Myths of Boudoir Photography

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There are many misconceptions about what is involved in a Boudoir Photography Session.   Here are the Top 8 that  I hear most often.

The Myths

Myth #8 – You can’t display these pictures!  You’d be surprise.
A number of my clients like to include a few bodyscaping images as part of the session. These images focus on specific parts of the body (legs, bum, breasts, stomach, etc…) all the while maintaining the subject’s anonymity. A number of my clients decide to purchase wall prints of their bodyscape images for their bedroom, and if anyone asks, since your face isn’t prominent you’ll always have plausible deniability.

Myth #7 – You don’t have any fancy lingerie.  That’s fine, you don’t need it! You don’t have to be wearing the most high-end lingerie to create sexy pictures. A simple, colourful, matching pair of bra and panties accessorised with some jewellery and high heels is perfect. I personally feel that nothing is sexier than a woman in a men’s dress shirt. I have plenty of colourful ones on hand for you to use if you wish.

Myth #6 – You don’t have the body to do that. 
Everyone and I mean everyone has some hang-ups about their body’s.
As a professional photographer, it is my job to help you flaunt what you love about yourself all the while playing down those areas you may not like as much. And remember, we can always selectively use Photoshop after the fact.

Myth #5 – You are not photogenic. I’m positive that’s not true. You have just never had anyone walk you through poses and facial expressions that suit you! That’s why you hire a professional, I have lots experience in working with people just like you.

Myth #4 – You don’t have anyone to give the pictures to.  That’s perfect! Take advantage of this opportunity to get pampered with professional makeup and hair and do something for you! A boudoir photo shoot is about making you feel beautiful, sexy and confident. You don’t need someone to give these pictures too because you are doing this for yourself.

Myth #3 – You are too old.   It’s a fact that women generally get more confident has they get older and nothing is sexier than confidence and sexy NEVER gets old! The majority of my clients are 35 -50 years old. I have photographed beautiful ladies of all ages from 21 to 67.

Myth #2 – You have to be nude.  No, you don’t! Leaving something to the imagination is often what makes an image so sexy! Click here for a list of non-nude clothing options.

Myth #1 – You don’t look like a model.  Guess what? The large majority of women who pose for boudoir images aren’t models. You don’t need to be a model to pose for beautiful and sexy images. We will guide you through poses that are flattering to you. Trust me, you don’t need to be a size 0 to look great in front of the camera!

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I want to hear from you! What else worries you about doing a boudoir session? Leave a comment below!