Now that we know what brings out your inner sexy self we can discuss your theme. Theme is, but not limited to the following questions:
Are these pictures for you or someone special? Is their a special occasion involved? Are you looking to capture sweet and girly? Classic? Ultra sexy and seductive? Conversely, if you tend to be more conservative in your everyday life, but there is a fierce and fiery seductress aching to come out, now would be the perfect time to play with embodying this role. Maybe you are looking to capture a few different sides of yourself. Something sweet, AND something sexy. Having a theme will help mainstream the process, give you some direction and a little peace of mind. There are so many ‘looks’ in boudoir photography and it’s easy to get caught up in wanting a little bit of everything, but that would make for a chaotic day. Once you know what your end goal is you can relax into the experience a little bit more.
FIND YOUR STYLE
This step is so important. What is YOUR style? Exploring this question is key to finding out what makes you feel the most comfortable, and ultimately most confident in your photos. If you are not comfortable in an ultra strappy Honey Birdette set, you certainly do not want to try and strike a pose in front of the camera wearing one. Do you love lace? Push Ups? More or less coverage? Thongs vs bikini’s? Trying on different styles AND silhouettes will give you time to take yourself in, and see your body dressed in something besides your normal everyday bra and underwear.
Chances are, you don’t wear bodysuits or suspenders and stocking very often. Being able to take the time to dress your body and see what works/doesn’t work will give you all the more confidence in front of the camera. If you’re anything like most women, you will be shocked at how sexy you feel in styles that you would have never considered before. This is where the fun starts happening. You start seeing yourself in a different light, which is the point of all of this, right? To reveal the inner you…
Here are some great items to think about that usually work well for most women:
White tank top
Oversized sweater / Tshirt
Full lingerie set
Body chain / chain bra
Veil (if you're getting married)
Button up shirt
Denim / leather / fur jacket
Nothing at all
Sometimes people need to see things visually to be inspired for a look. Have a look through my Pinterest board here which is full of thousands of ideas for not only outfits, but poses for your boudoir shoot… start getting inspired and have fun choosing your looks for your boudoir shoot!