Boudoir Photography—pictures of women in lingerie—is gaining popularity in many different venues.
A lot of people may not be agreeing to this, but according to a number of men, women are at their sexiest when they are just about to go to bed.
This might be actually true since a lot of women have actually looked their best in their negligee and lingerie. This can be proven by many celebrity stars which initiated the “bedroom look” and succeeded. Perhaps this may sound taboo for some people, but this kind of look is the ultimate expression of a woman’s sensuality. This is probably the reason why the boudoir photography came about.
Boudoir photography is practically an expression of womanhood caught in still pictures. It is a set of sensual images done in negligee or lingerie. Other people refer to this type of photography as glamor photography as well. Ever since the great Marilyn Monroe became an instant hit as a pinup in a glamor magazine, many have been inspired to follow suit.
The best part? It’s being billed as a step forward in women’s liberation since women are given this great opportunity for freedom of expression. Uh-huh …
Boudoir photography is considered by most people as an expression of womanhood and a way of liberation for women. It is so because in this type of private and intimate photography, a woman is given all the chances to unleash all the femininity within her.
Definitely, there is nothing wrong with this because this aspect of women is what separates them from men. It is through Boudoir photography that a woman is made to feel good about her body, and made confident about herself.
I don’t know, maybe it’s because I sleep in t-shirts and flannel pajama bottoms with reindeer on them, but I hardly see that pictures taken of me in lingerie or negligee as an expression of my womanhood. Not gonna lie, I’d feel pretty awkward, to be completely honest with you.
I think the biggest thing for me would be audience. Who would be taking the pictures? I mean, hiring a professional might be the way to go, although if you’re lucky enough to have a significant other (I’m not), I suppose it could lead in some pretty sweet directions. And then there’s the even bigger question of who I would want viewing these theoretical pictures. Maybe it’s a body image issue, I don’t know.
Perhaps because of my personal reluctance to jump on board this particular bandwagon, I fail to see how Boudoir photography qualifies as empowering to women. Maybe if I trade my reindeer jammies in for some Victoria’s Secret garb, I’d feel less lukewarm about “unleashing all the femininity within myself.”