An Interior with a Lady, her Maid, and a Gentleman by Louis-Roland Trinquesse, 1776, Oil on canvas, the Wadsworth Antheneum Museum
In 17th century France, the boudoir originated as a space specifically for women of the bourgeoise to retire, and the daybed it housed was merely to perch upon while entertaining intimate groups of friends or a romantic partner. For Victorian women, the boudoir was an evening sitting room, and for American women, the boudoir was considered the dressing room. Some might equate today’s “she-shed” to be a modern boudoir.
At Maison Privee Photography, the boudoir is viewed in the context of its original intent, portrait collections of and for the private space.
Everyone has it: that thing that makes them sparkle, that special quality that makes them uniquely beautiful and allows them to stand out in the world. My goal is to capture your inherent beauty, using light and shadow, at the very moment where truth and beauty meet. Often infinitesimal and always magical, it is a moment of true intimacy and vulnerability, the moment that gives life meaning.