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How to Pronounce Boudoir

Boudoir? How do you pronounce that?

You may have heard of “boudoir” and seen pictures of women that take on these photoshoots. Maybe you’ve even thought of trying it yourself, but there’s still just one thing on your mind…

How the heck do you say boudoir?!

Girl, we’ve been there before! Even boudoir photographers don’t know how to pronounce ‘boudoir’ at some point. From Montreal to Massena, our clients always say the thing: “I was afraid to ask!”

What is Boudoir?

First things first, what exactly is boudoir photography?

The word boudoir is derived from a French word which means a woman’s private salon. Boudoir photography is a professional photoshoot with an intimate style of portraiture.

Although some describe boudoir as lingerie photography, boudoir is defined by what makes you feel sexy — a bodysuit, a little black dress, or even nothing at all. The possibilities are endless and we also have an ever-evolving client closet!

Boudoir photoshoots are often booked for special occasions, including bridal boudoir or anniversaries. However, there’s always a reason to treat yourself. Boudoir portraits can be the perfect gift to a significant other, but their real purpose is to celebrate who you are.

So, how do you say boudoir?

Even if you don’t speak French, we promise you’ll have no problem saying “boudoir” after this!

Boudoir is pronounced “boo-dwaar” — in other words, it rhymes with “too far!”

The first half is “boo,” like it’s Halloween, while the second half sounds like like car, jar, or bar! Many of us initially struggle with the second half (it’s okay if that’s you)! It is not bood-wah or bow-dar, but it’s easy to see why it might be! We’ve heard it all!

Confidently Pronouncing Boudoir

We work with women from all over, including Ottawa, Watertown, Lake Placid, and beyond. Every one of our clients had their doubts about booking their boudoir experience at some point.

We don’t want pronouncing boudoir to be one more reason to hold you back.

That’s why we wrote this — no question is off the table here! From your first message to the last moment of your photoshoot, we want you to feel comfortable and confident every step of the way. You can also get in touch with us any time (we’re always here to help)!

Should you do a boudoir photoshoot?

A million times yes!

Whether you’ve been dreaming of a session for years or just considered the possibility, there’s no time like the present.

The confidence boost from a boudoir experience results in long-term effects that spill over into all aspects of your life. A boudoir photoshoot is the perfect way to pamper yourself, show off your bombshell side, and feel like an absolute goddess.

Ready to get started?

A Million Monarchs helps women like you see their multi-dimensional beauty. We’re dedicated to providing the best luxury boudoir experience imaginable. We serve women across Northern New York and Canada, including Syracuse, Albany, Potsdam, and more.

If you’re interested in a boudoir photography experience, contact us to save the date and explore our frequently asked questions to learn more!

Book Your Massena Boudoir Session

Ready to make your reservations with us? Book your photoshoot today to hold your space and treat yourself to the ultimate boudoir photography experience.



Marina LaBaff is the owner and photographer of A Million Monarchs and Lavender Lullabies with headquarters in Massena, New York.