How to Nail your Boudoir Photoshoot Poses

Boudoir photoshoot of woman laying on bed with red silk robe.

How to Nail your Boudoir Photoshoot Poses 

Are you looking to feel empowered and confident? Have you decided that a boudoir photoshoot is the perfect way to do it? Congratulations—you’ve taken the first step! Now, all that’s left is to nail the poses. Don’t worry; with the right attitude and a few tips, you can get perfect shots for memories that will last a lifetime. Read on to learn how to pose perfectly for your boudoir photography! 


Woman laying on couch in a red lace bra.


Get Inspired

Before your shoot arrives, take some time to look around online at different poses and styles of boudoir photography. Not only will this help you get an idea of what kind of poses will make you feel the most comfortable, but it is also a great way to feel inspired and excited for the big day! 


It’s important to remember that while some poses may be more popular than others, there is no wrong way to pose during your boudoir shoot– there are endless possibilities! It’s also important not to compare yourself to the women you see online – you are your own unique, fierce, and strong woman who is just as beautiful as anyone you may come across! 


All Things Boudoir’s Content Manager, Amy, knows a thing or two about posing. “At All Things Boudoir we know ‘posing’ can be an intimidating thought, so we make a huge effort to take the guesswork out of it… Our photographers make short videos about posing and we post them on TikTok and Instagram so definitely check those out! You can also join our VIP group to see actual client photos and the poses that they used during their session.  It is a wealth of ideas!


For more inspiration, check out All Things Boudoir’s portfolio, Pinterest board, and our VIP Facebook Group for clients past, present, and future to safely discuss and share all things boudoir!    



Woman posing on zebra rug in red lace outfit for boudoir photography.

Indulge in self-care and “me time.” You deserve it!


Prepare yourself Mentally


If being in front of a camera is a new experience for you, you’re not alone! It’s normal to feel intimidated by a new experience like boudoir photography, but that’s part of the fun! Take some time for yourself to practice positive self-talk and remind yourself why you chose a boudoir photoshoot in the first place– to express yourself and celebrate your body. 


Photographer Elizabeth from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania talks to her clients about positive self-talk, not just when getting photos taken! “I always tell clients affirmations and positive thinking truly makes a difference in your day. No one can believe in you until you believe in you. The power of everything you create in your life, starts with the way you talk to yourself. Every morning, get up, look in the mirror and say out loud, ‘I am getting  better and better every day.’ Listen to YouTube affirmations while you drive on the way to your appointment, it will relax you and help get you in the right mindset.”


Turn those feelings of anxiety into empowerment by allowing yourself to be present in every moment as you prepare for and experience your boudoir photoshoot day. You deserve this time to relax, indulge, and feel amazing! 



Relax and Enjoy 


Take a deep breath and relax any tension or tightness in your muscles! You are an absolutely gorgeous goddess, and if you need to, take a moment to remind yourself of that before striking each pose to loosen up and let go of any nervous energy. This will also give your photographer time to set up the shot before taking pictures– it’s a win-win situation! 


Your boudoir photoshoot is meant to be an enjoyable experience, so don’t rush it! Take the time that you need to feel comfortable and relaxed. You’re making memories that will last a lifetime, so be kind to yourself and allow yourself this time to indulge and feel pampered!



Remember, you’re not in this alone! 

Your All Things Boudoir photographer will be there to guide you every step of the way. We are there to be your biggest hype woman, cheerleader, and even wedgie fixer (we’re the hands-on type). We will guide you into your best poses and make sure that all the little details are taken care of so that you can enjoy your boudoir photoshoot!


You deserve to enjoy your boudoir photography shoot and to feel like a queen for a day. Take the time to enjoy every part of your new experience – from getting inspired for your poses to indulging in the time spent in front of the camera. You are stunning just the way you are, never forget it! 


Join our VIP Group on Facebook! This private group is for potential and current clients (only those in this group can see what is shared – What is shared here stays here!). We want to create a safe place for you to share your experience and even share pictures. We screen each and every person who requests to be in this group so this is a safe place to post and share!


Follow us on social! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and TikTok!


Want to see more of our work? Check out our portfolio featuring real women in all their fierce natural beauty! 



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