Definition of Boudoir Photography
As there is still not much awareness about boudoir photography in India, the definition is being made and altered every now and then. Therefore, it’s really important, before you book a boudoir session, that you know what exactly is boudoir photography and “What is not Boudoir Photography?” Click here to learn more about it.
Boudoir is a French word that means a woman’s private room or bedroom. The photo shoot at such a place to capture seductive, sensual and intimate still of a lady in mainly candid and bur sometimes also in posed form, is known as a boudoir shoot or boudoir photography. It conveys a combination of sexuality and beauty.
For one thing, it’s not very similar to nude photography. Rather it’s implied nude photography. Boudoir Photography is usually preferred for personal use to celebrate the personality, body, and beauty. Even swimsuits/ bikinis are used in a boudoir shoot to give it a unique look forming a modern form of Fashion Boudoir Photography. In addition, Luxury boudoir shoot speaks a lot for a lingerie brand.
“It’s not about nudity, but it’s about beauty.”
Where Do I provide my Boudoir Photography Services?
Boudoir Photography is usually preferred for personal use to celebrate the personality, body, and beauty. As a boudoir photographer in India, I have had the pleasure of working with clients from various parts of India including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai etc. and I am always open to travelling to a new place for this shoot.
Published as Boudoir Photographer
My work in the field of the boudoir photography has been published many times in several magazines and newspapers. Additionally, I have also done lingerie shoot photography for many big brands. Though the work of a boudoir photographer and a lingerie shoot photographer are quite different from each other, still there are areas where the two intersect and sharpen my skills of any form of implied nude photography.
Click here to read my article published on Man’s World.
“There is always a fine line between vulgarity and artistic shoot.”
Tips that will help in Finalizing a Boudoir Photographer
Real Boudoir Shoot Versus Fashion Portrait Shoot
You have to remember what do you want in the end: Is it a boudoir shoot you are looking for or just any glamorous shoot? As there is a big difference between the two.
I have seen many pictures of a woman in a park, or a woman in street with backless blouse etc categorised as boudoir shoot, but these are not even remotely related to a boudoir shoot, to be honest. These are just portrait shoot, maybe a little glamorous in type.
So, when looking for a boudoir photographer, make sure you you have overcome the difference these two photography styles follow.
Getting Influenced by The Work Quality
In the end, the quality of the work is more important than any other thing. You don’t want a boudoir shoot where, in the end, you are disappointed because you didn’t get what you expected. So, check everyone’s work and see which one you like the most. (Does quality come with a price?)
Book the one whose photography style you love the most. Every photographer has a different style and it is generally visible in their pictures; if that particular way of taking pictures is what you are looking for, you have found yourself a boudoir photographer.
Comfort Level & Trust
The most important thing that you should consider while booking a boudoir photographer is how comfortable he/she makes you feel or how comfortable you find yourself in his/her presence. As this is an intimate shoot and if you feel awkward during the photo-shoot time, your all the pictures will suffer. (How we make our clients feel comfortable on a boudoir shoot?)
Trust is another factor that you have to consider. You have to decide if you can trust this photographer you are interested in with your private boudoir pictures. If you have still doubt, maybe it’s better to either to talk to him or consider a new one.
Experience And Knowledge Of The Photographer
Yes, these are important and why is it so? Because it leads to increased trust that your shoot is in good hands, that you are going to get a quality work.
Be your own judge. Do your own research, make your own list, check out work of your shortlisted photographer and select the one that you like in the end.
Neeraj Agnihotri, with 5+ years of work experience in the field of boudoir photography, is one of the few who introduced this genre of photography in India. He has been published in magazines many times for his expertise in this area. He has done all variations of boudoir photography from commercial lingerie shoot to bridal and couple boudoir shoots.