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The Simple Dos and Don'ts of Boudoir Photography: Unraveling the Mysteries

Boudoir photography is an art form that has gained immense popularity in recent years. Many women are embracing the opportunity to capture their beauty and sensuality through this form of photography. It's an experience I think every woman should try-- at least once! 😀 As a boudoir photographer, I have seen firsthand how transformative and empowering a boudoir photography session can be. However, there are certain dos and don'ts that clients should be aware of to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience.

In this blog post, I will unravel the mysteries of boudoir photography by sharing the dos and don'ts that every client should keep in mind. Let's take a look...


  1. Do your research: Before booking a boudoir photography session, do your research and choose a photographer who has experience in this niche. Look at their portfolio, read reviews from previous clients, and make sure that their style aligns with your vision. Don't shop by lowest price.

  2. Do communicate with your photographer: Communication is key when it comes to boudoir photography. Be honest with your photographer about your comfort level, what you want to achieve from the session, and any insecurities you may have. This will help your photographer tailor the session to your needs and make you feel more at ease. Surprisingly, a number of women opt to not chat till session day--and it's the first time they speak with me! "I'm so busy..." "Yeah, I meant to..." Blah, blah, blah.

  3. Do invest in professional hair and makeup: Professional hair and makeup can make a world of difference in your boudoir photos. It will not only enhance your natural beauty but also boost your confidence. It's part of the total experience of your session. Be sure to make a quick stop to get yours done on the way to your session, if your photographer does not offer this option as part of your package.

  4. Do bring outfits that make you feel confident and sexy: Choose outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident. You don't need to wear lingerie if it's not your style, but make sure that whatever you wear makes you feel good about yourself.

  5. Do trust your photographer: Your photographer has the experience and expertise to guide you through the session and capture the best shots. Trust their vision and let them guide you through the process.


  1. Don't be afraid to say no: If there's a pose or outfit that you're not comfortable with, don't be afraid to say no. Your photographer should always respect your boundaries and make you feel safe and comfortable. As noted above, communication is the key. "Sexiness" is a relative term. Everyone has a different level of what is "edgy" to them.

  2. Don't overdo it with makeup and hair: While professional hair and makeup are important, don't overdo it. You want to look like the best version of yourself, not someone else entirely.

  3. Don't compare yourself to others: Boudoir photography is about capturing your unique beauty and sensuality. Don't compare yourself to others and remember that you are beautiful just the way you are.

  4. Don't wait until you lose weight or reach a certain milestone: Many women put off boudoir photography because they're waiting until they lose weight or reach a certain milestone. However, boudoir photography is about celebrating your beauty and sensuality in the present moment. Don't wait for the perfect time, embrace who you are now.

  5. Don't forget to have fun: Boudoir photography should be a fun and empowering experience. Don't take yourself too seriously and enjoy the process. I make it a point in my sessions to make my client have fun...and my sessions are an experience. Everyone has a bit of nerves at first... Rolling around in your underwear isn't exactly serious business. Enjoy it!

In conclusion, boudoir photography can be a transformative and empowering experience for women. By following these dos and don'ts, you can ensure that your boudoir photography session is a success and an experience to remember. Remember to communicate with your photographer, trust their expertise, and most importantly, have fun!



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