A boudoir is a woman’s bedroom or private sitting area and a great location for boudoir photography. However this is no longer the only location where great boudoir images can be created by your photographer. Today’s woman can be sexy at any location, and choosing the proper location can really make a boudoir photograph.
For example, if a client wants to do a sexy shoot in various swimwears, the bedroom just will not work. A pool, beach or lake would make a much better location for this style of glamour photograph. The mind will ask why is this person here, and it needs to make sense for the shot to work. Of course there are those will say, “as long as she’s in a bikini I don’t care why,” but in reality the photograph can just seem a bit tacky.
Now today with digital processing, the studio can become a beach or any other location if needed. This takes a special talent from your photographer to properly create a photograph that can be inserted into a digital background and still look real and not photoshopped. But if possible the best solution is to shoot at the desired location.
Often the clients home can provide a number of locations that allow for a boudoir session that has a number of looks in it. The obvious bedroom location is always a good place to start. A quick walk through will give a number of other choices. Fireplaces can create a sexy mood. Swimming pools and hot tubs are often available. How about a sexy bubble bath series? A piano can be used in a number of ways. Even the kitchen has possibilities with a bit of creativity from your photographer.
I can’t use my home, so now what? A nice hotel suite can provide a great number of choices. And consider a historic hotel if possible and if that fits your style. And shooting in the studio is a good solution too. A good boudoir photographer will be able to create great images at any location.
So am I limited if I shoot in a studio? A little bit, sure. After all, you probably won’t find a studio that you can shoot underwater boudoir. Even without digital tricks, your photographer will be able to create a large variety looks that will make your session amazing. Studios will create sets (fake environments) to create the illusion of shooting at a location. So no need to worry, your photographs will look great.
So what is the best location for my boudoir photographs? That’s the beauty of today’s boudoir styles. Any location can create amazing photos that reflect your personality and style, or even a fantasy. So talk with your photographer and between the two of you, you will decide on just how to create those amazing sexy glamour photographs.