The undisputed queen of boudoir has to be Marilyn Monroe (OK, Dita Von Teese too but this story isn’t about her so…). It’s rumoured that when Henri Cartier Bresson arrived at a photo shoot with her, he asked her to bless his camera. Cheekily she pretended to sit on it and declared the job done!
Well that’s a lady with attitude and she’s a good girl to channel when you are at a boudoir photo shoot – not the slimmest, not arguably the most facially perfect, but undeniably and ultimately sexy, sexy, sexy. And that comes down to attitude. So it’s understandable to be nervous when you get to your boudoir shoot, it’s a new experience but after you’ve got used to it, just bring on out your inner Marilyn (we all have one!) and you can’t go far wrong.
OK – here’s some truths about boudoir that aren’t always evident from the photos that you see online.