When a woman wants to get a great ego boost and feel better about herself, boudoir photography is a great option! A skilled photographer knows how to make anyone look beautiful, and the result will be a set of pictures you can treasure and enjoy for many years to come.
All types of photography have their unique challenges, and boudoir photos are no different. Here are some of the ways master photographers can make you look amazing!
Five Tricks for Creating A Great Boudoir Photography Session
- Focusing on the person, not the body
It’s a common misconception that boudoir photography is smutty. Yes, the pictures can be described as intimate, but they are not about objectifying the subject(s). Boudoir photos are about expressing inner beauty, as well as outward beauty, to create a series of pictures that make a person look their very best. A skilled photographer knows how to keep the focus on the person, rather than any particular physical aspect.
- Picking poses early on
Boudoir sessions are generally a bit less spontaneous than other photography sessions, with more pre-planning involved – particularly in the posing. It’s very typical for a photographer to go through large selections of pictures with their client, looking for shots and poses which will look good for their client. Making the client feel comfortable and supported is an important part of the job!
- Mood lighting
Boudoir photos almost always have restricted lighting, which a good photographer knows how to control. Often, light is used to highlight certain parts of the subject, while leaving others in shadow, for a very “noir” sort of feel.
- Fascinating poses
Posing in boudoir photography must strike a careful balance because it is not naturalistic. Rather, it’s hyper-realistic. Every pose should create an interesting silhouette, and interesting shapes, ones which a person probably wouldn’t make in real life – but without being so over-the-top it becomes distracting.
- A focus on the eyes
What’s the most important part of the body in boudoir photography? The eyes! As the saying goes, they are the mirror of the soul, and a smoldering look can say far more than any particular pose or costume. A great boudoir photographer will always make the eyes a primary focal point.