7 Myths About Boudoir Photography

Boudoir Myths

Even though boudoir photography has been around for AGES, this genre still has a ton of misconceptions about what it is and who it’s for (SPOILER ALERT: boudoir is for EVERYONE!). I’m over here busting myths today, so continue reading for the 7 most common myths about boudoir photography that I hear!

7 Myths About Boudoir Photography

1. You have to be a certain size

Nope! Beauty knows no size. I will say this here and I will say it again: There are no guidelines to how you should look to have boudoir photos taken. I believe in self-love 100%, and I believe in celebrating all bodies! The size and shape of your body do not dictate what you can and cannot do, and I am all about empowering everyone to love who they are and be confident in their skin no matter what!

2. You need perfect skin

Speaking of skin…guess what? Perfect skin does not exist. Your skin is not flawed because you have stretch marks or scars or blotchiness or pimples. (Butt zits? Yeah, everyone has them.) Your skin is an organ, and it’s busy perfectly doing its job protecting all of your insides. In fact, we even offer a special session theme inspired by Japanese Kintsugi where we embrace and highlight these so-called “imperfections” with gold paint!

3. You have to be a certain age

Beauty knows no age. Here I go again: There are no guidelines to how you should look to have boudoir photos taken. As long as you’re over 18, you can have boudoir photos taken at any age! There is no time like the present to celebrate your body for exactly how it looks right now, and you deserve the gift of confidence regardless of how young or old you are!

4. Boudoir is only for women

Yes, most boudoir photographers only photograph women, but not all of us have that policy. Boudie City firmly believes that boudoir is truly for everybody, and we photograph all people, no matter your gender or sexual orientation. Our LGBTQIA+ studio is a safe space for everyone to express themselves and feel more confident.

5. You have to wear lingerie or get naked

Nope! At Boudie City, your comfort is key, and you can take your photos in as little or as much clothing as you please! My studio wardrobe is full of underwear and lingerie options, but I also have an array of robes, dresses, shirts, and sweaters, so even if you don’t have lingerie or anything to wear, I have you covered (and uncovered)!

6. You have to be in a relationship

Plenty of people book their session intending to give their photos to their partner as a gift, and then we start shooting and they realize how much it’s actually for themselves! The whole experience will transform the way you feel about yourself, and a boudoir session is the perfect treat to make you fall in love with yourself all over again! You can absolutely do this just. for. you.

7. You have to look sexy the whole time

Nope! There are no guidelines for how you should look to have boudoir photos taken. My sessions really focus on self-expression and not only how you see yourself, but how you want to be seen. There is no set image of what sexy should be, and it’s up to you (I’ll help!) to decide what side of yourself you want to show in your photos! And don’t worry, even if you think you’ll look awkward in front of the camera, I can assure you––you won’t!

Now that we’ve busted those pesky myths about boudoir photography, are you ready to book your own boudoir session? Get in touch with me here to start planning your photoshoot!

  1. […] few weeks ago I shared some myths about boudoir that often keep women from booking a session. Today, however, I want to focus on the reasons that […]

  2. Another myth, almost never mentioned, is that boudoir photography is only for women. Many men, straight, not just gay, deserve to have classy tasteful flattering pictures of themselves also, for themselves or wives, girlfriends, fiancées, or whomever.

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