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Boudoir Photography Guide For Photographers

What Is Boudoir Photography?

Boudoir photography is a type of photography that is known to focus on the female body. Although boudoir is traditionally associated with women, it can be for everyone. It should be a fun experience and fully customizable to your client.

Boudoir photography is one of the most rewarding genres of photography. It is not just a fabulous way to get women in front of your camera and make money!

It does that, too, but it’s also a great way to empower women and help them feel beautiful with the confidence that comes from being photographed.

The biggest hurdle for many photographers is getting started with their own boudoir business. They may have plenty of ideas about how they want to run their business, but sometimes they lack self-confidence in their abilities as photographers or don’t know where to start! This can be overcome by simply practicing on friends and family members, as well as watching tutorials that can be found in the Summerana Academy, until you feel comfortable enough with your skillset to take on paying clients.

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Boudoir photography Goddess Session | Photographed by Maribella Portraits | Tutorial Available

What is boudoir photography?

As the name suggests, Boudoir photography is a type of photography that celebrates women and their bodies. But what makes this genre different from other types of photography?

A Boudoir photographer may include lighting, makeup and styling choices that enhance natural beauty to help their client feel natural, comfortable and beautiful. Boudoir photographer will provide posing techniques and like use props or backdrops to accentuate particular features on the body or create an artistic effect.

Boudoir is different from glamour photography in that it doesn’t have to be overtly sexualized; rather than being about seduction for men’s enjoyment/acquisition (as is true with most glamour shoots), boudoir should celebrate YOUR CLIENT—it’s not about anyone else!

Why do people choose to shoot boudoir photos?

Boudoir photography is a great way to celebrate the human body, photos can be an empowering experience and may help a person feel more confident in who they are.

Every person deserves to feel powerful and confident in their body, and having a boudoir photo session is the perfect way to celebrate body positivity.

Boudoir Inspiration:

This preview of one of the Summerana Academy tutorials by instructor Maribella Portraits gives a little inspiration to help you get your creative juices flowing:


I hope this article has given you a good idea of what boudoir photography is and how it can be used in your business. It’s a fun way to make money, but it also has the potential to help women feel confident about their bodies and themselves in general. If you’re interested in learning more, take a peek at Waterbear Photography and Maribella Portraits tutorials inside the Summerana Academy HERE.

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