Why You Should Gift Your Wife A Boudoir Session
When you think boudoir, you probably think about the common practice of women gifting their guy a sultry photo album as a gift, but boudoir photography isn’t strictly reserved for women to purchase for men.
In fact, a boudoir session can be purchased as a gift by either partner at any time! More and more often, men are booking sessions for their wives and girlfriends, but some may be hesitant due to preconceived notions that their partner would just book it for herself if she wanted it. While that’s sometimes true, there are many reasons why she could want a session without jumping the gun and getting one on her own.
So if she’s been dropping subtle (or not-so-subtle) hints or if you’re just trying to get ahead with gift ideas for the next big occasion, you’re probably wondering: why would your wife or girlfriend want to receive a boudoir photography session as a gift?
What is boudoir photography?
In order to understand why she wants a session, you first have to understand what boudoir photography actually is: a style of tasteful, intimate photography in which the subject models sensual poses in lingerie, seductively styled everyday wear or partial nudity. Boudoir portraiture can be traced back centuries to paintings of bare female forms, but modern sessions are about far more than just capturing likeness–they’re an experience.
Boudoir portraits are shot in a very private setting like a high-end hotel room rented specifically for the photoshoot or other stunning secluded property. Shooting boudoir is an extremely vulnerable and personal experience for the model, so it’s very important to me to make sure they feel comfortable in a safe location where there’s no chance to be exposed to unwanted eyes.
I work especially hard to create a luxury experience in which my clients feel empowered and free to fully embrace their inner and outer beauty. Though it’s not the case for all boudoir photographers, my sessions include professional hair, makeup, and wardrobe consultation (executed by an all-female team!). If your lady is especially camera-shy, no worries! As an experienced boudoir photographer, I am also a professional hype woman and will help her get into all of the poses that make her look and feel her best.
Why your partner wants you to gift her a boudoir session
If she’s hard to shop for or you want to surprise her with an experience rather than a trinket, a boudoir session is a gift that she’ll love! Here are a few reasons why your other half wants a boudoir session:
To boost her confidence
Considering the way marketing targets women from the beauty aisle to clothing stores, to magazines and Instagram ads, it’s not uncommon for a woman to become self-conscious. Constantly being compared to unrealistic, unattainable standards of beauty is bound to negatively impact her self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth. A boudoir session is an ultimate way to boost her confidence!
A journey of self-love and acceptance
Your wife may want you to gift her a boudoir session to help her remember how cool, sexy, gorgeous, powerful, and courageous she is. Boudoir can be a healing experience and can often help women reframe their self-image into a more positive one. Capturing her figure in a boudoir session is the ultimate act of body acceptance.
Get out of her comfort zone
It takes a lot of courage to step out of your comfort zone and allow yourself to be vulnerable in any situation, and this is especially true in boudoir, where you do all of that while also being photographed. Many women leave their sessions feeling daring, bold, and badass, ready to face whatever life might throw their way.
An experience she will treasure for a lifetime
Your partner’s boudoir shoot will not only give her a boost of confidence during the appointment (and during all the ooh-ing and ahh-ing you’ll affirm her with when she reveals the final photos), but it will also remind her of her inner fire any time she revisits the images. From the first time she looks in the mirror when getting ready before her session to the distant days in the future when she’s gracefully weathered and reminiscing, the experience will stick with her long after the camera is put away.
Boudoir sessions are an experience gift she will always cherish and look back on her photos with memories of how you helped her see herself in a new way. Want to learn more about my packages? Reach out to me anytime!
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.