Lights, Camera, Action!
You’ve mustered up the courage to research local boudoir photographers. You’ve contacted a few and narrowed your selection down. You’ve had a consult with your favorite and now you’ve done it – you’re scheduled and on their calendar for a photo shoot. Now what? You’ve never done this before and you don’t know how to pose or feel that you don’t know how to ‘look sexy’.
There is no need to worry! Boudoir photographers are skilled in their art and are there to help you every step of the way to make your experience a memorable one that you’ll love and want to do over and over again. They’ll even coach you and talk you through posing and positions while they are photographing you. The key is to be relaxed and comfortable, both of which your photographer will help you do. However, while you’re anxiously sitting at home counting down the days until your photo shoot, you can take the opportunity to get gussied up for your mirror and practice some posing on your own. That way you’ll be a little more familiar with the flow of things and will have an idea in your mind of how to move your body, where to look, and what types of faces to make (or not make)! Take a look at a couple of men’s magazines or even your Cosmopolitan and study the advertisements and the women in them. Yes these women in the magazines are models, but during your shoot and definitely by the end of it **you are going to be a supermodel too. You’re going to rock it!**
A few simple poses and looks that you can try at home are:
The sexy smirk or smiling with your eyes. This can easily be overdone and look fake or forced, so practicing at home will help you loosen up and see for yourself when you’ve nailed it perfectly!
Looking down your body line is a very sexy pose. You don’t have to worry about direct eye contact with the camera and you don’t have to make any sort of faces other than being relaxed. If you practice this pose sitting or on your bed, you can create a beautiful curve with the side of your body.
The booty pop. This is super simple and super sexy. Throw a hand over your head and play with your hair and you’ve just kicked it up a notch!
Legs on the wall. This pose can be done on the floor or even on the bed. It elongates your legs and makes them look super lean. It also helps pop the girls out so that you can have some focus on them as well.
These are just a few simple ideas for you to try at home. You may find that you love some poses and you may find that you don’t, but it’s always worth a shot to try them out. Sometimes the ones that we think sound like an uncomfortable pose or a bad idea turn out to be the absolute best! As always, be sure to consult with your boudoir photographer, ask questions, and seek guidance if you need it! That’s what we are here for!