One of the most common concerns I hear when going into a boudoir session is not having anything "sexy" to wear. Those who have worked with me know that I proudly boast that I can do amazingly sexy boudoir in a parka.
Your Personality Is Key
One thing to keep in mind is the sexiest teddy will only seem silly if you are a blue jeans and sundresses kind of person. My job as a boudoir photographer is about empowering you to discover strength in who YOU are. You are unique, you are gorgeous, and you are YOU!
Know Your Why
The key to boudoir is in empowering you to be authentically you. Looking at the pictures after, you will be caught by one thing... yourself. As a professional photographer I can make everyone look great, but you will only connect with YOU. This starts with knowing your why. What brings you to my studio, how do you intend to use the pictures we create?
Photographs for your husband would be taken and edited differently than photographs taken to celebrate your 30th birthday. Or to celebrate being a cancer survivor! All amazing reasons.
Keep it simple, stupid! If you aren't the type to get all dolled up and wear incredibly expensive heels (no matter how sexy they are), it's not going to sit well. If you're a cowboy boots kind of girl, let's celebrate that! I give you the permission RIGHT NOW, not that you needed it, to be authentically you! Be yourself, be sexy, be cute, be nerdy, be whatever you want to be!
This set, with one of my best friends, was taken after the actual shoot! As she was packing up to go. I turned and saw what I know to be HER! They are my favorite images from the whole day because it's just... Mia!
What will your favorite set look like? I'm so excited to find out!