Boudoir Holiday Photos: The Perfect Holiday Gift?

Now that's what we call a stocking stuffer!

Would you put yourself in the sexy spotlight for a boudoir holiday photo shoot?

Boudoir photography is bringing sexy back. So how about bringing some holiday spirit into the bedroom this year?

If you're like most of us this time of year, you're elbowing through the crowds at the mall on the hunt for that perfect holiday gift for your significant other. But did you ever consider that you might not have to go farther than your bedroom?

Boudoir photography is not wildly uncommon as a gift idea between couples. It first raised eyebrows as a wedding trend when blushing brides-to-be started stripping down to their lingerie and forking over hundreds of dollars to pose for a set of professionally taken sexy boudoir photos. From there, women in all sorts of relationships were gifting the men in their lives with sexy photos. And even a growing number of men are now getting in on the gift idea.

So if they make a great romantic gift, why shouldn't they be considered a gift for the holidays? Or during the holidays — a time of religious faith, family traditions, and visits from the in-laws — is this a little too sultry?

Boston wedding photographer Amy Haberland says absolutely not. Boudoir photography is different from pornography because gifting a romantic partner with erotic boudoir photos is meant as a sensual, loving gesture about art not nudity.

Similarly, Brooklyn photographer Amber Marlow defends boudoir photography as a great gift idea for all kinds of couples. And she says you don't have to have a ring on your finger. "I’ve done boudoir shoots for lesbians, for gentlemen, and for ladies who are glowing and bursting at the seams with soon-to-be-born baby," Marlow writes on her blog.

Consider this: Boudoir photography can be the perfect holiday gift for your special someon and yourself. For you, being photographed can make you feel sexy and empowered, while your holiday hook-up gets a thoughtful, intimate gift. Keep reading...

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