All the Tips for the Best Boudoir Photos

Every woman wants to feel beautiful, sexy, and stunning. A professional boudoir photo session can give you exactly that feeling. It can boosting your confidence and make you feel like the most glamorous model. If you’re ready to book your boudoir session, here are 10 tips that will help you make the very most of it. 


First, find the right photographer.

More than any other type of photo session, a boudoir shoot requires you to choose a photographer you can trust. Boudoir photos force you to be vulnerable and if you don’t feel totally comfortable with the person taking your photos, you won’t get the best photos possible. You don’t want to look uncomfortable or awkward in your photos, so it’s super important to choose a photographer who can help you relax and look just as beautiful as you truly are. When choosing the right photographer, don’t shop on price alone! You should look for some with experience and who runs a professional business. The old adage of “you get what you pay for” is a good one to remember when choosing your perfect photographer.


Buy yourself something new and beautiful.

What better way to feel amazing than to dress up in new, sexy lingerie? Head to your favorite local boutique for some sexy pieces or even just check out Victoria’s Secret. Whatever your budget, make sure you treat yourself to something that makes you feel your most seductive for your session. My studio also has a small selection of lovely lingerie in my client closet for you to borrow from if you need.  If you’re planning to only use the items in my studio, I encourage you to book a wardrobe consultation first to try on items. Then, after you book your session I’ll send you a detailed lingerie guide to help you choose exactly the right accessories for your session.


Choose some music that makes you feel great.

Having your photographer play music during your boudoir session will make you feel more comfortable and confident. Take some time to create a playlist of your favorite songs—songs that make you feel strong, sexy, and powerful. Include music that gives you confidence and makes you feel beautiful. And if this feels like too much to figure out, I can always choose some music for you that I know makes my clients feel amazing!

Give a new style a try.

A boudoir shoot is a great time to try something new, like bold makeup look or a daring hairstyle. There are as many definitions of sexy as there are people, so feel free to try something new and embrace your own personal definition of beauty. And if you’re struggling to figure out exactly how you want to look for your session, don’t worry! The licensed hair and makeup artists I work with can help you create the look of your dreams and can even suggest new ideas that will make you feel fantastic.


Practice posing (even if it makes you feel silly).

It may feel ridiculous, but you should absolutely try out some poses before your shoot. Try looking through your favorite fashion magazines and imitating the models who appeal to you or just arch your back and lean forward. Above all, leave a little to the imagination and have fun! And though you’d probably never think of it, don’t forget to stretch before you leave your house. Boudoir sessions are physical and can feel very strenuous! Be sure to tell me ahead of time about any physical limitations you may have so I can help you pose your uniquely beautiful body in just the right way.  

Don’t be nervous about being nervous.

It’s normal to feel nervous before your boudoir session! Feeling nervous means you’re doing something outside of your comfort zone and that is awesome! And never, ever worry about what I see when I look at you. Each and every one of my clients is beautiful and I want to capture the best of you. So when I look at you, that’s exactly what I see: a beautiful, sexy woman doing something daring and new. 


Don’t think twice about weight or size.

I’m a firm believer that you you should never feel like you need to lose weight before you book a boudoir session. Come to your session as you are and let me (and your beautiful wardrobe, makeup and hairstyling) make you look stunning. I’m always ready to give you tips on how to dress to best suit your body type and I know how to help you pose in ways that will highlight your beauty.

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Be open to the possibilities.

A boudoir session asks you to move your body in new and different ways and to strike poses you may have never even thought about. You can trust my many years of experience and know that I’ll only suggest what I know works well for your session. After all, it’s my job is to make you feel gorgeous!

Hydrate and have a snack.

To look your best for your session you’ll want to feel super comfortable. So it’s important to hydrate well and avoid foods that don’t agree with you in the hours leading up to your session. It’s also important to not eat a big meal before your boudoir session, but to have a snack that will keep you energized and feeling sexy without making you feel overly full. You want to look your best for this experience, so make sure you do the things that make you feel your best!

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Above all, have fun!

You chose to do a boudoir session to treat yourself to an amazing experience, right? So make sure to relax, enjoy and let me help you show off your sexy, stunning self!


Have a look around the blog and make sure to contact me ASAP! Let’s get your session day on my calendar, and let’s create memories that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

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Crown Point, Indiana 46307


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Boudoir by Janet Lynn is a full service luxury Boudoir Photography Studio located in Northwest Indiana . We photography women from Indiana, Chicago, Michigan & Wisconsin

We have 12+years of experience