Tips for a Perfect Boudoir Photo Shoot

When it comes to preparing for your boudoir photo shoot, there are plenty of ways for you to get prepared for your shoot. However, there are plenty of things that you might not think of, especially if it’s your first experience with boudoir photography. Fortunately, we have some pro tips to not only help you feel comfortable during your shoot but ones that will help you to nail the photo shoot altogether. Here are some of the top tips for having the best experience with your boudoir photo shoot.

Spend Time Finding the Perfect Outfits

Getting comfortable during your shoot is of the utmost importance and one of the best ways to ensure this is by choosing the right outfits for your boudoir photo shoot. Taking the time to find the right outfits will not only help you feel comfortable during your shoot, but it will help you to love your photos that much more when they come out.


You’re going to be showing a lot of skin during your time with our boudoir photographer. It’s important that you’re feeding your skin with the right nutrients (mostly H2O) to ensure that your skin will have a natural and healthy glow for your shoot.

Avoid Salty Foods

On the flipside, you’ll also want to avoid anything that will dehydrate you like foods with a high salt content. In addition that, you’ll want to avoid alcohol and coffee before your boudoir photo shoot as well.

Know What Time of Month to Book Your Photoshoot

How many of us can say we feel ultra sexy during that special time of the month? As we said before, feeling sexy is an integral part of a successful boudoir photo shoot and it’s nearly impossible to feel sexy in lingerie when you’re monthlies are there for the next few days. Be sure to keep track of your cycle and make sure that you’re scheduling around that time of the month.

Don’t Use Self Tanner

Getting a sun-kissed glow is best earned the natural way. However, if the time of year that your boudoir photo shoot is scheduled doesn’t allow for you to get natural sun, try UV tanning beds to get it. Most self-tanners leave a lot of streaks and create a texture on your skin that wouldn’t normally be there. Trust us, the camera will be able to see it too.

Treat Yourself

Again, the sexy factor is huge and one of the best ways to make sure you’ll look and feel sexy on that day is to treat yourself. Spring for a wax, mani-pedi-, and even get your hair colored if you so choose. Do whatever it is that will make you feel like the sexy lioness that you are.

Wear Something Comfortable to Your Photo Shoot

No need to accessorize and match every aspect, you are going to just take your clothes off after all. Wear something that you can get ready in.

Don’t Bother With Your Hair or Makeup

Apart of the boudoir photo shoot with Art of Seduction is getting your hair and makeup done before the shoot. Let us get you dolled up for the shoot, we promise we’ll help you look your best.

If you’ve been thinking about booking a boudoir photo shoot in Chicago but aren’t sure how to go about it, don’t hesitate to contact our boudoir photographer. We’ll schedule a consultation to ensure that every need you have with your shoot is being met. We offer multiple types of photo shoots for couples boudoir, plus size boudoir, and even model photo shoots. Take a look at our many galleries and give us a call today!