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Our Expert Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions About A New York Boudoir Photoshoot

If you’re feeling nervous about booking a NYC boudoir photography session, you’re not alone!
My advice? Don’t let your nerves stop you from experiencing some of the most empowering moments.
Sure, you may be asking yourself questions like..

“What if I’m not comfortable in front of a camera?”

“What if I don’t know how to pose?”

“What if my hair looks bad on the day of the shoot?”

“What if I totally chicken out!?”

Trust me when I say that none of these things will happen at your photo shoot. In fact, I believe you’re going to have such an incredible time – you’ll want to come back for a second shoot! Boudoir photography is known to be addictive. And at my NYC boudoir studio, I curate beautiful, powerful experiences. 

Still feeling nervous? Let me ease your mind with answers to some of the most frequently asked boudoir questions clients ask me before they book. I think you’ll find that boudoir is not something to be afraid of, but instead something to embrace with your whole mind, body, and heart.

FAQs About Boudoir Photography Sessions

How Can I Relax When a Stranger Is Taking Intimate Photos of Me?

This is typically the very first question I get from new clients. The truth is that by the time we begin the session, we’ll feel like old friends! Prior to your session, we’ll chat about your expectations for the day. We’ll discuss things like what …

  • Inspires you
  • Your favorite hair and makeup styles are 
  • You’ll wear

On the day of the shoot, you’ll spend about 90 minutes getting your hair and makeup done by my amazing stylist (if you choose to do so) and while you’re getting pampered, we’ll spend even more time chatting and bonding. 

I’ve been doing this for many years – I’m comfortable and I promise you will be, too. The only thing you’ll need to do on the day of your photoshoot is show up, follow my direction, and enjoy. 

Do I Have To Bring My Own Lingerie?

Nope! If you don’t have time to shop for lingerie beforehand I have an entire closet filled with gorgeous outfits that are calling your name. I have styles for all of my clients’ beautiful body types.

Should I Get My Hair and Makeup Done?

Do whatever you want to do to feel your absolute best on the day of your photoshoot. Having your hair and makeup professionally done will help make your boudoir photos look amazing! 

I have a fabulous hair and makeup artist who has years of experience doing boudoir, wedding and special events makeup. She knows exactly what works best in front of the camera! If you prefer to use your own hair and makeup artist, that is completely fine as well.

Should I Practice Posing Before the Photo Shoot?

There is no need to practice posing before the shoot. I will be providing you with direction about posing, so there is no need to worry nor practice. 

The goal is to get you out of your head during your shoot and into the moment! 

If you’d like to see examples about how I might pose you, see how I worked with Self Magazine writer, Lindsey Landquist, to elevate her sensual poses

What If I Want To Lose Weight Before My Shoot? Should I Hold Off on Booking?

“I’d like to lose weight before my photoshoot” is a sentence I hear often as a boudoir photographer. My answer? 

Don’t lose weight, lose your mindset!

You won’t feel better about yourself if you put off doing things because of your weight or any other reason. I encourage clients to focus on the present moment. 

In this moment, you are beautiful and you are worthy. 

One of the many benefits of doing a boudoir shoot is that it will teach you to embrace (and even love) your curves! Read more here

Am I Too Old To Have Boudoir Photos Taken?

Absolutely not! You’re never too old for boudoir. Whether you’re celebrating your upcoming nuptials or preparing to retire, boudoir is for you. 

Women are sexy at every age – that is a simple fact! Not convinced? Let’s chat

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NYC Boudoir FAQs

Ready to say YES to boudoir?

Contact me today, and let’s get started planning your photo shoot!