Photo by gré-Kelly Segré
Boudoir photographers draw their inspiration from several different places. In the 1980’s and 90’s most boudoir photography was only considered to be a “Glamour” style of photography. Today, although Glamour photography is still a very large influence on boudoir there have been many more genres of photography that have been inspiring.
Fashion is definitely a strong part of boudoir photography these days. With the internet and higher end fashion magazines now available to the general public more and more people are exposed to all different types of creative imagery. A boudoir photographer today can be considered a fashion style shooter, a fine art boudoir photographer or create your own term like “lingerie portrait specialist”. The field is wide open!
Although boudoir is the fastest growing field in portrait photography there is a wide open spectrum of opportunity. Even with new photographers starting businesses all over there are also more and more clients who are looking for a boudoir photographer. The internet is the new way of “word of mouth”, you can reach thousands of potential clients in an instant.
So back to the topic at hand. Boudoir and fashion do go hand-in-hand. The style of boudoir does change along with trends in fashion. Whether it is the Victoria’s Secret catalog or Paris Vogue, these magazines are what inspire your clients and are partly what influence you as a photographer.
To quote Anna Wintour “If you look at any great fashion photograph out of context, it will tell you just as much about what’s going on in the world as a headline in The New York Times.”
Let your work show what is going on in your world!