“Why would anyone want to do boudoir? What are they gonna do with those pictures?”
I think there is something to be said of the confidence it takes to do a boudoir shoot. The intent is usually to give them as a gift. A nice sexy Valentines Day surprise or a wedding night “Hello There” so it can probably be assumed in most cases that the person who will eventually see them has already seen or will soon see the live version.
So why the pictures? Well, for one thing, the future. We have all seen old pictures of ourselves and thought “Why did I ever think I was fat/ugly?” Doing a boudoir shoot when you’re feeling your best and healthiest could preserve that feeling for when you’re not.
Also, I think we’ve all had those days where nothing fits or no amount of makeup is gonna fix your face. What a confidence boost to have a boudoir shoot done and see yourself through someone else’s eyes.
Mostly though, the real answer is – Why Not?
Why not flaunt what you’ve got? Why not have that special book of sexy portraits? Why not just get dressed up, have a glass of wine, and a little fun?
Though, there was that one time when I was house hunting with my husband and we happened upon a bedroom filled with enlarged boudoir portraits of someone I can only hope was the Mistress of the home. There is always that option too, I guess.
*Some of the shots to follow may be NSFW.