Do men get boudoir sessions?
This is a topic of debate in my creative world of photographers. There is a term called 'Dudeoir' and most of the images from that type of shoot tend to be campy, silly and are not shoots that seem to be taking the session too serisouly.
And that is completely ok if someone wants to pay for a shoot like that.
However I feel like sessions for men are just like they are for women. Men want to feel sexy, they many times want to show off their masculine side, but also get in touch with their feminine side and show a softer side.
Because of that I tend to do poses that many times I will also do with women. I coach them in how to use their hands to touch themselves, how to turn their head/face, facial expressions.. it's all really the same. I do however tend to also have at least one outfit as part of the session that is them fully clothed and taking it off. This could be jeans and a shirt, a suit, dress pants/shirt.. etc.. I feel like there is something super sexy about a man taking off thier clothes.
With my female clients we don't tend to have that outfit in the mix unless it's something they specifically request. Maybe the difference is with men we don't get to see them do this step slowly.. so there is something more erotic about it. That they are taking the time to slowly undress for the viewer.
Men also have the same insecurities as women. They want to accentuate certain areas of the body and hide others. The dynamic is in my posing direction and of course the camera angles are also the same for them as for women. Men's boudoir is something I feel more men are looking to do. It's a great self confidence boost and makes them leave feeling on top of the world.
Clohing suggestions for male clients:
button down shirt
suit (I personally love men in dress pants, button down and a vest)
boxer briefs (cause we want to show off that booty!)
jock strap undies
sassy styled undies
uniform (if that is part of your work or kink)
kink based outfits (if you are into a certain kink)
and of course nude is always an option! We can drape blankets, sheets etc.. if you only want to show off certain things.
Here are links to some sexy undie suppliers if you don't know where to look.. and don't forget - YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A PERFECT BODY! there are different styles to fit a wide range of bodies just like for women. the point of getting something different is to feel a bit bold and sexy
and to give you some inspiration here are a few examples of men I've shot for male boudoir in Colorado Springs :)