Spring has sprung in New York City. This is the season of marriage and romance. If you’re not into either of those ideas you can still participate in the love fest. Many women are opting to embrace and celebrate their inner sexual vixen with a boudoir shoot. A boudoir shoot is a sexy photo or video shoot starring your everyday goddess; you, me or the girl next door.
There are many reasons why women choose to do a boudoir shoot. Sometimes it’s about a rite of passage such as a significant birthday, childbirth, marriage, divorce. Other women have undergone a body transition like losing weight, gaining muscle or even plastic surgery and seek to imprint the image for posterity. While some women set up the seductive photo shoot to give the resulting pin up shot as a gift to a significant other, most women who indulge in a boudoir shoot are doing it as a gift to themselves.
Women have long been taught to play the nice girl, follow the rules and go along with the status quo. Posing scantily clad in front of a camera can make even the most shy people pleaser feel like a brazen outlaw. There is power in these images and having a boudoir shoot can be personally transformational.
So how do you find a boudoir photographer? It depends on the route that you want to take. If you’re on a budget you can ask a best friend or your partner to shoot the pictures for you. Because of the intimate nature of these photos, it is not strange to feel more comfortable in front of a hired stranger than a friend you fear may judge you. However, a part of the experience is to release the self judgement that may be stagnating your progress in other areas of your life.
If you choose to go with a professional, you can easily find someone online by putting in your zip code and searching “boudoir photography.” Any legitimate photog will have a comprehensive portfolio site where you can view previous work to decide whether you like their shooting style. Once you find someone local or easily accessible whose work you appreciate, do another search of their name to see what the communal consensus about this person and their work ethic.
Ready? Say cheese and flaunt your stuff, bombshell. Your gorgeousness is captured for all eternity. If you are giving the photo as a gift prepare to be enthusiastically appreciated. If not, then it’s time to take your photo and move on.
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