Want to avoid unflattering, run-of-the-mill Paris boudoir pictures?
Well, of course, you do. So the real question, then, is “how?
You see, Paris boudoir photographers are not created equal. Most tend to use one-size-fits-all studios, which essentially means: you come in during a designated time slot and go straight into boudoir photos.
No perfectly chilled Champagne to take the edge off. No decadent Parisian treats to energize you. And no time to build trust with your artist or comfort with the environment.
You might feel vulnerable and not let your guard down, which diminishes your experience and affects your boudoir pictures.
Your boudoir becomes formulaic, leaving little time for you to feel gorgeous in your skin and enjoy an empowering and body-liberating experience.
It’s unfortunate, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Not with us, at least.
We understand that Paris boudoir photography is an extraordinary chance for you to celebrate yourself … commonly leading up to or following a significant life event.
We want you to laugh, enjoy every minute, and walk away more confident.
So, we’d like to share a different approach, including 3 little-known boudoir shoot ideas that make a big difference.
Boudoir Shoot Ideas #1: Get to know your Paris boudoir photographer before the actual photo session
It’s a fantastic idea for any type of shoot to meet your artist before your actual photo session (Zoom or WhatsApp work well).
We suggest you say hello immediately after booking to tell your photographer about yourself and your expectations for your boudoir shoot in Paris.
As such, you’ll not be total strangers when you meet and can get straight to work. It saves time and prevents uncomfortable camera awareness and awkward poses. Familiarity and trust with your artist are even more critical when it comes to sensual photos.
Boudoir Shoot Ideas #2: Prepare well for your boudoir shoot in Paris while managing expectations with your photographer
Your next step is to create a private inspiration board (typically using Pinterest). It may include anything from creative Paris boudoir shoot ideas, sexy outfits, flattering poses, playful props, and even tips on what to bring along with you.
Creating and sharing a private mood board for your boudoir is an excellent way to manage expectations with your photographer. It also prioritizes (to yourself) what matters most and what can reasonably be accomplished in your commissioned time.
Boudoir Shoot Ideas #3: Your boudoir shoot in Paris does not need to be a lonely experience
Professional hair styling and makeup make a huge difference in your Paris boudoir photography.
‘Why,’ you may ask?
Simple. Whether you’re after a look that’s dramatic, natural, or perhaps even both within a single session, it just takes experienced hands and time to get the job done. And, time is indeed money once your photographer arrives.
A professional beauty artist will meet you well before your shoot starts, so your first look is ready when the photographer shows up. And since the foundation will then already be in place, it’s presumably quick and easy to create a second or even third look.
Pros make people look beautiful for a living. They’re typically efficient and have access to a wide variety of professional-grade cosmetic products.
There’s another lesser-known reason to invest in professional beauty services. Having a third person in your hotel room can lift your spirits, give you confidence, and relieve stress. Beauty artists tend to be fun companions who can talk until your ears fall off.
Hey, they can even hold a reflector to bounce light back onto you, help you into your outfits, or pop the next Champagne.
And finally …
It’s time to indulge in a fabulous shopping spree. Hey, this is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself with lingerie and other marvelous outfits you love to wear. Optionally, spend a little extra time in the gym and touch up the basics (mani-pedi, shave/wax, …) the day of when possible. Have fun, relax, and feel like a Parisian Rockstar.