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Why is Boudoir Photography so Popular?

Boudoir has been around for decades, but it wasn’t until about ten years ago when it became as popular as it is now. You've seen it done by models and celebrities by the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, and Christina Aguilera. These beautiful influential women treat themselves to boudoir sessions, posing in front of the camera, embracing their bodies, and showing off their curves.

Boudoir is commonly associated with revealing photographs of women — but it’s so much more than that (check out our blog on what boudoir photography is to learn more). What makes it so popular is more in line with the sensation and empowerment that it provides rather than just having a pretty photo. It’s all about the journey itself — not just the end result.

Why Do Women Do Boudoir?

A lot of people think that women do boudoir just to flaunt their bodies and have a photo to show off to their significant others and possibly even followers on social media. But if that was the case, boudoir wouldn’t have taken off as it did. The real reason behind its popularity is the experience.

Especially with the rise of body positivity and self-love advocates, women are beginning to discover their true beauty and realizing that they are sexy, regardless of the bodies that they are in. Boudoir photography is all about celebrating that newfound appreciation for all the curves, lines, stretch marks, and colors that mark a woman’s body. It’s reinforcing their love for themselves and unremorsefully embracing the skin that they are in.

Because the boudoir experience is so empowering, some women treat themselves to boudoir sessions to mark a milestone, such as surviving breast cancer, carrying a child, or overcoming domestic violence. Any occasion can be a good time to get a boudoir photograph — whether birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or other life milestones.

The Boudoir Experience

The popularity of boudoir photography can be attributed to what happens behind the scenes. Think of it as a spa day for women, where they can prove their confidence, boost their self-esteem, and ultimately just feel like a queen or a supermodel.

Walking into a boudoir photo shoot is an empowering experience that’s all about body positivity, self-love, and confidence. During the session, women can pose how they want, show off and accentuate their curves and features, and gaze at the camera reflecting so much confidence and strength. It’s an environment free of negativity, judgment, expectations, or discomfort — just a relaxed and liberating place where women can love and celebrate every inch of their bodies.

As a result, every woman who leaves a boudoir session feels refreshed, empowered, and beautiful, with a reinforced love and appreciation for themselves and the discovery of just how amazing being a woman is. It’s this experience and sensation that makes boudoir photography so captivating and sought-after.

Women Inspiring Women

Boudoir is a personal experience. Every woman who steps into a photoshoot can bring their own unique traits and personality into the session and be a hundred percent themselves throughout. They can pose how they want to and make the experience whatever they want it to be. But as a side effect of this personal experience, there is a natural ripple effect that takes place.

Boudoir photography is for everyone — not just models, celebrities, or fit women. It’s for mothers, pregnant women, lawyers, doctors, businesswomen — anyone and everyone, regardless of who they are, what they look like, or how they measure.

When a woman sees others like her doing boudoir, a sense of empowerment and inspiration kicks in. She is inspired by how other women embrace and celebrate their bodies as it is, which triggers a personal effort to love herself more and be proud of her body and her skin.

A boudoir photograph is like a woman telling other women that they are beautiful and they should be confident in their own skin and celebrate their womanhood. Boudoir photography is a nod to self-love and women empowerment — a way to reinforce our beauty and inspire other women to do the same.


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