Boudoir Lingerie Shopping Guide Tips

When shopping for lingerie to wear at your boudoir photoshoot there are a few things to keep in mind. The most important thing to know is; how does the lingerie make you feel when you put it on? You should absolutely love the way it looks and flatters your body, and how it makes you feel wearing it 🙂 Do you feel sexy? Confident? If so, you've made a great choice. Another thing to keep in mind when shopping for boudoir lingerie is how it "behaves" when you changning your laying down on your back? Do you see gaps between you and the fabric, especially around the breast area? Padded bras look great standing but not so much when laying flat on your back. Therefore, padded bras aren't my first choice when selecting boudoir lingerie for your photoshoot. Go for something that moves with your body yet holds you in. You'll just have to test it out when shopping for boudoir lingerie. Another important tip is to select 3-4 outfits that are completely different yet look amazing when grouped the images below. Finally, when selecting wardrobe pieces for a boudoir photoshoot, it's best to stick to a color theme. Select one color then add neutral colors to complete the look. Neutral colors include; black, white, ivory, tan, cream, and gray. Sticking to a mostly neutral color palate with a splash of color will look gorgeous in a boudoir photo album!

I know most women hate shopping for lingerie (much like shopping for a new bathing suit 😛 That's why I have put together a shopping guide that talks all about lingerie. Here I go into much more details. Once you have booked your session with me, you will receive my free lingerie shopping guide. If you would like book a session with me simply click here. To shop the look I have selected below, simply click on the images and it will take you right to the website. You may also be interested in reading this article on what to expect after booking your boudoir session?


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Boudoir Photoshoot Wardrobe Ideas

Shopping for lingerie and looking for wardrobe ideas for your boudoir photoshoot doesn't have to be hard or fact, it can be fun!  I want to share some thoughts and ideas to keep in mind when planning boudoir wardrobe outfits. It a good idea to bring four complete outfits including shoes with you, and accessories if you desire. When selecting your wardrobe think about how they will look together as a set. Do the colors clash or compliment one another? Is there variety? Bringing four black bras and panties doesn't create variety. I recommend bringing no more than two black outfits that are completely different. For example, you can have a sexy black bra and panty set, and a sultry black bodysuit. I don't recommend all of your lingerie pieces to be bold, bright, or too colorful. It's ok to have one piece that stands out, however, you don't want the pieces competing against each other. Sticking to a neutral color palate is best, and adding one piece with color for a little extra something would be a better choice. 

A note on bras. While padded bras look great underneath your clothes, they are not a good choice when it comes to boudoir wardrobe. The problem is when laying on your back, breasts will slide into armpits and flatten out. What you're left with is a gap between the padded bar and your skin. You're are better off choosing a bra the clings and moves with your body, thus avoiding unnecessary gaps! Below are two bras that would accomplish this goal.

Next, let's talk bodysuits! Sometimes referred to as teddies. This is a great choice if you are trying to hide the middle section. Many woman are self conscious about this area, especially after having babies. If you have large breasts or natural breast that have lost their youthful bounce, I would recommend a bodysuit with an underwire that will offer support. Small breasted and women with implants can get away without an underwire. 

Once you become a boudoir client of mine, you will receive a special lingerie guide that only clients have access to to help you select the best lingerie for your body type. If you are interested in booking your own boudoir session, please follow this link.

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Sultry Black Bra and Panty

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Sexy Black Bodysuit

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Matching Bra and Panty Set

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Lacey Ivory Bodysuit

What To Expect After Booking Your Boudoir Session

So, you just booked your boudoir session, yeah baby!  You're feeling excited yet nervous because you've never done anything like this before and you're probably thinking..."this is so out of my comfort zone!"  Welcome, what you are feeling is completely normal...I can assure you of that!  Every client that comes to me almost always feels exactly the way you do. I want to reassure you that you are in good hands.  I have been shooting boudoir photography for nearly 9 years (hard for me to believe), and I have the expertise needed to deliver an amazing experience, calm your nerves, and reduce fears and anxiety while getting killer shots. This article discusses what you can expect after booking your boudoir session.

Part of what goes into delivering an amazing experience is providing my clients with the all the information they need to feel prepared for their session. Once your appointment has been confirmed, you will receive a welcome letter containing everything you need to know and what to expect after booking your boudoir session. A detailed guide filled with gorgeous images (for inspiration) outlines places to shop for lingerie, how to prepare your skin, face and hair, as well as prepping the morning of your session. It also outlines details about what to expect once the photo shoot is "when will I get to see my images and  order my album?" For the privacy and safety for myself and clients, the address to my home studio is not published on this site. You will be give the address once your session is booked. You will also receive a lingerie guide to help you select the best lingerie possible for your body type/shape, personality and style...and of course, I'm always available to answer your questions! The most important thing about lingerie is getting a proper fit and how it makes you feel while wearing it.

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Once you arrive to my home studio, I will lead you to the "getting ready room" and introduce my stylist. Together we will discuss how you would like your makeup  and hair styled. Next, we will look over the items you brought with you and lay them out. This is your time to relax and rid yourself of any anxiety you might be feeling. I'll have music playing, candles lit, and offer you a beverage of your choice. Hair and makeup takes on average 90 minutes, so you'll have plenty of time to relax in the getting ready room before we begin shooting. 

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Once you are happy with how your hair and makeup looks, we'll select your first outfit and begin shooting. I like to have a little "pep talk" before we get started. Clients are nervous to get started and tell me they "don't know how to pose." I tell them that posing is my expertise and I don't expect them to know how. I will demonstrate each pose and give directions on where to place your arms, hands and feet, as well as where to look while coaching for facial expressions. There are times during the session where I like "go off script" and encourage my clients to express their own unique personal style and give them the freedom to express themselves in any manor they wish. Whether it be fun and playful, a little flirty, or down right sexy! It's fun to see them come out of their shell and get out of their comfort zone, and trust me...I get some great shots that are truly unique and one of a kind. Here's what my clients say about their experience.

I'll spend roughly 45 minutes photographing you in each outfit. The total amount of time you can expect to be photographed is 2-2.5 hours...plenty of time for you to get comfortable in front of my lens. I like to end each session in the dark room on black satin sheets with a fan blowing your hair ever so slightly for some great close ups! 

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Remember, this day is all about you! After your session you will look and feel amazing inside and out. Do not waste it, make plans to go out with your girlfriends afterwards and tell them about your experience! With my referral bonus, a friend of yours is a friend of mine!