Boudoir Photography | Guide to Lingerie

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! As you can imagine, being the boudoir photographer that I am, this is one of my favorite times of year! The lingerie stores are FILLED with goodies giving our clients plenty of reasons to splurge on that perfect outfit for their shoot.

I always help my clients with their wardrobe as much as possible. It doesn’t matter how great a photographer you are if the outfit doesn’t fit your client properly. In this article, I am going to give you some tips on different styles of lingerie and the bodies they fit best.

Let’s start with something easy…bra and panty sets. This is the most common choice of women, mostly because it’s safe. It’s what they know and it’s something they can easily wear again and again so they don’t mind spending the money on them, but there are a few things you need to be cautious of. First is the stomach because in these sets the stomach is fully exposed. That is ok unless your client tells you how much they hate their belly. If they are belly-conscious I would recommend a different choice (I will get into this more as we go on).

The second downfall is fit. There are many different types of bras: underwire, padded, super-padded, un-padded, etc…. Make sure you are clear with your client about what type you would recommend. I often see well-endowed women tempted by the super duper, add-three-cup-sizes bra. The problem with those is that they can look too large and out of proportion, sometimes even causing them to lose their upper chest and neck area when posing. I would also be careful of these bras on smaller ladies because when they lay down there will be a large gap in the bra. Not fun to Photoshop later!

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