For black women thinking of doing a boudoir session, there is no shortage of reasons to give it a try. There doesn’t even have to be a “good” reason to decide to do it. Simply wanting to try something new or doing boudoir just because you feel like it is just as valid a reason as any other. But what are some of the other reasons to consider for doing a boudoir session? While there are plenty to list, here, we’ll look at five excellent reasons boudoir is worth doing for black women.
Black Women Boudoir Can Be Done Purely for Fun
One of the top reasons to do a boudoir session is that it is a fun experience for women, including black women. From the moment women arrive for their sessions to the time they go home with a sexy new set of photos, they are treated like queens. Prior to the photoshoot, black women are assisted with choosing an outfit they look good in and feel comfortable wearing. At this time, their hair and makeup are also done by a professional stylist to spotlight their beauty.
During the actual photoshoot, black women are in complete control of their session. They get to decide what they’re comfortable doing and reserve the right to not try anything that falls outside of their comfort zone. This includes being in charge of what outfits they wear during their photoshoot, what props they use, and what poses they want to be photographed in. Black women will even have poses demonstrated for them and will be instructed through every step of the photoshoot with their autonomy fully respected.
After the photoshoot, black women get a break to explore the downtown area, grab a bite, or do anything else that’s fun. When they return, they get to look forward to seeing their finalized photos and decide on the best ones they want to take home with them!
Black Women Boudoir Can Be Done as a Birthday Gift
Another fun reason for black women to do a boudoir session is to do it as a birthday gift for themselves or for a significant other if they so choose. When doing it as a birthday gift, a boudoir session can be an empowering experience for black women. It can especially be an opportunity to be bold and daring, which, in itself, can be its own adventure. It can also be done as a way of challenging themselves in a positive way, leading to new self-discoveries.
Black Women Boudoir Can Be a Celebration of Personal Achievement
There is never a right or wrong way for black women to celebrate personal achievements. Whether that’s graduating from university with a Master’s or PhD or starting a new exciting career, boudoir photography can be done as a way of celebrating those milestones. Boudoir can even be done as a sexy wedding gift or as a celebration of new motherhood if there’s a baby on the way.
Sometimes a personal achievement doesn’t have to be anything fancy in order to do a boudoir session. In some cases, a personal achievement can be something such as recovering from an illness, getting ready to do a surgical procedure, or even finding a new outlet for managing mental health in a positive way.
Black Women Boudoir Can Be a Way of Connecting with Femininity
In a very “up-to-the-minute” world where black women are committing to higher education, careers, friends, and family obligations, it’s very easy to forget to prioritize one’s own needs and give oneself a much needed break. In some cases, it’s very easy to forget to enjoy feminine things like wearing sexy outfits just for fun, getting one’s hair professionally styled and trying on new makeup that reveals the depths of feminine beauty. It’s even easy to forget that women are sexual human beings when tending to the needs of others.
One fun way black women can reconnect with their femininity is by doing a boudoir session. As mentioned earlier, boudoir photography is all about treating women like queens, which entails celebrating their femininity and respecting their agency as human beings. It’s even a fun way of repurposing a traditional feminine setting such as a bedroom into something more adventurous than just a private space.
It’s About Exploring Your Sexuality
Related to connecting with femininity is exploring sexuality. One of the great things about female sexuality is that it’s very diverse and there’s no one single way of expressing it. Boudoir photography is a way of both exploring sexuality and expressing it.
For some black women who do boudoir, they discover new layers of their own sexuality they never knew existed and come out of a session feeling transformed by their experience. For other women, boudoir photography is an opportunity to express themselves sexually in ways they don’t get to achieve in everyday life. Whichever the case may be, there’s never a bad time to explore those hidden sexual depths or unleash them in a highly memorable, sex-positive way.
Rami is a professional boudoir photographer who lives for female empowerment and encourages women to embrace their own stories in all their authenticity. To learn more about how Black Lace Boudoir can give you the boudoir session of a lifetime, check out our portfolio and services pages for more details, or contact Rami at 540-369-4088 or by email.