An outdoor boudoir photography session celebrates your connection to nature and helps show off your personality during your shoot.
Here are some outdoor boudoir photography ideas to help you plan your session.
1. Scout a Secluded Location
Location is key when it comes to shooting risqué photos outside the studio. You'll want to find a place that's at least semi-private, not only for your own comfort but also so you don't have to worry about strangers wandering into the shot or interrupting.
The safest option is to rent a secluded Airbnb or VRBO. There are tons of rentals near the beach, out in the woods, or in just about any setting you could wish for.
You might also consider asking a friend or family member with a nice backyard if you can have your shoot there. However, you and your photographer can also scout out low-traffic areas in public spaces if you're willing to risk someone stumbling upon you.
2. Consider the Weather
Unfortunately, there are many ways the weather can ruin your outdoor boudoir photography shoot.
Firstly, photography requires light! Cloudy days make it harder to capture high-quality images. This is a huge advantage of having your session in a traditional indoor studio setting.
You'll also want to make sure it won't be too cold. Late spring, through summer to early fall is the best time for outdoor boudoir photography.
Even if everything else goes right, there's always a chance of rain. Keep in touch with your photographer and watch the forecast leading up to your session so you can make a backup plan.
3. Choose Your Outfits and Accessories Carefully
Choosing outfits for your boudoir session always requires a lot of thought, but even more so when you'll be outside.
Harsh, bright colors can clash with your natural scenery, so it's usually best to stick to earthy tones like blues and greens.
Likewise, softer, airy fabrics like chiffon, tulle, and lace tend to look best outdoors. If you don't want to stick to lingerie sets, consider sheer dresses or robes for your outdoor boudoir photography outfits.
Outdoor shoots present lots of great opportunities for accessories like flower crowns and bouquets.
Finally, you might want to consider bringing a blanket or something else to sit or lay on if you don't want to be directly on the ground.
Ready to schedule your boudoir session and see your vision come to life? Get in touch so we can set up your consultation and talk about how to make your dream shoot a reality!