Boudoir photography has been having a big moment in recent years.
These sexy shoots are perfect for helping you feel more confident in your skin or for gifting to your significant other for his birthday or as a pre-wedding gift for your soon-to-be-groom.
But boudoir photos are quite a bit different from your average studio shoot and will take a little more preparation if you want to love your finished photos. If you’re thinking about planning a boudoir shoot of your own, keep reading for a few tips.
1. Keep it Natural
The key to taking perfect boudoir photos is to feel sexy and confident in your own skin. When you’re confident and comfortable, you’ll stand a little taller and your smile will be a little brighter. This will show through in the finished photos, and leave you looking and feeling better about the shoot.
While dressing up and setting a scene is fun, make sure that you’re choosing makeup, costumes, and poses that help you feel confident. If you don’t usually wear a lot of makeup, sticking to a more natural look might help you relax more during your shoot. Picking a photographer that you’re comfortable dressing down in front of can also help you ease any day-of nerves so that nothing will stand in the way of the sexy photos that you’re dreaming of.
2. Make it Themed
While classic boudoir photos can be sexy, if you want to take your shoot up a notch, why not go for something a bit more unique?
A fun, themed shoot is a great way to showcase your personality and create photos that you and your significant other will love. A sexy Halloween costume from 3Wishes is a simple way to create a themed shoot any time of year. Whether you pick a favorite character from TV or opt for a fun animal look, it’s best to start with your costume. Then, build a scene around it, adding other themed elements like props or backgrounds.
3. Don’t Overthink Your Poses
When it comes to choosing poses, trying too hard to pick the perfect look may wind up leaving you looking uncomfortable or even awkward in your photos. Odds are, you’ll be too focused on getting just the right look, and that focus may show through in the finished photos.
Instead, choose poses that come naturally to you. Sitting on a bed, chair, or lounge is an easy way to get a sexy pose that doesn’t take too much thought or effort. The simpler the poses you choose, the more you can focus on looking at the camera and channeling your sexiest look.
While your photographer can help you choose some poses, practicing a little at home can also help you be more relaxed when you get to the photography studio.
Planning the Perfect Boudoir Photo Shoot
Boudoir photos can be as fun and sexy to take as they are to enjoy. By getting creative by adding a fun costume, making makeup and outfit choices that help you feel confident, and opting for poses that leave you feeling comfortable, you can master your boudoir session and end up with photos you love—and that your boyfriend, fiancee, or husband is certain to love as well!