It’s pretty natural to be nervous before a boudoir shoot, you’re potentially going to be taking off some of your clothes in front of a stranger and that’s not in the daily routine for most of us. That worry about feeling nervous on the day and not getting the best out of your shoot can be enough to put some people off booking altogether.
I’ll say up front, and you can speak to anyone who has done a shoot with us, you’re going to get over those nerves really soon into your session and you’ll be walking on air by the time you leave. It might be hard to believe, but I promise you, you’ll have a blast and leave feeling like a million dollars. OK, we might not have met but I’m very trustworthy. I kind of have to be because I am an absolutely terrible liar but either way, I’m a pretty honest girl and I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true. Anyway, if you don’t want to take the word of a stranger, then here’s a couple of quick tips…
Bring Along Some Music – You’re welcome to bring along your own tunes, having them on in the background can get you in the mood, give you a boost and you can have fun making a photo shoot playlist when you’re planning.
Have a giggle. If you’re feeling a bit self-conscious acting out in front of the camera, don’t worry, just laugh. There’s nothing worse than trying to keep a straight face when you’ve come down with a case of the giggles and laughter is a great relaxer.
Know that we are unshockable. We’re used to boudoir photo shoots, and we’ve been doing them for a long time. Nothing shocks us, there are no silly questions or odd requests and we are not going to judge you whatever you do. To be truthful, when we are shooting, you become kind of a collection of shapes and light to us during your session. I don’t mean that in an uncaring way, it’s just that we are so focused on making you look fantastic that we actually kind of stop seeing you. Whether Steve is taking the pictures or I am, I am always with you. If you need help with suspenders or corsets or anything else, I’m kind of your girl friend for the day, just ask and I’m there.
Take a break. You are completely in control all through the boudoir photo shoots. If you simply want a break then just say so.
I don’t normally like to be negative but here’s one not to do. We don’t suggest you drink for your session, it might seem tempting but it doesn’t always give you the best results in your finished photos. You’re going to be on a natural high by the time you leave anyway. Course, I’m never one to advise against having something chilling in the fridge for when you get back to celebrate your bravery, your achievement and your general goddess-like status!
If you have questions then please just get in touch and we’re happy to help. There’s no silly questions, and there is pretty much nothing you can ask that would be embarrassing or that we would think is odd or strange, so don’t be shy, just get in touch.
I am a professional Creative ~ Photographer, Videographer, Cinematographer and Drone Pilot
My professional photographic career started at the tender age of 13 when I won my first commission to photograph an art collection by a local artist. It paid £50 which was reasonable money for an ambition 13 year old in 1978. I have continued to take pictures ever since, and quite simply, I couldn’t be happier! I am professionally qualified with the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP), and also the Masters Photographer Association (MPA), although I have recently decided to give up my membership of the MPA in favour of the other two associations.