You’re ready to take the plunge. You’ve seen boudoir photos on your Instagram, from your friends, and you think- “Hey, that’s something I want to try!” Well first off, let me say that I’m so excited for you! Boudoir photography is a great way to feel beautiful and empowered. I bet that you want to take awesome boudoir photos right? Perfect. You’re in the right place! Let’s talk about all the ways that you can take a fantastic picture.
Picking the right photographer is key to getting a good photo. We’re in charge of the lighting and the framing, and helping you to feel your best. Obviously yours truly would love to be your photographer! I think it’s so special to help women feel their most beautiful best!
We’ve talked about how to style your very first boudoir shoot in this blog post, but the most important part is that you come feeling your best. Your boudoir shoot is all about showing off your personality and passions! Come prepared with your favorite lingerie, or comfiest tee-shirt, or even your partner’s work/sports uniform. Whatever makes you feel splendid and sexy!
Are you noticing a trend here? Boudoir is all about you! I have a whole post dedicated on how to feel comfortable at your boudoir shoot, and that’s because it’s definitely key to taking a great photo. Do what makes you feel good, whether that’s bringing a friend or cracking jokes!
There is so a reason that it’s called mood music. Music affects our mood so much, it even changes our facial expressions. If you’d like, you can put together a playlist for your photo-shoot, music that makes you feel fantastic and brings a smile to your face.
Although it sounds (and can feel!) silly, practice makes perfect! Take some time in front of the mirror before your shoot and really look at yourself. In this age of Instagram and other social media, I think we mostly know which side of our face we prefer to highlight in a selfie or how we like to hold our arms.
Boudoir photography is an extension of portrait photography and portrait photography is an exaggerated version of real life. We’re aiming to capture what’s magical about you and what feels like too much in the moment translates into a perfect photo. Figure out what you like and then do that … but more!
I hope these tips make you feel prepared to take all the gorgeous boudoir photos! And if you’re ready for your very own boudoir shoot, book your session here!
"Anne is an incredibly talented photographer, and her passion for capturing beautiful memories really shines through during her boudoir sessions. She really takes that time to make sure you're comfortable, and I honestly felt so glamorous and confident. This photo shoot was such an empowering thing to do! (and honestly...it was really fun to get all dolled up and pretend to be a supermodel for the day!) I highly recommend Anne and Bmore Boudoir."
"Working with Anne was absolutely amazing! Anne is very knowledgeable and gave wonderful advice. Even though Anne was a lot of fun and very laid back, she ensured she exuded professionalism always. I was so nervous to do a boudoir shoot and was lacking some serious confidence. Anne has a special way with her that made me feel not only comfortable, but confident and sexy! The pictures were beautiful and very tasteful. I cannot wait to work with Anne again!"
"Working with you was incredible!! You were so laid back, made me feel comfortable and beautiful in my skin. I didn't feel like I needed to cover up or hide at all. Your direction and energy was exactly what I needed to have a successful shoot. I chose YOU to do the session because I felt like you would put me at ease and we'd just have FUN during the shoot, and I was right ;) Having finished and leaving that day I felt empowered and absolutely gorgeous, like I could take on anything life threw at me haha! I was super excited to get the photos back and share them with my hunny, and he LOVED them! No complaints there <3"