Preparing for your first boudoir session? Here’s what to bring to a boudoir photo shoot – besides just lingerie.
If you’ve booked a boudoir shoot, then you know the fun begins as soon as you start picking out your outfits.
The options are endless, and it can be hard to narrow it down to your final pieces.
That’s why we always suggest bringing a lot of lingerie and clothing options. Lindsay can help you style your outfit to match the backdrop, and she can provide advice about the types of lingerie that photograph best. So bring it all!
Once you’ve gathered your lingerie and clothing, it’s time to think about the details – both big and small.
That’s why we put together this quick guide on what to bring to a boudoir photo shoot, so you have everything you need when you arrive.
What To Bring To A Boudoir Photo Shoot
Once you’ve decided on your lingerie or other clothing pieces, it’s time to accessorize! This is where you’ll bring in the little touches that make a big difference. For example, a black velvet dress is stunning, but add a pair of opera gloves and some Old Hollywood curls, and now you have a gorgeously styled boudoir look that’s all your own.
Here are a few ideas:
- Shoes (i.e. heels, boots, etc.)
- Stockings or knee-high socks
- Garters or garter belts
- Opera gloves
- Hair barrettes or jewelry
- Your favorite lip gloss
- Silk/lace robe or scarf
2. Personalized Props
Now that your outfit is complete, it’s time to let your personality shine! Bringing props or accessories that have personal meaning is a great way to make the shoot yours. It’s also a super-sexy way to bring your relationship into the images, too. For example, if your partner is a die-hard Dodger fan, then bring a Dodger jersey or a baseball glove. If your partner loves Harry Potter, then bring a Harry Potter scarf and glasses.
This is your chance to make your shoot about you – and possibly your relationship – instead of just the lingerie. Because, let’s be real. You are the sexiest part of your images. And that’s the whole point. So dive in and have some fun with some fun, personalized props.
Here are a few ideas:
- You or your lover’s favorite jersey or sports clothing
- You or your lover’s favorite hobby (i.e. basketball, baseball glove, instrument, car, etc.)
- You or your lover’s dress shirt
- You or your lover’s work uniform (i.e. a police cap or firefighter’s suspenders)
- Special occasion props like a wedding veil or Santa hat
- Your favorite dress or piece of clothing that makes you feel sexiest
- Sheer or see-through clothing
- Anything that you or your lover feel really passionate about
Finally, the most important thing you can bring to a boudoir shoot is simply you. And we want you in all your glory! So bring that inner confidence we know you have, and your shoot will be the stuff of legend – no matter what. Even if that means high-fiving yourself in the mirror or saying “I am super sexy!” five times before walking into the studio, we want you to believe in your own beauty.
Of course, we know that can be harder said than done. So if you’re struggling to bring the confidence, then just bring the trust – because we got you. Remember, Lindsay is a professional boudoir photographer. That means she’s going to pose you from head to toe, and she’ll even coach you through creating the perfect expressions, from that “sexy pout” to an adorably sexy little smile. She’ll even pose you to accentuate the parts of your body you love most.
There are no bad angles in SchlickArt Studios – because every woman is photogenic here. All you have to do is trust the process, and lean in.
What Not To Bring
Now, we also wanted to share a few things you don’t need to bring to your boudoir shoot because we already have them here at the studio.
Each SchlickArt boudoir session starts with Champagne and truffles while you enjoy your time in the hair and makeup chair. We also have tea, coffee and water for you, in case you need caffeine or hydration. Light snacks are also on hand in case you work up an appetite.
In addition to snacks and drinks, we also have a wide variety of props and luxury furniture pieces in the studio, to help you create the perfect look. That includes beautiful chairs, stools, faux fur blankets, a tufted leather couch – and even a bed! Add in a few masquerade masks and extra clothing items, and you have a full set awaiting you.
Boudoir Photography in Santa Clarita
SchlickArt’s boudoir style is as light, bright and beautiful as the smile on your face when you see your final images. We use natural light photography and stylized posing instruction, as well as an incredible selection of backdrops, lush furniture and gorgeous sets. Our images are retouched to perfection – making you look like you on your very best day. If you’re looking for boudoir in the Santa Clarita or Los Angeles areas, our 25 Days of SchlickArt Boudoir Sessions are the perfect way to capture how beautiful, sexy and confident you already are. This is Santa Clarita boudoir photography at its finest.
About Lindsay’s Photography for Women
With the mind of a businesswoman and the heart of an adventurer, Lindsay began to conceive of a different kind of Santa Clarita photography business. In her vision, stepping in front of the camera could be an empowering experience that gave her clients more than just a photograph — it would give people a new way of seeing themselves. With an eye for seeing the beauty in life and in others, Lindsay could use the camera to spread beauty.
About SchlickArt Photography and Video
SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.