One of the most popular questions I get is, “What if I don’t know how to pose?” And I don’t blame my clients for asking that! Posing is probably one of the scariest parts of a boudoir session. Many people are not used to being in front of the camera and most people aren’t naturals at posing – especially without very much clothing on! But don’t worry – I never leave you to your own devices and I never expect you to know what you’re doing – that’s my job! During your boudoir session I will be there every step of the way – encouraging you, posing you and making sure you look amazing! Here are some tips for posing during your boudoir session.
I will pose you every time. You will never have to come up with a pose – unless you want to of course!
Hey, if you’re comfortable in front of the camera and you know what poses work for you, go for it! If you’re not comfortable – don’t sweat it, most people aren’t! From the minute you get into the studio you will not be left to your own devices. I will pose you every step of the way! One pose does not fit all. I pose clients based on a variety of things – most importantly, your personality, body type and the type of outfits you brought with you. Individual personalities and styles vary and I take that into account for each client.
Practice in front of the mirror at home.
Practice makes perfect and it’s the same with posing for your boudoir session! You know what you like and don’t like about yourself so practice posing in front of a mirror at home to get the feel for what your best angles are. Make sure you take note of what a pose feels like so you can replicate it once you can’t see yourself. Of course, I will be there to help you but practicing takes away some of the anxiety you might feel if you haven’t done boudoir before.
Exaggerate a pose.
When you are in front of a camera, sometimes more is best. Exaggerating a pose means really popping that hip or really arching your back. Cameras love angles and curves and being a woman, you have those in abundance! Use them to your advantage and really put your whole body into a pose.
Be playful and laugh.
Don’t be shy! Have fun! Laugh, be playful – bring that vixen out! Fake laugh, play with your hair, give the camera that sultry look you’ve been practicing in the mirror. While I am the one to pose you, you need to bring the emotion and attitude to the session!
Create a Pinterest board.
Pinterest is a great place to go for tips for posing during your boudoir session and to find posing that you love. Now keep in mind that we might not be able to replicate the photo exactly but we can definitely try to mimic the pose!
Some poses might give you an ab workout!
You might be sore after your boudoir session! Seriously! Some of the poses I will put you in will feel like a workout. There will be poses that are uncomfortable (darn that exaggeration factor) and there will be poses that feel funny or awkward to you – that’s normal! Feel the burn, put on a smile and I’ll show you the photo afterwards to show you how awesome you look.