I met Jen a year ago while filming some behind the scenes for a photographer friend of mine. I asked her if she had ever thought of doing a boudoir shoot. A lot of people think that classically beautiful women, or whatever society says is in right now, don't have hesitations about this kind of thing. But Jen said "Well, I don't have anyone to give these photos to... I'm not a very sexy person... I can't make sexy faces because I always end up laughing when its time to be serious... People will judge me for this... My body isn't where I want it to be... Maybe one day..." Does this sound familiar to anyone else?
I know I know, this the scariest part.
You are probably saying... "I don't have ANYTHING to wear for this kind of thing." That simply isn't true. Here are 25 perfect boudoir outfits ideas for you. I'll bet you even have some of these in your closet right now, and if you don't I've got a list of my favorite shops at the end of this guide that is to die for!
Do you have something special and you don't know if it would work? A special piece of jewelry, a sentimental shirt or unique outfit? I would LOVE to hear your ideas! To get that creativity flowing, download this guide first.
Here are a few sample pages of the guide. It is packed full of what to wear for your boudoir shoot. Everything from casual shirts to super sexy one piece teddys and body suits. The beautiful thing about boudoir is there is no proper outfit. There is no perfect image, and it is not for any specific type of person. You can wear anything from a wedding veil to a white bedsheet. This guide will give you some inspiration.
BONUS: I've put a few of my favorite shopping spots for lingerie at the end. You DEFINITELY want to check these out.
All photos in this guide have been taken by me, so you can see the amazing variety that is possible, no matter your outfit, shape, size or anything else!
Mrs. J is an absolutely amazing woman. Funny, sincere, and like a lot of my clients... doubtful that they have the right body/expressions/look for a boudoir shoot. I cannot say it enough times, you don't need to lose 10 pounds, you don't need to get more confident or you should have done it years ago, you just need to have this experience.
"My girlfriend found him on the web and I decided to contact him to see what this was all about. This is totally out of my comfort zone as I had an idea of what you're supposed to look like in these photos. I am not in the best shape and wasn't sure I could do this. I spoke with Michael a few times before the shoot and even though I hadn't met him, I already felt at ease.
The day of my shoot, I was super nervous and Michael talked me through it. He would show me pictures as he would take them and I was AMAZED! I was amazed that I could look so beautiful. The lighting, the way he tells you to pose, the way he tells you to breathe... he honestly makes you feel like the most beautiful woman.
I received the album (gift for my husband of 10 years) and I couldn't believe it. It was gorgeous. The layout, the pictures, EVERYTHING. He is truly magical in his profession."
- Mr.s J
Now that it is 2018, it is time to do, not watch. It is time to live, not wait. Boudoir is an experience that will last you a lifetime.
Happy New Year! SO many things happened in the last 12 months. I went back to tennis camp with my family, my brother got married, I climbed the Eiffel Tower, jet skied around St. Tropez, I became an uncle to the cutest twin nieces ever, I drove the coast of the Pacific North West (amazing), I taught a boudoir workshop in Miami, Florida, and I had my most successful business year ever.
Fast forward to this year, where I'm asked to teach how I shoot video for 25 amazing photographers in the Association of International Boudoir Photographers (AIBP). I taught at the 2015 retreat in Ojai, but I could tell this year was going to be special.
Let's get to know each other a bit more. Here are a few random facts about me. I'd love to know more about you!
- I moved to LA so I could get away from the snow in Colorado, now 80 degrees is too hot and 70 degrees is too cold.
- I’m really good at making friends on airplanes.
- I met my girlfriend in Thailand on a beach at midnight (she’s American too). We had pre-booked our hotels and found out that it was the same hotel and that hotel put our rooms next door to each other. Total coincidence.