Need some help preparing for your boudoir photo shoot? Here are 3 ways to help make your shoot amazing!
Preparing for your boudoir shoot will not only make you feel comfortable and confident, but also ensure that your photos turn out how you want them. Boudoir is personal and should be done to bring out and show off your own unique style. Here are three tips to help ensure you have everything ready to help create a perfect shoot.
Bring Props That Mean Something.
Most good boudoir photographers will have a selection of props available, but you can really make your photos special by choosing something that is more meaningful to you.
Think about props that represent your relationship. It could be something relating to how you met, or something you share in common. If you have a favorite vacation spot, you could use something that represents that place like beach sandals, sunglasses, or souvenir items that feature the name of the beach. Perhaps you both like listening to vinyl records – bring them! Love a specific sport? Grab a bat, ball, helmet or other gear related to the sport.
Add Accessories To Match Your Unique Style.
The right accessories can make your boudoir photos more personal. If you’re doing a boudoir shoot for an engagement or as a wedding gift, consider wearing a bridal veil combined with a sports jersey from your guys favorite team.
If you like time periods, why not go Victorian with Steampunk styles or even take the bridal veil and use a vintage style from the 40’s or change the color to black.
If you like to joke about being a princess, a tiara or sexy Cinderella could add a little whimsy to your photos.
Add something unique that shows off who you are in your shoot. What makes you the person your partner loves? Think about that and then tie it in with your outfit or accessories.
The prime item that will ensure your boudoir photos are stunning is lingerie that fits well while making you feel sexy and confident. Choose something that enhances all of your best assets to make you feel comfortable so you are ready to shine for the camera.
The following infographic is the perfect way to help you pick the piece or pieces that are right for you.
Curvy Girls Guide To Lingerie
Having the ultimate boudoir shot is easy. Think about what makes you the person you are and then bring those things in as props and accessories. Next, find the lingerie that works with your props and helps show off your favorite features. Now all you have to do is pose and let your photographer do their magic.
All images in this blog post provided from Hips & Curves
Twice As Nice Glamour and Boudoir Photo Shoot
I have been lucky enough to photograph the tall and beautiful Nicole twice in the past few months. She needed some classy and sexy photographs of herself to post on her website. Nicole is tall, I'm guessing 6'2" and has lovely longs and a charming smile.
When she first contacted me Nicole mentioned she needed new photos for her website and that she went to two boudoir photographers she found on Groupon, but was not satisfied with their results. Luckily, she came to Las Vegas Glamour Boudoir and we delivered what she wanted.
Photographing Nicole was a joy. She was extremely easy to pose and followed direction well. After the photo shoot I loaded the images on the computer for Nicole to view and select the ones she would like to purchase. Usually the viewing and selecting process takes about 15 minutes, but these took about 60. LOL. Nicole loved all of the images so much it was hard for her to narrow down the selection.
Here is a Q & A that Nicole wanted to share about her experience.
Q: What inspired you to do a boudoir photo shoot?
A: I needed some amazing and new photos for my website.
Q: Why did you choose Las Vegas Glamour Boudoir?
A: I had tried 2 other photographers who couldn't quite capture and accentuate my best features like I saw that Bryan did when I found him.
Q: Are you giving the photos to someone as a gift, or are they something special that you want to keep for yourself?
A: As mentioned above the photos are for my website but it is very important what they portray because captivating and unique photos are absolutely essential in my business.
Q: Were you feeling excited or nervous leading up to the shoot, or in front of the camera?
A: From my first shoot with Bryan he put me at ease and made me feel like a star!
Q: How did you prepare for your boudoir photo shoot? Did you practice poses in front of the mirror?
A: just visualize the theme I want for the shoot, get my outfits together and Bryan helps me make the vision a reality with his creativity, talent and awesome skill set. I have a bad tendency to practice in the mirror WHILE I’m shooting!!
Q: Did you enjoy viewing and selecting your favorite photos immediately after your shoot?
A: It’s actually difficult to pick only a certain amount of the photos he shoots, I want to take them ALL!! I have so much fun looking through them too!
Q: Would you recommend a boudoir shoot to someone who never had one before?
A: ABSOLUTELY!! It is like no other experience you have had as a woman!
Q: Do you have any advice or suggestions for anyone considering a boudoir photo shoot?
A: Just trust Bryan, let loose, and don’t worry about your flaws, he’ll take care of them ALL!! Be the sexy, uninhibited, pinup girl you’ve always wanted to be!
Nicole was also awesome enough to leave me a 5 star review on Yelp.
Thanks A lot!
For myself the answer to that question is extremely easy. NEVER.
Oh wait, I remember a really cool photograph of me. I may have been two or three years old. I had amazing blonde hair and was rocking a killer looking pimp suit. It was the 70's, what do you expect?
But seriously, I really do not have any good looking pictures of myself. There are a few portraits that I have when i was in grade school, but they all suck.
If you know anything about school photos they are a joke. The photographer that goes to the school to snap the pictures rarely knows anything about photography. Their job is to get every the kid in the school in front of their camera as quick as possible. What exactly does does that mean to you? A fast, one shot, shitty looking, hope you didn't blink, take it or leave it photograph of your child.
Parents purchase the overpriced picture package because that is a current "professional looking" photograph of their child.
Besides, who really has 30-60 minutes of time to invest and get a great looking photograph that you will want to hang on your wall and appreciate every time you walk past it? Unfortunately, most people do not.
Smart phones are great. You can text, surf the internet, post on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, play games, use 1000's of apps and take pictures. Oh, I forgot, you can actually use it as a phone and call people. Because of smart phones everyone has a camera on them 24/7. And because of that smartphone most people are now "photographers".
I posted a portrait on my Facebook page with the tag, "Celebrate your SELF, not your selfie". A friend of mine replied, "But I like selfies".
Selfies are like fast food. They are quick, low quality, and available in seconds. The negative side is that selfies are terrible looking photographs and easily forgettable.
When was the last time you were so excited about eating at McDonalds that you took a photo of your food, posted it on social media and bragged to all of your friends that you are enjoying the best tasting hamburger you ever ate and wanted to share your experience with them? Probably never?
When my father passed away five years ago I searched and searched for a great looking photograph of him. The majority of the pictures were old Polaroids of him where he was holding in his hands a cigarette, a beer, or sometimes both. The only respectable photograph that I could find for his obituary was a tiny, low resolution picture that I was not proud to use. Unfortunately, it was the best I had.
How do you want to be remembered? By your family? Your children?
Whether it's a dashing derriere or a bountiful bust you fancy, lingerie is truly a girls best friend!
Are you having a hard time finding what style of lingerie will look best in your photo shoot?
Here are 8 fabulous plus-size lingerie tips and suggestions that celebrate the beauty and sensuality of fuller figures.
Torso - Want a head-turning torso? Check out these tantalizing tips.
Pushup bras and underbust corsets will give you bosom a boost! The Jacqueline Lace Overlay Plunge Bra is the perfect way to adorn your fabulous curves. Contrast black overlay lace makes it ultra feminine, while a center front satin bow and tear drop rhinestone add just the right amount of flair.
Wide neck sleep shirts show off sexy shoulders. This Sexy and Comfy Nightshirt can be worn for sleep, lounge, swimsuit cover-up or as a sexy top with a pair of black pencil leg pants.
Smooth and firm your arms by wearing a bolero shaper with your corset. This Stretch Lace Bolero provides the ideal amount of coverage when you want to show just a little less skin. Its soft lace fabric fits seamlessly under your corset to shape and support your arms and is a great way to dress up your look for any special occasion.
Mid Section - Make them marvel at your mid-section with these shape-enhancing selections.
Try a babydoll with soft gathering to go from bashful to bold! This Georgette Babydoll with ruffle trim at the neckline and hem. Sinfully sweet.
Shaper corsets can control wider waists and create hourglass figures. This Angelina corset was made especially to shape and accentuate a curvaceous figure while still being comfortable to wear. The long torso flatters the tummy and midsection, and gently pushes the excess towards the hip area for stunning curves.
"Cheeky" boycotts and rear-ruched panties will help bring it "back"! Allover Lace Cheeky Boyshort with Lace Up Back. Stretch lace with contrast ribbon tie trim and bow front detail.
Lower Section - Long legs and curvy calves can complete your look with these perfect picks.
Leg lengthening looks start with a g-string or high cut panties like bikinis. The Strappy Stretch Lace Panty is designed in soft lace with a deep V back accented by straps and a center bow and looks absolutely sexy.
Side slit skirts are great for getting glances. The Not So Basic Side Slit Skirt flows over the skin and the high side slit creates a dramatic effect, showing just the right amount of leg.
Hope that you found these 8 lingerie tips for curvy girls helpful when preparing for your boudoir photo shoot.
Images used in this blog post are from Hips & Curves and were not photographed by Las Vegas Glamour Boudoir.
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