10 Tips to Have an Unforgettable Boudoir Shoot with Boudoir by Janet Lynn

10 Tips to Have an Unforgettable Boudoir Shoot with Boudoir by Janet Lynn

Boudoir photography is a unique form of art that celebrates the beauty and sensuality of the human body. It’s an empowering experience that can boost confidence and create lasting memories. Whether you’re considering a boudoir shoot for yourself or as a gift, these 10 tips will help ensure that your session is truly unforgettable.

1. Choose the Right Photographer

Select a photographer whose style resonates with you and whom you feel comfortable with. Look through their portfolio to ensure their work aligns with the vision you have for your shoot. A good rapport with your photographer is crucial for a relaxed and successful session. Here at Boudoir by Janet Lynn with have over 14 years of experience shooting only boudoir photography.

2. Plan Your Outfits Carefully

Your outfit choices should reflect your personality and make you feel confident and beautiful. Consider various lingerie pieces, loose sweaters, or anything else that makes you feel alluring. Don’t forget accessories and shoes! At our boudoir studio, we have a client closet with over 600 items to borrow from.  We also offer luxury robes and victoria secret like angel wings for you to incorporate into your boudoir shoot.

3. Invest in Professional Hair and Makeup

Professional hair and makeup can transform your look and elevate your photos. It also takes the stress out of preparing for the shoot and ensures you look your best through the lens. Here at boudoir by Janet Lynn, we include hair and makeup with all of our boudoir sessions except when we offer mini sessions.

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4. Consider the Location

The location of your shoot will set the mood. Whether it’s a professional studio, a luxury hotel room, or your own home, ensure the setting is one where you feel at ease and that complements the intimate nature of boudoir photography.

5. Communicate Your Vision

Before the shoot, discuss your vision, expectations, and any concerns with your photographer. The more they understand about what you’re looking for, the better they can capture it.

6. Prepare Your Body

In the days leading up to your shoot, take care of your body. Stay hydrated, moisturize your skin, and get plenty of rest. This will help you look and feel your best. After booking your boudoir shoot, we will provide you with a preparation guide so that you know how to correctly prepare for your boudoir session.

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7. Practice Posing

While your photographer will guide you, it helps to have an idea of poses that you like. Practice in the mirror to get comfortable with your body and to discover which angles you prefer.

8. Set the Atmosphere

Music can help set the mood and make you feel more at ease during the shoot. Create a playlist of songs that make you feel sexy and confident.

9. Trust Your Photographer

Once the shoot begins, trust your photographer’s expertise. They know how to capture the best light, angles, and poses to make you look stunning.

10. Embrace Your Uniqueness

Every body is beautiful and has its own story. Embrace your uniqueness and allow it to shine during the shoot. Confidence is the most alluring trait you can possess.


A boudoir shoot is a celebration of self-love and confidence. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to having an empowering and unforgettable experience. Remember, the goal is to capture your essence, so relax, have fun, and let your inner beauty shine through.


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