Boudoir Photography

What is boudoir photography?

According to Wikipedia it is:

Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or sexually suggestive images of women (and occasionally men and couples) in “boudoir style”. The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit. Commercially the genre is often (though not exclusively) derived from a market for brides to surprise their future husbands by gifting the images on or before their wedding day. Other motivations or inspiration for boudoir photography shoots include anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, weight loss regimes, other form of body change or alteration (such as breast augmentation or reduction) and for servicemen and women overseas.

Boudoir photography may, in some cases, be distinguished from other photography genres such as glamour photography, fine art nude photography and erotic photography. According to research carried out in Digital Boudoir Photography (2006), John G. Blair said that the word “Boudoir” or “Boudoir portrait”, was used in 1980 by Motherlode Photography Studio in California to describe a picture more elegant than “erotic portrait” or “semi nude portrait”

JC Crafford Photography has a private, modern and spacious studio in Pretoria East where we can do your boudoir photo shoot. Your privacy are guaranteed. In fact, after we have given you your photos we immediately destroy all the digital copies that we have to ensure that they can never fall in the wrong hands. We won’t put your photos on our website or use it for any other purposes. In fact, the photos that you see here are those taken of Mandy, a professional model.

If you want to spoil that special man in your life with something tasteful, give us a call to discuss your boudoir shoot.

You can read more about our photo shoot prices here. We can also design and print a coffee table book with your boudoir session’s photos in it. We also do large format printing and canvas printing