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All About Boudoir!

You see this word everywhere and kind of have an idea of what it is but still have questions. This article is all about Boudoir Photography and what it really is! Hopefully I can help you fill in the blanks.

"Boudoir photography is becoming more and more popular, with photo shoots and boudoir albums making excellent wedding day gifts for your future husband. If you’re interested in surprising your partner with a sexy yet tasteful gift, then a boudoir photo shoot might be for you. Boudoir photographers are masters of creating elegant, sensual and classy images of you in your lingerie, but before you strip down to your skivvies, there are a few things to know about a boudoir session. Here are the basics so that you know what to expect from your boudoir photography shoot."

What is a boudoir photo shoot?

"Before we dive into the details of a typical boudoir photography shoot, we want to explain what bridal boudoir photography really is. “Boudoir” is a French word meaning a lady’s private dressing room or bedroom. In photography, boudoir refers to a style in which women pose for photographs partially clothed or in lingerie. The photos are tasteful and nudity is typically implied rather than explicit. They are sensual and sexy as well as classy and elegant. Photos and albums from boudoir shoots make excellent wedding day, anniversary, holiday and birthday gifts, with wedding gifts for the husband-to-be becoming extremely popular. These photos are also used as a way to document how great you look and feel about yourself at this given time."

What to wear for your boudoir photo shoot?

"Boudoir photos typically involve lingerie, but that doesn’t mean that you have to start shopping for a lacy undergarment. Think about what kind of look you’re going for, such as sexy, playful, pinup or glam. You also don’t have to pose in your underwear; you can take great boudoir photos in a modest outfit, such as jeans and a tank top. If you know your fiancé loves the way you look in his favorite team’s jersey, pair it with cute boyshorts for a playful and cute look. After all, this photo shoot is about making you feel comfortable, so you have the freedom to strut your stuff in whatever outfit works for you. If you want to channel your inner pinup model, there are plenty of outfit choices that range from barely there to full coverage. Talk to your photographer beforehand to see what they have and what you should bring yourself; you’ll probably need to bring your own shoes but they may be able to provide everything else."

Hair and Makeup

"In order to look the part, you’ll need to have your hair and makeup done. Fake eyelashes and hair extensions are commonly used, while makeup styles can be as natural or heavy as you’d like. Remember that your photographer and stylists will have expert opinions on your beauty look, but you have the final word on your makeover. Feel free to bring your own products that you know work well, or let the stylists work their magic! If you’ve done research ahead of time on the look you’re interested in, bring photos so that they can see what you’re envisioning."

Boudoir Posing

"Boudoir photographers are well-versed in the different types of poses that will look great in photos. Arched backs, leg lifts and torso twists are three techniques used to achieve sexy poses, and you’ll likely spend a lot of time lying on your back or stomach. Your photographer will direct you throughout the shoot and make suggestions and demonstrations for expressions, gazes and moods to try. If you’re ever confused about how to pose, ask your photographer and he or she will typically be more than happy to show you."

Boudoir Photo Albums

"After the shoot is over and you’ve received your images, a great way to present them is in a photo album. Your boudoir images are guaranteed to be beautiful, so why not show them off in a professional-quality album? Whether you plan to give your fiancé the album as a gift or you’d like to keep a copy for yourself, creating an elegant, tasteful and high-quality album of your boudoir albums is the best way to preserve and showcase your sexy photos."

Thanks for reading this article about Boudoir Photography!

If you are interested in doing a shoot here is a link to the luxurious event we are hosting. You can also contact me to pick a time spot! January 26th, 2019.

LaBelle Image offers customized mini albums for after your boudoir photo shoot. If you would like to order one please contact me at We can't wait to see you there!

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