If you’re feeling nervous about your upcoming boudoir shoot, don’t worry – it’s totally normal! Boudoir photography can be intimidating, but with the right preparation and mindset, you can make the experience a positive and empowering one. Here are some tips to help you feel comfortable before your boudoir shoot:
1. Get to know your photographer. Before your shoot, take the time to get to know your photographer. Ask questions about their experience and style, and make sure you feel comfortable with them. A good photographer will be able to put you at ease and make you feel relaxed in front of the camera.
2. Prepare ahead of time. Make sure you have everything you need for your shoot, such as lingerie, props, and makeup (if your photographer doesn't offer that). If you’re not sure what to bring, ask your photographer for advice. At Buxom Boudoir, we cover all of that before your shoot, both with a Dream Shoot Planner and a consultation. Also, make sure you get plenty of rest the night before your shoot and eat a healthy meal beforehand. You'll want your energy up!
3. Set the mood. If you want to feel relaxed, play some calming music or light candles. If you want to feel excited and hyped up, play rock, hip hop, or pop music - something with a great beat! That's the direction I tend to lean for photoshoots. (I even have a whole empowerment playlist you can check out!)
4. Practice poses. Before your shoot, practice some poses in front of the mirror. This might help you feel more at ease. You don't have to know how to pose, though! Your photographer should walk you through everything. I always tell my clients they don't have to know any poses! I show them exactly what to do, but practicing beforehand can help some people feel more comfortable in a photo shoot setting.
5. Focus on yourself. Remember that this shoot is all about you and your body. Don’t worry about what other people think – focus on how you feel and how you want to portray yourself.
By following these tips, you can make your boudoir shoot a positive and empowering experience. With the right preparation and mindset, you can feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera!