4 Reasons Why Every Woman Over 40 Should Have a Boudoir Photoshoot

Recently, in Holly Douglas & Co.’s private Facebook group, a group member asked, “What’s the oldest client you’ve ever photographed?” She was wondering if women over 40 are considered “too old” for a boudoir session because she is her mid-60’s. The answer, of course, is absolutely not! No woman is EVER “too old” for a boudoir photoshoot!

When it comes to boudoir photography, the misconception is that it’s exclusively for young women. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! At Holly Douglas & Co. in Nashville, Tennessee, we firmly believe that beauty has no age limit. (To date, Holly Douglas’ most mature client was 84 years-old.) Boudoir photography is a powerful and empowering experience that can be just as transformative for mature women who are over 40 years old as it is for their younger counterparts. Therefore, in this blog, we aim to address some common concerns that mature women may have about boudoir photography. In doing so, we will also highlight four very good reasons why every woman over 40 should have a boudoir photoshoot!

1. Your Body is a Work of Art

Plus sized woman over 40 poses on a fur blanket for a mature boudoir photoshoot with Holly Douglas & Co. in Nashville, TN.

One of the most common concerns mature women have about boudoir photography is that their bodies are no longer in their “prime.” However, it’s essential to remember that beauty isn’t defined by age or a particular body type. Your body has carried you through life’s adventures, and every mark, scar, and curve tells a story. Therefore, boudoir photography is a celebration of that journey. It allows you to appreciate your body’s beauty in its current state. Our skilled photographers and professional hair and makeup artists at Holly Douglas & Co. know how to accentuate your best features, ensuring you will feel confident and beautiful in front of the camera.

2. Your Beauty is Unique

Close-up photo of a woman over 40 during a mature boudoir photoshoot with Holly Douglas & Co. in Nashville, TN.

Boudoir photography is all about embracing your unique beauty, including those subtle signs of age that make you who you are. In fact, the lines on your face and the softness in your skin are a testament to a beautiful life well-lived, filled with laughter, wisdom, and experience. Our professional photographers are experts at capturing your natural beauty and helping you feel comfortable and confident throughout the process.

3. Your Sexuality Should Be Celebrated

Sensual, older woman over 40 posing nude in a shower for a mature boudoir session with Holly Douglas & Co. in Nashville, Tennessee.

It’s entirely normal for mature women to question their sensuality as they age. Society often perpetuates the myth that sexiness is exclusive to youth, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, we whole-heartedly believe that women over 40 should embrace their sexuality even more at this stage of life! After all, with age and experience comes greater knowledge about your own physicality and what makes you “tick.” Therefore, boudoir photography offers a chance to rediscover your sensuality and connect with your inner goddess. It’s an opportunity to explore your desires and embrace your sensual side in a safe and supportive environment. Our team at Holly Douglas & Co. is committed to creating a comfortable and judgment-free space where you can tap into and celebrate your sensuality.

4. You Deserve a Self-Confidence Boost

Smiling woman over 40 years-old wearing lingerie and posing for a mature boudoir session with Holly Douglas & Co. in Nashville, Tennessee.

Boudoir photography has the incredible power to boost self-confidence and self-esteem, regardless of age. Stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing vulnerability can be a transformative experience. You’ll gain a sense of self-acceptance and self-love that can extend well beyond the photoshoot! You’ll leave our studio feeling empowered and with a newfound appreciation for your mature beauty and strength.


My 64 year-old client SLAYED her second boudoir session with Holly Douglas & Co. in Nashville, TN! I couldnt believe how much self-confidence she’d gained since her first photoshoot! EVERY woman should have a boudoir experience at least once in her life. ✨ #nashvillephotographer #selfconfidence #boudoirnashville #matureboudoir #selfcareideas

♬ Don’t Let Me Go – Lane 8 & Arctic Lake


While Holly Douglas & Co. does have a minimum age requirement of 21, no woman is ever considered “too old” for boudoir photography. It’s an especially beautiful and empowering experience for women who are over 40. At Holly Douglas & Co. in Nashville, Tennessee, we celebrate the beauty of maturity and believe that every woman deserves to feel confident, sexy, and empowered. If you’re a mature woman considering a boudoir experience, we invite you to embrace your unique beauty, rediscover your sensuality, and boost your self-confidence. It’s time to celebrate the timeless allure that comes with age and experience – because you are beautiful, just as you are.

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