More women marking milestones with intimate photoshoots

A growing number of Singaporean women are paying for boudoir shoots, an intimate, sensual style of photography done in a private setting.
A growing number of Singaporean women are paying for boudoir shoots, an intimate, sensual style of photography done in a private setting.PHOTO: THE BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER
Some boudoir photography sessions involve couples.
Some boudoir photography sessions involve couples.PHOTO: ANTEROOM BY SKYY WOO
Feeling fabulous at age 50, this woman (left) booked a boudoir photography session to mark her milestone birthday.
Feeling fabulous at age 50, this woman (left) booked a boudoir photography session to mark her milestone birthday. PHOTO: THE BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER

More Singaporeans are paying for sensual photography - to affirm themselves, celebrate an occasion or create a gift for their partner

Growing up, Mrs Carol Gockel felt unattractive.

As a child, she was told she was too tall, too tanned, and had crooked teeth. Her childhood sweetheart, whom she married at 22, constantly derided her over her adult acne and bra cup size. He encouraged her to wear push-up bras and low-cut tops that left her feeling vulgar. At his behest, she even went under the knife to increase her cup size from an A to a C.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 25, 2019, with the headline 'Marking milestones with intimate shoots'. Print Edition | Subscribe