What is Boudoir? | Female Boudoir Photographer in Pittsburgh

If you've been following Pittsburgh Luxury Boudoir for any amount of time, you'll notice we talk a lot about Boudoir in Pittsburgh and we provide you with lots of information on how to prep for a shoot, but we don't often explain what exactly Boudoir is and what it means.


Boudoir is the French word for a woman's bedroom, so it makes sense that a boudoir photo shoot is typically thought of as a sexy photoshoot. Clients typically wear sexy outfits - lingerie, stockings, undergarments, dresses, etc. It doesn’t always have to be like that though! Personally, when I think of a boudoir shoot, I think of it as more of a confidence booster. While some women believe wearing sexy clothing helps them build confidence, that’s not always the case. Many women choose to wear items of clothing that they wear every day (i.e.- a tank or tee, a fitted button-down shirt, a robe, a jersey, etc.) that will remind them of that photoshoot every time they wear it. We welcome your creative input and remember, you are part of your styling team too!


While some women choose to do a shoot for a significant other (birthday gift, wedding present, anniversary, etc.), it typically ends up being a gift for themselves more so in the long run. Sessions do SO MUCH to lift you up and give you back a sense of self, and a refreshed feeling of confidence. Your partner will look lovingly at the images too, but the true feeling of transformation will only be felt by you, our client, and the subject of the images.


Most of my clients have shared that booking a shoot initially brought on feelings of anxiety, but ended up being a huge confidence builder for them. We are here for you every step of the way and can often talk you through the different feelings and emotions you may feel before your session. Always reach out!


The photographers at Pittsburgh Luxury Boudoir have a way with women, and with cameras. We see clients in a way that, unfortunately, they rarely see themselves. It's not magic - it is being willing to be vulnerable enough to put yourself out there to let someone show you a different side of yourself. Let us show you how beautiful you are.


You never know where that newfound confidence will take you!


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