Hello there! I don’t know about y’all but I’m just recovering from a Halloween festivities/candy coma. We hope you have been doing fabulously since the last time we wrote a blog post. This time we are exploring all the questions ladies are afraid to ask about their session because we feel it is so important to get this info out there. We took our top ones and created 5 Answers to Popular Boudoir Session Questions.
A thing we love about boudoir sessions is answering any questions from our clients. I LOVE what I do, so any opportunity to talk someone’s ear off about it is heaven! We know that getting in front of a camera and doing a boudoir session is not something the average person does every day, so we expect and encourage clients to let loose and ask away.
So let’s begin with the top question: What if I’m feeling nervous about my boudoir session?
This is the most common question because honestly, who isn’t a little nervous about wearing your skivies in front of a stranger? All I can say is that I promise that you will feel like we are BFF’s by the time your hair and makeup is over. Your session is not the first time we will meet, so you’ll be at ease going into the day already knowing me.
If you think you are going to be super nervous then come in 10-15 minutes early to your session for some extra chat time with me. I love being at our studio (aka my happy place) so it is not a problem if you want to pop in early or visit the studio prior to your session date. Studio tours are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-4pm by appointment only.
Most clients have some level of nervousness when they walk through our door. However, I promise you that you will walk out that same door questioning why you were ever feeling like that in the first place. Walk in with an open mind and the nerves will melt away!
What if I’m not at my ideal form?
First off, we have had women of all shapes and sizes in our studio. One of our favorite things about boudoir sessions is that every woman is unique in her own way. Our job is never repetitive and celebrating beauty in all forms is why we love what we do!
You can say ‘I want to lose weight’ or ‘I don’t think I’m beautiful enough’ but that is where we say STOP! You are beautiful as you are right now at this moment in your life. We are sort of like fairy godmothers who are here to enhance your beautiful features, pamper you as you deserve, and show you off in the best light. You will be floored when you see yourself in your photos and you will walk out with no doubts that you are gorgeous and most importantly, WORTH IT!!
Don’t you have to be a model for boudoir photos?
We are everyday women and we celebrate that with every unique session. It does not matter one bit if you have never had professional photos done before. I will be there to coach you from head to toe- even your fingertips. Don’t know what to do with your facial expressions? We have that covered too. Like I said, head to toe with nothing left out. As you move through the session you will feel more and more comfortable and posing will feel like second nature.
What if I don’t have the right outfits?
Picking something to wear is a thing we do everyday, but picking outfits for a boudoir session, not so much. For most people, wearing lingerie isn’t even an everyday thing. We know this and we understand how this part of the process can be overwhelming. That is why we have a pre-prep and outfit chat before your session so you can ask any questions and get some advice on choosing what to wear.
Some ladies use their boudoir session to try a look that is a total 180 from what they are used to. Most often it’s the sexy lingerie look. We love it, but we do offer a bit of caution from past experiences. As mentioned before, we will coach you through everything, but sometimes ladies are so uncomfortable with how different this look is and shy away. It’s totally a natural feeling, but it doesn’t mean you have to rule it out. If a new look is something you really want to do then we are like the Pinterest of outfit advice and can give you some options to achieve a look without going so far that you feel uncomfortable and not you anymore.
We always encourage women to be themselves. If that off the shoulder top with high-waisted boy shorts makes you feel hot then wear it! You may be surprised to find that you have your outfits from your existing wardrobe.
Don’t I need a reason to have a boudoir session?
Your photos will make a great gift for anyone. They are great for any occasion such as a wedding gift, anniversary gift, birthday, etc.
That being said, no, you do not need a special occasion for a boudoir session. Celebrate you! We may sound like a broken record at this point but it does not make it any less true. The most important part of your session is YOU and letting your inner beauty shine. We see it in every image and in the excited eyes of every lady who sees her photos for the first time and asks, “is that really me?!”
We hope we have helped to answer some questions you may have leading up to your session. The most important thing to take away from this is a saying from Marylin Monroe that we keep close to our hearts: “Be your own kind of beautiful.”
We hope y’all have enjoyed our 5 answers to popular boudoir session questions! If you have anymore questions that we didn’t answer here or to get information on booking your own boudoir session, visit our contact page!
Photographer: BB By Bumby
Location: BB By Bumby Studio
Hair and Makeup: Karmel Design Team