Boudoir photography is one of the most amazing experiences a person can go through. Whether the session is for themselves or someone else, the feelings and pictures they walk away with are truly life changing. It’s very common to be nervous and self-conscious, but with the right photographer, you will love every minute of your session.
I have put together a list of my favorite tips and suggestions that I use in all my boudoir sessions. Please read this article and browse my portfolio and Pinterest to gather ideas, inspiration, and come up with questions. I am always here to answer all of your questions and address all your concerns.
What Should I Wear?
Come dressed in your everyday clothes, but remember to bring a robe. When you arrive, I will have you change into the robe to help minimize lines on your body from your clothes and underwear. I ask that you also bring slippers or flip flops since socks and shoes can also leave marks on your feet and ankles.
Types of Outfits and Lingerie Suggestions
- Your favorite pieces of lingerie such as slips, matching underwear sets, or bustiers
- Jewel tones always look amazing against the skin. Try to avoid satin or shiny materials since they don’t always photograph well
- Lace or low cut bodysuits
- Loose t-shirts or sweatshirts
- Your favorite jeans, tops, dresses, or skirts
- Heels or boots
- Pick clothing that is important to you and/or your partner
Whatever you bring, make sure you are comfortable wearing it. Your comfort is my number one concern and if you are not comfortable and confident, the session won’t be as perfect as I know it can be.
Makeup and Hair
Since the session comes with complete hair and makeup, please come with clean and washed hair, as well as without makeup. When we’re done getting you ready, the makeup may seem like a lot, but I promise it’s the perfect amount for the session.
How To Prepare
Aside from outfits and accessories, I highly recommend going through my website, blog, Instagram, and Pinterest to gather and save anything you like. Once you arrive for your session, we will take a lot of what you like and what you have brought and put together the session of your dreams.
Why Do Boudoir?
It doesn’t matter if you are doing this for yourself, your fiance, or your partner, these sessions are all about showing and expressing love. It’s a love for yourself or a partner that is deeply rooted and personal to you. Even if these pictures stay tucked away in a drawer, they are there for you to look at and remember how amazing, sexy, and beautiful you are.
Regardless of body type, stretch marks, scars, and what you see as imperfections, I see you as the strong and confident person you are. I will be there to not only show you exactly how to pose, but also remind you how incredible you are. I will be cheering you on and celebrating right along with you.
After your session, we will sit down and you will be able to view and purchase your absolute favorite images and together, we will design the album of your dreams.
I would be honored to help you capture some incredible and beautiful boudoir images. Please reach out at anytime and we get to planning your session.