• Traci Copeland

5 Ways to Make Your Boudoir Session More Comfortable - Missouri Boudoir Photoshoot

If you’ve never done a boudoir photo session before, you may be pretty nervous about trying it out. Boudoir can be incredibly confidence-boosting and empowering, but the thought of getting vulnerable and looking sexy in front of a photographer can also be a little intimidating.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to feel more comfortable throughout your session, and as your photographer, my goal is to help you feel like your most authentic and beautiful self!

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Choose the right photographer

The “right” boudoir photographer will depend entirely on what you’re looking for and how you feel around that person. You want to choose a photographer who you feel comfortable with and who can help guide and direct you through poses, helping you to feel more confident and open. Before you book a boudoir photographer, take time to chat with them and see if the two of you click and understand one another. And don’t be afraid to ask questions about how they will help you plan out your session and guide you through the experience. A professional photographer should have all the answers and be more than happy to answer your questions!

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Develop a plan for your session

One of the best ways to feel comfortable during your boudoir session is to work with your photographer to plan out each aspect of your shoot. Talk about what kind of images and poses you want, what outfits you would like to wear, what accessories to include and any other details that will help you feel prepared for your session. If you’re not sure what to wear—or maybe what to buy—your boudoir photographer can offer recommendations and help you find the perfect pieces to make you feel like a goddess.

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Schedule time for some self-care

A little pampering never hurts anyone, and it can make you feel at your absolute best for your boudoir session. Book a mani-pedi, make sure your hair is touched up and just take some time to relax and feel like a celebrity. Your boudoir photographer will be sure to give you the full model treatment, so why not add a little more self-care to your preparations for your boudoir session?

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Pick outfits that make you feel amazing

What you wear to your boudoir session is entirely up to you. Some women feel gorgeous in lingerie, while others prefer the comfortable, baggy sweater look. The important thing is to select outfits that make you feel gorgeous and like you can conquer the world! Your photography will only ask you to undress to your comfort level, so whatever makes you feel sexy is the right choice for your boudoir session. If your lingerie doesn’t quite fit right or the material is

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