So what can you bring to your photoshoot to spice it up?
Props and accessories have always played a part in boudoir imagery, so here are a few tips on what you can bring to your shoot
Fishnet or Silk Stockings
There's nothing sexier than stockings? Used with garters or just the thigh high types are sexy as hell. Whether wearing a corset or just some sexy undies, these accessories are erotic. Likewise, shots with and without them give variety to your boudoir photo shoot with really only a minor change in the wardrobe and therefore, this Prop is almost a necessity!
Lace or Silk
The use of lace or silk as a Prop in boudoir photography can be very sexy and the now you see it now you don’t component of lace promotes the voyeur quality of a boudoir photo. It's playful and provides lots of anticipation of what is beneath the lace to keep the viewer gazing at the photograph. Also, silk is a beautiful material that drapes gently over the female form an can complement the soft curves of that sexy form.
There are certain items beloved by you or the recipient of your boudoir photographs. A man loves to see you in his favourite sports gear. If your boudoir shoot is of the bridal variety, your engagement ring, veil, wedding garter are all excellent items that can be co-stars in your boudoir photo collection. Wearing his tie or shirt is a traditional, classic wardrobe item in a boudoir session. It's not an uncommon fantasy of a man to visualize his lady wearing his plain white button down oxford shirt. Wear that shirt with some sexy undies, a pair of stiletto heels, or some thigh high boots and you have one sexy outfit for your boudoir shoot. From the photographer’s perspective, starting with items that can be removed helps to build the story in a boudoir session, providing continuity but also variety – taking items off one at a time!
Jewellery can be a treasured item like that beautiful engagement ring he gave you, a strand of pearls, or possibly an ankle bracelet that can add detail to even the most classic boudoir photos. Long stands of pearls can be added for some of the poses, and easily removed to give images a slightly different flavour. An additional benefit to using long strand of pearls is that it can give the subject of the photo something to do with her hands. Having something to touch, run your fingers through, or gently hold gives energy to some photographs that can be very appealing.
Feathers are light and airy and large ones can add an angelic feel to your boudoir photography session. They bring a softer, sensual element to a boudoir photograph, and can also be used in a bridal boudoir photography session.
Sexy shoes are a must at your boudoir photography session. While very high heels and calf hugging boots are super sexy, paired with the right items, your tennis shoes can be equally sexy!
Taking some photographs at your boudoir shoot with a bottle of his favourite scotch, or a sexy bottle of champagne is a great prop. If your boudoir photo shoot is to commemorate a celebration that will include the bubbly, then it can make your gift to him come alive. Imagine sitting there, enjoying your glasses of champagne, and you present him with your photo album, and he will see those sexy photos! Yes, there you are in your lingerie sipping champagne in a photo and he raises his eyes in surprise and there you are – sipping champagne! Maybe you will have that same lingerie on beneath that sexy dress you wore out to dinner?
Fifty Shades of Grey!
You know what I mean… that stuff. The fun prop that just pushes boudoir photography over the edge a bit. Anything that spells bondage, domination, etc. Whips, blindfolds, handcuffs, riding crop, chains – what have you. This type of collection can really show you have a wild side! Who knows?