First of all, let’s talk about what boudoir is. Boudoir is a style of glamour photography where the client is usually wearing either just a little or, well, nothing at all. Don’t think X-rated; it’s more like PG-13. Boudoir photography specializes in classic, pinup-inspired images and also in what we professionals like to call “implied nudes”. This means that while you may not be wearing much, you’re also not showing anything off, either. Think shots from the back, or lying on your stomach. Boudoir is about you and your unique sensuality, not about in-your-face sexiness.
As a boudoir photographer, my goal is to bring forth your true essence, the one we all see through your smile and in your eyes. Your essence is what people fall in love with, so why not show it some love?
I usually capture glimpses of these moments when you’re not even paying attention - it could be a glance over your shoulder, a giggle, a hand brushing through your hair. It’s these little things that make people love you and these are the things I want to capture.
All of the subtle qualities and traits that make each of us so appealing and attractive are what I want to capture during your session. I always tell my clients to “just be your natural self” - that’s when the magic happens and their true beauty shines through. I’m not a fan of overly posed or unnatural photographs; I’m not even a fan of unnatural lighting. I believe the best lighting is always natural, and the best poses come when you’re acting naturally.
We’re all human. Sometimes we have to warm up a bit, play music, talk and joke around, because let’s get real - there are very few people who feel comfortable with their bodies, and even less that feel at ease in front of the camera. I am passionate about boudoir. I love helping my clients discover how breathtaking they are.
Everyone has something unique and worthy of artistic documentation, despite age, size, or gender; we just don’t always believe it’s there. I pride myself on having the type of energy that allows you to relax and allows me to catch beautiful moments on camera. Here are my top four reasons why you should consider boudoir:
1. Elevate Your Self-Image! We are our own toughest critics. We constantly rebuke ourselves over our perceived physical flaws. We compare ourselves to the people we see in magazines or on your favorite Netflix show. Even with the societal movement toward loving your body, it’s hard to silence that dark voice in our heads that says things like “You’re not enough” or “I wish I could look like that”.
News flash: you are good enough. In fact, you are more than ‘good enough’. You are brilliant, ethereal, effervescent, and magical. Boudoir photography is an opportunity to let your perfect and beautiful inner light shine, and to teach that little voice to change its message.
Getting treated like a celebrity for a few hours is great therapy for anyone, but wait until you get to see the photographs for the first time. You will be blown away. You will show that little voice who’s boss. You will see how ravishing you are.
2. Expand Your Horizons! For most, posing au naturel in front of a camera is an alarming concept. We realize that nerves may get in the way – again, we’re all human! Facing your fears can be a life-changing experience, and conquering them is truly powerful. Our photographer will make you feel serene even when you are shaking in your stilettos – our goal is to make you feel like the fierce, fabulous, breathtaking celestial being that you are. We’re here to help you document this journey. We hope that you have a boudoir experience that turns your fears into a statement of empowerment.
3. Treat-yo’-self! I strongly believe that we rarely do things exclusively for ourselves. Even if you do get to occasionally sneak away for an hour of self-indulgence, we often end up feeling guilty about it. I’m not sure where this particular trait originates from, but collectively, we tend to prioritize everyone else and we put them in front of our own desires and aspirations.
Boudoir gives you the opportunity to focus completely on yourself. It is an excuse to take some time out for yourself - go shopping, go to the spa, have your hair done. Do it for yourself. Be pampered. Indulge. Treat-yo’-self. Love every minute! Through the entire process of your boudoir shoot, you get the chance to see yourself in a whole new light; as the beautiful, powerful person that you are.
4. You Will Look Stunning! Everyone has their “thing” - that one thing that makes you more than unique, it makes you one-of-a-kind. Let’s discover that thing and celebrate what makes you the astonishing work of art that you were created to be. Whatever stage of life, whatever size, whatever you want to express - we want to help you capture your authentic beauty.
Professional hair and makeup, a professional photographer, and professional retouching will create some of the best portraits of yourself that you will ever see. I often tell my clients to schedule a night out after getting their portraits done, because you will look and feel marvelous! Go flaunt what you got, you will walk with a pep in your step after our session.
I believe that everyone needs boudoir because everyone deserves to feel confident, sexy, and stunning. However this comes about, do it! Be the best you that you can be. We should all be empowered in our unique selves – body, mind, and soul. I hope that I’ve inspired you to consider your own boudoir session as a way to explore your sensuality and to embrace yourself, flaws and all. We’re all human – what is your story?
My name is Sariah; welcome to my blog!