How Boudoir Was Born

  • On February 20, 2024

How Boudoir Was Born


Boudoir – It’s French for a woman’s private bedroom/dressing room. Long ago, in the early 1920s, boudoir photography was considered tasteless and disgraceful. This was back when women were laughed at, mocked, shamed, and not treated equally or fairly. During this time, it was actually illegal.

Eye roll. 

Fast forward to the mid-1940s and 50s. Pin-up girls, *whistles*, were used to attract men to join the military. After that, boudoir picked up and more and more women started participating in the trend.

These women paved the way for modern day boudoir. Today, we see women all over social media, magazines, and in movies embracing their bodies and flaunting their stuff! Boudoir is booming more than ever.

The genre has evolved a lot over the last ten years and branched off into many different styles. You can choose to do a seriously spicy session with minimal clothing, implied or artistic nude, poses akin to gentlemen’s magazines, and some photographers’ styles border on erotica, if that’s what you’re into. You can also go a totally different way with casual cute outfits such as oversized sweaters and Calvin Klein everyday underwear, bare feet a and lots of smiles – we call this casual sexy! You can do pinup, shower, neon, angel, bondage, and many more different themes – your imagination is the only limit! You’ll find that most boudoir photographers are super keen to try new stuff and add more themes and looks to their repertoire, so don’t be afraid to suggest things to your photographer.

So… what are you waiting for? Become part of boudoir history and book your session! ❤️

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