Friday, 16 December 2011


The term "boudoir" may also be ascribed to a genre of photography. Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept and numerous examples exist of early Hollywood stars such as Kathleen Meyers, Clara Bow, Mae West and Jean Harlow photographed in a boudoir style.

However there is a burgeoning modern trend for boudoir photography in some countries. 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, maternity, 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".

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Boudoir ( fr. boudoir) - elegantly furnished and exquisitely decorated, a small room occupied by the lady of the house.

Was usually placed between the living room and bedroom. Served as a dressing and the rest of your home. Boudoirs first arose in the French palaces in the eighteenth century . Commonly used during the Rococo , Classicism and Romanticism . Fashion for boudoirs survived until the nineteenth century , though still in the early twentieth century, occurred in wealthier apartments.