Visit our Boudoir Website


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Boudoir 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 ones of Kathleen Meyers, Clara BowMae West and Jean Harlow photographed in a boudoir style.

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, maternity, other form of body change or alteration (such as breast augmentation or reduction) and for servicemen and women overseas.

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". 


Bill Barbosa Photography is excited to offer you amazing choices to have the most memorable portrait experience ever!  You can choose between In-Studio, Boudoir Room, your home or pick the location!! You are encouraged to bring lots of clothing options and accessories too! Once you arrive, we will help you pick through your clothing to help you make the final selections!  A portrait session usually lasts about 1 to 2 hours, and you will have about 30-40 images to choose amongst.  You will make an appointment to return approximately two weeks later to view and place your order at our portrait studio.

Color Me Beautiful

We highly recommend professional make-up services to enhance your natural beauty on the day of your photo shoot! We work exclusively with several professional make-up artist, to provide these services to you. Please let us know at the time you schedule your session if you choose to add-on these services. We will arrange for One of our make up Artists to meet with you one hour prior to the session for make-up application.


Creative fee for any session is $250, includes session, artistic time with Photographer, glass or wine or Champagne, box of chocolates 

Prints, books, albums, slideshows are ala-carte, but we highly recommend the packages below featuring our most popular choices.

Packages start at $499, just to be sure that we are able to capture your true beauty. Please contact the studio for additional packages and promotions