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What to Expect for your Boudoir Photo Shoot

What is a boudoir photo shoot?

The French word “boudoir” refers to a woman’s private dressing room or changing room. And as such, a boudoir photo shoot captures moments while dressing or undressing in a women’s private room. These sessions are empowering and intimate opportunities that build confidence in one’s body, mind, and soul. But this experience doesn’t have to be singular; bring your partner for a sensual and intimate photo shoot, or a fun and flirty couples boudoir photo shoot. This unforgettable experience leaves couples feeling more connected and confident in their relationship together.

Boudoir Photo Shoots: What are the Rules?

When you schedule your boudoir photo shoot with Natalie Roberson Photography, you’ll be given a guidebook outlining how to prepare and what to bring that includes eight pages of lingerie options. We’ll talk about what you aim to capture during your session and establish what rules we’ll all need to abide by. No men will be present during your boudoir photo shoot (unless you invite your partner) and we guarantee that only classy photos will be captured. We repeat, no highly explicit images will be taken. Please let us know ahead of time if you’ll be bringing a guest or a female friend for moral support during this fun and inspirational session!

Boudoir Photo Shoots: Hair & Makeup

What better way to start off your boudoir photo shoot than by enhancing your natural beauty! We recommend pampering yourself and getting your hair and makeup done so you start your session feeling extra confident, beautiful and sexy in front of the camera. Your boudoir photo shoot is about self-love, releasing insecurities, and feeling inspired when you look in the mirror and when you see your photos. Contact us today and we can refer you to one of our favorite professional hair and make-up artists.

Boudoir Photo Shoots: Privacy Please!

With over 10 years of experience in boudoir photography, we know the best experiences and photos emerge from a private setting. The Natalie Roberson Photography studio is perfectly set up for your private boudoir photo shoot with options for classic backdrops and furniture for elegant poses. We are available for onsite sessions in your master bedroom if the style and mood is what you’re looking for, or we recommend renting a hotel room for a fresh look that encourages a flirty banter with the camera.

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Should I bring my partner for my Boudoir Photo shoot

If you’re looking to try something new with your partner, a couples boudoir photo shoot is a great daytime date idea. With a little direction from behind the camera, you’ll start off with some common poses like a gentle kiss or a loose embrace. After you both begin to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera, your intimacy and love for each other will radiate around you and be easy to capture in your posed and candid photos.

What should I wear for my Boudoir Photo Shoot

The best outfit for a boudoir photo shoot is one that you feel comfortable and confident in. One of the most common clothing choices for a boudoir photo shoot is lingerie. With a multitude of styles to choose from, you can keep it simple with a bra and panties or find a bodysuit that fits your style. High waisted lingerie hides any tummy problem spots and gives the illusion of longer legs. Corsets and bustiers help give some women the shape they’re going for and embellished slips, garter belts, and stockings are a great way to express your personal style.

A simple and favorite clothing choice for a boudoir photo shoot is a classic button down shirt. A thin, white linen shirt is a popular choice, but a colored shirt can also work if it complements your lingerie and background style. A long robe, kimono with lace or appliques, or even a white linen bedsheet can also be incredibly sexy draped over your lingerie to give the illusion of nudity in front of a bright window or on a bed.

Some everyday garments can be perfect for your boudoir photo shoot as well. A long, fitted cardigan or off the shoulder sweater can pair perfectly with lingerie bottoms. Wearing a black blazer or leather jacket over a lacy lingerie bodysuit is another way to give the illusion of nudity without showing too much. Your favorite pair of blue jeans can give you a sultry look paired with an open button down shirt, bra or lingerie top. Bring a cropped t-shirt or your favorite concert tee to add some edgy steam to your boudoir photo shoot.

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Natalie Roberson has years of experience in boudoir photo shoots!

With over ten years of boudoir photo shoot experience, Natalie Roberson Photography knows the experience is just as important for each woman as the photographs that are captured. Each session is a highly personal experience for every woman and for couples too. Contact us to find out how a boudoir photo shoot can be the perfect adventure for you and your partner or for your solo self-empowerment journey!