Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Fine Art of Boudoir Photography

 So, what is Boudoir Photography and why should I choose Smooch Photography for my photo shoot?

     Boudoir, pronounced “boo-dwahr” or “boo-dwa” is an old word, specifically dating back to the Victorian era and it was used to mean a lady’s bed chamber, drawing room or suite of rooms. Boudoir’s were typically only found in homes of the very rich, powerful, and well known.

The movie, “Marie Antoinette,” starring Kirsten Dunst as Marie frequently shows her in what would have been considered her boudoir. In this day in age, boudoir has become known to describe a variety of different things including certain types of furniture, clothing, and a genre of photography. 
The word "Boudoir" also means "To Pout".  

Pretty accurate description, right? 

   Boudoir photography can be but is not necessarily meant to be overly erotic, or revealing. Every woman is different and depending on overall effect desired, choose various levels of coverage ranging from modest to fully nude.  

You do not have to be a model, a size 4 or even in the best shape of your life for a sexy, empowering boudoir session. In fact, it's just the just the opposite.  

Boudoir photography is meant to capture a woman’s femininity, power, sensual nature and true beauty as she is in her current state. In many cases, it can be used as a self confidence boost, to capture the woman as she is at that very moment. Many women do have a time in their lives where they feel they are at their pinnacle of success and beauty or perhaps are longing to see themselves as more beautiful or sensual.  

The right kind of boudoir photography can do just that, and more... 

Often, boudoir photography is done as a gift for a significant other prior to a monumental occasion. Be it a surprise gift to her husband on their wedding day, after the wedding while on their honeymoon, Wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or many other different  occasions.  

Some women also use it to mark a milestone in their lives, a big birthday, to celebrate body after baby, weight loss, recovery from illness, surgery or just because she feels wants to celebrate herself.  
(my favorite reason of all :) 

Boudoir photography should be fun, artful, elegant, classy, and tasteful and most importantly reflect YOU.  

Your photographer should know how to pose you to flatter your best assets, light you with expertise and make you feel VERY comfortable, relaxed and safe throughout the entire session! You should also expect your photographer to work with you to make your images one of a kind and to send the message that you wish to send. 

Boudoir photography is not easy or intuitive for everyone and can take years for a photographer to master.  Please do not trust just anyone with this valuable experience, be sure and do your homework and choose the right photographer.  Look at a variety of portfolio pictures.  Ask questions.  Talk directly with the photographer and most importantly be sure you like the person who will be photographing you! The connection and trust between the client and the photographer is key!

Generally, boudoir photography is done in a photography studio, the comfort of your own home, a luxury hotel or bed & breakfast, and on some occasions can be arranged to be done in a secure outdoors location as shown below.  

 Smooch Photography is committed to the fine art process of Boudoir Photography and will ensure your images to be a gorgeous, sensual, timeless and one of a kind representation of you.  

We shoot primarily in our private and high end home studio (with very experienced, female photographer, make up artist and hair stylist) but we are always happy to help you book a hotel room or do the shoot in your lovely home!  Psst....there is always great champagne & music too ; )
If you book a boudoir session with Smooch Photography, we will spend time getting to know you and guide you along every step of the way with wardrobe/lingerie selection and styling along with on location make up and hair.  

Michele (Photographer and owner of Smooch Photography) is highly skilled at posing women and makes them feel comfortable by always ensuring that they never feel lost or unsure what to do.  We will show you every pose every time and you will look and feel amazing!  

Making YOU our first priority with a comfortable, fun and sexy session is our only mission!  You will have a great time, receive stunning images and your session will be a memory you will never forget!

Ultimately at Smooch Photography, our goal is to create images that you are stunned by, emotional about and proud enough to enjoy and share with your loved ones for a lifetime.

Are you ready to celebrate the fabulous woman you are right NOW?  

We can't wait to celebrate right along with you... 

Trust are PERFECT!  

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