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The Complete Boudoir Photography Guide India
I remember when I launched the idea of boudoir photography in India, it was a fairly new concept then. However, so many people are now showing interest these days.
Definition Of Boudoir Photography
Boudoir is a French word that means a woman’s private room or bedroom.
The photoshoot at such a place to capture seductive, sensual and intimate stills 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.
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.”
Questions to Ask Your Boudoir Photographer
I encourage my clients to ask as many questions as they can, even if they think it’s stupid as I am here to put at ease their anxious minds.
The more you are informed, the more you will feel comfortable during a boudoir shoot.
However, there are some of the common questions that you should make sure to include in your questions list if you planning to book a boudoir photographer in India.
Does the package also include makeup and hairstyling?
Always one of the most important questions to ask your photographer — just to make sure that make-up and hairstyling is involved or not.
Nowadays, there are so many photographers that thoroughly believe in capturing beauty without any makeup just to preserve the natural human touch. Better to ask this question to avoid any confusion.
What should I wear during a boudoir photography session?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable.
There are no rules!
I have been asked this question more frequently than ever. I recommend my clients to bring everything they like.
As a firm believer in experimental fine-art photography.
You can never know when and how you can get your next great shot. I love to keep my eyes and situation open for a shot.
Moreover, I have a closet of props that I have spent a lifetime to collect. I love using that.
Will you be publishing the photographs in your portfolio?
Authority Of Pictures Lies With Clients
In these shoots, I generally, give the authority for the shoot pictures to the clients.
Only if they give permission to me to publish, I use these on our website and other platforms.
Will the pictures be edited/retouched?
Some of my clients want the images to be very natural, and some don’t want the makeup to be very loud. Some pictures have a very negligible amount of flaws, that can be easily fixed.
Retouching photos are not all about the editing of body flaws — sometimes, it’s all about rearranging the elements to make the pattern of a photographic composition look picturesque.
How many outfits does my package include?
Generally, I don’t limit a boudoir photo session according to outfits.
A boudoir photo shoot is more of a lifetime experience. A session that is ought to be remembered as a memory and as an outing.
So I prefer to say, “Outfits? As much as you can.”
It’s always great to bombard your boudoir photographer with all these questions so that you can find the one that can capture your bona fide personality.
The more you are clear about the shoot, the more you feel comfortable during the shoot, and that will reflect in your pictures.
“There is always a fine line between vulgarity and artistic shoot.”
Couple Boudoir Photography in Mumbai & Delhi — India
Love is way more beyond flaws.
When you are in love you accept and love the little things your partner does. You love and accept the body they have.
Couple Boudoir is an experience of a session that will be a forever reminder that you love a person for that they are.
When you look back. You will be glad that you were a part of this and there was a one in a million sensuality that you shared with your partner.
A couple Boudoir shoot is not only a photoshoot. It’s also an experience that you get being models for a sensual shoot. I am not afraid to say, that it can even be a therapy session so that you can get a reminder of what caliber of love and sensuality you both share. A gift- you don’t know what you want to give your partner.
A boudoir photo session contains two forms of gifts.
First, as an experience to ignite the sensuality through a session. Second, pictures that will always be a part of your life. A boudoir session is a great gift for days like valentines day, anniversary, or several other days that you have in your life.
Tips that will help in Finalizing a Boudoir Photographer
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.
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. Trust is another factor that you have to consider.
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 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.
How Do We Make Our Clients Feel Comfortable During A Boudoir Shoot?
If a client is uncomfortable during a boudoir session, it’s very tough to capture the perfect images. It is very important to make your clients feel comfortable during a boudoir shoot.
Add to that, a boudoir photoshoot is very personal in nature, it’s very much required that the clients feel unworried with the photographer and his team. This is supposed to be an enjoyable experience rather than a nerve-wracking one.
How you can get your client to be free from the performance fear?
Here, I am explaining how we achieve that on our shoots.
Giving Them Extra Time To Make Them Comfortable
I always keep some extra time for these kinds of shoots. Even though time is money in this profession, I never rush through a boudoir shoot.
Unlike other fashion shoots that can be finished in 2–3 hours, I never put the same time constraint for our boudoir sessions. None of my boudoir shoots is for less than 4 hours, because I give my clients enough time to feel comfortable with me and my team. In most case, clients take at least half an hour to get used to the camera and I am okay with that as we know most of them are facing cameras for the first time.
Only Photography Team Allowed
I allow only people who are working on this shoot to be present at the time of the shoot. It might involve a stylist, a makeup artist, a photographer (of course!), a creative director and maybe an assistant. The number of people entirely depends on the client.
Clients Can Bring Friend Or Partner
If having your best friend or your husband by your side makes you feel more comfortable and secure, you are allowed to do that. At times, if you are planning to gift your partner a boudoir shoot it won’t be a great idea to invite them.
Being Sensitive With Client’s Need
We are very much sensitive to what our clients want from this shoot in order to feel Comfortable during a boudoir shoot. If you are not comfortable wearing a particular cloth or posing in a particular manner, we can always find some other options to replace that as this shoot is about you and only you!
10 Tips To Getting Ready For A Boudoir Shoot!
- Pack your favorite Item: lingerie, corsets, lace wear, sexy heels, some jewelry, or any other thing that you love and find glamorous.
- Always Pack Extra and Misfitted Clothes Are No Problem!
- Don’t Stress Yourself Out Thinking Of Poses. We have a creative team solely dedicated to this purpose.
- Don’t Read Those Fashion Magazines. They Always Make You Anxious And Stressed Out About Your Own Body.
- Beauty Grooming Is Entirely Your Choice.
- Most Important Point Is Relax
- embrace your femininity and your innate sexiness
- Remember, It’s not an exam.
- Be Confident. More you are confident, more it is going to reflect in your pictures.
- Bring Your Favourite Music Playlist.
Reasons why you need a boudoir shoot
There are several forms of photography, like boudoir/ artistic nude, which encourages body acceptance without any types of insecurities. Photoshoots for body acceptance, once step towards accepting and loving yourself.
One Of The Only Reasons Why You Need A Body Acceptance Shoot Is Because You Love Yourself.
As an artist, the main purpose is to create a beautiful and sculpted form of a human body.
It’s about accepting a human body as nature has intended, without the layers of clothes.
Acceptance of a human body as a part of nature, and not detached from its artificiality.
As once you drop that layer, you are just like any other human — not defined by any culture or ethnicity. A body acceptance photoshoot works like breaking the taboo.
To Celebrate Your Body
Moreover, a human body is in itself very beautiful and thus always forms a great subject for photography.
Just by shifting the direction of lights there are different types of body shapes that can be made, and resemblance with the real nature can be always found.
Even though there is nudity in the picture, the focus still remains on the artistic expression of a nude picture, rather than on nudity. It’s about being one with nature. And the lack of clothes brings totally different, unbridled emotions in a picture.
Yes, you heard it right! Boudoir Photography is a great way to celebrate your body.
As it’s going to give you a nice break from your work and also, from your life.
The time will stop and it will be just you, appreciating and loving your body. It is especially a great reason for people who have been insecure about their body. You need to face a camera once to see how you look in photographs and trust me, you will be shocked!
Explore Your Sensuality
There can’t be anything better than a body acceptance photoshoot session that can help you explore and adorn your feminine side.
As a result, you are going to fall in love with this new you who is bold and sensuous; and also classy and elegant.
Sensuality is not only limited to women, as I also receive several queries from gay men who want to explore their sensual side. A brilliant reason to go for a body acceptance photoshoot.
To Create Memories
You can’t imagine now exactly how you are going to feel when you are going to browse through the images of your shoot after 20, 30, 40, or even 50 years’ time.
But we are sure you are not going to be disappointed.
As you will relive your liberating boudoir session and are going to bathe in your beauty at that time. I don’t want to get too philosophical here, but your body does not look like the same forever. So why not accept what we look like and keep it as a memory.
To Feel Confident
It will help you in realizing that you don’t need anything to feel beautiful. No fancy clothes, no fashion accessories, no antique jewelry! in the end, it’s just you feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Especially when there are things that present a specific portrait of a woman. There is nothing wrong with birthmarks, freckles, belly fat, blemishes, and other flaws.
Wearing them with pride is all you need to feel confident.
Are The Last Few Ponds Making You Fat
We, humans, come in all shapes and sizes and I believe there are no rules that should stop us from expressing ourselves.
“Rules Are Mended; Magazines Are Unsubscribed.”
At times, it can become a burden, and a body acceptance shoot is a form of rebellious activity. You become a ‘Che Guevara’ of body acceptance.
Do You Have A Scar That Made You Feel Insecure Because Of The International Beauty Standard?
The perfect tones of skins in magazines are the root cause of teenage girls feeling insecure about themselves; later that turns into a form of insecurity.
The insecurity could be about anything. Some are insecure because of marks, burnt marks, moles, fat, extra skin, and freckles, on their body.
“Fall In Love With Yourself”
If the reason for not getting a photoshoot is that you don’t find yourself beautiful like those models, or you find yourself a bit overweight or underweight, or you think you are too shy to try a shoot like this, or you have any other insecurities about your body — waist not thin enough, arms are not toned, legs have extra flab, a scar on your shoulder or any other thing; then this is the right time for you to get a boudoir shoot done.
This will not only help you to love yourself as you are but also to love yourself in spite of all those insecurities.
Perfect Gift For Yourself
If you are a single woman, boudoir photography can be a perfect gift for yourself. As what is more precious than to revel in your beauty and grace for many years to come. Consequently, it will help you feel empowered and top of this world.
Moreover, you can also gift it to your partner. It will be the most memorable gift you are ever going to gift your partner. You will remember it for the rest of your life — the time before the shoot, during the shoot, and after the shoot. A photo session sometimes makes an excellent gift, especially, boudoir photoshoot or fine-art portrait shoot.
Ignite The Romance
If the fire of your romance life is fading, then this is the best way to rekindle your love. A boudoir photoshoot/ sensual couple shoot is going to definitely bring back those old romancing days.
To Have Some Modeling Experience
Live a day like a model and feel like a model. Once the boudoir photography shoot is over and pictures are delivered, you will realize that you are no less than any other fashion model when your partner won’t be able to take eyes off you.