How To ROCK Your Boudoir Photo Shoot!

by | Jan 15, 2024 | General Posts

Posing for a boudoir photo shoot, whether you’re doing it professionally or as a fun DIY, can be a unique experience, and it’s completely normal to feel a bit uneasy. Here are 20 tips to help you feel more confident and comfortable during your boudoir photo shoot.

20 Tips to Help You Feel Confident and Comfortable

Here are 20 tips to help you feel more confident and comfortable during your boudoir photo shoot:

  1. Choose Flattering Angles: Experiment with poses that highlight your best features and showcase your curves. Find the angles that make you feel the most confident and beautiful.
  2. Relax Your Shoulders & Tension Areas: Keep it natural by relaxing your shoulders and tension-prone areas. Take a deep breath, let go of tension, and you’ll radiate a more comfortable and confident look.
  3. Play with Your Hair: Incorporate sensuality by running your fingers through your hair or letting it fall naturally. Your hair can be a powerful expression of your personality.
  4. Focus on Facial Expressions: Communicate through your eyes and expressions. Soft smiles, sultry looks, or playful expressions can convey different moods and add depth to your photos.
  5. Hands and Arms Placement: Strategically position your hands to enhance your curves. Experiment with placing your hands behind your head or across your body for visually appealing lines. Avoid having your hands pressed tightly against your body, and instead, let them rest gently to create a more relaxed look. 
  6. Create Curves with Body Language: Use body language to emphasize your natural curves. Experiment with hip positions and arching your back slightly for a flattering effect.
  7. Direction of Your Head: Turn your face toward the light for an illuminating effect. Experiment with different head angles to create a dynamic and engaging look. Avoid facing the camera straight on for a more dynamic and engaging look.
  8. Engage Your Core: Maintain good posture and create a defined waistline by engaging your core muscles. It’s a simple adjustment that can enhance your overall pose.
  9. Experiment with Props: Add interest and distraction by incorporating props like a silk robe or strategically placed blanket. Props can give you something to interact with, making you feel less exposed.
  10. Wardrobe Selection: Choose lingerie or outfits that make you feel both comfortable and sexy. Bring a variety of options to the shoot, including pieces that highlight your favorite features.
  11. Experiment with Lighting: Discuss different lighting setups with your photographer to create diverse atmospheres. Be open to trying various setups that complement your desired mood.
  12. Practice Posing Ahead of Time: Boost your confidence by practicing poses in front of a mirror. Familiarize yourself with your body’s angles and movements before the actual shoot.
  13. Bring Personal Items: Incorporate meaningful items like jewelry or a favorite book. This adds a personal touch, making you feel more connected to the images.
  14. Choose a Comfortable Location: Select a location where you feel at ease. Whether it’s your bedroom, a studio, or a luxurious hotel room, comfort in your environment positively impacts confidence.
  15. Relaxation Techniques: Practice deep breathing or meditation before the shoot to calm nerves and stay present. It helps you focus on the experience and enjoy the moment.
  16. Express Yourself: Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through in the photos. Whether sultry, romantic, or playful, let your true self shine through in your poses and expressions.
  17. Consider Professional Hair and Makeup: Boost your confidence with professional hair and makeup. If budget allows, hire a makeup artist and hairstylist to help you look and feel your best.
  18. Review and Select Posing Ideas: Gather inspiration from boudoir photography portfolios or magazines. Discuss these ideas with your photographer to plan a variety of poses aligning with your vision.
  19. Bring a Friend for Support: If you prefer, bring a trusted friend for support. Having someone you trust nearby provides reassurance and makes the experience more enjoyable.
  20. Communicate with Your Photographer: Maintain open communication with your photographer. Share your comfort levels, preferences, and concerns to ensure a collaborative and comfortable photo shoot.


Remember, the essence of a boudoir photo shoot is to be yourself and have fun. Celebrate your unique beauty, embrace the experience, and watch as your confidence shines through, creating stunning and authentic boudoir photos.

Boudoir Posing Ideas

Here’s a list of posing ideas for your boudoir photo shoot:

  1. A mix of smiling and serious looks
  2. Laying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor
  3. Leaning up against a wall with your back to the wall
  4. Looking out a window
  5. Leaning up against a wall, facing the wall, with arms outstretched on the wall
  6. Sitting in a chair with body facing away, but looking back towards the camera over your shoulder
  7. Sitting nude on a chair with arms crossed over the chest and one leg bent up towards the chest
  8. Laying on stomach, leaning up on elbows, with feet crossed in the air
  9. Arms raised above the head, playing with hair
  10. Arms raised above the head, grabbing the wrist with the other hand
  11. On all fours
  12. Kneeling up with arms above the head or on hair, with the face facing towards the ceiling

Feel free to experiment with these poses and add your personal touch to make each shot uniquely yours. Remember, the key is to have fun and feel confident! If you need additional help or a visual cue check out the Every Love Intimates Box!

Every Love Intimates DIY Boudoir Box

We teamed up with Every Love Intimates to design a box for those who value privacy and creativity. This kit brings the magic of a professional boudoir photoshoot right to the comfort of your home. Whether it’s a surprise for your husband or wife, a celebration of personal milestones, or simply an exploration of your own sensuality, this elegant box is the key to capturing the essence of your beauty.

Inside, you’ll find a carefully curated selection, including:

  • A choice of exquisite lingerie
  • A camera tripod with a remote and light attachment for perfect angles
  • Seductive body chain, shimmer spray for that radiant glow
  • A sheer scarf for artistic draping
  • Playful lollipop for a touch of fun
  • A fragrance to complete your sensory experience

Additionally, the kit includes a DIY Boudoir Guide with step-by-step instructions and recommended poses to ensure your shoot is executed with professional finesse.

Get your DIY Boudoir box here: https://everyloveintimates.com/products/diy-boudoir-shoot

For More Blog Posts on Boudoir Photography

Did you enjoy this post? Check out our other Boudoir Photography blog posts:

Choosing a Boudoir Photographer: Pros and Cons of Professional vs DIY

Capturing Intimacy: Including Your Spouse in Your Boudoir Photoshoot

Every Love DIY Boudoir Shoot Box

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<h3>Dan Purcell</h3>

Dan Purcell

Dan and his wife Emily Purcell are the founders of Get Your Marriage On! Their marriage went through a bit of a renaissance a few years ago and wanted to share what they learned with other couples. They created a fun & sexy bedroom game app called Intimately Us that has been downloaded over 300,000. They put on events and retreats for couples.Dan is the host of the Get Your Marriage On! podcast. Dan is a Life Coach that coaches other couples and individuals on how to have a great marriage, deeper intimacy, and fulfilling sex life.Dan and Emily have been married for over 18 years and have 6 kids. Dan loves cracking dad jokes, running marathons, planning the next creative date night with his sweetheart, and enjoys the magnificent outdoors around their St George home.

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