Boudoir photography is alluring and sensual and proud of the fact. It’s a genre of photography that enables women to express inner and outer beauty. That’s the first tip: every client requesting boudoir photographs is asking you to help her find a way to visually capture a characteristic that may not be obvious day to day.
Boudoir photographs are more than pictures, and it’s important for the photographer to understand that. Anyone who takes these types of pictures must understand the client is looking for the very best you can produce in a picture meant to be sultry, inviting, classy, intimate and beautiful. Boudoir photography is not pornographic or erotic as some people believe. In fact, not everyone can manage this photography style because you have to be able to convey beauty and sensuality without stepping over the line into blatant eroticism.
It’s a lot to ask of a photographer, but the ideal results start with the one behind the camera. It’s important to establish a rapport with the client and make her feel comfortable and self-confident. A good way to begin is by taking a number of shots that get the client into the right frame of mind by letting her try varying poses, and she also gets used to the camera snapping repeatedly. You get the benefit of letting her convey to you what feels most comfortable which simplifies directions for posing when the final pictures are taken. In other words, unlike most photography the boudoir photographer lets the client decide the terms and decide how to express herself.
Here is our list of the best boudoir photos on 500px.