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. I do many of our boudoir sessions in hotel rooms, but I 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. I’m 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. I’ve done everything from retro pin-up style boudoir photos to powerful dominatrix-inspired themes. I 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.
what is boudoir photography?
glam you up!
Half the fun of a boudoir session is the part where you get pampered!
I have an amazing 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, my 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.
The KJP Boudoir Experience
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. Don’t forget some killer shoes & sparkly Jewelry. Also, I always tell my clients to bring a friend! If you want some additional ideas, let's talk!
At this time, I 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.
I work to have your images to you within two to four weeks of your session date.
Absolutely! When you book a session, we'll discuss all of this. I respect your wishes and won't post or share any images if you prefer they stay private.
Ask me about my Mini Boudoir Sessions!
It is definitely normal to be nervous for your boudoir session, so don't worry. In fact, I'd wager that about 99% of my 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.
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. 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.