A boudoir session is an intimate experience. For many women, it’s a step outside of their comfort zone that, while empowering, can also make you feel vulnerable. In order to get the most out of your experience, you need to be working with the right photographer. Choosing the right person comes down to more than just who looks the best on paper though.
As you’re searching for a boudoir photographer, ask yourself (and them!) a few of these questions to help you make the right choice:
What kind of boudoir style appeals to you?
Boudoir is not a one-size-fits all genre. There are a lot of different ways to approach this type of photography and you’ll find that some styles resonate with you more than others. Do you want your photos to radiate class? Or are you looking to go heavy on the glam? Maybe you prefer something that feels a little more natural? Look through a photographer’s body of work and see if you can picture yourself in the locations, wardrobes, and poses you see.
Do you feel comfortable with this photographer?
A boudoir session is all about exposing yourself—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Your photographer should be someone who makes you feel at ease, so you’re not afraid to let any part of yourself shine. That’s why it’s important to meet with them before your shoot, to see if you connect and share the same vision.
How much experience do they have with boudoir?
The more experience your boudoir photographer has, the better. It takes special skill and technique to capture the authenticity, vulnerability, and beauty that defines a boudoir portrait. Look at a photographer’s website to research not just how long they’ve been photographing boudoir, but whether or not they have variety in their photos. A portfolio filled with size two models in variations of the same lingerie doesn’t speak as much to skill as one with different body types, outfit choices, age groups, etc.
What is included in their services?
Especially if this is your first shoot, you’re going to want someone who can offer you the full boudoir experience. We’re not just talking about hair and makeup, but support and guidance too. A good boudoir photographer should be willing to answer your questions, give you tips before the shoot, walk you through the process if you’re nervous, and help you choose the right images and products at your reveal.
When you book a boudoir session at The Pouting Room, we’re committed not only to capturing your inner and outer beauty on camera, but to ensuring you recognize that beauty even after you’ve left our studio. Every facet of your experience will be customized to your style and designed to celebrate you exactly as you are—and we’ll be right there with you every step of the way.
Contact our studio today to book your boudoir experience!