The first question that may leap to mind after a woman has decided to have boudoir photographs taken of herself may be: What do I wear? There are a lot of options and a lot of variety available, and picking the right outfits is essential to producing the desired final product. Some studios suggest bringing in three different outfits for the shoot.
Others have stock clothing on hand that you can choose from before the pictures are taken. What's important to keep in mind is that glamour photography is all about you. This is about what you want, what you like, and what you want to see yourself in. Here are some suggestions that may be helpful when it comes time to select your final ensemble.
Lingerie is a very popular choice for a boudoir shoot. It is important, while trying to be as beautiful and confident as possible, that you feel beautiful and confident. Your favorite lingerie (or your significant other's favorite) is an excellent choice when preparing for a boudoir session. Corsets, bra and brief sets, and thigh-high hosiery are recommended. Be sure to bring clothing that not only makes you look good, but makes you feel good, too.
Heels are also an important consideration when it comes to dress. Just because this is boudoir (bedroom) photography doesn't necessarily mean you'll be lying down the entire time. A pair of high heels or knee-high boots will definitely have an added effect.
Beyond the realm of traditional, provocative clothing, many studios make other suggestions to bring the photographs "home," so to speak. The clothing of your significant other is recommended in most cases. Some studios highly encourage wearing sports jerseys to please the sports lover, specifically a men's size jersey of the favorite team.
Studios also encourage wearing a men's dress shirt, maybe even complete with a tie for an extra touch. If your significant other doesn't fall into either of these categories, then this suggestion need only be modified. Wear a favorite shirt instead, or something that is significant between the two of you. This will help tie the gift of boudoir photography to both of you.
Something else to consider is what type of bottoms you're going to be wearing. Thongs are a classic choice, but so are panties. Depending on how little or how much you want to reveal, this choice will be totally up to you, as will all the other choices concerning your boudoir photography session.
Nighties are also a suggested article of clothing. Nighties are versatile dress, and can be as revealing or modest as you would like. If you're not excited about the idea of lingerie and high heels, something more elegant may be the right choice for you.
The clothing that you wear during boudoir photography is very important because it will, more than many other things, affect the final outcome of your photographs. If you're still not sure, the professionals at the studio will be more than glad to help, and some even invite you to bring in all of your options so you can go over them together. Just remember, in the end, it's all about what you want.
Craig Bennett is a freelance copywriter and former college instructor in Business Administration. For several years he was a professional freelance photographer.
You may learn more about the excitement of glamour photography and how to enjoy this art form either as a photographer or as the one being photographed at his blog:http://www.LearnBoudoirPhotography.com