So you have finally decided to go for it and booked your boudoir photoshoot and the next thought that is going to go through your head is “What am I going to wear? “. Educating my clients on what do bring to their shoot is one is the most essential parts to getting great images.
Some lingerie items may seem beautiful in person but not photograph very well. To make it a little easier for you I have put together a list of things that work well for a boudoir shoot. Keeping in mind different body types.
First thing I suggest to my clients is to bring a dress. Yes, a dress. Most people feel very nervous at first and I like to start them off with something they feel comfortable, sexy and confident. After a few poses, as soon the client is more relaxed & is getting used to me and my camera (and all my corny jokes), we move on to lingerie.
But just because we start with a dress, it doesn’t mean the images are not sexy. Here are some examples, with links of where to get them, of dresses that would photograph well.
Little Black Dress
Litte Black Dress for Boudoir Photography
A bonus to starting with a dress is that you will get a few images that you can actually frame and show off in your living room. Not just for “His Eyes Only”.
The important thing to keep in mind here is the fit! Noting too loose, it makes people look heavier than they are. Keep the fit to just enough to hug your body. Another great option is a Sequin Dress.
Sequin Glitter Bodycon Stretchy Dress for Boudoir
Pop of Color
If sequin is not your thing, Little Black Dress doesn’t have to be your only option. Bring a dress that compliments your completion but stay away from large prints, it may look too busy and take away from the real star YOU.
Red Dress for a Boudoir Photoshoot
Pink Dress for Boudoir Photoshoot
Sexy Blue Dress for Boudoir Photoshoot
Another important piece to bring is a corset. It is universally flattering as long as you have the right fit. It pretty much sucks in the midsection that many women are so self conscious about, and at the same time it gives a lift in the areas where it’s needed. It creates a beautiful silhouette and is very photogenic. Don’t forget to bring a pair of Thigh Highs to go along with your corset.
Velvet Kitten Teal Satin & Lace Corset Set
Red Corset for Boudoir Photoshoot
Bridal Bustier Lingerie Set for Bridal Boudoir
And don’t forget to bring tight highs that match your Lingerie set.
Lace Top Thigh High
Red Lace Top Thigh High for Boudoir Photoshoot
Cami & Panty Sets and Chemies
Another universally flattering options for most women are cami & panty set and chemise
Chemise and G-string Set
Sexy Lingerie Set: Top + Garter Belt + G-string + Stockings
Sexy Cami Lingerie Set for Boudoir Photoshoot
Bra & Panties Sets
Bra & panties Sets also a wonderful addition to your boudoir session. These come in so many fun colors textures and designs.
3 Piece Bra Set, Red
Frederick’s Red Lingerie Breathtaking Lace Balconette Bra
Beautiful Full-Figure Two-Piece Lingerie
For those cute tushie-shots
Frederick’s Boy Shorts (link)
Don’t forget to bring shoes. You don’t need to bring all the shoes you own, two or three pairs will be enough. One in nude, because they go with pretty much any outfit as well as elongate your legs! Another color to bring is black, they will work well with your high-thighs. You are always welcome to bring more, for a pop of color or to match your outfit.
Steve Madden Daalton Steve Madden Newbee
Anything goes with boudoir. Imagination is the limit. Jeans can look very sexy and can definitely be an option for your session.
Leather biker jacket
A leather biker jacket can add a nice edge to your images as well.
I have made a post about these previously. Here is a link
These are some main staples that work work well for a boudoir photoshoot. But you don’t have to limit yourselves to them. Talk to your photographer about any other themes or ideas you may have. I often customize my shoots with props that clients bring. Such as his fireman outfit, his tie, his favorite jersey, etc…
Happy shopping & have a fabulous photoshoot!