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Since upping sticks and moving the Johanna Elizabeth Studio to our lovely new Havant home, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to tell you a bit more about what my team and I do – specifically, our Boudoir Photography shoots.

So, What Is Boudoir Photography?

Now this is a question we’ve been asked a lot in recent years. With the popularity of boudoir shoots increasing, sadly so are its misconceptions. This elegant style of photography often gets placed in the same camp as glamour photography, and whilst there may be a few similarities, there are also a lot of beautiful differences with our Boudoir shoots; let us tell you why…
what is boudoir photography

Boudoir photography shoots do require you to wear little or no clothes, however, we always photograph you tastefully (and never in an X-rated way!). During our shoots we will make you feel sensual and yes, we may sometimes imply your nudity through your poses, but we guarantee you won’t be showing off anything private! Our female photographers work with you to capture your sexual elegance, which can be quite an awakening – as well as really good fun!

what is boudoir photography

Translated from French, the word boudoir means “a woman’s bedroom or private sitting room, which is spot on, because you’ll find the Rare Moments studio offers you an intimate setting not dissimilar to your bedroom at home. The space is perfect for shooting you in classic pin-up poses, with a sumptuous design that will encourage you to relax. As well as our attractive bed, you can try posing on our beautiful chaise longue, or on our vanity table; wherever you choose, we always make sure we capture you in the best light.

Recently we’ve seen a lot of bride-to-be’s opt for a Boudoir Shoot as an intimate present for their fiancés. This can be amazing, but only if well planned, we’d say atleast 6 months before!

Generally though, we would recommend this as something you and your partner decide to do together, rather than it being a complete surprise. This way your partner can enjoy getting involved with choosing your lingerie, as well as your preferred poses. Boudoir is certainly a great experience, and one where you can learn a lot about each other!

what is boudoirAs much as boudoir is an experience for you and your partner to share, we’re big believers that you should consider exploring a boudoir journey just for you too. Boudoir shoots with us are an empowering exploration, and an incredible confidence boost, especially when we come to show you how everyone else sees you!

We understand that perhaps the thought of having a photoshoot and wearing little to no clothes can make you feel, well, nervous to say the least! And that’s a completely normal reaction, but seriously, you have nothing to worry about. Our all-female team and I have been in the same position (it’s kind of a ritual that all new staff members have a boudoir experience too!). We’re here to offer support and guidance throughout—and of course, make sure you really enjoy yourself!

So, now you know what boudoir photography is, does it sound like something you’d like to try? It may seem daunting—I get that—but I promise, this will be an empowering journey, and much more than just a photoshoot!

If you are ready to talk about your Boudoir journey, please complete our online contact form and we will arrange to call you at a time that suits.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Love from,

Jo and Team x

P.S. Just a quick warning that boudoir is addictive and once you’ve had one experience, you’ll want to come back!

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