6 Tips to Help You Rock Your Boudoir Session

February 25, 2020

Whether you’ve already booked a boudoir session or you’re thinking about booking one, I’ve come up with 6 tips to help you absolutely nail your photoshoot!! If you’re feeling a little nervous, I got you, its natural! But keep reading and I’ll help you see how amazing your session is going to be.

1. Boudoir photography is for anyone.

Despite what you may be thinking, you don’t have to look like a model to do a boudoir shoot. That’s one of the reasons why I absolutely love empowering women of all ages and all shapes and sizes through boudoir photography. I’ve had clients range in age from 20 years old to over 50 years old, from size 0 to plus size. Most of my clients come in not really knowing the true vixen that lives inside of them. It’s my job to help them find that part of themselves that’s buried deep inside – and bring it out in the photographs I take. I can’t tell you how often I hear “I can’t believe that’s me!” from my clients.  Yes GIRL, it is you! You are amazing!!!!

2. Have fun.

So posing in lingerie in front of a stranger isn’t something you do all the time??! ? It’s OK to feel a little nervous about doing a boudoir session. But I promise you, I will do my best to make you feel 100% comfortable. Rest assured, I’m a total goofball behind the lens. I crack jokes (bad ones at that), make fun of myself, sing and even dance a little all while showing you exactly what to do. I’m going to make sure you’re having a good time and help you feel like the super sexy woman that you are! You have nothing to worry about! Which brings me to my next point…

3. Confidence = Sexiness.

There’s nothing sexier than a confident woman. You may not look like Beyoncé in real life, but after I’m done posing you, you’re sure going to feel like her! So bring your confidence and leave those insecurities at the door!

4. Style your body type.

It’s so important that you find outfits for your boudoir session that make you feel confident. Remember, confidence = sexy! I’m here to help you with styling your body type. My Pinterest board is filled with outfit inspiration for all different body types. Buy a few different options – and try them all on! If you’re unsure, just bring them all with you – I’ll help you decide. I also have a boudoir closet in my studio with lingerie, robes and heels that all my clients have full access to. Not into lingerie?! No problem! Confidence may = sexy, but lingerie does not! Grab a cute over-sized sweater and work it girl!

5. You don’t have to know how to pose.

I encourage you to look through Pinterest to find inspiration for your photo shoot, but don’t worry about posing. I’ve been doing boudoir photography for over 10 years, and I’ve put a lot of time and effort into learning how to pose my clients in the angles that are right for them. You don’t have to come in knowing how to model at all. Leave it all up to me!

6. Your images can stay private.

Worried about your privacy? I often hear from clients who are worried about taking professional boudoir pics because of their profession. Whether you’re a teacher, a counselor, a daycare provider – whatever your profession may be – no one will ever know that you’ve done a boudoir shoot except you (and the person you may be gifting it to). Everyone deserves to feel confident and sexy once in a while!!! You can read more about the Alison Marie Photography Privacy & Sharing Policy here!

So go on and rock your boudoir shoot ladies!!! If you’re unsure if a boudoir shoot is right for you, just give me a call – or send me a message here! I’d love to talk you through any questions you might have. Rest assured, I have TONS of tips and advice to help you feel totally relaxed and look like a total bombshell!!!