What do you see when you think of boudoir photography? Are you imagining a woman in lingerie, posing seductively on a bed or couch? If so, then your vision is correct and I've got some tips for looking your best. But if what you're picturing is more along the lines of someone who's feeling empowered by their own body image and sexuality, then that's also right! Boudoir photography is about celebrating women's beauty at any size or stage in life.
If you're looking for an empowering experience , then boudoir photography is a great option. But if posing in front of the camera makes you feel nervous or self-conscious, fret not! Your photographer will guide you through the entire process and help you pose in ways that make YOU feel confident and beautiful. All it takes is one session with me at (insert studio name) to get comfortable in front of the camera!
You don't need to practice posing before your boudoir session. The first thing you should do is make sure that you are comfortable with the person who will be photographing you. If they make you feel at ease then there is no need to worry about them capturing all of your best angles. I have never seen a client pose awkwardly because she was worried about what I would think of her body, but rather because she didn't want me to see how she felt inside and wanted to look like the confident woman on the outside instead!
I'm not going to lie. I've been there before and done that. When I started my boudoir business, the first thing I did was go search for posing tips on Google. It seemed like a good idea at the time and it's what everyone does right? Wrong! The problem with this approach is you're taking advice from people who have never had their pictures taken professionally or seen someone else take theirs. Instead of following these outdated tips, just follow these five easy steps to make your experience as painless as possible.