How to Look Bangin’ in Your Boudoir Session

What are you giving your man for your anniversary? Have you thought about that yet? Have you thought about doing something crazy, like gorgeous, sexy photos of yourself?

Boudoir is the PERFECT gift for your man, for any occasion! Read what one husband said on Yelp about the boudoir session his wife did with me:

“I don’t know where to start. My wife worked with Dawn to create a boudoir book. The book came out just phenomenal. The composition of the images is spot on. I have shot digitally before and know how hard it can be. Her ability to do it on film is mind boggling. Since receiving her her book I have worked with Dawn on a shoot and hopefully get the opportunity again.”

He absolutely loved his anniversary gift, a boudoir album from his wife. So if you want to give your guy a boudoir album as a special gift, it’s time to start planning! “Where do I start?!” you ask? Every woman wants to shape up and look their best in their boudoir session, but do you know how? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. I curated my best tips so you can look absolutely bangin’ in your boudoir session!


The first thing women do when they’re planning a boudoir session is hit the gym (I know I did).  What many people don’t realize is that weight is affected by diet over anything else.  You can work out every day up til your session, but you won’t have the results you desire without the right diet.  When it comes to looking good in photos, you should be the most concerned with bloat and inflammation.  First things first, drink a LOT of water with lemon juice.  This will start cleansing your system, getting rid of excess water, and hydrating your skin.  Next, eliminate foods and drinks that cause bloat, such as:

  • Sugar
  • Dairy
  • Gluten
  • White rice
  • Cabbage
  • Beans
  • Salt (this one is really important)
  • Alcohol
  • Carbinated drinks


When shaping up for a boudoir session, concentrate on creating firm muscles, a lifted booty, and curves.  This isn’t the time to desperately do three hours of cardio a day.  Most women put way too much pressure on themselves when planning their boudoir photos because they start looking at every flaw on their body, and they decide they need to drop fifteen pounds immediately. That’s not true!

The camera doesn’t add ten pounds. The photographer who is posing someone poorly and using the wrong light adds ten pounds.

Spend your time doing squats and lunges to lift your booty and tone your legs, light weights with lots of repetitions for your arms, and lots of ab work. And love the body you’re in! Don’t compare yourself to others or think you have to look a certain way to do a boudoir session.

Choosing a Photographer 

This is the most important step. They’re the ones who have to flatter you and make you look sexy in the pictures.

None of my clients know how to pose, and they all apologize for that. It’s not your job as a client to know how to pose! You’re paying the photographer to pose you and use lighting to flatter you. When researching photographers, take a look at their portfolio and ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do the women in the photos look amazing, yet natural?
  2. Have the photos been Photoshopped within an inch of their lives?
  3. Do the photos look fake at all?
  4. Does the photographer’s style fit what you’re looking for?

Then, check out their About page to find out how much experience they have with Boudoir. There are a LOT of inexpensive boudoir photographers out there, and they’re generally not at all experienced. So be careful, because someone with little to no experience may not be able to flatter you. That is something that takes a lot of practice.

Be sure to read their reviews, either on their web site, Yelp, or wherever else they are posted. Then it’s time to compare pricing. Get quotes from the photographers you love, then compare and decide based on ALL the criteria, not just the price.


Hopefully this blog helped you with your boudoir session planning. As usual, email me back with questions!

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