Portrait Photography/Boudoir Photography
Boudoir photography is a photographic style and genre featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects in a photographic studio, bedroom or private dressing room environment, primarily intended for the private enjoyment of the subject and his or her romantic partners. Boudoir photography is distinct from glamour and art nude photography in that it is usually more suggestive rather than explicit in its approach to nudity and sexuality, features subjects who do not regularly model, and produces images which are not intended to be seen by a wide audience, but rather to remain under the control of the subject. It has become increasingly popular among women as a wedding or anniversary gift to their partners, or to celebrate milestones such as childbirth, weight loss, or general self-confidence.
Boudoir photography was popularised in the millennium with the arrival of digital photography. It became popular with women wanting to create a private collection of professional studio portraits. It originally dates back to the mid-1980s, and is characterized by the empowerment of its female subjects, who now were typically the photographer’s direct clients rather than being hired models.
Increasingly, boudoir photography is seen as something that a person might do purely for their own enjoyment, for the pleasure and affirmation of seeing themselves as attractive, daring, sensual, and sexually-desirable.