Boudoir posing

How to pose for boudoir

 
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Boudoir Posing Guide

What to do when you are in front of the camera.

Hi! I'm glad you are here! 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 to the session. 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 surely know when it is genuine and 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", try not to worry about all the little details, just have a drink and relax knowing 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 look back to the mirror.

The right body posture

Your body is what keeps everything together to create a pleasing pose. Push yours shoulders back and arch your spine, be sure to do this even if you are laying down. This will give you the best posture to enhance all your curves. You can also push 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 and feet together, one side slightly lower, maybe even crossed behind the other, bend your legs at the knees or put them side by side.

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 where to place your hands. It's important to keep them soft and delicate, don't close them or make a fist. Also remember to keep your fingers together although sometimes you may just need to separate them. Here are some suggestions to try with your hands:

  • Twist your shirt
  • Pull sweater
  • Undo buttons
  • Grab your hair
  • Untie a knot
  • Hug yourself

Checkout the Pinterest board

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.

https://www.pinterest.com/ivangarciastudio/bridal-boudoir

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 a few poses of your own!

  Lay on your stomach, push your hips towards the ceiling, keep your feet together and point your toes.

Lay on your stomach, push your hips towards the ceiling, keep your feet together and point your toes.

  Lay on your back for a completely different look, grab your clothing and hair, and work your expressions.

Lay on your back for a completely different look, grab your clothing and hair, and work your expressions.

  Try raising your legs up and bring your hands close your head. This pose will work out your core, it may look easy but it can be considered an exercise. Keep those toes pointed.

Try raising your legs up and bring your hands close your head. This pose will work out your core, it may look easy but it can be considered an exercise. Keep those toes pointed.

  While laying down on your stomach, bend both your arms towards your body. Then lift and bring one knee closer to you (towards camera), this will accentuate your curves.

While laying down on your stomach, bend both your arms towards your body. Then lift and bring one knee closer to you (towards camera), this will accentuate your curves.

  Sitting on your legs and raising yourself slightly will give you a great overall posture. Your hands can be placed in several different places, or hold a bouquet of flowers.

Sitting on your legs and raising yourself slightly will give you a great overall posture. Your hands can be placed in several different places, or hold a bouquet of flowers.

  Stand straight, bend the leg that is closest to the camera to enhance your curves, place one hand on your hip and bring the other to your hair.

Stand straight, bend the leg that is closest to the camera to enhance your curves, place one hand on your hip and bring the other to your hair.

  Be sure to interact with your clothing to make the photos more playful, grab one end then lift another, or twist or pull. It's all about creating shapes with your entire body.

Be sure to interact with your clothing to make the photos more playful, grab one end then lift another, or twist or pull. It's all about creating shapes with your entire body.

  Find a chair and put one knee on it, bring one had towards your chest and grab the chair with the other. This will help make it for a very interesting pose

Find a chair and put one knee on it, bring one had towards your chest and grab the chair with the other. This will help make it for a very interesting pose

 

I hope this guide helped you understand how to pose during your boudoir session. After booking you will receive another guide with tips on what to bring, where to purchase and how to fully prepare for your photo shoot, it's so easy to follow and I have already done all the work for you.

Be sure to purchase your deposit to reserve your specific date and time. Our team can't wait to work with you and create amazing portraits.