8 Things NOT to Bring to your Boudoir Session

Are you planning on having a boudoir photo session? If so, there are certain items that you should definitely not bring to the shoot. While bringing certain items can make your session more enjoyable, other items can detract from your experience. In this blog post, we’ll go through 8 things not to bring to a boudoir photo session so that you can have the best session possible!

1) Your partner

Bringing your partner to a boudoir photo session can be a great way to spice up your relationship and create a fun memory together. However, it can also add unnecessary pressure on you to perform. You may worry about what they are thinking or if you are doing a good job, which can take away from the overall experience. It’s for these reasons that I highly discourage bringing your partner to your session, unless you’re doing a couple’s session which will include your partner in the photo shoot.

2) Your kids

When planning for a boudoir photoshoot, it’s important to leave your children at home. Due to the nature of boudoir, having children in the mix is not only inappropriate, but distracting – even if they are newborns. It’s best to arrange for a sitter so that you can focus completely on the photoshoot experience and get the most out of your session. Having your children around will only distract from the task at hand and take away from the time allotted for your session.

3) Fear

When it comes to a boudoir photo session, fear is one of the most common things that people bring with them. It’s perfectly normal to feel nervous or apprehensive before your session – after all, boudoir photography is an intimate and vulnerable experience! However, it’s important to remember that you will never be asked to do anything you don’t feel comfortable with. It’s YOUR session, and your comfort and wellbeing should always come first. I will guide you through the entire process, from posing to editing, and will make sure you feel supported every step of the way. Remember that a boudoir session isn’t just about taking photos – it’s about celebrating your body and embracing your own beauty.

4) Your insecurities

When it comes to boudoir photo sessions, it can be hard to feel comfortable in your own skin. It’s natural to have moments of insecurity or feel self-conscious. But remember that this photo session is all about you! You deserve to feel beautiful and powerful.

Making you look amazing is my job as a boudoir photographer. I specialize in making women look their absolute best. I understand that this isn’t easy, but trust the process. You don’t have to be a professional model or wear a lot of makeup to look gorgeous in these photos – I will make sure of that! I want you to feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera, and I am here to help you achieve this.

Bringing your insecurities along to your session won’t do you any favors. Focus on feeling empowered and trusting yourself instead. Believe in your beauty and let yourself be seen!

5) Your phone

When it comes to your boudoir photo session, you want to give your full attention to the moment. The presence of your phone can be distracting and can take away from the experience. This is your time to be fully present for yourself and honor your body. Put away your phone and carve out this time to fully appreciate yourself and the beauty that you hold.

6) Clothing that doesn’t fit

When you come to your boudoir photo session, one thing to be aware of is making sure your clothing fits properly. If the clothing is too tight, it may not flatter you in the way you are hoping for. It can leave lumpy, unflattering lines that aren’t yours or don’t belong. On the other hand, if the clothing is too loose, it may not provide enough shape and definition in photos. The last thing you want is for your clothing to be sagging or bunching in certain places.

Therefore, it’s essential to make sure your clothing fits properly before you bring it to your photo session. Try on items at home so you can get a better sense of how they will look in photos. This will ensure you look your best and have beautiful, flattering photos that you will cherish forever.

And don’t forget, you are welcome to borrow from my client closet as well.

7) High heels you can’t walk in

When it comes to a boudoir photo session, it’s essential to make sure you are comfortable in the clothing and shoes you wear. My boudoir studio has a variety of flooring textures and heights, so it’s important to make sure that you can navigate these surfaces safely. Even if you find a gorgeous pair of high heels that look fabulous with your outfit, it’s not worth risking an injury or falling in them if you aren’t comfortable walking in them. Not only will you look less than graceful in your photos, but you also won’t be able to stand in poses that require you to stand on one leg. To ensure your safety and comfort during the session, stick to heels that you are comfortable walking in. You’ll be able to focus on looking your best and feeling confident instead of worrying about taking a tumble.

8)The weight of other people’s expectations

Sometimes, when you’re preparing for a boudoir photo session, the thought of other people seeing or judging your images can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember that this is your experience and it should be a reflection of your confidence and self-love. It’s important to not be influenced by other people’s expectations, opinions, or judgments.

Your boudoir photo session is about YOU and the chance to express yourself in a safe and supportive environment. During the shoot, there will only be you and me (your photographer), so all of your images will remain completely private unless you give your express written permission for them to be shared. No matter what, it’s important to stay true to yourself and celebrate who you are.