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What Can I Expect From a Boudoir Shoot?


Boudoir style photography is incredibly popular and for good reason. They showcase your sexy side, depicting you in a beautifully sensual light for the person you love. Though we understand it can seem like a nerve-wracking experience to have a photographer seeing you partially nude, the sessions are always fun and feel like a little party.

But what are some things you can expect during a boudoir shoot?

Choosing the Right Photographer

First, you need the right photographer. Choosing a photographer is an incredibly important step because you need to feel comfortable in front of the camera to get the best shots. 

As you talk to a potential photographer, focus on how easily the conversation flows. Is the photographer fun? Are they easy to interact with?

Also, make sure to look at their portfolio. Are the photos what you expect during the shoot? Some photographers won’t have the style you want and that’s okay.

Styling Hair and Makeup

You’ll probably want to have your hair and makeup styled to look your absolute best. Many photography studios have an in-house makeup artist and hairstylist.

There are a few makeup elements that are normal during boudoir shoots, but, of course, these are your photos at the end of the day, so you can use as much or as little makeup as you want. Many people use hair extensions and fake eyelashes.

You can even bring your own favorite products to put on during the shoot. Or you can leave it up to the makeup artist’s professional opinion. It’s all about what you want to do.

To ensure that the photos are exactly what you want, bring a few examples from other boudoir shoots you like.

Exploring Boudoir Poses

Poses are part of what makes a photo shoot come out so beautifully. The photographer will be well-versed in poses, so you will have lots of different angles and looks to experiment with. Back arches and torso twists are just two of the numerous poses that you may decide to try. 

Aside from the poses you choose, your photographer will also recommend different gazes and moods to try. By the end of the shoot, you will have captured many different sensual looks. If the photos are for your significant other, they’re sure to be happily surprised. 

What Comes Next- Photo Albums

Once the photo shoot is finished, you will probably want to select an album, either for yourself or to give to your partner. Nothing tops off a surprise better than a stylish photo album containing elegant, professionally done photographs. Even if you want to have the photos for your own enjoyment, a photo album is still a great way to keep them safe.

Talk to a Boudoir Photographer

Are you ready to schedule some time in front of the camera? Remember, a boudoir photo shoot doesn’t have to be a wedding gift, anniversary, or any other special event. Whatever the occasion, celebrate your sensual side by calling kapuPatel Photography today at (609) 933-8361.