A boudoir (French: [bu.dwaʁ], English: /ˈbuːd.wɑːr/) is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning “to be sulky” or boudeur, meaning “sulky”.
photography |fəˈtägrəfē|noun – the art or practice of taking photographs.
Scene: Interior, at the A Girl and A Camera Photography office, earlier this year:
Jen: I want to start start doing more Boudoir Sessions.
Jeff: Boudoir as in “glamour shots with boas”?
Jen: No silly, as in I want to create sexy and beautiful images for women who might be too busy in their day-to-day lives to feel confident and sexy.
Jeff: I don’t get it.
Jen: Cuz you’re a boy! Women want to feel glamorous (not in the “glamour shot” way) but in a sexy way. And maybe they haven’t felt that way in a while…
Jeff: I still don’t get it.
Jen: Imagine you’re a mom who has now traded in your Jimmy Choos for a pair of Nikes…
Jeff: Who is Jimmy Choo?
Jen: Remember the shoot I did for that client that was nervous about her session? She only did it because her friend got her the gift certificate. Anyway, of course she had fun and after she saw the images from her boudoir session I got a text saying “I am really loving myself after our photo shoot”. How powerful is that?!
Jeff: Are you going to need me for these shoots?
Jen: No! Girls only!
I am pleased to announce the launch of “The Boudoir Sessions”.