The Business of Boudoir
Eau Claire studio captures the local sensuality on film
Wedding décor giant The Knot defines boudoir photography as “a sexy new trend that’s especially popular as a wedding day gift from a bride to her groom ... usually taken wearing either just a little, or well, nothing at all.” While Molly Marie Keyser of Molly Marie Photography doesn’t photograph complete nudity, her sexy boudoir photography has certainly turned a few heads in Eau Claire.
With a studio located in the family-friendly Eastside Hill neighborhood of Eau Claire, Keyser’s boudoir studio has left a few questions in residents’ minds: Is it inappropriate? Racy? Overly suggestive? What is boudoir photography?
As The Knot describes, boudoir photography is usually given as a sexy gift from a woman to her significant other. Brides are especially excited about the new trend, as it creates a wonderful opportunity for a sexy and creative wedding gift. Still, other women give boudoir photos as anniversary gifts, Valentine’s presents, birthday gifts, or every-day “I Love You’s.” Still more women do the photoshoot as a gift to themselves, to celebrate their own self-confidence, or in order to have a memento many years down the road of how they looked while they were young. Each woman is interested in boudoir for a slightly different reason, and wants a slightly different look in her photos.
Molly Keyser says, “I have had quite a few girls come in just to do the shoot for themselves. It’s really more then just a photoshoot. It really is an experience. When the client first books I send out a questionnaire so they are able to tailor their shoot and I am able to learn more about them.”
While boudoir photos can be as conservative or provocative as the client wishes, they are always done in a tasteful manner. This is what makes boudoir, photos to celebrate romantic love and self-love, different from pornography.