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  • Writer's pictureMegan Oliveri

Why Boudoir Photos rock!

Have you ever thought about getting boudoir photos taken? Maybe for your husband or maybe to just get you feeling like the hot mama you are!!

Either way, getting boudoir photos taken rocks and if you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it. I know, standing semi-naked in a hotel room with a photographer that you just met might be one of the most awkward things you've done. But, read below about why I think every woman should go through this amazing experience!

All photos on this blog post are from my latest boudoir session with Kate Lynn Imagery!

The planning

Like I said, I get it! I know that this can be one awkward time for most people! I love getting behind the camera because to be fucking honest I just love the attention, LOL!

But I know most people shy away from experiences like these. It will be super helpful for you to plan ahead and create a cohesive look for the session, this will help ease the stress! Your photographer will help you immensely with this. You should consider what type of photos you want for yourself, what type of photos you want for your lovey and what look you're going for. Here are some questions to consider when planning your session!

Do I want a sultry or soft vibe?

What colors do I want to incorporate?

How do I want to feel during my session?

Do I want to take the photos in-home or at a studio?

Are there any special things I want to incorporate into the session?

Hair and Makeup

You should get your hair and makeup done before your session!! This is seriously my biggest advice for boudoir. It sounds a big cliche to say coming from someone who makes a living off of doing hair and makeup but this is seriously a game-changer. When you get all glammed up, you feel so good about yourself! This is the extra little boost of confidence that can help you rock your session and feel uber confident. Even if you are more of a natural girl, feeling like the day is about you for once can help you feel like you're on top of the world!

The outfits

There are so many places you can buy fun outfits for a boudoir session! The most important thing to remember when choosing outfits is that you want to feel comfortable and feel like yourself.

I've seen some boudoir sessions of girls in a sports bra and sweatpants and I've seen girls in lacey lingerie and naked. Remember, this is all about you! You have the power to make this session beautiful and exactly what you want it to be!!

Scope out your closet first and see what you have. I always recommend snatching a few pieces from your partner's side of the closet too! This can add a really personal touch to your photos and can make you feel a little more at home. Maybe they have a button-up that could be SO cute or maybe they have a sports jersey that they love! If you're going for more of a lingerie look and you don't have what you're looking for, Amazon has some great choices for sexy lingerie that are on the affordable side. If you're feeling extra fancy you should pick up something from Savage x Fenty! It is Rihanna's lingerie line that is totally size-inclusive and is ACTUALLY comfortable!