Choosing a photographer is key to a successful photo shoot. You’ll want to feel comfortable being mostly naked in front of your photographer and the camera.

When you start speaking with potential boudoir photographers, think about how relaxed and easy-going the conversations and interactions are. Take a look at samples of their work and portfolio so that you can see whether or not you like their style.

Choose someone whose style you enjoy and you feel comfortable and relaxed around. These are the key traits to look for in the perfect boudoir photographer.



If you don’t feel comfortable posing in studio, you can always book a hotel room or choose another private location.Oftentimes I will provide champagne and snacks so that you can fuel up and gain a little liquid courage for your shoot, if you so choose. You can also provide a playlist of your favorite music to get in the zone.


Boudoir photos typically involve lingerie, but that doesn’t mean that you have to start shopping for a lacy undergarment. Think about what kind of look you’re going for, such as sexy, playful, pinup or glam. You also don’t have to pose in your underwear; you can take great boudoir photos in a modest outfit, such as jeans and a tank top.

If you know your partner loves the way you look in their favorite team’s jersey, pair it with cute boyshorts for a playful and cute look. If you want to channel your inner pinup model, there are plenty of outfit choices that range from barely there to full coverage.

Hair & Make up is booked separate through your own salon or ours. If you would like me to take care of the hair and make up then I can suggest a couple of options the day you book your photo shoot. Rates may vary in price depending on the salon and/or stylist you use. If you don't want to be in charge of that part, no worries I got you boo. I will reach out to your chosen salon and coordinate a time that works for everyone.

Boudoir photographers are well-versed in the different types of poses that will look great in photos. Arched backs, leg lifts and torso twists are three techniques used to achieve sexy poses, and you’ll likely spend a lot of time lying on your back or stomach.

I will direct you throughout the shoot and make suggestions and demonstrations for expressions, gazes and moods to try. If you’re ever confused about how to pose, ask me and I will be more than happy to show you.


Now that you’ve learned a bit more about boudoir photography, you can decide whether or not it’s for you. Keep in mind that although most people choose to do boudoir sessions as a wedding day gift for their partners, there doesn’t need to be a special occasion to do a boudoir shoot.

If you’re ready to document your sexiness and sensuality, consider investing in yourself and book a boudoir photo shoot for your wedding day, anniversary, birthday or to simply reconnect to yourself or partner!


Heather Schmitt Boudoir Photography


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