Boudoir photography is all about capturing beauty and femininity while celebrating a woman’s unique curves and features. It inspires confidence and positivity. Size, color, and age do not matter, Boudoir is for EVERY woman, and Boudoir by Amy specializes in posing your body in ways that will be the most flattering for your body type. You won’t even have to think about what to do. She’s got you, girl!
What will your session look like? Well, that depends on your personal tastes and who you hire as your photographer, because every boudoir photographer has a different style of posing, lighting, and directing! Whether your vision is soft, feminine, and elegant like Boudoir by Amy, or sexy and erotic, choosing a photographer whose style matches your overall vision is the first step. You can read all about Amy, and let her tell you herself why she is the right choice for you! However, whether you choose Houston’s Best Boudoir Photographer or another, if you are contemplating your first boudoir session, read on to understand this unique style of photography.
The boudoir style of photos dates back to the 1940s and has been prevalent as a unique style since then. For a long time it was seen as a bit of a taboo in certain cultures, but in the last 20 years it’s become a right of passage for brides-to-be and the best way for a woman to treat herself and feel confident at any stage in life. Boudoir is becoming the “face” of body positivity. And it’s about time that we have one! Some women do a Boudoir by Amy photoshoot as a keepsake, some as a flirty surprise or gift for their partners, others do it to mark a major milestone in life, like having their first baby or landing their dream job. We are here for all of it!
A boudoir session can be feminine, intimate, and sensual, where nudity is often not overtly shown but implied through a blend of posing, lighting, and attitude. It can be a Pinup or retro style, with a high waisted wardrobe, a playful vibe, bold red lip, and retro hair. But it can also be erotic, dark, and moody, while some sub areas of boudoir focus on bondage and vulgarity. The direction that your session takes is totally up to you! Boudoir by Amy creates images that are modern, feminine, sensual, and sexy while still being tasteful and elegant. That’s why she’s the #1 choice for Bridal Boudoir in Houston, Texas.
Now that you understand more about the concept and idea of boudoir photography, here are a few tips for first-timers standing in front of the camera.
Your photographer should have a detailed discussion with you ahead of time and tell you all of the ways you should prepare, from where to shop, what to buy, and how to groom, as well as go over your comfort level. Boudoir by Amy will give you a DETAILED How to Prepare Guide so you’re guaranteed to know exactly what to do to have the best shoot ever.
Make sure that the photographer you choose has a Client Closet. S often women arrive to their boudoir session with ill fitting garments, lingerie that doesn’t flatten their body type, or lingerie that won’t photograph well. Boudoir by Amy has a huge client closet with over 300 lingerie pieces AND Wings! Half of her studio is the dressing room! Her sizes range from XXS-4XL, so she has something for every single woman. She buys lingerie that she knows, from 13 years’ experience, will flatter your figure and shoot well. If you don’t have access to a client closet, make sure to choose the attire and accessories you want to use well beforehand. Remember that not everything photographs as well as it looks. Bodysuits are your best option, and it’s good to have a few lacy robes if you’re self conscious of or don’t want to show certain areas.
You want professional hair and makeup. No, you NEED professional makeup. Boudoir sessions are often shot in bright studios, and that kind of lighting will wash you out. Makeup and make or break a boudoir shoot, and as much money as you’re spending on your session, you’ll always regret not having your hair and makeup styled by a professional. Let the Boudoir by Amy team make you look glam! Hair and makeup is included in your session with Amy, so that’s one less thing to worry about and shop for!
Don’t make sudden changes to your skin care routine the week before your shoot. Keep your skin moisturized, and don’t stress. We want to keep the breakouts away, but the last thing you want is red, irritated skin from a new skin cream. That’s also why it’s important to choose a photographer that offers complimentary retouching, because everyone has bumps and discoloration here and there. Boudoir by Amy offers magazine-quality retouching on ALL of your images, so you won’t see any pimples, bruises, scratches, razor burn, cellulite, or bug bites in any of your images. Her skin smoothing looks gorgeous, so instead of focusing on minor details and distractions, all you see is your gorgeous self!
Amy Maddox, of Boudoir by Amy serves the Houston, Galveston, and Austin, TX areas. Her clients love her approach and have lauded her for making the experience amazing and stress free. Click here to read our Love Notes! Want to see more? Check out Amy’s Boudoir Gallery
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