Some of my favorite boudoir photos are also some of the simplest to create
There is no expensive studio lighting being used and no multiple light set ups. In fact, there is only one light source, the sun. Oddly enough, it is not placed in front of my clients to light their face, but placed behind them or to the side.
You may ask, how does a poorly lit subject become one of your favorite photos? Easily, I use a few dollars worth of accessories and I shoot in manual mode.
Here are the items I use to create my backlit window lit boudoir photos.
First, you need a sunny day, obviously.
Second, you will need a sheer window curtain. It does not have to be anything fancy. The curtain is used to soften the light on your subject.
Third, you need a reflector. Sometimes you can get away without having one on some side lit shots, but for the most part you will want to use one. The reflector will help fill in the shadows on your subject. You can also find a DIY tutorial on how to make a large reflector here, http://www.lasvegasglamourboudoir.com/blog/2012/10/how-to-build-a-large-reflector-for-your-photography-studio
Last, you need to face your fears and place your camera in manual mode. Use a light meter if you have one, or if not, use the cameras built in meter. Take your exposure on your subjects face and expose a couple of stops brighter. There is really no perfect amount, so just play with it until the photo looks good.
Now you can create some amazing looking backlit window light boudoir photos that your clients will LOVE!!!