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The Power of Boudoir

Should I Have a Bridal Boudoir Session? Why Boudoir Photography is a Source of Female Empowerment for Every NC Bride to Be!

Traditionally, boudoir photography captured scenes of women dressed in erotic clothing or lingerie while posing in their bedroom or an intimate space. These photos were then presented as a gift from women to their romantic partner before their wedding or an anniversary. Now that you have some historical background information, let’s bring it back to the year 2019.

Today, women are doing bridal boudoir photo sessions for their own personal affirmation and empowerment. Photographing daring and sensual photos of oneself gives women a sense of reclamation – boudoir is the process of women reclaiming their bodies and power. While some women still want to gift their boudoir photos to their fiance, many women are taking the photos for themselves or hosting a bridal boudoir party to empower their entire girl squad!


Boudoir is For Every Bride to Be 

Another thing that sets boudoir far apart from pornographic imagery or art nude photography, is the women and clothing. Everyone can do boudoir photography. Let me repeat myself, boudoir is for everyone! You do not have to be a model to participate in boudoir photography. Boudoir is now entrenched in the social movement of body positivity. Body positivity declares that all human bodies are beautiful in their uniqueness, and that while we redefine our own body image, we need to become more accepting of the bodies of others.  


Boudoir Style and Theme – Make it Your Own! 

You do not have to wear a g-strap to take a boudoir photo. Bridal boudoir photo sessions can range in style and theme. The decision is yours! Someone may want to do a boudoir photo session in classic lingerie, but many women are leaning more towards conservatively flirty photo sessions. Think fun and sexy Marilyn Monroe, not bad and scary softcore porno.

Your boudoir style is your preference. Whether you go for a sexy serious photo session staring out your bedroom window or a pajama party pillow fight, boudoir is a strictly judgement free zone.

Style and theme ideas for a bridal party boudoir photo session:

  • Pool party
  • Lazy morning lover
  • Motorcycle babes
  • Countryside chic
  • Fitness and finesse
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Denim and lace
  • Secret garden girl
  • Pajama party
  • I’m so fancy
  • Vintage Chic

How Does a Boudoir Photo Session Work?

Boudoir photographers are professionals who treat their clients with respect and care. When you book your bridal boudoir photo session, your photographer will ask you where you feel most comfortable and safe taking the photos, as well as what style and theme you would like to embody. Boudoir photographers prioritize their clients style, requests, and budget.


The Power of Boudoir

At the end of the day, the power of boudoir is in you. By booking a bridal boudoir photo session you are reclaiming your body and celebrating its beauty and sensuality. Whether it is for you alone, for your girl squad, or for your soulmate – boudoir is a source of self-affirmation and female empowerment. When we were little, we were taught that our bodies had to be physically perfected in order to please men. Time to rewrite the story. Our bodies are perfect just the way they are, and they are not intended to be used or subjugated for anyone else’s pleasure except our own. Boudoir photo sessions are one way to take back your body, your confidence, and your sexiness.

Experience the freedom and power yourself.


Best Raleigh NC Boudoir Photographer – Barlow Boudoir Specializes in Bridal and More

ALL of the photographs in this post are by our Southern Bride & Groom recommended boudoir photographer. Based in Raleigh, NC, Barlow Boudoir is known for modern boudoir. As you can see, his work is quite different from the traditional style that you may envision. That’s why he is in major demand for bridal boudoir, bachelorette boudoir and more, here in the Raleigh-Durham area. He is also a wedding photographer – check out Richard Barlow Photography too.

If you can’t get enough of Barlow Boudoir, check out this boudoir post with more of his work.

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