A few weeks ago I headed up to the beautiful Eggington House in Bedfordshire for this amazing boudoir shoot. As well as sharing some of these pictures I thought I would also tell you a bit more about this relatively new genre of photography.
What is boudoir photography?
Boudoir photos are classy and personal – they are for you and/or your partners eyes only! Clients can be as daring as they like but I believe it’s important to wear outfits that you are comfortable in. They are usually taken wearing nightwear or underwear and are usually taken in or around a bedroom (hence the term boudoir!) I always recommend that my clients bring along 3 or 4 outfits that vary from a robe/dressing gown to a cardigan to underwear. I would usually start with the dressing gown/cardigan type shots to help my clients relax and feel more comfortable in front of me.
Should I bring anyone?
It’s totally up to you. Some do, some don’t. It may help to bring a friend if you’ll feel more at ease to make a few jokes with a pal, plus she may be able to help you feel more like yourself. Ask her to bring along a bottle of bubbly – a little champagne may help loosen things up.