Boudoir photos have been around for ages. We’re all familiar with the photo's showing off her curves and beauty in some sexy lingerie or just a soft knitted jersey even!
If you’re looking to spice up your relationship (and boost your own self-confidence while you’re at it!), consider a couples boudoir session.
How is it different? With couples boudoir, it’s all about the connection the couple shares in the present. We take the love, feelings, and emotions of the couple and make them come to life on camera. Its not all about lingerie its all about the connection between each other.
I asked real couples who have stripped down for a boudoir shoot together to give us an inside look at what the experience was like. Get ready to feel the love and connection in 3..2..1.
Couple Boudoir Photographer - Cape Town
Many of my clients are dating or married. Some have kids. Many are deeply and madly in love. Others are looking to feel that spark again during this session.
All of my couples share a good laugh at some point during their session, and those moments create some of my favorite images.
Couple Session...Perfect Date night
Couple Boudoir sessions in studio
My stomach feels queasy at the thought: part nerves, part excitement!
Yep, that sounds about right. My clients don’t walk through the door ready to strip down and bare it all for me. I start out the session like any other shoot I would do: with a “hey, how are you guys?” a handshake, maybe a hug if we’re on that level, and a “want a glass of wine?” Most people take me up on the wine.
It’s so important to give our clients permission to be nervous.
Nerves are 100% okay. As couples boudoir photographers, it’s so important to give our clients permission to be nervous. I can tell you right now, I’d have a few goosebumps from nerves and excitement about doing a session myself.
Any good photographer would be okay with addressing your misgivings and worries. That feeling of vulnerability is what makes couples boudoir so mysterious and beautiful to photograph. It allows the couple to share a feeling and come together over it.
My partner and I are sold. How do we rock this?
The photographer has a lot to do with it. You probably wouldn’t want to get headshots done by someone you’d never met or talked with before.
I schedule a pre consultation meeting where we meet and discuss your session. I for one am a big fan of opening up my studio and showing you the space so you know what you’re walking into the day of the session.
When it comes time for your photography experience, your original plan could change. Maybe you were all hyped up and excited, but then the nerves really kick in right before your session.
Couples boudoir is about organically letting the romance between two people take place while interjecting minor cues if needed. If you feel most sexy in jeans and a t-shirt, let’s do it! Your photographs will look phenomenal regardless of what you’re wearing.
The photographs from your couples boudoir session are artwork.
Do yourself and your photographer a favour and treat them as such: hang them on your walls.Nothing says, “kiss me goodnight” like a steamy, sensual photo of the two of you hanging above the bed.
Look what some of my couples had to say about their experience:
“That is way more fun than I expected. I’d love to do this again!”
Couples boudoir sessions are for any couple. Soft, skinny, curvy, tattoed… it doesn't matter. If the two of you want to shake things up a bit and get in front of a camera, there's a good chance you'll love the experience and walk away with a new artistic take on your relationship as a couple.