As the name implies, dark & moody boudoir photography creates deep and mysterious photos. This style of photography uses just a touch of light, perfectly paired with a dark background to generate a moody effect that delineates this style. It is sometimes also referred to as low-key lighting.
Similar to classic boudoir photography, dark & moody photography results in deeply emotional and sensual images. The style elegantly comes across as private and intimate.
As the model, you get the chance to get into glamorous poses that highlight and accentuate your curves and charm – while looking like you hold a few very important secrets 😉
Dark & Moody Boudoir Photography Inspiration
Air of Mystery
Who doesn’t love a little bit of mysteriousness?!
Within this style, you can use your hands, and expression, and explore different angles to achieve it. I can photograph you from behind, so your face is hidden, or you can look over your shoulder offering just a *hint* of your elusive profile.
All About The Details
Depending on your circumstances, we can focus the photographs on the details of yourself that are the most alluring – such as the lips, hips, booty, or eyes.
If you are wanting to do a boudoir session to commemorate or celebrate a milestone, such as an engagement or a wedding, we can create images that focus on your ring or are more subtle like the lace on the outfit & shoes.
Let’s give those curves the focus they so deserve!
Dark & moody photography captures curves flawlessly. The way that the dark lighting strikes and collaborates with the smooth angles, arches, and sway of your body is unparalleled.
One possible intention for a boudoir session is to empower you to access your sexuality and sensuality – far, far away from the male gaze and society’s expectations about how you *should* express your sexual & sensual sides.
During your session, we dive into these parts of yourself and explore them using posing, body language, mindfulness, and breathwork.
I love how dark & moody photography can deeply accentuate these states, sensations, and emotions in your final photographs.
Bring The Artsy Vibes
Where are my artsy people at?! Do you know what’s one dark & moody style that I feel is extra artsy!? Nudescape or bodyscape photography!
This style goes to the most dramatic extreme of dark and moody lighting to create sharp, dramatic shadows that highlight the curvature and details of your body. The rest of your body is bathed in total darkness, adding to the atmosphere of intrigue and mystery.
Which style is your favorite?! Let me know in the comments below!
What Do You Wear To A Dark & Moody Boudoir Photoshoot?
There are so many options! Dark & moody complements a lot of different clothing styles & looks.
I send all of my clients a detailed styling & prep guide pre-shoot, which gives a lot of tips & photo examples of what kind of outfits to consider.
All bodies are different, so there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach, but I do have a few tips that apply to nearly everybody:
- Bodysuits – there is so much variety in bodysuit styles. I love pairing strappy, lacey, and dark-colored bodysuits with dark & moody
- Shiny fabrics – like the outfit below
Want To Do A Dark and Moody Boudoir Style Photoshoot?
I’m a huge fan of dark & moody style boudoir, so if that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in the right place.
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