Boudoir Posing Guide
What to do when you are in front of the camera.
Hi! I'm glad you joined! I created this guide to help you get the most out of your photos.
A boudoir session can be a little intimidating at first, but knowing how to pose will help you feel that much more confident when the time comes to be in front of the camera. Of course I will be helping you along the way and give you complete guidance as I'm taking the photos, this is just something that you may find useful on the day of your shoot.
Now, onto posing...
Comfort is everything
The easiest way for you to start building your confidence is to practice posing in front of the mirror.
Start by turning up the music (something upbeat) and at the same time try on all the outfits you plan on bringing with you. Use the examples below to get you started, but be sure to introduce some poses of your own that you think will be great.
It's all about expressions
Did you know that there are 43 different muscles in your face alone?
We control every kind of smile and know when it's genuine or when it is forced. If you are feeling tense during the shoot, it will show in the photos. When you are sitting on the "set" don't worry about all the little details, just have a drink and know that my team will take care of everything, and most importantly, have fun!
Try relaxing your face completely in front of the mirror, then practice different smiles. Now try smirking just a little to one side, tilt your head a bit, now look away. Now bring it back to the mirror.
The right body posture
Your body is what keeps everything together to create a pleasing pose. Push yours shoulders back, do this even if you are laying down, it makes all the difference. This will give you the best posture and enhance all your curves. You can also stick out your hip to one side to accentuate further.
Feet and toes matter
Always keep your toes pointed outwards, it really makes the difference. Keep your legs together, raise and bend at the knees, one slightly lower than the other. You can also cross your legs, put one behind the other, bend at the knees, put them side by side, or separate them.
What to do with your hands
This is a question I often get asked. It will make the shoot more fun if you have an idea of what to do. It's important to keep your hands delicate in a restful state, don't close them or make a fist. Here are some suggestions to try with your hands:
- Twist your shirt
- Undo buttons
- Pull sweater
- Grab your hair
- Untie a knot
- Hug yourself
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Through out the shoot I will switch between delicate and bold poses. If you have anything sheer of fluffy, be sure to bring it with you.
A few poses to try
Follow the examples below and you will become a master at posing. This is just to get you started, feel free to create poses of your own!