What Is Not Boudoir Photography?

What Is Not Boudoir Photography?

Not Every Sensual Picture can be classified into Boudoir Photography  

Some people do not have a clear idea about what boudoir photography as it has not been a very famous term. Back in 2016, when It was when It was a fairly new concept in India. And not a lot of people were not familiar with the term. 

I have heard so many misconceived definitions of this from people around me. And then, I realized, it might be a good idea to write a blog about ‘what is not boudoir photography?  It will help in clearing everyone’s doubt, and also from avoiding its real definition getting lost in the nebula of misinformation. Here it is what exactly is boudoir photography and what is it not – 


Is nude photo shoot a form of boudoir photography? 

Not completely, this is the most prevalent misconception about this type of shoot among people. Boudoir photography is a sensual photo session and most of the time the nudity is implied rather than explicit. It’s the exploration of your Beauty and Sensuality. Implied nudity can always be seen in a boudoir shoot.  However, It’s not about nudity but it’s about your beauty. If the sensuality looks pleasing to the eyes it ought to be categories in the boudoir category.


Vulgarity in Boudoir Photography 

On the contrary, it’s elegant and classy and the pictures produced are romantic instead of obscene. If you have seen such boudoir pictures that you found vulgar, maybe then that photographer is not categorizing the picture in the appropriate gallery.  Vulgarity is not a part of boudoir photography.


Any Sexy Shoot is Boudoir Photography 

No, the setting is the most important factor that differentiates it from any other glamorous shoot. The environment of the photoshoot should give you a feeling of a woman in her own private room basking in her own beauty. Feeling comfortable in her own skin. Embracing her feminine side and completely unaware of anyone else around. Rather than a woman posing in a studio in lingerie.

There are several forms of sexy shoots like Lingerie Photography, Glamour photography. However, they can also be collaborated with boudoir photography to give a mesmerizing outcome.

Glamour Photography or Fashion Portrait Photography 

Don’t let any type of glamorous pictures of a woman confuse you about what is boudoir photography. There is a difference between boudoir and glamour, and just a picture of a woman in sexy clothes doesn’t form a part of a boudoir shoot.


Creepy Pictures taken by Peeping toms 

No, this is completely a wrong idea. Whoever has ever been a part of boudoir session, has always described it as fun and empowering time, rather than creepy and scary.  And certainly, no photographs were taken without permission. I have seen people secretly capturing photographs of a woman sitting on a beach and then posting in the category of the boudoir.  That’s no way close to the boudoir. In fact, I can’t think of anything creepier than this.

These are some of the reason why it’s better to book an experienced photographer for boudoir photography.

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