Updated: Aug 2, 2021
Since man could create art, women were often subjects of beauty and inspiration. From drawings to statues, the female form was celebrated and revered.
The 1920s is when boudoir photography really developed into its own genre. At the time, it was generally illegal to have nudity in photographs, but regardless, photographers continued to create masterpieces. Women would pose in romantic ways against backdrops, with teasing looks.
Jump ahead 20 years, and pinup was the salvation of army soldiers missing the ladies back home. Women were delightfully curvy, wore their hair in a curled back fashion and full makeup. The pin-up girls wore stockings, corsets, men's ties, and hats. These women used a variety of props during their shoots.
The ’70s, was a significant milestone for photography in the professional "art world." Boudoir photography became significantly more acceptable. Women without their bras or even panties began appearing in photographs and artwork. This wasn't always a big hit. During this time women were shamed for being outwardly sexy.
Over the past few decades, the opinions have shifted and boudoir photography is not only totally accepted, but highly encouraged and celebrated! It is recognized as an opportunity to invest in feminine creativity and empowerment. Women seek photographers to recreate the classics photographs, or something creative that features them as the supermodel.
Women everywhere can feel glamourous in their favorite lingerie and having their photos taken. The main concept of boudoir is that women should love their bodies, and feeling sexy shouldn't just be about pleasing somebody else. Most importantly, it's about oneself and realizing your own power in your sensuality.