Updated: May 25
As a pro boudoir photographer, I'm in the fortunate position to work with wonderful women from all over New Jersey and the NYC area who come to me every year to create amazing wedding, Christmas, and anniversary gifts.
It's no secret that part of fun of a boudoir photo shoot is dressing up! Picking outfits is an important part of the experience, and choices are unique for every client that comes through my door. Often, my clients reach out to me looking for guidance on boudoir photography outfit ideas because they want to look their best during their session. No problem! I love helping.
Picking outfits can get pretty involved based on the clients vision of the session. Sometimes there is a very specific look in mind. There are clients that may want a traditional lingerie look, or perhaps a beautiful bridal boudoir styled session. Others may even be looking for maternity boudoir outfits. --Just to name a few.
Boudoir is many things to many people. You'll see certain styles of photos come and go, but one of my favorites has always been traditional lingerie sets including stockings, garter belt, and high heels. This outfit has a timeless look and gives a certain sophistication to any boudoir session-- and when photographed properly, not only are they beautiful, they can down-right sizzle. I feel this look is really one of the foundations of boudoir.
Clients often ask about bringing in such items, and I always respond with a vigorous yes! Although cinching up a pair of stocking may not be very practical in every day life, they are 100% at home in a boudoir shoot. Boudoir is the perfect place for lingerie dress up of any style.
Lingerie can get a bit involved. Not sure exactly how all these straps and tabby-things come together? No worries!! I can't even tell you how many times my clients have walked in to a shooting room after getting changed and awkwardly held out a garter strap and said "I'm not really sure how to attach these things..." Fear not! Your photographer has you covered. Once you learn the little trick-- it's easy. (And I hope you find an opportunity to use these great outfits outside of your session! 😀)
In my experience, great lingerie is a factor in having an outstanding outcome. Little details do make a difference, so don't skimp when it comes to picking your boudoir lingerie.
Below are some super sexy poses from a recent session with this classic look. Hopefully, these shots will inspire you to dress up during for your upcoming session. Feel free to use for inspiration for your upcoming boudoir session.
Want to see more boudoir photography ideas? Take a moment and visit my Boudoir Galleries.