10 Ways to Get the Best Boudoir Photos

10 Ways to Get the Best Boudoir Photos

by Maryland’s Premier Boudoir Photographer

Every woman wants to feel beautiful, sexy, and stunning. A professional boudoir photo session can give you that feeling, boosting your confidence and letting you feel like a model for a day. Check out these 10 ways you can plan for the perfect boudoir photos to show off your beautiful self.

Find the right photographer.

More than any other type of photo session, a boudoir shoot requires you to choose a photographer you can trust. If you don’t feel comfortable with the person taking your photos, your images will show it. You don’t want to look stiff and awkward, so choose a photographer who can help you relax and feel as beautiful as you are.

Buy something new.

What better way to feel sexy than to dress up in new lingerie? Check out your favorite boutique for some sexy pieces or even go to Victoria’s Secret. With the lower prices, you can pick up more outfits and have more options for your session.

Play some mood music.

Music at your boudoir session will make you feel more comfortable and confident. Take some time to create a playlist of your favorite songs—songs that make you feel strong, sexy, and powerful.

Change your look.

A boudoir shoot is a great time to try something new—a bold makeup look or a wild hairstyle. There’s no one definition of sexy, so feel free to mix things up and embrace your personal beauty.

Practice posing.

It may feel ridiculous, but don’t be afraid to try out some poses before your shoot. Look through your favorite fashion magazines and try to imitate the models. Try arching your back and leaning forward. And above all, leave a little to the imagination.

Embrace the nerves.

It’s totally normal and okay to be nervous. Feeling nervous means you’re outside of your comfort zone, which is awesome! And don’t worry about what the photographer sees when they look at you—their job is to make you look gorgeous. They want to capture the best of you, and that’s exactly what they see.

Don’t worry about weight.

You don’t have to lose a few pounds to book a boudoir shoot. Come to your session as you are and let the photographer—and your wardrobe—make you look stunning. Your photographer can give you tips on dressing to suit your body type and will pose you in ways that highlight your beauty.

Be open to possibility.

A boudoir session requires you to do things you don’t normally do and strike poses you may have never even considered. Trust your photographer’s experience and be open to any ideas they have for your session. After all, their job is to make you feel gorgeous.

Drink lots of water and avoid overeating.

If you want to look your best and be comfortable, it’s important to stay hydrated and avoid any foods or drinks that could make you bloat. You also don’t want to eat a big meal before your boudoir session. If you feel overly full, you won’t feel sexy.

Have fun.

Above all, have fun with your boudoir session. Relax and let your photographer help you show off your sexy, stunning self!

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linda@annapolisboudoir.com

The Betty White Syndrome

THE BETTY WHITE SYNDROME

by ANNAPLIS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

“I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot!”

                                    — Betty White

Who doesn’t love Betty White?

At 99 years of age, she is still active mainly doing voice overs and  doing guest appearances as well as being involved in her beloved charity work on behalf of animals. 

And through all of this, she approaches life with an indominable joy and verve.  Her spirit is infectious.  We call it The Betty White Syndrome:

“The bottom line is, I’m blessed with good health. On top of that, I don’t go around thinking ‘Oh, I’m 90, I better do this or I better do that.’ I’m just Betty. I’m the same Betty that I’ve always been. Take it or leave it.”

Sassy and independent, she is a model for us all.

“Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all!”

“I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh… I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, 50.’ Make the most of it.”

In doing our boudoir photo shoots, we have been blessed to find some other Bettys out there: women who haven’t shut themselves down as the years have passed.  We haven’t had someone in their 90s come in – yet—but women in their 50s, 60s and even 70s have responded to our ads and came in for a shoot. 

Like most of our boudoir clients, they come in a bit nervous- perhaps even a bit shy and unsure.  But like most of our boudoir clients, they soon open up and embrace the experience

—  and through it, embrace themselves.

Don’t let the thought that you are no longer 30 or even 40 stop you or even slow you down.  As Betty says, “You’re never too old for anything!” 

Celebrate who you are, and come out and join us on a journey of self-discovery and affirmation!

ANNAPOLIS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

located in Davidsonville, MD,

and serving the greater Annapolis area, Crofton, Severna Park, and Howard County.

Why Do a Boudoir Shoot?

Why Do a Boudoir Shoot?

Many women think a boudoir session is just not for them, that boudoir is for soon-to-be-brides or gorgeous young women who can pose and strut their stuff like models. But boudoir is so much more than lingerie and sexy posing. Boudoir is about seeing yourself from a different perspective and finding power and strength in who you are.

There are tons of reasons why women choose to do boudoir sessions, and your reason is unique to you! But here are some milestones and moments that women have chosen to commemorate with a boudoir session.

Capture a stellar time in your life

Have you received a big promotion at work? Achieved a goal you’ve been working toward for years? A boudoir session can be a great way to capture this moment in your life and help you look back and remember your joy and pride.

Mark a major change

Maybe you’ve lost a ton of weight, and you want to reward yourself for those hours at the gym. A boudoir session can serve as an awesome treat for you and give you a chance to show off that hot bod.

Celebrate the single life

Boudoir isn’t just for a significant other—it’s for you. Maybe you’ve gone through a rough breakup or just gotten out of a bad relationship. Get your confidence back with some sexy boudoir photos and remind yourself of how amazing you are!

Recognize your service

Women who serve in the military sometimes find themselves feeling less feminine or attractive. Whether you’ve spent months or years serving, a boudoir session can put you back in touch with your femininity and show off your inner and outer strength.

Break free from your comfort zone

Have you ever wanted to try something you’ve never done before or maybe be someone else for the day? Many women feel boudoir is way outside their comfort zone, but that’s what is so freeing about it! Take a chance and let your guard down. You’ll be so glad you did.

Embrace your age

Boudoir isn’t just for the very young. You deserve to celebrate your beauty at any age, whether it’s 30 or 50. A boudoir session can help you see just how uniquely gorgeous you are.

Boost your confidence

There are plenty of times in your life when you could use a little more confidence, whether it’s moving to a new city or starting a new job. Boudoir photos can be something you can look back on years later to remind yourself of a moment when you were brave and bold. That confidence will definitely come in handy.

Whatever your reason for doing a boudoir session, you deserve to feel beautiful, sexy, and stunning. And I would love to help make that happen!

To schedule your complimentary Zoom call to learn how a boudoir session can transform and empower you, click here:

ANNAPOLIS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

3272 Davidsonville Road

Davidsonville, MD  21035

410-353-3702

linda@annapolisboudoir.com

Recapture Your Sexiness with a Boudoir Session

Recapture Your Sexiness with a Boudoir Session

Think boudoir is only for the young?  Think again!  

Boudoir photography is all about being comfortable in your own skin and celebrating your unique beauty. No matter your age, your size, or how many children you’ve had, you are gorgeous. But as we age, it often becomes harder to feel good about our bodies, especially with the messages blaring at us from television, movies, and magazines that tell us that beauty—and youth—are everything.

You may think boudoir is only for women in their twenties and thirties, but older women have more experience and know their bodies better. They know what makes them feel sexy, and they deserve to show it.

If you’re 40+ and considering a boudoir shoot, check out these ways to feel confident and capture images that will help you show off your femininity and help you recapture your sexiness with a boudoir session.

Start Conservatively.

When many women think of boudoir, they think of lacy lingerie or even naked boudoir, both of which may feel way outside your comfort zone. But boudoir is so much more than lingerie. The outfits you wear are up to you, and it’s best to start with something you feel comfortable in. Maybe you’re into a casual shorts and over-large T-shirt look, or maybe you want to start with something glamorous, like an evening gown or cocktail dress.

Whatever you choose to wear, it often helps to start with something more conservative and slowly work your way up to lingerie looks. Remember: sexy isn’t about bare skin—it’s about attitude and confidence.

Embrace your Beauty and Recapture Your Sexiness.

The marks on your body, whether stretch marks, veins, or grey hair, are signs of a life well lived. But so rarely do we see women over 40 in the media portrayed as vibrant and sensual. You don’t have to be young to be beautiful. Your beauty is unique and tells the story of your life’s journey. Boudoir photography allows you to fully capture that beauty—a sensuality that is ageless and timeless.

Check out our blog on feeling good in your own body:

Trust your Photographer to Recapture Your Sexiness.

You’ve hired a photographer not to make you look beautiful, but to bring your beauty into focus, where you—and anyone who sees your photos—can truly see it. Your photographer knows how to use lighting, posing, wardrobe, makeup, and especially your innate confidence to create gorgeous and sexy boudoir images of you.

Regardless of your age and how you may think you look, you deserve to feel beautiful and sexy. Boudoir photography can be an empowering experience, transforming how you see yourself and helping you to truly love your body. 

3272 Davidsonville Road

Davidsonville, MD   21035

410-353-3702

linda@annapolisboudoir.com

Everything You Need to Know When Preparing for Your Boudoir Shoot

Everything You Need to Know

When Preparing for Your Boudoir Shoot

with Maryland’s Premier Boudoir Photographer conveniently located inthe Greater annapolis Area

You’ve scheduled your boudoir session, and you’re ready to rock it! But do you know what you need to do beforehand to ensure you have the best possible session? Here are some tips on preparing for your boudoir shoot.  You should definitely talk to your photographer about preparing for your boudoir shoot, but here are some basic tips that can help you make the most of your boudoir session.

 

1. Take time choosing outfits.

If you’re planning to shop your closet, be sure to try on every piece you want to wear. Our bodies change over time, and what looked amazing on you 10 years ago may not fit quite right today. Fortunately, that gives you an excuse to go shopping! Find several sexy looks you absolutely love and bring them with you to your session. The more options you have, the better off you’ll be.

2. Stay hydrated.

In the days leading up to your shoot and on the day of itself, be sure to drink plenty of water to help your skin look fresh. Try to avoid alcohol or salty foods—anything that can have a negative impact on your complexion.

3. Wear loose, comfy clothes.

When you’re getting dressed for your boudoir session, dress comfortably and casually. Make sure your clothes are loose-fitting, and don’t wear anything that could leave marks on your skin. Pieces like bras, socks, a belt, or even tight jeans can leave red lines or indentations that will show up in photos.

4. Bring extras.

You’ve invested time and money in looking and feeling gorgeous at your boudoir session. The last thing you want is a rip in your lacy lingerie or a pair of torn fishnets to ruin your day. Make sure you have backup pieces, just in case the worst happens, and save yourself from stressing about a run in your tights.

Check out this link on “What Do I Wear” 

5. Get a touchup—and avoid spray tans.

If you dye your hair, consider getting a touchup the week of your shoot to make sure your locks look their best. And consider this an excuse to pamper yourself a bit—get a manicure and pedicure and a wax before your session. These little details can be a huge pro in your photos. And if you want to tan, do so naturally and in the nude to avoid tan lines, or get a professional tanning job. Don’t use sprays, gels, or lotions that look unnatural. You want to relish your natural beauty!

6. Relax!

Most importantly, take a deep breath and relax! Have fun with your photo session. Your photographer will do their absolute best to make you comfortable. They’re here to make you feel like the glamorous and gorgeous woman you are, so let them do their job and embrace your most sensual self.

For more information on booking your own luxury boudoir session, click here.

Celebrate Your Body With Boudoir

Celebrate Your Body

with Maryland’s Premier Boudoir Photographer located in the Greater Annapolis area

Annapolis Boudoir Photography

Celebrate your body with a luxury boudoir session at our Annapolis Boudoir Photography studio. 

One of my favorite things about boudoir photography is the way it allows women to truly love their own bodies, often for the first time. We spent most of our lives hearing how we need to lose weight, hide blemishes, avoid wrinkles,  until we feel like we’ll never look how we should. Can you relate?

You are Beautiful Just the Way You Are

Boudoir challenges these ideas. It suggests something radical! You are beautiful just the way you are. There’s nothing wrong with losing weight, eating healthy, and getting fit. In fact, those things are awesome! But you should do them so you feel better and stronger. You should not do them because advertising and the media are telling you to. Boudoir photography is all about showing the world just what you’re made of! Why? Because EVERY WOMAN BY DESIGN IS BEAUTIFUL!!! So, celebrate your body! 

Feel EMPOWERED

No matter your age, chances are you’ve had struggles, and your body may reflect some of your experiences. That’s not something to be ashamed of. It’s something to be proud of! We all have body issues, and boudoir is a great way to remind yourself of how strong and capable you are. These photo sessions invite you to change your thinking. And to show love and respect to the body that has carried and continues to carry you through life.

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Love Your BODY

Maybe you want to get fit before your photo session. That’s a great goal! But instead of setting a goal weight to reach, consider working to feel great and to be in your best shape, whatever that means for you personally. It can be so dangerous to tie your worth to your weight because you may not always be able to maintain it, and that can be devastating for your self-esteem. But a boudoir session can be an awesome and fun way to celebrate looking and feeling great in your body—and you’ll have the photos to prove it!

Show off your STRENGTH

Whether you’ve spent months lifting weights at the gym or you’ve got a family and/or career keeping you busy, you are strong and powerful, and you deserve to feel that way. A boudoir session is a great way to remind yourself of your unique strength. In the years to come, when you face challenges and struggles, you can look back on these photos and remember just how tough you truly are.

Express YOURSELF

We all have different ways of showing off our personalities and feeling at home in our skin. But if you’ve never tried boudoir, you may be surprised at how awesome it will make you feel. I love helping women see their own beauty and feel sexier than they’ve ever felt before! Strutting your stuff to celebrate your body not only makes you feel beautiful—it makes you feel powerful and allows your unique personality to shine through!

No matter your reason for booking a session, boudoir photography can offer a boost to your self-confidence and can help you see yourself in a brand-new light. You deserve to feel amazing, to feel strong, and to celebrate your body!

For more information about booking a boudoir session, click here.