<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=577734715716463&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Day in and day out, we welcome wonderful women to our photography studio here in Havant, Hampshire for boudoir photography shoots.

Renowned as one of the UK’s leading boudoir photographers, we’re specialists in empowering beauty and boudoir photography. You could say that boudoir portraits are our absolute passion!

A boudoir photography definition

In case you’re wondering what boudoir photography is though, we’ll explain! In this article, we’ll tell you what you need to know about a boudoir photoshoot experience, and what a boudoir shoot is.

Put simply, boudoir photography is a style of photography that captures intimate and sensual portraits, typically in a private setting like a bedroom or a luxurious space such as a hotel room.

Translated from French, the word boudoir means “a woman’s bedroom or private sitting room”, and you’ll find that the Johanna Elizabeth photography studio offers you an intimate setting styled similarly to that of your bedroom at home.

Related reading: Three things about boudoir you want to know (but were afraid to ask) 

boudoir photography by Johanna Elizabth

Custom-designed boudoir photography studio

Our boudoir photography studio space is perfect for shooting boudoir portraits.

It’s completely private and secure and is on the second floor of our beautiful building so there’s no chance of being overlooked. Inside, we’re blessed with large windows that bring in lots of wonderful natural light.

We’ve fitted out the boudoir photography studio with sumptuous contemporary furniture and fittings which look fabulous on camera. We also have a large selection of accessories and boudoir props which you are welcome to incorporate into your portraits if you wish.

We’re confident that our boudoir studio is a space in which you’ll easily relax and feel excited to be photographed.

Why do we shoot boudoir photography?

The aim of boudoir photography is to celebrate and highlight the beauty, confidence, and sensuality of the ladies who visit us.

We are all about empowering women like you, and we have helped more than 7000 ladies over the past 12 years to realise the power of boudoir photography.

A boudoir photoshoot involves tasteful revealing clothing, poses, and using lighting techniques that create an alluring and empowering atmosphere.

When you experience a boudoir photography shoot with us, you gain much more than the portraits. Dare to express your true self through boudoir photography and you’ll be guaranteed an incredible confidence boost!

Related reading: Why do a boudoir photoshoot?

A boudoir shoot is for women who desire flattering portraits for themselves or a partner

Who is boudoir photography for?

Boudoir photography is for all women.

Wherever you are on your confidence journey, we can make you look and feel fabulous and help you to discover, or rediscover, your inner goddess. She’s in there, we know she is!

Particularly if you’re not feeling amazing about yourself right now, a boudoir photoshoot could be the confidence boost you need. Remember, how you see yourself is not how others see you.

We love showing you how fabulous you are through your boudoir photos!

Related reading: How can a photoshoot boost my confidence?

Woman in black lingerie during a boudoir photography portrait session

Do I need the ‘perfect’ body for the boudoir?

We understand that the thought of having a boudoir photography shoot, and wearing little to no clothes in front of strangers might make you feel, well, nervous to say the least! But seriously, you can relax a little about that. That’s a completely normal worry.

Our all-female team and I have been in the same position (it’s actually a ritual of ours that all new staff members have a boudoir experience too!) Honestly, we have the same body hang-ups as you do.

Boudoir photography is for women of all shapes and sizes. Your body is perfect as it is right now. So, don’t let worries about your body being less than ‘perfect’ stop you from enjoying this liberating experience. All bodies are beautiful!

Related reading: When is the right time to book a boudoir photoshoot?

Brunette woman underneath a white sheet during a boudoir photoshoot

Your boudoir photography outfits

When it comes to what to wear to your boudoir photography session, there are endless options!

You could wear lingerie, and have an underwear photoshoot, be more covered up, or wear nothing at all – it’s entirely up to you!

We have written several articles covering traditional and non-traditional boudoir outfit ideas, so do look at those.

Boudoir photoshoot posing

You don’t need to know how to pose for portraits. Remember, we’re here to offer support and guidance throughout as well as help you with boudoir posing.

Believe us, you’ll really enjoy yourself!

Related reading: How to feel body-confident during a nude boudoir photoshoot

Woman against a dark background during a boudoir photography shoot

What is bridal boudoir photography?

You may have heard of bridal boudoir photography. This is just one type of boudoir photography shoot that we offer, popular with newly engaged women of all ages and soon-to-be brides.

If you’re due to get married soon, why not book a bridal boudoir photoshoot? Bridal boudoir is certainly a great experience and the resulting portraits can be an amazing surprise gift for your future spouse!

Bridal boudoir by Johanna Elizabeth

Related reading: Say “I Do” to a Bridal Boudoir Photoshoot

Other boudoir photography styles

Aside from the bridal boudoir, there are many ways we can style your boudoir portrait session.

Take a look around the website and be sure to visit our boudoir gallery to see many more examples of our boudoir photography, and the type of boudoir pictures that we can create.

One more thing you need to know about boudoir photography

We’re big believers that you should consider exploring a boudoir journey for YOU primarily. The fact that you can gift your beautiful images to someone else is a bonus!

Remember, you don’t need a reason to make yourself feel good!

Related reading: The healing power of a body confidence photoshoot

Interested in a boudoir photoshoot?

So, now you’ve read our boudoir photography definition and know what boudoir photography is, does it sound like something you’d like to try?

It may seem daunting—we get that—but I promise, this will be an empowering journey and much more than just a photoshoot!

Every woman who comes to us gets to enjoy a tailormade experience, designed to meet your unique needs and preferences. We have so many boudoir photoshoot ideas that the creative possibilities really are endless!

Related reading: How to calm your nerves before a photoshoot

Nude portrait captured during a bodyscape photoshoot

If you’re ready, get in touch about your own boudoir photography experience

If you’re keen to explore the idea of an empowering boudoir photoshoot of your own, please complete our contact form. We will then arrange to call you at a time that suits you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Jo, Ange & Rachel x

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



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected.