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Boudoir: What to Wear

Posted on the 24 December 2020 by Cjgphoto

Congratulations! You've made the first step to schedule your boudoir session. I'm sure you have searched google or Pinterest for boudoir styles that you love, now it's time to make that dream a reality. When preparing for your boudoir session, I suggest making a Pinterest board of styles that you love and that you believe call to you and would photograph you in a beautiful light. You might also ask how much of the styling is left to the photographer? Well, every photographer is different and and has different styles for their clients but only you know yourself best. Take the time, chat with your photographer and share inspiration photos. Sharing your likes and worries will help your photographer learn a little more about you as a person and what you like to make sure you get the session tailored for you.

Photographers are all different and have very different styles. Some edit with a light and airy style or with a lot of neutral backgrounds with clean edits while others may edit in a dark and moody way with more browns and blacks. You have to find the style that calls to you, but also be looking at the posing and ask yourself if any of the poses call to you.

What to Wear to Your Boudoir Session?

Whether this is your first or hundredth boudoir session you always question"What should I wear?" "What's my boudoir Style?" "What is going to look good on me?" As a Maine boudoir photographer this is the question I get asked most often so I have decided to write a blog of what to wear to your boudoir session and address some boudoir styles that are flattering for many, to make planning that much easier. No there is not a formula for this, no specific steps that work for everyone but hopefully these tips will help you when planning for YOUR session. Ultimately, boudoir is a personal photoshoot, this is custom to every women and what makes them look and feel beautiful.

Does the Photographer Style Your Boudoir Session?

I get asked if I have a repertoire of clothes for you to choose from and the answer is no, and here's why. Every woman that comes into my studio is different we are all different shapes and sizes but we all also have very different personalities and things we like. I would fill my whole studio with the various different outfits available for every woman and their size and personality, but there is another reason....that is my clothes aren't you. Part of the journey of boudoir is finding outfits that make you feel confident and sexy, or things you wear on a daily basis that make you feel beautiful. Boudoir is always about you and no one else except maybe your significant other. So, I encourage you to go on the journey to finding the things that make you feel confident, beautiful and sexy.

How to Choose the Right Outfits

The first thing you need to do is look at your wardrobe and discover some things about yourself, do you like to be more exposed and show off your skin or do you like to be more comfy? Try on your favorite outfits, look at yourself in the mirror to discover what your style is if you don't know. Do you have a lot of lingerie or more oversized t-shirts, shirts with buttons, long socks or stockings? This will help narrow down what you will wear. When picking your outfits there is no such thing as too many outfits to bring, you might not use them all but it is a good idea to bring several options to work with your photographer to make the decision at the studio. There are a few guidelines to consider: stay away from clashing patterns, dress for your body type, and try something new.

Embrace Boudoir

Boudoir is an experience, take the time to enjoy it. Remember, for the best experience choose a photographer that you jive with and has a style you love, next, take the time to search google and Pinterest to find inspiration photos you love. The hardest part is always planning the outfits, but as long as you remember to dress in what makes you feel confident and sexy weather it's new outfits or outfits you wear all the time make the experience fun and memorable. If you have questions or are questioning if something will look good ask your photographer and send a few pictures. For more questions about Boudoir check out this blog and here for more boudoir blogs.



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