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Brand Feature: Min Xu PhotographyThe Struggles of Being a Boudoir Photographer in 2023

In the glamorous world of photography, boudoir photographers stand out as artists who capture intimate moments, celebrating the beauty and sensuality of their subjects. The art itself requires more than just skill. It means being able to connect with individuals who choose to be photographed by you. Boudoir literally takes you to a vulnerable state but makes it all the more glorious to capture. The Journey behind the lens is fraught with unique challenges. In this blog, we delve into the struggles faced by boudoir photographers, shedding light on the complexities that come with capturing vulnerability, beauty, and empowerment.

1. Explaining Why Boudoir Photography Isn’t Pornography You would expect that in this day and age, people would already be open minded about different art forms, including boudoir photography. It is often viewed as taboo, specially in more conservative countries. A lot of people assume that when someone decides to do a boudoir shoot, it means wanting to show their bodies to the world explicitly. That is not the case though. Boudoir clients by Min Xu are usually individuals who live normal lives, have eight to five jobs, have kids, and they just want to do it for themselves. They want to feel beautiful, confident and sexy. It’s not so they can get more followers on Instagram, or use it on dating sites like Tinder. Boudoir has a deep and more important meaning to those who decide to do it. It’s a shame how a lot of people till bash and give offensive comments on the artform.

2. Niche Market Challenges Boudoir Photography is a very specific and niched industry. As compared to a lot of other business, boudoir only caters to those interested in doing boudoir photography and not any other style. If you are a boudoir photographer and you are reading this, you know how tough it gets when trying to book clients. Marketing in a way that attracts the right audience while dispelling myths about the genre is a delicate balance. Boudoir photographers must navigate a niche market and strategically position themselves to reach potential clients who appreciate the beauty, empowerment, and artistry that boudoir photography offers.

3. Advertising Online Out of all the struggles of Boudoir Photographers in 2023, this is probably one of the most annoying ones. As you all know, social media platforms have their own sets of community guidelines that get updated every now and then. Unfortunately, even if we try to follow the rules, ads, photos and other forms of content still get flagged and rejected. What makes online advertising for boudoir photographers all the more difficult is the fact that even if the ad does get published and approved, social media platforms still do not push it as compared to other brands’ content.


About Min Xu Photography

Min Xu is a boudoir photographer based in Cairns, Australia. She works with people of all genders and ages. Min Xu’s services as a boudoir photographer is not limited to the bounds of Australia. She travels all over the world to capture beautiful images that represent power, confidence, beauty and beyond.


Interested to know more about boudoir photography? Check out her website here.

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