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How to Stage Your Own Boudoir Shoot

A boudoir shoot is a great way to show off your body and boost your self-confidence. A set of tastefully steamy photos can make a perfect gift for your loved one or even for yourself. Whether you want to highlight your curves and swerves, or you’re getting ready to give your partner an unforgettable photobook, you should consider a professional boudoir shoot.

Before you hire a photographer, however, you should do some planning. There’s some work to do between buying some sexy lingerie and deciding on your set and location. No matter what kind of shoot you’re going for, here are some tips to help you prepare.

Pick your outfits well in advance.


Few things are more frustrating than deciding what to wear for a photoshoot. For a boudoir shoot, in particular, you want to choose the best underwear based for your body type. Whether this is a matching bra and panty set or a lacy negligee, you want to make sure you’ve picked out an outfit that highlights your favorite parts of your body. If you wait too long to settle on an outfit, you risk choosing something you’ll regret later. It’s usually a good idea to set a few options aside several weeks before your photoshoot. This gives you time to review the outfits and make any necessary changes. It’s also helpful to bring some backups to the shoot or pay for extra frames in different clothing. Of course, if you’re planning any nude poses, this won’t matter as much.

You may want to try pairing a minimizer bra with a sheer panty or choosing a lace throw that reveals key features on your body without giving away too much. You can even get a little playful and pose in one of your partner’s oversize shirts or wearing thigh-high stockings during the boudoir shoot. The options are nearly endless as long as you feel confident about what you’re wearing.

Have a reason for doing the shoot.

While this may sound like a silly tip, it can help you feel more confident during the shoot. Maybe you consider a boudoir shoot to be one of the best holiday gifts for boyfriends. You might want a photoshoot to help amp up your self-esteem. No matter your reasoning, you don’t want to spend money hiring a photographer “just because.”

A boudoir shoot is something intimate and meaningful. You want it to have a purpose behind it so you can look at the photos and feel your personality leaping from every shot. Whether you want to unleash your inner Dita Von Teese or you want a set of intimate photos to share with a partner, it’s important to understand why you’re modeling for a boudoir shoot.

Decide on your set and props.


Depending on the photographer you hire, they might charge based on time or the number of frames. Regardless, you want to ensure that you’ve made the right decisions for the location of your boudoir shoot, as well as the props you’re using. Otherwise, you could end up with wasted frames. You may even spend more money than you originally intended. If you’re not sure of the artistic direction you want, you can set up a consultation with the photographer. They can help provide some art and scene direction to give you a bit of guidance. That way, when it’s time for your session, you only have to focus on modeling and capturing the perfect shot.

A steamy, sensual boudoir shot makes an excellent gift and an intimate reminder of the beauty of your body. While it requires some planning and thought, you’ll treasure the photos for years to come.