Preparing for Your Boudoir Photography Session

Boudoir Photography Indianapolis

You’ve finally done it! You’ve gathered up all your courage and scheduled your Indianapolis boudoir photography session. Congratulations! I promise it will be an unforgettable experience – in a great way!

To make the most of the time we have together during your boudoir photography session, there are things you can do ahead of time to prepare. Here’s a list of things you can do to make sure your boudoir photography session goes smoothly.indianapolis-boudoir-photographer-chelsea (2)

Boudoir Photography Hair and Makeup

I strongly encourage my boudoir clients to have their hair and makeup professionally styled. It’s not every day that you do a boudoir portrait session, and for some people, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. Click here for a list of fabulous Indianapolis boudoir hair and makeup artists.

How to Get that “Sexy Face” for your Boudoir Photographs

This one is probably the MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO to make sure you are ready for your boudoir photography session. Drumroll please…Practice your “sexy” look. Take some cell phone pictures of yourself with mouth closed, mouth slightly open, small smile, big smile, no smile. Have fun with it! Then take a look at them and decide which expressions you like the best. Check out Victoria’s Secret and study the models’ expressions to help you nail yours. It might take a little work, and maybe some alcohol, to bring out your inner sexy lady, but you know she’s in there.boudoir-photographer-indianapolis-ee

What to Wear for your Indianapolis Boudoir PHotography Session

  • Bathrobe
  • Cute undies, thongs, bikinis, boy shorts.
  • Tight sexy dresses and tops
  • Oversized sweaters that will hang off your shoulder
  • Bathing Suits
  • Sheer Clothing
  • Your man’s clothing – white button down shirt/tie, uniform, etc.
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Sexy shoes
  • Lingerie
  • Stockings
  • Jewelry
  • Sports jersey, sports equipment such as a golf club, baseball glove, football, etc.
  • Bridal veil, garter belt, lace gloves, any bridal accessories
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    Boudoir Photography Session “Do’s”

  • See a sexy pose you like? Print it out and bring it with you. I’ll do my best to duplicate it during your boudoir session.
  • If it makes you more comfortable, please bring a robe to wear over your lingerie between outfit changes. Or you can just wander around the studio in your skivvies. Whatever’s comfortable for you is fine with me.
  • If you are bringing lace or sheer panties, please remove the tag so it does not show in your portraits.
  • See a sexy pose you like? Print it out and bring it with you. I’ll do my best to duplicate it during your boudoir session.
  • If you’re super nervous and worried you won’t be able to relax, feel free to bring an alcoholic beverage to take the edge off.


    Boudoir Photography Session “Don’ts”

  • Please do not wear any self-tanner on the day of your portrait session. If you want to get your tan on, do it the day before
  • Please do not wear clothing, lingerie or underwear that is sooo tight that it squeezes into your skin, giving you that “muffin-top” look. Also, lingerie with an underwire is great for giving the girls a nice little boost.
  • If one of your outfits is a corset – please do not come dressed in it, as it will leave “tracks” across your entire torso.HF1A4645e cropped


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