Here’s a little known fact that may surprise you: provocative photography featuring women in their boudoirs has been a thing for nearly 100 years. Yep – before quick film developing, before digital cameras, before women could vote and, get this: before it was even legal!
I’ll spare you all the historical details and just tell you that women have been posing for the camera in their sexiest lingerie (sometimes sans clothing at all!) since the early 20th century. And, as you’ve seen in art class, many have posed for the paint brush and painter even earlier than that, as well.
For that reason, we here at Kim Photography consider boudoir photography a rite of passage; a gift to not just your significant other, but to yourself. It’s a celebration of you, your womanhood, your beautiful body and your sense of spirit. Some may even think of it as an homage to the many women of all shapes and sizes who’ve posed before them.
Since 2016, Kim Photography has worked with all sorts of women at various stages of their life. We do lots of bridal boudoir photography, as soon-to-be-married women find photos of themselves a particularly thoughtful gift for their other half.
That’s just the beginning, though. In the past, we’ve done boudoir photography for women celebrating their new figures, women who want to give a special birthday or christmas gift to their partners, and women who simply feel beautiful and sexy and want to relish in that.
Our studio prides itself in our professionalism, attention to detail and the ability to make you feel absolutely at ease throughout your boudoir session. Past clients have expressed to us that they were nervous — naturally! — at the beginning, but warmed up quickly. We laugh, we get serious, we have fun. And we promise you this: you’ll walk away not only feeling more confident in your own skin, but absolutely beautiful.
This welcome packet fills you in on all the details you need to know about Kim Photography’s boudoir photography packages, so keep flipping through the pages. If you’ve got more questions, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email or give us a ring.
What is boudoir photography Chances are you probably have a general idea about what boudoir photography is, but here’s your chance to learn all the details.
Let’s start with the word “boudoir” itself. Boudoir is a French word that literally translates to “bedroom” or “sitting room.” In other words, the photographs are taken in a private space, typically somewhere with a bed, chaise or settee for the woman to lie down on. We do many of our boudoir sessions in hotel rooms, but we also have props and furniture in our studio and can come to your choice location, as well.
As you likely know, these pictures taken in a women’s boudoir are often provocative. It’s just the mood that gets set when a woman’s wearing lingerie or is workin’ it in sexy poses! Do note, however, that there’s a difference between provocative, inherent sexiness and tacky or overtly risque. We’re all about bringing out a woman’s wiles and showcasing her face and figure and never push things overboard. We keep it ultra classy, ladies.
What you wear in your boudoir session depends entirely on what you feel comfortable with. We’ve done everything from retro pin-up style boudoir photos to powerful dominatrix-inspires themes. At Kim Photography, we don’t shoot fully nude photographs, but sometimes nudity is implied based on the way you’re posed or the way a bed sheet is draped over you. Of course, we only shoot what you’re comfortable with.
In short: boudoir photography is an opportunity to capture sensuous images of yourself for yourself. And your significant other may want to take a peek, too…
Let us glam you up You didn’t think we were going to leave you hanging, did you? No way! Half the fun of a boudoir session at Kim Photography is the part where you get pampered!
We bring in a team of hair and makeup artists to get you looking — and feeling — absolutely gorgeous from head to toe. This is a complimentary service that’s included in your package.
Our hair person will connect with you shortly before your session to brainstorm a few ideas or see what you’re thinking in terms of hairstyles. From there, you’ll work together to come up with the most flattering hairstyle for the shoot. We promise those tresses will be ultra glossy and nothing short of perfect.
As for makeup, our artist is all about emphasizing all your gorgeous features without overdoing it. Based on the theme or vibe of your boudoir session, she’ll work with you to create the best look. She always brings lots of goodies, so you’ll have plenty of flexibility.
I’m really nervous. Is that normal? It is definitely normal to be nervous for your boudoir session, so don’t worry. In fact, I’d wager that about 99% of our clients are nervous when they first get started. However, within five or ten minutes of the session, most women not only feel comfortable, but confident and beautiful.
How do I know how to pose? We’ve totally got you covered there. We know all the tips and tricks to create the most flattering angles for women of all shapes and sizes. Don’t you worry about posing, we’ll help you pose everything from your toes to your chin.
I want share these pictures with my partner, but I don’t want loose prints floating around. Any ideas for the best gift? This is a common concern and we totally get it. We suggest our little black book, which is discreet and keeps all of the images in one place.
Am I allowed to bring alcohol to help loosen my nerves? If you’re over 21, we are A-OK with you bringing a drink.
What should I bring to my boudoir session? For our normal sessions, we suggest two different outfits, three if you’re feeling it, and any props you may want to incorporate. Props run the gamut from hair accessories to masquerade masks. If you want some ideas, let’s talk!
Do you do outdoor boudoir sessions? At this time, we only do outdoor boudoir sessions if they take place on your private property in a secluded area where nobody can see. We do this to protect you and us.
How long does it take to get my photographs back? We work to have your images to you within four to six weeks of your session date.
Do I have control over who sees my images? Absolutely. When you book a session, we’ll discuss all of this. We respect your wishes and won’t post or share any images if you prefer they stay private.