I’m thrilled to announce my very first Boudoir Marathon!  It’s very exciting to be able to offer this type of service in Lanark 🙂  I think some can be shy to the idea of Boudoir but maybe they don’t understand what it is.  So what exactly is Boudoir?

This is what Wikipedia has to say:

“The term “boudoir” may also be ascribed to a genre of photography. Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept and numerous examples exist of early Hollywood stars such as Kathleen Meyers, Clara Bow, Mae West and Jean Harlow photographed in a boudoir style.

However there is a burgeoning modern trend for boudoir photography in some countries. Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or sexually suggestive images of women (and occasionally men and couples) in “boudoir style”. The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit. Commercially the genre is often (though not exclusively) derived from a market for brides to surprise their future husbands by gifting the images on or before their wedding day. Other motivations or inspiration for boudoir photography shoots include anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, weight loss regimes, maternity, other form of body change or alteration (such as breast augmentation or reduction) and for servicemen and women overseas.[2]

Boudoir photography may,in some cases, be distinguished from other photography genres such as glamour photography, fine art nude photography and erotic photography. According to research carried out in Digital Boudoir Photography (2006), John G. Blair said that the word “Boudoir” or “Boudoir portrait”, was used in 1980 by Motherlode Photography Studio in California to describe a picture more elegant than “erotic portrait” or “semi nude portrait”.”

There are some great points to that difinition that I would like to reiterate.  Boudoir is a fantastic idea for so many reasons and your reasons for wanting to do it may be many as well.  It makes a great gift for your significant other but it can be more than that.  It can bring back the confidence of a Mother of 3 that selflessly gives herself to her family everyday and never takes time for herself.  It can be a way of celebrating your engagement with girlfriends for a Bachelorette inspired marathon day.  It can make a woman feel beautiful again after losing a breast to cancer.

It is a way to embrace who you are and what you look like in a way that speaks of sensuality and confidence.  We need to embrace what we look like.  We are all different- plus-size like me to skinny minnie, it doesn’t matter, we are all beautiful.

I want to help make you feel beautiful.  I want to help you REMEMBER that you ARE beautiful.

Maybe you think this type of photography is too sexy for you.  What is sexy?  I think everyone’s definition is different.  To some it may mean bra and panties.  To others it may mean lingerie.  One of my friends said it meant doing a pin-up style shoot or a sexy secretary look.  For it me it means wearing my husbands dress shirt or Jersey with nothing else on.  To me it means sitting on a bed in my pajamas with the light streaming in with a smirk on my face…what does it mean to you?

I want to create an atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed.  It can be nerve wracking but just remember that I’m there to help you, and it’s only you and me in the room. And besides you and me no one else has to see these pictures.  None of your pictures will go up on my website unless you give me permission after you’ve looked at them.  This is for you, I want it to be what you want it to be.

If you would like to book a Boudoir Session on January 22 please email me at info@jenniferwillardphotography.ca

If you would like to wait until our May Marathon or would love to give that gift to your girlfriend or wife for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day please just drop me an email and I will be happy to help you.

I look forward to making memories with you.  I look forward to making you feel Beautiful.  Because you’re worth it!

Love Always,

Jen xo