That’s because the woman wields the power there. She is in control of every twist and turn and how the camera views her.

Changing how you View Yourself

Boudoir sessions celebrate your beauty and essence like never before. It knows one can’t exist without the other, delving deep into the nuances of sexuality, femininity, and everything that makes you – you!

In this relaxed yet electric atmosphere, women often unleash sides of themselves they’d never seen before. Of course, this fresh look comes out in the final photographs, often prompting a “Is that really me!?” Yes, honey, that’s most definitely you – get used to it!

Getting the Real Picture

Here’s a little secret: you’ve probably had the wrong people taking photos of you your whole life. No, we’re not just saying that to make you feel better or throw shade; it’s just a simple (and very welcome!) fact of photography.

Plus, how often do you really step into your favorite lingerie and throw a photoshoot? Combine both novelties and what you have is the real you, undistorted by society’s lens or any questionable angle choices! Boudoir photography is all heart.

empowering boudoir
couture boudoir®

Feeling Stunning, Sexy, Beautiful, Confident

(and all at once!)

While every boudoir session is different and caters towards each woman’s level of comfort and ease – she is still the center of attention. It’s truly her moment in the spotlight, having every single part of her admired, and absolutely loved by the camera – and that’s all before she even sees the final result!


When faced with professional images that clearly show your beauty, radiance, and sensuality from various angles – you can’t deny yourself any longer. For some women, it’s an epiphany moment, for others, it’s just another step on the road to self-recognition. 

The best part? They’re a reminder, a sort of keepsake or fountain of reassurance whenever those pesky insecurities start to creep in. One look and you’re reminded of what you’re capable of, and the potential you have within. 

And finally … 

Boudoir doesn’t discriminate. It works its empowering magic on all women, regardless of body type, personality, and varying level of preparedness! Since the get-go, and through its recent upsurge, boudoir studios have welcomed women from all walks of life to not only accept themselves but throw away whatever’s holding them back. And, this steam(y)train of female empowerment shows no sign of slowing down – watch this sultry space. Or, be part of the space and test our claims above for yourself! Book your boudoir session today, thank yourself tomorrow, and feel utterly free, fabulous, and feminine forever – that’s a promise.

boudoir photographers NYC Atlanta Chicago Charlotte empowering boudoir
couture boudoir®


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.