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Modern boudoir photography confidence booster for women: Kamloops photographer

Model Marissa Maris poses during a boudoir photo session with Kamloops photographer Jo Sarada.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/J&J Boudoir Photography
June 21, 2021 - 9:00 PM

Baring it all, or most of it, for a camera takes courage and can be a transforming experience. For some it is a lighthearted and fun process, while for others it can trigger feelings of insecurity and powerful emotions.

Boudoir photography originated in the 1920s. Photographers would create settings in their studios or luxury hotel environments and capture models wearing lingerie or nothing at all. The word boudoir is derived from the French verb bouder meaning to sulk.

Today the boudoir photography experience includes choosing fashionable costume pieces and creating unique scenes and themes, either indoors or outside.

Jo Sarada is an experienced boudoir photographer in Kamloops. She says she is seeing boudoir photography becoming increasingly popular as a confidence booster for women, couples and men of all age groups.

Sarada has learned many tricks over the years to help her clients get comfortable and enjoy their session.

“I like being able to make people feel good about themselves,” Sarada said. “Often they are really nervous and there are several ways to help them relax. Different words get the client to respond in different ways. Sometimes people get really emotional and tell me about their personal life experiences. There are times I cry with them. Some have had previous experiences doing boudoir shoots that haven’t turned out great. I do a lot to reassure them.”

Before every shoot, Sarada sends clients a questionnaire, and decide what parts of their bodies they want accented and what parts they don’t feel comfortable with.

“They let me know if there is a body part they want to avoid,” Sarada said. “Regardless of my opinion of what I feel is beautiful, I will hide it for them. Some clients are hard on themselves, but some love their bodies and embrace the whole experience. It is always a different vibe.”

Sarada and her business partner, Jessika Fey L’Heureux, have recently opened up a studio in Cherry Creek west of Kamloops called Sage Studios with lights, portrait sets and a bedroom set for boudoir shoots.

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