Male Nude Boudoir Photography

Dudeoir Photography:

Boudoir photography is for men too, you and your partner will love getting professional high quality photos of you in your best-dressed or undressed style. Sexy magazine style photo shoots are a great gift. Or if you like something more suggestive and fun, she’ll love a picture that has special meaning for her, seeing photos of you stripping out of your Sunday Suit. Who doesn’t love a sexy smoking hot fireman, construction worker, cowboy, big bad cop, the everyday heroes of our community? You can be a macho macho man for the camera. How about the clothes you wore on your first date? Don’t remember? I bet she does, ask her and bring those clothes and a special memory can be immortalized in a great, lasting image. Sometimes doing a private catwalk fashion show for your partner the week before your shoot is a fun and exciting night. Ask them to spend the evening with you and help you pick out their favorite sexy outfits. Recent press includes, The Dudedoir photo trend warms my heart.


Male boudoir photography is a new exciting trend that is fun, creative, sexy and a fabulous way to express your artistic self. Now, if you’re extra bold and daring strip down to the full monty and go nude. How about a nude sexy picture that could be published in a nude men’s magazine? We can talk about what kind of images you want, that your partner will adore and then we can shoot those male boudoir photography pictures that will remind her of you every time she see’s your special smile. No matter what kind of images you want, clothed, costumes, nude, covered in paint we will work together to create the pictures that will be special.

Sexy Men

Why our clients love us.

“I have been working with Mariah on pictures for my straight male courtesan website; Mariah is a professional who enables to create high quality pictures with sensual and erotic background set up. She had also provided constructive input on my posture and expression. She even drove down to the Angel Island to take my picture with San Francisco skyline background. Mariah is a dedicated and capable professional photographer.”

–Peter W.


“I am a shy, overweight, middle-aged man who is very self unconscious about how I look without clothing.  Even when my brain was screaming ‘You look horrible!’ Mariah made me feel comfortable in front of her camera.  The resulting pictures were nothing short of flattering if not sexy, and I am extremely happy I hired Mariah.  Her skills are nothing short of impressive, and I say that not only as a satisfied client, but also a published photographer.”

–Mike H.


I can not speak highly enough of Carle Photography’s professional, skill, and attention to detail & results. Five stars? Only because I can’t give 10.

— Mike M.

In the news.

This has been a very exciting year for Dudeoir Photography. Over a dozen news outlets have covered this new “trend” and the public’s response ranges from complementary to total confusion. Boudoir photographer says 25-percent of her clientele are men.


SF Gate – Boudoir Photos For Men


New York Post – Guys Just Want to Have Fun.

Male Boudoir Photography sessions step by step.


Step 1 Research your photographer:

There are not as many photographers who professionally shoot men as women but they are scattered all around the world, here are some US based doudoir photographers.

NYC Dudeoir Photography

Mark Henderson Los Angeles

Santa Cruz Dudeoir Studio

Find a local photographer who has work you enjoy or find a farther away photographer you can travel to. A few common questions you should ask are: Do you supply MUA services? How long are session from start to finish? Do you provide costumes?


Step 2 Book your Dudeoir session:

Now that you have a few photographers you want to contact, you need to have your own information in order. Have your calendar out and know what dates you would like to book. Many photography studios canbook weeks to months in advance, so don’t call on Monday & expect to do your photo session on Wednesday morning.  Most studios also will require a partial payment retain or deposit to hold your session date & time. Some studios will take this retain via credit card over the phone or invoice you. Some boudoir studios offer in person consultations as well. You will still need to be ready with dates you’re open to go and meet the photography team in person. Prices vary between photography studios don’t think because one studio charges 500.00 for a boudoir session that another will honor that price, many good quality professional studios charge 1500.00 or more for a photography session.


Step 3 Prepare for your  session

Your photographer will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for your photo session, here are a few general pointers. Get a fresh haircut & shave. Try a little manscaping, trim those nose hairs!Bring at least 3 complete outfits: Jeans & t shirt, suit, fetish or club wear, A few extra shirts, ties, jackets for variety. 3 blue suits with 3 white/cream shirts and 3 light blue ties is not three outfits. Black socks, always black socks. Clean neat clothing is important, dog hair covered clothing is never sexy. Bring a few different hats for fun. Belts belts are sexy, bring at least two of them. Props =  dirty books, floggers, sports equipment, personal items that are important to you.


Step 4 At the studio.

Every photography studio is different, most studios have a general similar function, you arrive (on time please) you will be greeted by the team, if you are having gentlemens hair & make up done that will be first & can take from 15 min to one hour. Then your photographer will go over the shot list & the ideas that you have discussed. You will be shown to changing area. Then the photo session starts. Your photographer will help you with posing and direction. At the end of the session your photographer will have you go back into the dressing are and put your street clothes on. Many studios will do proofing on site after the shoot, some will do proofing a week after your photo shoot. This depends of the style of studio. Once you’re all finished up & have your outfits & props all repacked, you will finish up with your invoices or payments for the day.

We have been doing nude male boudoir sessions for nearly 10 years, here are a few of our most common questions.

Top 5 reasons the guys want Dudeoir photos

  1. “I want to give a special personal gift to my guy/girl/partner” Men have been the recipients of sexy photos for generations, now is the time for the guys to give back in a big way, women love a sexy photo set as a gift. Guys also love sexy partner pictures. No matter who are are paired up with, a male dudeoir photo shoot is a one of a kind unique gift that will stun your partner, Many of my past clients use this as a personal gift for themselves as well.
  2. “I lost weight & want to show it off” Guys who have been dieting, going to the gym, doing all those push ups deserve a photo male boudoir session that shows them just what those new abs look like. You worked hard for that new in shape body. Book a nude photography session to encourage your continued weight loss and keep track of your new evolving shape.
  3. “I’m getting older and I want to have a record of my looks before they fade.” Absolutely, and guys deserve to have a secret cache of stunning photos to reminisce on when they hit the golden years. We are not young forever but a great photograph or album can be. Take the time and make the investment in a dudeoir portrait session and stop time.
  4. “I’m tired of the stigma” Boudoir photography is the one place where guys get left out in the cold, overall most men want to do a boudoir photo session for the exact same above reason women do them every day, but the problem is there are so few studios that will accept male clients. I am happy to work with both men and women I even work with couples too. I run a professional boudoir photography studio and have had hundreds of clients in the past several years. I am easy going and accepting. So challenge the scene and have a male boudoir photography session done. Here are some great ideas from Pinterest.
  5. “I’m sexy and I know it” wiggle wiggle wiggle We are all sexy, no matter if we are young and cut or aging and seasoned with silver. This is your chance to preserve your looks and take a snapshot of your life in the nude. A gift for your lover or a goal for yourself.

Why would a man go to a photography studio, shed his clothing and inhibitions to be captured on film?
Many of our male clients are buying gifts for their wives, partners, and girlfriends. Some clients are embarking on a journey of self exploration. While some of my more exibitionist clients love all the media press and hang large sized nude art prints on the bedroom wall, other clients require discretion. We have an NDA that guarantees Carle Photography will never publish, exhibit, sell, your private images. All negatives/files can be destroyed 24 hours after you receive your digital files, prints, or albums.

I am traveling to your area and only in town for a few days. Can I book a session on a certain date? All of our clients are very busy people, we offer a few photography sessions that are only an hour long, we also offer evening and weekend appointments. If you are traveling to the San Francisco or anywhere in the Greater Bay Area we will do everything we can to accommodate you. There are several hotels just a mile from our Oakland studio. We are 30 minutes from SFO & only 10 minutes from OAK.

When will I receive my albums, prints or digital files?
Most projects are ready in a week, albums & special order products may take up to 3 weeks, if you are in a rush, & have a special birthday or holiday deadline. We also offer free shipping on all products if you’re only in town for a day or two.