Before our wedding, I went to a photographer and shot a boudoir session as a surprise present for my husband. I wanted to do something special that I knew he wasn’t expecting, and I felt I was looking better than ever in anticipation of our big day. Not surprisingly, he loved it. I loved it, too. I had stripped down for the camera before, but only for dirty shots taken by a guy in the course of screwing each other’s brains out.
This was different. The photographer (a male, btw) was very professional and helped me create an environment that was as artistic as it was erotic. Having the pictures taken was probably more sexually exciting for me than receiving the pictures was for my husband, and I know that he really enjoyed the surprise. I even did another boudoir session for him for one of our anniversaries. If I can say so myself, I looked better at 30 than I did at 24.
But that also got me thinking – why don’t more men take boudoir photos? A lot of women would enjoy it, but it really isn’t common at all. Maybe it’s just my impression, but guys don’t even think to do it, plus there’s this perception by both men and women that it would be weird. It also appears that most boudoir photographers I’ve come across don’t even accept male clients.
Anyway. As I wait for the tides to change in favor of boudoir session gender equality, here are some boudoir photos I wouldn’t mind seeing men try to recreate.