Spoil U Photography | Boudoir In The Texas Panhandle


I wanted to give a little more in depth into Boudoir.  So I Decided  to paste what I have found on common sites on the web.


Wikipedia's break down of Boudoir


"Architecture:  Historically, the boudoir formed part of the private suite of rooms of a "lady" or upper-class woman, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber, being the female equivalent of the male cabinet. In later periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room, and was used for other activities, such as embroidery or spending time with one's romantic partner.

English-language usage varies between countries, and is now largely historical. In the United Kingdom, in the period when the term was most often used (Victorian era and early 20th century), a boudoir was a lady's evening sitting room, and was separate from her morning room, and her dressing room. As this multiplicity of rooms with overlapping functions suggests, boudoirs were generally only found in grand houses. In the United States, in the same era, boudoir was an alternative term for dressing room, favored by those who felt that French terms conferred more prestige.

In Caribbean English, a boudoir is the front room of the house where women entertain family and friends.

Furniture:  Recently, the term boudoir has come to denote a style of furnishing for the bedroom that is traditionally described as ornate or busy. The plethora of links available on the Internet to furnishing sites using the term boudoir tend to focus on Renaissance and French inspired bedroom styles. In recent times, they have also been used to describe the 'country cottage' style with whitewashed-style walls, large and heavy bed furniture, and deep bedding.

Photography:  The term "boudoir" may also be ascribed to a genre of photography. Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept and numerous examples including images of Clara Bow, Mae West and Jean Harlow photographed in a boudoir style from the 1920s through the 1940s.

Typically shot in a photographer's studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or sexually suggestive images of women (and occasionally men and couples) in "boudoir style". The most common manifestation of contemporary boudoir photography is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie. Nudity is more often implied than explicit. Commercially the genre is often (though not exclusively) derived from a market for brides to surprise their future husbands by gifting the images on or before their wedding day. Other motivations or inspiration for boudoir photography shoots include anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine's Day, weight loss regimes, other form of body change or alteration (such as breast augmentation or reduction) and for servicemen and women overseas.[2]

Boudoir photography may, in some cases, be distinguished from other photography genres such as glamour photography, fine art nude photography and erotic photography. According to research carried out in Digital Boudoir Photography (2006), John G. Blair said that the word "Boudoir" or "Boudoir portrait", was used in 1980 by Motherlode Photography Studio in California to describe a picture more elegant than "erotic portrait" or "semi nude portrait"."



Now a break down from a site that has become highly popular in the past couple years, that gives it more of a person feel.  By bringing the explanation  into our generation.


"Where Did Boudoir Photography Come From? by Marisa Leigh

"Well behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Over the last few years, boudoir photography has really caught its stride, quickly becoming one of the more respected and pursued genres of photography. But the popularity of boudoir didn't pop up over night. In fact, it has a long history of classic tradition and unique style.

It was in the 1920s when boudoir art and photography really began to come into its own. During this decade, it was generally illegal to have nudity in photographs, but regardless, photographers like Albert Arthur Allen, a French artist, continued to create masterpieces. He focused mostly on women, especially larger women, who posed in romantic ways against ornate backdrops.

Fast-forward to the 1940s, and suddenly the boudoir focus was on pin-up girls. These decadent women were delightfully curvy, as popular standards deemed a lack of shape typically undesirable. It was a culture quite different from our more modern, and ridiculous, ideas of beauty. These pin-up girls wore stockings, corsets, men's ties and hats and were among the first to use various props in their unique "portraits."

The next large change in the evolution of boudoir took place in the 1970s, about the time when photography began to carve a place for itself in the professional "art world." Many magazines began to feature photographs of real women as opposed to mere drawings, and as the vision of the female form became more prolific, boudoir photography became significantly more acceptable.

Boudoir art and photography is often misunderstood, and this could be considered a result of the total change in style during the 1970s. Women without their bras or even without any panties began appearing in photographs and artwork, and despite it being for artistic purposes only, many people simply could not shake off the idea that this was just glorified pornography. Sometimes cultural taboos are hard to break.

Over the last three decades, this opinion has gradually changed, and Boudoir photography is not only completely accepted, but highly encouraged and celebrated in many circles. People not only enjoy this kind of photography as art work for their homes and other properties, but women often look for photographers who can help them recreate classic boudoir photographs, or just come up with something new that features them as the stars of their own show.

Boudoir photography has ultimately, in recent years, established itself as an successful add-on for wedding photographers. This sexy new trend has become a popular gift from the bride to the groom, and so, the pictures are taken before the date of the wedding by a professional, and then edited and bound in a book to be given to the groom. But it's not just weddings! The fashion world has picked up on the trend. Vintage clothes and even vintage-style lingerie are prominently featured on the catwalks.

Boudoir style doesn't look like it's going to go away any time soon, and that could be a fantastic thing! In a world that often shows only the thinnest and "most perfect" (cue eye roll) on TV, in movies and in magazines, boudoir photography stands out for its celebration of real women's bodies. It represents real women at their most vulnerable and their most confident, which is incredibly empowering.

Women all over the world can start believing in themselves, as well as feeling great by wearing their favorite lingerie and having their photographs taken. This is really a great way to boost self-esteem, have a bit of fun and treat your other half. The whole purpose of boudoir art and photography is that women should love their bodies, and that feeling sexy shouldn't just be about pleasing somebody else -- it should be about pleasing yourself, and realizing just how valuable you are.

For these reasons, I would argue that boudoir photography is not only relevant in modern society, but it's absolutely essential! It's a very real outlet where women can learn to feel great about themselves and become proud of their beautiful bodies. Boudoir gives women of all shapes and sizes the chance to strut their stuff."





When we decided to do Boudoir, it wasn't for people to think "PlayBoy" or "PlayGirl" or anything of that sort.  It Sarah / Justin of Spoil U PhotographySarah / Justin of Spoil U Photography mainly is for women to give a special gift to their Significant Other, Husband, Spouse (or whoever your heart belongs to) a gift that belongs to only them...the gift of YOU!  But in all honesty it has become sooooo much more than that!  I have seen women transform them selves just by seeing what God gave them, and that is who they are.  It is pretty awesome for a woman to come to me and say "I'm Beautiful!....I never knew I was this beautiful..." And my response is always the same "I just accented what God gave ya."  Generally this is just achieved by a complimenting hair style, make up that highlights your best features, and outfits that fit your body and who you are.

So book your meeting before your session.  Lets chat about your likes and dislikes.  And what outfits will best fit you.  Heck I'll even go with you shopping if that would help.  Just ask.



Big Hugs!  Hope to see your smiling face soon for some coffee!!!

Sarah Mabery



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**Info credit from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudoir  & http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marisa-leigh/where-did-boudoir-photography-come-from_b_4654991.html