10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Boudoir Session

10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Boudoir Session

Nothing heats up a honeymoon like a set of super cute photos from a session that makes you feel beautiful and sexy.

Here are a few tips for making the most of your boudoir session.

  1. Practice in the mirror.  Professional models spend lots of time figuring out what angles work best for them.  Spend some time in front of a mirror practicing poses in your lingerie to see what works for you.
  2. Find a photographer you’re comfortable with.  If you’d prefer a woman, hire a woman.  Or, if you’re photographer takes great wedding photos, but doesn’t have much experience with boudoir work, hire someone else just for your boudoir session.  Remember, you don’t have to use the same photographer for everything.
  3. Make sure you a comfortable with your photographer’s privacy policy.  Nearly all photographers will require you to sign some kind of release or contract.  Make sure you know who exactly will view your photos, including retouchers.
  4. Communicate with your photographer about your likes and dislikes.  We all have insecurities, but yours probably aren’t as obvious as you think they are.  Maybe you have great legs but wish your hips were fuller.  Good photographers are skilled at posing, lighting and post-processing techniques that show off your best features and downplay those you’d like to minimize.
  5. Consider getting a fitting at a lingerie shop.  The camera emphasizes every detail.  Poorly fitting bras and panties can pinch and gather in ways that are unflattering, while well-fitting lingerie can make you look like a rock star.  A professional fitting makes a big difference.
  6. Pick out at least one or two back up outfits. If you’re shoot allows 2 wardrobe changes, bring 3.  Bra straps snap, seams rip.  The term “wardrobe malfunction” didn’t come from nowhere!
  7. Eat light before your session.  Bloated tummies don’t make anyone look cute!  A light salad and plenty of water will ensure you look your best.
  8. Don’t be afraid to be a diva with your makeup.  Models and actresses tend to wear heavier makeup on camera.  Take their cue.  Don’t be afraid to wear a brighter shade of lipstick or use a full-coverage foundation.  False eyelashes can also help give you “bedroom eyes,” giving you a feminine, mysterious look.
  9. Bring a friend.  If it makes you more comfortable, feel free to bring someone with you to your session for support.  No reputable photographer will object to you including someone close to you to make you feel safe and comfortable.
  10. During your session, imagine your beau behind the camera—not the photographer!  It may seem silly, but believe it or not, just thinking about the right stuff often makes photos look infinitely more natural.

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