3 Tips for How to Choose the Perfect Look for Your Boudoir Photo Shoot

One of the most common questions I get as a Boudoir photographer is: What should I wear to my shoot?!? Luckily, the answer is more simple than you think. Here are three tips I give my clients to help them figure out what to wear during their photo shoot:

1) Choose outfits that you are comfortable in.

I'm not talking "comfort" like how you feel when you're at home in your sweats - I'm talking about the kind of comfort you feel when you're wearing something that inspires confidence. I'm sure you've had one of those days where you wore the "wrong" thing to work or a social event. An outfit that was maybe ill-fitting or not your usual style or just didn't feel right. I know I've been there. When that happens I don't feel confident, I wish I'd word something else, and I can't wait to get home and change. Conversely, I know you've probably also had one of those days when you wore the "right" outfit. An outfit that you loved and felt amazing in. It can make such a huge difference in how you feel and how you carry yourself! Well, the same goes for your boudoir outfits. If you feel comfortable in the outfit you're wearing (it fits you well, is supportive in the right places, showcases your style, doesn't show more skin than you're comfortable with, doesn't need constant adjusting, etc.), that means you'll feel more confident, which means you'll have much more fun during your shoot!

2) Know the style you're going for.

This is where Pinterest can come in very handy. If you search for "Boudoir Photo Shoot Outfits" you can browse tons of images for inspiration. Boudoir is typically thought of as "sexy" photos, but that being said, just remember that there are a LOT of different ways to look and feel sexy! Once you start looking at different options, you will get a good idea of what you're drawn to. Maybe you're more drawn to a playful look - boy shorts, a tank top, knee-high socks, or a sports jersey. Or maybe you really love the traditional lingerie looks where it's all lace and thongs and stilettos. Maybe you fall somewhere in between, or maybe you want to incorporate a few different looks into your shoot. My point is - get an idea of what you love and what you think will showcase YOU and your style best.

3) Don't overthink it.

After implementing those first two tips, you'll probably have a pretty good idea of what you're looking for. Now is the hardest part: don't overthink it! Select a few outfits you love and call it a day. I think many people get caught up in what their Boudoir shoot "should" look like. The truth is, your shoot can be anything you want it to be! I always tell my clients that we can make ANYTHING sexy, so not to worry, there is no right or wrong answer here.