Post # 1
Thinking of doing this – but wondering if anyone had seen or heard of some suggestions for a full figured girl. I certainly don’t want to be popping out in place I don’t want to – or feel bad about the finished product. I know I can be “sexy” and of course there are things that I have planned in my head – but…
Has anyone seen any inspiring photos?
Post # 3
I haven’t seen anything in particular, but I would recommend wearing something that fits right and is comfortable. You don’t want anything that pinches or squeezes in any weird way (like the way my back looks in a strapless anything). And let you photographer know what you think your good features and bad features are. Or what your Fiance likes. That way you get photos of the features you like and hopefully she can hide what you don’t like.
I’d love to see some inspiration photos. I’m thinking of doing my own shots a la Mrs. Candy Corn.
Post # 4
There was a thread about this topic a few weeks ago. Do a search (sorry can’t remember) and you’ll find lots of inspiration.
Post # 5
you should really take a look at this post, I’m positive you’ll find some inspiriation for full figured photos!
Post # 6
when I did mine, I had a very hard time finding inspiration photos that had some chub 😉
I went ahead and did mine, but I did it close to the wedding, so I’d be in the best shape…I was still a size 12, which I guess some don’t consider full sized…my photog gave me some tips on poses, so I’d ask the photog first to see if they are experienced modifying poses. Honestly, one of the outfits/poses that I felt the “thickest in” my hubs thinks is super sexy and ordered!
Post # 7
Try looking at your local photographer’s blogs. They might have some larger women featured…I’m pretty sure some of the local photogs in my area that do boudoir have a variety of shapes and sizes. You can also meet with your photographer to discuss your “problem areas” – I think this is a standard thing they do for most people, and if they are experienced enough they should know what poses will be most flattering for your body. They can probably also suggest what to wear.
Post # 8
Oh the ladies I went to did lots of full figured boudoir photos. I remember one girl posing on motorcycles and stuff like that and she just exhuded confidence! So just do it =]
I used magazine spreads for inspiration. There are reasons those models lay like that! Or why they are framed like that! I went through and tabbed what I thought were sexy/demure types of looks i was going for (i used a VS holiday issue–the really thick one) and explained to the photogrpaher why i liked each of the photos I did. Then she was able to come up with stuff better for me, after she knew what i liked about each shot!
Post # 9
ask your photographer if they can show you the proofs from some larger women, and also ask how much retouching they do. Some photographers will retouch their subjects like mad, and some prefer to not do anything unless requested. I personally would want a photographer that’s heavy on the retouching side… As a bigger girl myself, if I got the proofs back from my session and I saw a lot of dimply bits or pudgy places, I would be really bummed and not want the photos anymore.
Post # 10
oh, I definitely agree on the “problem area” thing…I have no waistline but have a nice chest & my legs are very strong (though still have cellulite/inner thigh fat) so, a lot of my poses were me laying down. Like, my legs were up on an ornate headboard with my ankles crossed (that showed my muscle but hid my fat)…another favorit was laying on my tummy in my longline bra I almost looked naked but was pushed up in all the right places.
Post # 11
The photographer is a good friend of mine – and she is great, but has never done this type of session before. So we’re kind of exploring this together.
I’m glad she can be candid and honest with me – “hey move your head, you have 6 chins like that” haha
@mimosa – Thanks for the links 🙂 I had completely missed that post!
@EJS – I plan to COMPLETELY ROCK it! 🙂
Post # 12
I dig on the unzipped top look ur belly flab stays nicley tucked away while ur assets pop. Also lying down either on the stomach or back spreads things out a lil I know I have the most rolls when sitting. But if you have nice legs (unfortunatly I dont) then sitting with ur knees up will cover a belly and accentuate nice legs, I dont know what your build is but I am bottom heavy so any photos that show my top half I think r pleasing whilst any of my bottom half I cry and run away. So just think of your best assets and work poses that amplify them whilst covering ur insecure areas also sheer fabrics scarfs, feather boas and the likes are great props as the different colour/texture will break up any large areas of colour (skin) giving a slimming effect as well as framing the photo and adding extra visual elements. And as the other ladies have said most importantly its all about confidence the way you hold yourself the look in your eye, its why ur sexy to your Fiance now and thats what will make the photo you sexy as well
Post # 13
Oh my gosh I hope I still have that bookmark… yes! I do! It shows specific poses and explains what problem areas they disguise
Post # 15
Well I have a question…how do you go about finding a boudoir photographer? I’d love to do it, but I can’t find anyone around here that advertises that they do them…any ideas?
Post # 16
I took some a while back… dare to see… dont laugh…
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