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The Top 5 Myths About Boudoir Photography…And Why They’re False

Boudoir photography generally captures intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of subjects, typically in a bedroom or private dressing room setting. Despite its growing popularity, there are still many misconceptions about boudoir photography. Here are the top 5 myths about boudoir photography, debunked:

  1. Myth: Doing a Boudoir Session Will Be Awkward. Truth: Literally EVERYONE feels this way and we have actually figured out why this is the case. It’s because it’s so far out of the norm, that you feel discomfort. Then you add getting naked (or close to it) in front on strangers and of course it seems perfectly logical to think that it will be awkward. However, IT IS NOT. You are coming to a professional studio who specializes in capturing women in their most authentic light. It may be your first time, but we’ve done this thousands of times over and we know how to put your mind at ease and help you lose the nerves pretty damn fast. Like, first 10 minutes of the session fast 🙂 All you have to do is drop the lie that it will be awkward and show up and we’ll handle the rest. We can practically guarantee you that you will leave feeling 1000% empowered and realize that the “awkward” thoughts were simply just a fear of the unknown that you conquered. We’ve got you!
  2. Myth: You need to have a “perfect” body to do boudoir photography. Truth: There is no such thing as a “perfect” body, and boudoir photography is about celebrating the beauty of the human body in all its forms. People of all shapes, sizes, and ages can participate in boudoir photography. We are experts at knowing how to pose and light you in a way that highlights your best features and makes you feel comfortable and confident. Trust us when we say we’ve got you, because it’s what we do every single day and we do it for you!
  3. Myth: Boudoir photography is only for people in relationships. Truth: While many people choose to do boudoir photography as a gift for their partner, it’s also a wonderful way to celebrate yourself and your own body. Boudoir photography can be a powerful form of self-expression and self-love, and it’s a great way to boost your confidence and feel empowered. So many women come in thinking that they are only doing this session as a gift for their significant other (which is totally awesome) only to realize that they were the ones who benefited the most from the session. It’s truly one of those things that you just have to do to understand what we’re talking about, but I can tell you that after years of doing this, almost every woman we’ve worked with has said the same thing…”this is more for me than for him” 🙂
  4. Myth: Boudoir photography is always sexually explicit. Truth: Boudoir photography can be as modest or as revealing as you want it to be. Some people choose to pose in lingerie and some choose to be fully nude, while others prefer to be fully clothed. The focus of boudoir photography is on capturing the subject’s beauty and sensuality, and this can be achieved in many different ways. It’s important to communicate with your photographer about your comfort level and boundaries before the shoot. Most women report back to us telling us they’re grateful that we helped them push their boundaries and called them out of their comfort zones. After all, growth can only occur outside of your comfort zone. Fortunately, this is something we can absolutely help you accomplish.
  5. Myth: Boudoir photography is too expensive. Truth: The cost of a boudoir photography session can vary widely depending on factors such as the photographer’s experience, the location of the shoot, and the number of images and products you want to receive. However, there are many options available when it comes to your session. We’ve had clients who came in and invested $5000 on a session and product experience, only to leave with so much confidence that they got a $50,000 raise at their job. When you look at it that way, it’s actually a priceless investment to make in yourself. Even if you never got the pay raise, the confidence that you carry through your life extends to your family, your spouse, your kids, etc, and that is something that you truly cannot put a price tag on. The most valuable investment you can ever make is in yourself and we can assure you the level of self-confidence you take away from a session is truly life-changing.

In conclusion, boudoir photography is a diverse and inclusive genre of photography that can be a powerful way to celebrate and embrace your body, sensuality, and confidence. Don’t let these myths hold you back from exploring this beautiful and empowering form of self-expression. Fear will never serve you but having the courage to take action and do the thing that scares you will. We’re here to tell you that you have nothing to be afraid of and we will prove it to you every step of the way. Much love as always from the Luminous Boudoir photography family!

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