A Boudoir Photographer’s Guide to NOT Posing

This is not your typical posing article. There will be no list of my top, best, most sellable poses for everybody, flattering every shape, every client. This article is more about getting you to think about posing variations and categories of poses so you can be mindful and shoot with intention.

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Boudoir Photography: A Beginner’s Guide

In 2022 I am returning to the portrait sales world and I’ve chosen boudoir photography as the one and only genre that I’m going to explore. Let’s talk about why I’m doing this, how I’m going into this better prepared than I was at the start, and how you can use this as a beginner's guide to starting your own journey—regardless of the genre.

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Boudoir Photography with the Harold Backdrop from Intuition Backgrounds

For this boudoir shoot, we used the Harold backdrop from Intuition. It’s one of our favorite backdrops we use in the studio because it feels so elegant and clean. The moody, charcoal coloring and smooth texture mimic the walls of a hotel room which really plays for a boudoir style session. There are countless other options, so one Intuition backdrop is sure to match the vibe you’re looking for.

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Boudoir Photography and the Art of Storytelling

It was important to me to never lose the idea of telling a story with the photographs I was taking. I always wanted to go beyond just taking the photo—what does the image make the viewer feel? I wanted the images to tell a story and to have the flow of video or cinema.

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