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Boudoir Photography

by The Creative Chimera about a year ago in photography
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Improve your mental health and boost self-confidence

Boudoir Photography
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Boudoir photography is often considered a taboo art form. Unfortunately, this social barrier can hold people back from an exhilarating practice of creative confidence building.

Feeling good about the way you look is an important part of mental health and self-care. It’s good to get out of your comfort zone and learn to be comfortable in your skin. This does not mean you have to spend big bucks at the salon, spring for expensive clothes, or book a costly photographer. Unless you want to of course!

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A great way to boost your self-confidence is to keep a little personal stash of photos around the house, or in a safe place on your phone, that make you feel beautiful. Put on something special and snap a few shots, just for yourself or to share with your partner. Viewing your gorgeous self in this new context is a great way to practice looking at yourself differently. Ignore the flaws you normally perceive and see the undeniable truth of your true beauty.

Having your partner participate in the project can be a wonderful bonding opportunity. Ask them to help you by taking photos that highlight the things they find most attractive about you and then switch roles. This gives you both a great opportunity to see yourselves through the other's eyes and appreciate your unique beauty. Strengthening your intimate bond is an excellent bonus to the personal confidence boost.

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You do not have to spend your hard-earned money or hire a professional to get the confidence boost you need! Get creative if you don't own any fancy lingerie or sexy nightwear. Grab a curtain or a soft blanket and find an artful way to drape it across you. Play with the light and create a mysterious shadowy aesthetic. Do something wild and pull out an old Halloween prop, such as a cape. There are tons of items around your home that could be used to create a beautiful photo set without spending a cent!

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Boudoir photo shoots have been considered more of a feminine practice in the past, but it is truly an empowering experience regardless of gender. Everyone deserves to feel their sexiest. Confidence and self-love have no gender confines! 
Anytime you are feeling down about your self-image just pop open that folder of instant confidence.


Boudoir albums make a great gift for your special someone. Anniversary or engagement gifts can be difficult to choose. An exciting album of spicy photographs will make a nice keepsake as well as adding a little extra spark to your special day! Hiring a photographer so you can take photos with your significant other is both an exciting gift and a fun date night!

It is also a great way to celebrate meeting your latest fitness goal! Show off all your hard work, even if it's only for yourself. You deserve to be celebrated!

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Photoshoots can be an excellent chance to challenge your body. Have you been doing some yoga? Perhaps you just saw a photo you would love to replicate but the pose looks intimidating? Give it a shot! You may find out that your body is more capable than you know. Please do be careful with this step if you are doing a solo photo session. Do not try anything that could result in serious injury without proper training and supervision!

A boudoir photoshoot is a great way to affirm your self-confidence after a breakup. It will give you a much-needed confidence boost as well as an emotional pick-me-up. This can be a powerful healing experience if you were recently in an abusive relationship. Rebuilding your confidence and sense of self-worth is key to the emotional healing process.

I hope these ideas have inspired you to pursue a life of greater confidence and self-worth, whether it be through photography or not. Embrace your unique beauty and face the world with renewed strength.

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Thank you for reading! These are just a few of the top reasons to give boudoir photography a try. I hope you found something inspiring here today. If you did please consider leaving a little heart and sharing my article on your social media!

Check out the pictures below for some BONUS spring and summer boudoir inspiration!

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About the author

The Creative Chimera

Welcome! I’m an Artist, Twitch streamer, & eclectic writer. I do fiction and non fiction so check out my profile to see more of my topics! I joined vocal to spread some knowledge, share some of my works & find awesome writers to experience!

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