Boudior photography is where women pose in clothing-optional images. Most of the time, the setting is a bedroom, which is how this type of photography got its name. Photos made unique and eye-opening gifts for the women’s significant others. A woman could be the star of portraits, pin-up posters or calendars.
But what is really eye-opening is that the women who model and pay for these photos are claiming that their self-esteem has greatly improved since the photo shoot. In an interview with the Dallas Observer, photographer Lynn Michelle says that her clients talk to her about their insecurities. Perhaps this is the reason why many women claim to feel so good during and after their shoots.
The best boudoir photographers, often women themselves, do tasteful shots featuring a woman’s face or silhouette. Women do not have to be naked in the photos. Many choose lingerie, but some wear swimsuits, evening wear, tutus — or just about anything you can think of.
Some women just realized that they looked good until the photographic proof was right in front of them. What began as an interesting art fad around 2005 has branched into mainstream photography. Now a wedding isn’t complete until a “morning after” photo shoot (and apparently a “trash the dress” photo shoot as well.)
You want to know what I think of boudoir photography and self-esteem? Get rid of your partner and learn to masturbate. Nobody can do it better for you than you. This way, you don’t have to put up with psycho lovers and their certifiable family members. You also don’t have to worry if the photos or the negatives fall into the wrong hands.
When I was younger (before my Prozac days) I did pose in naked photos for two of my ex-boyfriends. I regret doing them and do not recommend suffering from major depression to do them. Okay, I didn’t look half-bad in them so if they came to light I wouldn’t be that upset. I am upset to realize that I look a hell of a lot worse since the photos were taken. Then I eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and feel a lot better.
I wonder if there will ever be Ben & Jerry’s photo shoots?