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Choosing the Right Location for Your Boudoir Photoshoot: Studio vs. Outdoor vs. At-Home

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

Choosing the right location for your boudoir photoshoot is an important decision that can greatly impact the overall look and feel of your images. The location you choose will depend on your personal preferences, the style of boudoir photography you want to achieve, and the level of privacy and comfort you'd like. In this post, we'll explore three common boudoir photoshoot locations: studio, outdoor, and at-home, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.


Studio Boudoir Photoshoots


Studio boudoir photography is a classic choice for many clients. A studio provides a controlled environment, with professional lighting, furniture, and props that can be customized to suit your desired style. Studio boudoir photography is great for those who want a clean and polished look to their photos. It's also a great option if you're looking for privacy and don't want to worry about onlookers. Plus, you don't have to worry about the weather or other external factors that could impact your photoshoot. As someone who shoots in Wisconsin, you never know what Mother Nature is going to throw at you. One day could be 50 degrees and the next you're dealing with a blizzard.


The downside to studio boudoir photography is that it can sometimes feel impersonal. I decorated my studio to feel like a home. It's warm and inviting, but maybe the colors don't match your vibe. Maybe you don't love velvet as much as I do. For clients who want a more intimate, natural feel to their photos, a studio may not be the best choice.




Outdoor Boudoir Photoshoots


If you want to add some nature and texture to your boudoir photos, an outdoor shoot may be a great option. Outdoor shoots can provide a beautiful backdrop for your photos, with natural light and settings that can create a romantic, ethereal feel. If you love being in nature, outdoor boudoir photography can be a great way to incorporate your passion into your photos.


Personally, I think there's no better place for outdoor photography than the Midwest. We have so many options! Within 5 minutes of my studio, I have access to a beach, a river and the woods. Within 30 seconds of my studio, I have access to a stunning harbor walk with Lake Michigan as a backdrop. There's so much variety in Wisconsin for outdoor boudoir sessions.


The downside to outdoor boudoir photography is that you have less control over the environment. You may need to contend with wind, heat, bugs, and other factors that can make the photoshoot challenging. Moreover, you may have to deal with strangers or passersby that could be distracting. At Buxom Boudoir, you can shoot both in studio and outdoors in one shoot. You get privacy from your studio session and the beauty of nature from your outdoor look.


At-Home Boudoir Photoshoots


At-home boudoir photography is a great option for clients who want to feel comfortable and relaxed during their photoshoot. At-home boudoir photography allows you to use your own space and incorporate personal elements into your photos. It can create a cozy and intimate atmosphere, with more control over the lighting and the surroundings.


The downside to at-home boudoir photography is that the environment may not be as polished and professional as a studio. You may also need to do some cleaning and decorating to ensure that your space looks good in the photos. Moreover, you may be limited in terms of what areas of your home you can use for the shoot. Because I don't want my clients to lift a finger before their sessions, I stick with my studio for sessions. I'll do all the vacuuming so you don't have to! However, if you really wanted to shoot in your home, we can make that happen.


In conclusion, the location you choose for your boudoir photoshoot will depend on your personal preferences, the style of boudoir photography you want to achieve, and the level of privacy and comfort you require. By considering the pros and cons of each option, you can make an informed decision that will ensure a successful and enjoyable photoshoot.




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