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6 Reasons Women Don’t Book a Boudoir Photo Shoot

In this blog post we discuss 6 reasons women don’t book a boudoir photo shoot.

When we’re not in the studio we’re often out and about in our local community.

When we meet new people, the conversation will inevitably turn to what we do in our working lives and when we tell people we shoot boudoir, the general reaction is one of interest and intrigue.

reasons women don’t book a boudoir photo shoot

Inevitably, after they’ve told us how unique and interesting it must be, we’ll ask them if they’ve ever considered having a boudoir photo shoot themselves.

“What me… heavens no” or our favourite, “It looks amazing… but I could never do that.”

Here are some of the most common reasons why women believe they can’t or shouldn’t have a boudoir photo shoot themselves.

6 reasons women don’t book a boudoir photo shoot

1) Too many lumps, bumps and blemishes

So what… who doesn’t? And to be fair, very few of us are body-confident, so don’t worry, you’re in good company! Seriously though, a boudoir shoot is about capturing the essence of you – your inner beauty and personality are what will shine through.

2) I’m too old

Too old to look beautiful, to radiate confidence… to show the women inside? Really? In our experience, it’s the older age groups that have a story to tell. The experiences that shaped them, the challenges they’ve overcome, the life events that have left their mark.

3) I don’t feel comfortable being half-naked in front of a camera

As mentioned above, you don’t have to be half-naked to look amazing! During the consultation we discuss, in-depth, the type of person you are and the type of images you’d like to see.

4) I’m not sexy

The thing is, you don’t need to be confident before you do a Boudoir shoot with us. It’s the other way around! This experience is designed to give you confidence – that’s what we’re all about.

We know our clients are most likely going to be nervous – naturally, as this is outside of most people’s comfort zone – and that’s why we go the extra mile to make sure you’re fully prepared before the session, that you feel comfortable and safe and that you actively enjoy it!

People who’ve not done this before expect that the nerves won’t go away, that they won’t like any of their photographs, and/or they won’t have the courage to experience it for themselves. However, if you read on our website what previous customers said about their time with us, you’ll see that’s not the case

5) I don’t want my picture posted online

None of our photo shoot images is shared online without the explicit permission of the client. Many choose to keep them private and to only share them with people they choose so rest assured, you have complete control as to what happens with the images.

6) I won’t know what to do, how to pose, what to wear

This certainly isn’t a ‘sink or swim’ experience! Our personal stylist will talk you through outfit choice, hair and makeup and demonstrate all the poses on the day before we even turn the camera on for each image. We’ve photographed over a thousand women in the past ten years, so we have plenty of experience in bringing out the best in you, making you feel comfortable and revealing the inner you in each photo shoot.


A boudoir photo shoot is an empowering and confidence-building experience and has the power to transform how women feel about themselves and their bodies.

There are many other reasons women don’t book boudoir a photo shoot – we want to prove to you that you can!

Have a look through our work, read our reviews, and contact us if you have any questions, or click here to book a photo shoot.