July 9, 2018

Common Myths About Boudoir Photos

When you hear the word ‘boudoir’, what comes to mind first? You probably imagine a woman wearing lingerie during a seductive photo session. While there’s some truth to this, there’s really so much more to boudoir photography than meets the eye. Many women are hesitant to try boudoir photography simply because they have misconceptions about what it is.

Boudoir photography is one of the best ways to revel in your womanhood. It’s a channel to enjoy your inner and outer beauty. When was the last time you looked at a photo of yourself and said, “Damn… I look good!”? If you’re considering doing a boudoir shoot, but your nerves are getting the better of you, allow me to help you banish the cloud of doubt hanging over your head! Here are some of the common myths associated with boudoir photos… debunked.


myths about boudoir photos

A woman at a boudoir photo session in NYC


Myth 1: You must have the perfect figure.

This is the number one misconception about boudoir photography. There is no such thing as the ‘perfect figure’. Every woman, no matter your size, shape, or color, is beautiful.

Boudoir photography is a celebration of your beauty, including its imperfections. However, skilled boudoir photographers can capture you in such a way that they can highlight your best assets. You don’t need to be thin or look toned to brave being in front of the camera. A boudoir photo session will teach you to embrace your body for what it is!


Posing for a photo shoot in a Brooklyn boudoir studio



Myth 2: You must be naked.

Boudoir photography isn’t just about nudity. While there are some women who like to pose naked, you don’t have to go that far if you’re really not confident with it. The same goes with wearing lingerie. Feeling and looking sexy is never about what you’re wearing. You can portray confidence and beauty using other styles. While the idea is to show a bit of skin and sex appeal, you can still go for more covered concepts.


A sexy woman posing an a white shirt

Myth 3: Boudoir is only for younger people.

Celebrating your body and womanhood isn’t restricted by age. There is no age limit when it comes to doing a shoot. In fact, a lot of older women opt to have a boudoir photography session so they can remember how beautiful, sexy, and confident they are!


A tattooed model posing in red lingerie

A sexy woman at a boudoir session


Myth 4: You need someone to share the photos with.

Yes, boudoir photos are popular as gifts for a special someone, such as a husband and boyfriend. But even if you don’t have a partner, boudoir photos are the perfect gift for yourself! Think of the session as a celebration of you, instead of wanting to do it for anyone else.


A woman posing in sexy lingerie

A up close boudoir photo

Myth 5: You must be confident before posing in front of the camera.

One of the best things about doing a boudoir photo session is that it can help you overcome confidence issues. Feeling confident comes after a boudoir session instead of being a prerequisite to it. The fact that you were bold enough to do this kind of shoot and pose in front of a camera should give your confidence a major boost!

Boudoir photography truly allows you to embrace your beauty and womanhood. There is no better way to celebrate being you than indulging in a session that lets you see yourself in a whole new perspective. Contact me today and give it a try! I’ll help you establish a whole new level of confidence!