What to wear for your boudoir session? It’s a question I get asked all too many times. The answer to me, is simple. Wear what makes you feel good. Bokeh Love Photography is the top rated South Jersey Boudoir Photographer located in Galloway, NJ. I know how to style for your to your body type and pose you so you look your absolute best with every curve and angle of your body!
how many times women hear the word boudoir and think they HAVE to wear lingerie. You do not have to wear something provocative, sensual, or something that shows off the parts you don’t love or makes you feel uncomfortable.
Well, that should be a reflection on who you are as a person and as a woman. You should wear something that makes you feel comfortable! That something can be anything from a romper to a comfy sweater or a full on designer lingerie piece.
I want a boudoir session to feel sensual, happy and romantic. I want the woman to feel empowered and to embrace her femininity. Wearing things that are daring but concealing yet modern and classic. I want women to feel pampered and taken care of. This is not just a session, it’s a wonderful experience that every woman should experience and leave knowing they are gorgeous with self esteem higher than the universe!
and find a few pieces that I think are stunning. I tend to go for body suits with lots of lace and darker colors, I love straps and matching sets as well. Show your curves ladies, they look good on you!
As a South Jersey Boudoir Photographer, I like to be more relaxed and fun. You know, us Jersey girls are sexy and powerful, and we like comfort but can totally look hot with an oversized flannel!
Here are the things I found with links below the images so you can purchase them if you would like.
(No, I am not receiving any affiliate commissions from these, I do not work for these websites or stores, I am just showing you what I like and think would work in a boudoir session.)
(All Images below are not my images, they were found on the internet with links directing to their origin)
I love bodysuits. I think it’s because they remind me of dancers. I used to be a dancer, and I always felt good wearing one of these. They were tight, and always thinned out my stomach. They made my arms feel tight, they made my back look feminine, and they make me feel like I could just float. Not only that, but they elongate your legs. They give you something to play with, you can tug at these, you can hold the sleeves, you can play with the straps, you can hide areas that you aren’t in love with, but most of all you can feel confident with these. Also, if you aren’t a fan of your legs, we can just add a tulle skirt! Who doesn’t love a tulle skirt?
AMERICAN APPAREL – Cotton Spandex Long Sleeve Double U Bodysuit
AMERICAN APPAREL – 2×2 Rib Long Sleeve Cutout Bodysuit
AMERICAN APPAREL – 2×2 Rib U Back Bodysuit
AMERICAN APPAREL – Cotton Spandex Halter Bodysuit
I adore lace. I do. It looks so delicate and classic. I am convinced it looks good on everyone. The fancier the better. I always say when you are looking for something to wear for portraits, go big or go home. You want to step outside of your comfort zone, and you want to get creative. This is something you are investing in that you may not do again and again, so be bold!
Oh, robes. My favorite thing to wear. I am in now way joking. I love robes. They make me feel so feminine, and leave a lot for the mind to think about. They’re sexy, they’re sensual, and more importantly, they make US feel wonderful because we are hiding everything. Robes come in so many different styles too. They can be solid, or made of lace, they can be cotton, or they can be wool. Which ever you decide to go with, you can take it off entirely, drape it down your shoulder, or keep it on for your entire session. Again, boudoir is not about sex and showing your goods. It is about sensuality and feeling empowered, beautiful and raising your self esteem. Your partner, of course will be happy to see the images as well!
STRAPS ARE SO MUCH FUN! It doesn’t matter what your body shape, straps will grab any curve and make you want to look! It creates shapes that were not there, and minimizes shapes that you do not want there. Straps are the ultimate brain game and they work so very well! Not only that, they’re so stinking cute! Who doesn’t want to wear these? I know I do! What to wear for your boudoir session? These! These right here!
Check out number 2 in this lineup! This is an embroidered, strappy, bodysuit! Talk about perfection! This is a 2017 trend that will hit the charts! Flowers are pretty, but prettier when embroidered!
By now, you know I love lace and bodysuits. Black is slimming but Plum is right behind with a dramatic edge. It’s slimming, it’s rich, and so very feminine!
A well fitting matched set is like the icing on the cake! I highly recommend this as a safe outfit. White lingerie is a new 2017 trend and I think it will be a great one. Nothing is as beautiful as a pure white lingerie set.
Yep. I said it. Sports Bras. Did I mention that you didn’t have to wear lingerie for a boudoir session to feel sexy? Let’s say you are a sporty girl, and you still want to feel sexy and feminine, but don’t feel comfortable in the thong and push up bra? Well, you don’t have to! Being feminine isn’t about wearing lace, or body suits. It’s about owning who you are, and being proud, happy, and feeling absolutely drop dead gorgeous! Rock it girl, be sexy, be sporty, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be sexy in a sports bra!
Yes, You all know I love them by now, but these two are different. They look like you could almost (almost) wear them outside. They’re sexy, like I am talking Victoria’s Secret sexy. But they can still work in the boudoir! They’re sensual, and fun. You can glam them up, or glam them down. Whatever you decide, you have to admit, I’m on the right track here!
Chemise, Baby doll, whatever you call it, this is a tummy pleaser. If you’ve just had a baby, or you don’t love your tummy, select this. You will not be sorry. It’s sexy, and you can still see your shape, you can still see your belly button, but it can be worn and you can still feel comfortable. I own a few of these myself, and I always feel gorgeous wearing them. Just make sure you try them on first and get the right size. If you buy them too large, they don’t look that flattering.
Yes, T-shirts can be sexy! Pizza Hot Dogs Coffee and Donuts? Yes please! All the yes’s! Pair these adorable shirts with a cute pair of bikini undies? Or how about those striped boy shorts? Maybe you’re that cute kinda sexy that lays on the couch eating potato chips and your fiance thinks you’re the most amazing thing on earth… well, here is your ticket to happiness! Feel gorgeous and comfortable!
Sweaters can be big and bulky or tiny and slinky, wear your jeans, or wear some adorable panties, to bra or not to bra… However you feel sexy, this is a great alternative to the typical lingerie!
Yes, they CAN be sexy! American Eagle has some adorable matching sets. What’s not to love about these? They’re so cute, and so feminine. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and there is no need to get stuffy in some lingerie that will take far too long to get into when these can just be thrown on, and you feel like you’re at home! If you’re in to comfort and being cute and girly – this is it.
I hope you enjoyed this lengthy post! It’s definitely full of great information regarding where to shop, what to wear, and so many different options for different body types.
If you think you’re ready to book your session with Lauren (me!), a top rated South Jersey Boudoir Photographer, email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org , and let’s chat about your upcoming session!
What is “Womens Portraiture”? Womens portraiture is authentic, beautiful, sexy, vivid, and wonderfully, perfectly YOU. Womens portraiture is about celebrating who you are and how you feel inside. It’s about embracing our bodies and relaxing our minds. Being completely open and present, and allowing yourself to LOVE who you are. 100% Self Love. Authentic. Passionate. Fierce.
They all share one thing. You. Whether you want to bare it all and roll around in a fresh white sheet, or wear a glamorous dress to celebrate a milestone in your life, or even rock a costume and get creative. It’s about expressing how you feel at that very moment, and saving it forever. No matter your size, your shape, your age… You are beautiful, don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
To book your Boudoir, Glamour or Portrait Session… email Lauren@bokehlovephotography.net
I am SO excited to announce that Bokeh Love Photography will be hosting another AMAZING boudoir marathon, this time the option for glamour is available as well! What does that mean? If you aren’t comfortable in lingerie, bring your fanciest attire and we will capture the most gorgeous photos of you that you have ever seen!
For this boudoir marathon the session fee includes hair and makeup by the most amazing MUA ever, Mia Crivaro of Creations by Mia, photography, a hotel suite setting and a brag book full of images for your session that will be in your hands in time to give as a gift to your honey on Valentines Day, or for you to keep to remind you just how beautiful you are!! It’s a fabulous ladies night out with bites, bubbly and music! Not only that, but we will have products on display for pre-order before your viewing session! Never had a boudoir session? A boudoir marathon is the perfect way to get a taste of how they are. After your hair and makeup is complete, the actual shooting lasts about 30 minutes, relax on the couch, sip some champagne, and then view and select the images for your brag book before you leave! Yes that’s right, you see your images from your session minutes after your session! It’s that easy, and so much fun to see your images almost instantly!
CLICK HERE to reserve your session!
It’s easy to say that you will never take boudoir photos. It’s a scary thing, to get in front of the camera, and shed your clothing. I know, because I’ve been there. I decided to get in front of the camera last year, at my summer boudoir marathons. It was scary; I will not lie to you. After a few minutes, I started to see a change in myself. I felt good, I felt empowered, I felt free. It was finally me being myself, and being proud of myself for doing something I would never do. I started out doing this for my husband, thinking he would love this! It soon became something I wanted to do FOR ME! I needed a self-esteem boost, after having two kids; I didn’t think my body was, ya know, where it should be. I couldn’t believe how happy I was with my body, with myself, and how proud and excited I was to show my husband the photos. He loved them, of course, but I wasn’t even afraid to show him, because I was pleased with how I looked.
I want to take you all through a walkthrough of how these sessions are. In the past, I go above and beyond to get these amazing suites. I booked the sessions an hour apart, to give ample time for hair, makeup, and privacy. This boudoir marathon I am going to show you was at the Showboat just before it closed. I knew I had to book this amazing suite, because it would cease to exist, had I not booked it! It was called, the House of Blues Suite! It was majestic, fabulous, dark, and romantic. It wasn’t like my other boudoir marathons were – bright and airy. It was definitely different, but I loved the mood it was giving the photos.
I of course, take care of my clients, and had gifts and cookies prepared for them! (and some pink champagne to loosen up the nerves) The cookies (so delicious) were designed and baked by the fabulous Flourish! You can find Flourish on Facebook, InstaGram and Etsy if you’d like to have your own fabulous cookies custom designed for you!
Upon entering there was a gorgeous sitting area where hair and makeup was being done. Angela Campanale did hair and Kiara Upsher did makeup. They are both seriously, the sweetest! Angela works at a local hair salon and is AMAZING and Kiara owns her own cosmetic business so everything she puts on you is also for sale. She can even make you a custom foundation blend (just ask!) and all of her products are not tested on animals, and are super friendly for even the most sensitive of skin! (It’s also my makeup of choice, thanks for the hookup lady!) Check out Kiara Upsher on Facebook, InstaGram, and her online cosmetic store!
To start, I want to show off my own photos. I definitly broke out of my shell and opened up a lot! It was exilerating and I am so happy and proud to have these photos to show off (and give to my hubby)!
All of the women who came out were amazing! They had so much fun, and even came with friends! I encourage friends to tag along, and if they want a session or to jump in, make sure to pre book so we are prepared and you get the hair and makeup! Also, everyone who books, goes home with a goodie bag! It’s my special treat to end this night with something fun!
To see a preview of what is in store for next week’s boudoir marathon, click here!
There is still time to reserve your session, but hurry! Spots are booking up fast and I don’t want you to have to wait until next year!