Lets talk about a question that crosses everyones mind when they consider doing a boudoir session.
“Do I have to get naked for my boudoir session?!”
Absolutely Not! You do not have to get completely nude for your session if that makes you uncomfortable.
Your photographer should NEVER pressure you to go outside of your comfort zone, and I will always ask you how far you’d like to go in regards to nudity during your shoot. Many people think that a boudoir shoot means you have to go naked – nope! Not true. In fact, I have lots of very conservative clients that don’t want to show much skin at all. Their images come out as beautiful and sensual as the client who wants to bare it all.
Nudity does not equal “sexy” or “sexuality,” those things are all implied with posing and facial expressions.
The only time I suggest being completely nude is when we do the “in the sheets” part of your shoot! Even then, you will be covered by the sheet and none of the images will ever display your “party part.” Bare boobs and bare bum are ok but you will never see anything beyond that. You could wear a thong if that makes you feel more comfortable, but either way, I can show as much or as little as you want by covering up with the sheet or by using your hands.
The only other time you might choose to go nude is if you choose to use the Shower Set or the Wet Set as your bonus or session add on! In that case, most women who use the Shower Set and the Wet Set are completely nude – but again this is a comfort level thing and you can totally do these sets with lingerie, a bathing suit, or a white tank top.
Of course, I do have lots of clients who know they want to go nude and I welcome that as well. Please just keep in mind all of my images are done in a classy and tasteful manner, I love artsy classic nudes.
I am very proud to say that I do have clients who are nervous to go nude but by the time the end of the shoot comes they realize it’s not that scary and take the plunge. I do my best to make all clients feel safe and comfortable.