Post # 1
in 2 weeks I’m going for some boudoir photography as my Grooms wedding present,
has anyone got any tips on how to not be terrified about stripping off in front of the photographer, they’re all very tasteful (I hope) but I’m still petrified!!
please help girls!
Post # 3
Well, it might help to talk to photog first, even over the phone, to get more comfortable with them. Also, if you feel comfortable with it maybe bring a girl friend along. Its someone else who knows you that can ease your nervousness and make you laugh/feel natural. Third, remember that YOU are in control of this thing. If you want them to be tasteful, be tasteful. If you get there and don’t feel comfortable taking it all off, don’t. Only do as much as you’re comfortable with.
Lastly (non-nerves related)… seriously consider what you wear TO the shoot. If your skin tends to leave marks (I get red marks where my underwear is and sometimes if i’m wearing a belt), then make sure you don’t wear anything that would leave marks. If I were doing a boudoir shoot, I’d probably wear a loose dress sans underwear there so I didn’t have red lines that had to be photoshopped. 🙂
Post # 4
I’ve also heard that you should wear outfits that either fit you VERY well or are slightly larger than you normally wear. You don’t want to have any “spill over” if your bra or panties are even slightly tight. Also, I’d suggest exploring with your own mirror to see what your best angles are and what you feel comfortable putting on film. For instance, I have a nice waist but my legs are unattractive, so I wouldn’t want them to be photographed unless it was part of a larger shot. But some ladies who have great legs may want them to be the focus of a few shots.
Post # 5
I dug through the Christmas edition of victoria secret. There’s a reason the models are displayed the ways they are–they’re flattering poses. Laying down, twisting of the stomach, etc, all make you look more slender in photos. So look through magazines like that for some inspiration and pay attention to their poses!
Personally, I got a spray tan before my photos and I cut ALL salt out of my diet 5-6 days ahead of time. I dropped about 7 pounds of water weight and it was just enough (albeit temporary) for me to feel a little better about prancing around in front of my photographer. I really liked her, though, and she was young and spunky, so that was cool for me. They did my hair and makeup and once i was all gussied up, I FELT sexier, so that was good =]
Post # 6
I went to the gym and exercised a bit before to get some of the nerves out. Also, sboston is right, you want everything to fit you well. I eneded up having a few pictures that I didn’t pick because the underwear was too tight.
I personally didn’t have my hair or makeup done. That isn’t how a look normally and I didn’t want the pictures to look not normal for me.
Post # 7
i’m not sure, i did mine in march, but the guy who shot mine wore fingernail and toenail polish(helps you know he’s not staring you down!), i had a wardrobe sytlist(who made sure i was in a flattering position for the photographer, so he didn’t have to touch me, since he is still male) and a hair and makeup stylist who made sure my hair didn’t look whacked out in front of the camera… maybe think about taking an honast friend who will tell you to suck it in, stick your butt out and boobs too.. and take deep breaths, it’s make you appear more relaxed!
Post # 8
All of the tips above are great! I would also like to recommend bringing your ipod or a disc of music that makes you feel extra sassy for your shoot! Also, champagne won’t hurt 😉