Please don’t stress out over wardrobe.
Honestly, and I’m being dead serious here here, specialized boudoir wardrobe is really not that crazy important for the way that I photograph you. Please don’t stress out over wardrobe. Don’t feel the need to run out and buy all new things. I can do a completely versatile and awesome shoot with a single scarf, or the sheets, or a sweater. Truly. Don’t stress about it. Here are some tips!
Here are some wardrobe tips that can help you feel prepared and help you decide what to bring:
The number one wardrobe rule is:
Do not bring outfits that you don’t love! I can’t tell you how many women show up with outfits that prompt them to say “I really don’t like the way I look in this one, but I’ll leave it up to you!”. If you don’t like the outfit, it’s likely that you won’t like photos of you in the outfit. Leave it at home.
Lingerie is not a must for boudoir:
Don’t be afraid to get creative! For a boudoir style shoot, a mesh body suit or fishnets would go great with a cropped sweater or graphic tee. A gorgeous bra can be paired with a long flowing skirt or your favorite tank top can be paired with no pants. A sheet can be used for everything… I probably do this the most often. Your 20 year old favorite tee shirt paired with cheeky bottoms will get the job done just perfectly. This is about you and your authentic personality, not about being someone you aren’t.
For beauty or portrait:
Structured and/or statement pieces work amazing. Your favorite blazer or jacket, a cocktail dress with an interesting neckline, or just a bodysuit and jeans….We want you to look and feel like yourself (just on your best day).
When in doubt, just bring in some of your favorite wardrobe items and let me style them for you. It’s part of the service and I’m happy to do it. I also have fabrics and dresses to play with in the studio. And sheets and pillows and blankets!
My Shoot Style Is very “I’m not trying too hard”. We go for the “I just woke up like this” look as often as possible. For that look, wardrobe is even less of a obstacle.
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Here are some websites that offer some incredibly cost-effective ways to shop for some fun boudoir items if you just really want to kick it into another direction!: