It’s completely normal if you feel nervous leading up to your boudoir session. While it’s easier said than done, it’s important to remind yourself why you gravitated toward this type of photoshoot. Boudoir photos are an empowering way to celebrate your body and build confidence!
Here are five boudoir confidence hacks that you can use to build self-confidence for your upcoming session:
1. Positive Self Talk
The way you speak to yourself matters. Many women have the misconception that they should lose weight before a boudoir shoot — that’s absolutely not true! Everybody deserves to be celebrated. The well-deserved celebration of everything your body has supported you through has nothing to do with your size.
A part of the brain (RAS) takes the positive affirmations you say to yourself and makes them a part of your identity, so you truly believe what you’re saying. Whether you say these things internally or externally, I recommend seeing how you feel after telling yourself the following statements: I am beautiful. I profoundly and deeply accept myself. My body should be celebrated throughout every stage of my life. Remind yourself to practice self-compassion. You deserve it.
2. Let Go Of What Society thinks
The first and foremost reason why women choose boudoir sessions is to feel empowered. Society puts this pressure on women to look and feel a certain way about their bodies. It is always trying to subdue our desires and wishes to express ourselves in a feminine and natural way. Boudoir sessions offer an opportunity to unleash all those inner feelings and truly let us be empowered.
You can stop caring about what the world thinks and instead focus on how beautiful you are. Give yourself the chance to experience a boudoir session and see how it boosts your confidence.
3. Your Outfits Should Make You Feel Good
While you always look beautiful and are worthy of self-love and acceptance, you will feel more confident on the day of your session if you plan your outfits accordingly. I recommend trying on your outfits to determine which ones you feel flatter your body the best. If you feel confident in your outfits, the camera will capture that inner confidence!
4. Create a Playlist
One of the main reasons many women feel nervous before and during their boudoir session is because they’re unsure of how to pose. I recommend creating a playlist of all the songs that make you feel sexy and confident! You’ll feel much more fluid and comfortable during your shoot if you listen to music that hypes you up. Leave the rest up to me as I will show you how to pose and coach you through the entire session.
5. Choose the Right Photographer
Choosing the right photographer always makes a massive difference, but this is especially true for boudoir photography because it’s an intimate type of photography. If you’re looking to book a boudoir photography session with an experienced boudoir photographer who will guide you through the whole empowering experience, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Women book boudoir sessions to celebrate various occasions and milestones. It can be a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding, or just because you freaking deserve it! These sessions document a piece of you that you will always want to remember especially as the seasons of your life grow and change. I hope these 5 boudoir confidence hacks were helpful!
About Couture Boudoir
Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir is an experienced, internationally published, and highly regarded boudoir photographer who has dedicated her career to helping women feel confident and beautiful. With the help of female-only hair and makeup stylists, Critsey creates a zen environment for her boudoir sessions. She celebrates the uniqueness and intimate beauty of every client and takes truly flattering, tasteful, and gorgeous boudoir photographs.