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Boudoir 101 | Everything You Need to Know

Is Boudoir Photography for You?

The answer is yes, and here’s why.

Boudoir photography is about empowerment, not enticement. Although these portraits can be the perfect gift for your significant other, their primary purpose is to ignite your confidence, face your fears, and celebrate your beauty.

What is Boudoir Photography?

Boudoir photography is a professional photoshoot experience with an intimate style of portraiture. Many women book their sessions for special occasions, including bridal boudoir or anniversaries, however, we believe boudoir is for all occasions.

Boudoir is about authenticity. It captures who you really are while making you feel incredibly gorgeous, loved, and accepted.

It’s something you have to see to believe—there is nothing quite like reaffirming your beauty through something like this.

Misconceptions About Boudoir

Here are some of the most common things we hear from anyone unsure about a boudoir session:

“I want to lose weight first.”
“Maybe some day I’ll have confidence for this.”
“Must be nice to be that pretty. I will never be able to do this because I don’t look like those women.”
“This is a nice concept, but I don’t know that I can look sexy.”

Every single woman that’s visited our Massena boudoir studio was nervous—and that’s an understatement. There is a story and journey behind every photograph.

Fear is normal, and believe it or not, it’s a good thing.

Boudoir gives you the opportunity to choose bravery over doubt. It’s the choice to be an extraordinary, everyday woman while taking a risk.

Rest assured, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. From booking your session to posing during your experience, we are here to help. This might be a big step outside your comfort zone, but it’s our job to make you feel like your best self (spoiler alert: we’re pretty good at it)!

Why You Should Take Boudoir Photos

It’s simple—you deserve this.

Boudoir is an incredible and courageous way to embrace your womanhood, to love exactly who you are in this moment. Our mission is meeting you right where you are. You don’t need to change a single thing about yourself.

When you visit our boudoir studio, you’ll be pampered from start to finish. From on-site hair and makeup to posing from head to toe, we’ve got you covered, babe. Most importantly, you will have so much fun!

But don’t take it from us, see what other women have said about their own luxury boudoir experiences.

How to Book a Boudoir Session

A Million Monarchs is dedicated to providing the best luxury boudoir experience imaginable. We help incredible women see their multi-dimensional beauty in Northern New York and beyond.

If you’re interested in a boudoir photography experience, contact us to make your reservations and dive into the details.

Still have questions about boudoir? Explore our frequently asked questions to learn more about what to expect from your session (and don’t be afraid to reach out to us)!

It’s time to celebrate yourself. Make 2020 your bravest year yet.




Marina LaBaff is the owner and photographer of A Million Monarchs and Lavender Lullabies with headquarters in Massena, New York.