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10 Ways To Get The Best Boudoir Photos

Every woman wants to feel beautiful, sexy, and stunning! A professional boudoir photo session can give you that feeling, boosting your confidence and letting you feel like a model for a day. Check out these 10 ways you can plan for the perfect boudoir photos to show off your beautiful self.

1. Find the right photographer

More than any other type of photo session, a boudoir shoot requires you to choose a photographer you can trust. If you don’t feel comfortable with the person taking your photos, your images will show it. You don’t want to look stiff and awkward, so choose a photographer who can help you relax and feel as beautiful as you are.

2. Buy something new

What better way to feel sexy than to dress up in new lingerie? Check out your favorite boutique for some sexy pieces, or even go to Victoria’s Secret. With the lower prices, you can pick up more outfits and have more options for your session.

A few of my favorites places to shop online are Hips & Curves, True & Co, and Adore Me.

3. Play some mood music

Music at your boudoir session will make you feel more comfortable and confident. Take some time to create a playlist of your favorite songs—songs that make you feel strong, sexy, and powerful. I’ll play these at your session to set the tone!

4. Change your look

A boudoir shoot is a great time to try something new—a bold makeup look or a wild hairstyle. There’s no one definition of sexy, so feel free to mix things up and embrace your personal beauty.

Did you know that professional hair and makeup is part of the boudoir experience with Maggie Messer? We always start with a pampering session to make sure that you are feeling beautiful and confident walking into your photo shoot!

5. Practice posing

It may feel ridiculous, but don’t be afraid to try out some poses before your shoot. Look through your favorite fashion magazines and try to imitate the models. Try arching your back and leaning forward. And above all, leave a little to the imagination.

That being said, please understand that you don’t have to be a model to be photographed by me! On the day of your boudoir session, I’ll help you every step of the way, from posing you in the most flattering poses for your figure to coaching you on expressions.

6. Embrace the nerves

It’s totally normal and okay to be nervous. Feeling nervous means you’re outside of your comfort zone, which is awesome! And don’t worry about what your photographer sees when they look at you—my job is to make you look gorgeous. I want to capture the best of you, and that’s exactly what I see.

Boudoir photo session curvy lingerie lying on a couch

7. Don’t worry about your weight!

You don’t have to lose a few pounds to book a boudoir shoot. Come to your session as you are and let me—and your wardrobe—make you look stunning. I can give you tips on dressing to suit your body type and will pose you in ways that highlight your beauty.

8. Be open to possibility

A boudoir session requires you to do things you don’t normally do and strike poses you may have never even considered. Trust your photographer’s experience and be open to any ideas we have for your session. After all, our job is to make you feel gorgeous!

9. Drink lots of water and avoid overeating

If you want to look your best and be comfortable, it’s important to stay hydrated and avoid any foods or drinks that could make you bloat. You also don’t want to eat a big meal before your boudoir session. If you feel overly full, you won’t feel sexy.

10. Have fun!

Above all, have fun with your boudoir session. Relax and let your photographer help you show off your sexy, stunning self!

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Interested in a glamour or boudoir shoot to showcase what makes you uniquely beautiful?  Schedule a Call to Chat to be a part of the You Are Beautiful Movement. 

Click here to inquire! – Maggie

Hair and Makeup by Kellie Outlaw with Sparkle Studios

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