Anyone can be a model, and there is absolutely no need to let anyone else or society tell you otherwise. While you might not be running the catwalks like Kate Moss next week or following an impossible “eat only green things” lifestyle indefinitely, you can have your own boudoir model experience wherever you like, and most likely however you like if you have a great photographer and some creative ideas in mind. If you are ready to take the next step to become your own model and want some tips on how to look your best (or how you would like to look) in your boudoir shoot, read on to find out more!
If you are not comfortable within yourself, your body, or the outfit you have chosen to wear, it will almost definitely show up on camera. There will understandably be some nerves when modeling for a boudoir shoot for the first time, and it might feel like nothing can prepare you for it, but chatting to your photographer about your expectations and what you would like to do can take some of the guesswork out of it. It could also be beneficial for you to choose the lingerie pieces you would like to wear in advance and practice some poses in the mirror. Get comfortable wearing your outfits so when you get in them for the photoshoot, they feel like old friends… but sexy.
Think About Your Ideal Style
It can be really helpful for you to have an idea about what it is you would like your shoot to look like. If you are not sure, websites like Pinterest can be a really good place to find inspiration for anything from clothing, lighting, and backdrop ideas, to actual modeling poses. Having an idea about the kind of vibe you want from your shoot will help a good boudoir photographer understand how they can help create it.
If you get to the room and you still have no idea what you want, then just be honest about what you don’t want instead. There is absolutely no need for you to try and do anything you are not comfortable with, whether that is pose in a particular way or wear a certain garment – remember this is about you.
Prep is Key
Preparation for a photoshoot will be different for every single person. Some will want to shave every inch of their body hair clean off, and others will not at all. Some might want their
hair and makeup done properly, and others might prefer to go au natural. That being said, many will agree that a good soak and a pamper will make you feel like a million dollars before you get on that set. Whether you treat yourself to a new bubble bath or make your own hair mask – the choice is yours. Whatever leaves you feeling the best version of yourself is the greatest preparation of all! And don’t forget a cheeky glass of champagne too.