Boudoir Wardrobe : Don't stress about it | Austin Boudoir Studio

At some point during email correspondence, inevitably a woman booking a boudoir shoot with me will express how she's concerned about what to wear for her boudoir shoot. 

As a boudoir photographer who has shot a TON of women of ALL different body types I can let you in on a little secret: It doesn't freaking matter. 

YES, ill-fitting lingerie can totally ruin a photo and crush a woman's soul. That much is true. So if you're going to be wearing lingerie, make sure it fits you properly. I've got some great sources in my boudoir prep guide for clients that will help you with that. 

But boudoir photos do not require lingerie. 

A couple of years ago, I started a boudoir selfie project in efforts to pick up new skills, put myself in client's shoes, and to learn to love myself and embrace my body as it is. While I've got a few images of me in pretty lingerie, the majority of my FAVORITE images involve a completely NOT- put-together look. 


For example, the above image that I captured yesterday...

I arrived at my studio in workout clothes, a messy bun, and no makeup. I had 10 extra minutes and my computer alert popped up reminding me that I am tragically behind on my boudoir selfie project. I took off my pants (as per usual), tore out my bun, grabbed a lace top that my makeup artist left here, and carefully executed 8 shots in 5 minutes. 

We can work with literally NOTHING ladies! Don't.Stress.

Prepping for your boudoir shoot is a lot of the fun, too! But if you're finding yourself getting anxious about what to wear, I'd encourage you to show up with nothing. And I'm serious. 

We'll work the sheets, the furniture, a t-shirt, WHATEVER. This process is not supposed to be stressful, it's supposed to be fun. So let's rock it out with what you've GOT! 

Are you ready NOW!? Let's chat!

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The Sexiest Thing You Can Wear For Your Boudoir Shoot | Austin TX Boudoir Photographer

You ready for it, ladies?? I'm going to give you the KEY to outstanding boudoir photos. It's the sexiest thing you can wear.   The answer isn't lingerie, your beau's favorite shirt, or nothing at all. The answer is: YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE.  Yes, that's right.  I said it. It is OK to smile/laugh in your boudoir photos.  Not only is it OK, but a full-forced laugh while you're sprawled out on your bed, in my opinion, is insanely sexy. There is really nothing more attractive than a woman who loves life.  Do you know what else? It's probably going to be a lot easier for you to burst into laughter during your shoot than it will be for you to sport a sultry "come hither" look.  I don't encourage my clients to smile for their photos because I want the smile, when it happens, to be genuine. I don't want it to be posed, staged, faked, or the like. I want actual emotion. 

Some of my favorite boudoir shoot moments came from my clients rolling into a fit of laughter after I ask them to give themselves a sexy hug. Sometimes that laugh happens because I say an incredibly immature word hoping to elicit emotion (you'll know it when you hear it, ladies.  SOMETIMES I don't have to do anything at all, and you just laugh because you're feeling totally awkward. That's ok, too! No matter how we get it, I love it, and you will too, and so will anyone you show the photos to.  Seeing a person laugh is like looking through a window to their soul. You see it all, baby!  SO, sure, I get it--the sexy face has it's time and place in boudoir. BUT, if you are lying there being photographed and you have the urge to laugh uncontrollably...please don't fight it. 



So hit me up, ladies! Let me capture that shiny soul of yours ;)  



Kara Marie


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