So you decided to take the plunge and partake in a fun, exciting, and thrilling boudoir session. Chances are you’re a little nervous. Even seasoned repeat customers have a little nervous energy before trying something new in their session. But, after your shoot, you will feel a new appreciation for yourself and hopefully build up some self-confidence. Here are some tips to keep in mind to get the most out of your first boudoir photoshoot.
It’s Fair to Be Nervous
It is normal to have nerves before your first boudoir photoshoot. Almost every client has that nervous energy before their shoot. It’s a new experience and all about you and your image. It’s a natural part of the experience so don’t fret too much if you’re nervous. Built up some excited energy along with your nerves, as the two are very similar in feeling. Participating in a boudoir shoot is a step out of most clients’ comfort zones, but it is an exciting and wonderful experience. Embrace your nerves, take some breaths and get pumped with your excitement about the shoot and you will do great. A professional boudoir photographer will work with you to make you as comfortable as possible.
Prepare by Engaging with Your Body
As boudoir is all about you embracing and experiencing your body image, you can get a head start and boost your comfort level by doing a bit of practice before your session. Maybe join a yoga or dance class, or make a day at the spa with a relaxing massage. The point is to find activities that help you connect with your body, boost positive energy, and help you feel good. Your boudoir photoshoot is for you to celebrate yourself. Start finding activities that help boost that energy beforehand so you can bring it to your shoot ready and fierce.
Put Thought into Your Attire
With your luxury boudoir photoshoot, you have the say in what you want to wear, or not wear, in your photos. Ultimately, what you’re wearing is not the most important part of the photoshoot. If you’re nervous, you may fixate on what outfits to wear in your shoot, but your attire is not the focal point of your boudoir session, you are. So, at your shoot, your professional boudoir photographer will want you to feel good no matter what you’re wearing. At the end of the day, if you are feeling comfortable, you will show it in your photos. Settle on an outfit that will make you feel comfortable and right. Don’t turn down your favourite robe, because that can make for some seriously bold photos. Just want to stick with the basic bra and panty? Go ahead. No matter what you want to wear, it will work. You can also just bare it all for the camera.
The focus is on making you comfortable and feel happy with your look.
Get Your Skin Glowing
To showcase your beauty and have your body shine in your boudoir session, add some healthy moisturizing body butter. Lathering in moisturizer every day leading up to your shoot is also a great way to help you connect with your body and indulge in some pampering. Use the time to embrace your image and think positively of your appearance. Come the day of your shoot, your skin will be glowing and radiant for a luxurious final look in your photos.
Prepare Your Body
Take some time to practice while wearing your chosen outfits to start getting in the right mindset for your boudoir shoot. Stretch or dance while wearing your choices so you can get a feel of posing for the camera and make sure your outfits are still comfortable! You can also meditate or write down your thoughts heading into the boudoir photoshoot. This will all help release some of that nervous energy and set you up for a more fun and engaging session. And finally, feel and engage with your excitement. You are celebrating you, and that’s wonderful.
Don’t Forget to Eat
Many clients do because they get caught up in the anxiety around a first-time boudoir session. Although your session will not be super long, you will want to be prepared and fueled up for all the posing and movement you will be doing for the camera. A proper protein-rich breakfast the morning of, will give you the energy you need during your shoot. Do not worry about looking or feeling bloated in your photos. The boudoir photographer is there to capture your best self, and that means taking care of your body. Don’t forget to bring a snack along with you, in case you get hungry!
Trust Your Photographer
You are choosing to work with a professional and reputable boudoir photographer. It’s all they do. You need to trust their expertise and guidance to make your shoot a success. You are in good hands because, for your photographer, your comfort is their greatest goal. They want to make you look and feel good during your shoot. So, take their advice, let them help ease your nerves and enjoy the experience.
If you are ready to book your first boudoir photoshoot with a luxury boudoir photographer, reach out today and be prepared to unleash your divine inner beauty.