Every woman should have a boudoir photo shoot at some point in her life. No matter how young or old she is. They are empowering experiences that build up a woman’s confidence and help her to see the beauty in herself. We spoke
with Brighton Boudoir photography guru Susan Hinman to get advice on the best way to prepare for your shoot.
My career photographing women and revealing to them how they can look is amazingly fulfilling…. Making real woman light up when they realize they can look so amazing is such a fabulous fulfilling experience. The photo shoot is so much fun- there is always so much laughter and excitement during the shoot.
– Susan Hinman – Brighton Boudoir Photography
Every girl needs some nice lingerie. This is your excuse to treat yourself. Bra and knickers or a basque. Stockings and suspenders if you want a more classic look. Bring a few pieces along- casual looks look great too… leather jackets, long socks or a mens shirt or bodysuit all make great modern alternatives to make your set more edgy if that is what you want.
Don’t forget your high heels
Bring the highest heals you own to your photo shoot. Forget your flat shoes or low kitten heels- This is a chance to wear your most beautiful and torturous shoes. You won’t be walking anywhere.
Look after yourself
Drink lots of water, and get some sleep the night before. Your eyes will be brighter and you will feel fresh great for your big day. You want to leave enough time to wash your hair and shave your legs etc. If your roots need doing make sure they are done and make sure to get your nails done.
Don’t worry about your Body
Even supermodels have parts of their body that they don’t like. Whether you are feeling too wobbly or not curvy enough your photographer should be able to help you to pose to look amazing.
Think about what kind of ‘Look’ you want.
Think about who you are right now… and how you want to present yourself… Are you feeling all natural and fresh or would you like to look like a bombshell? Look at photographs- Maybe create a mood board of images to get some ideas for new look. What celebrity styles do you love. If you can tell the Makeup artist a specific look you are more likely to walk away with something you love and feels authentically like you and who you are right now.
Your photo shoot should be loads of fun. It should be a chance for you to get some pampering and to revel in your femininity. Try to enjoy every minute of it. You will probably find you want to do it all over again!
Burlesque Boudoir Photography is all about the TEASE… It isn’t about how much skin you can show…. it is all about revealing just enough to make imaginations run wild… That is why this style of photography appeals so much to woman of all shapes and sizes and of levels of confidence! If you love feathers, glitter, and old fashioned glamour this style of the Caberet and burlesque schene you will most likely love this style of photography. Moody mysterious lighting that uses shadow to create a discrete mood. So get out there and flaunt it !