So, beyond lace and leather, what else should you consider when planning your boudoir session?
It’s totally uncheesy (is that a word?) to think about a theme or a trend that appeals to you. In fact, I actually encourage it because it gives you a role to play; it’s much easier to be uninhibited when you’re playing a character.
Here are a few ideas to help you plan your dream session:
1) Bodyscapes or Nudescapes: While there’s not much role-play in shots like this, these are low-key images that are shot against a black backdrop and meant show off the curves of the body while leaving other areas in shadow. These images can be done in both color or black and white, and look great displayed as wall art.
2) Bohemian: Flowers, lace, and gauzy material dominate this look.
3) The Cat Lady: Whether it’s a cat suit or actual cats, you can show off your feminine side with some smoky cat-eyes and voluminous waves. Add some cat ears or some elbow length gloves and you’re the cat’s meow.
4) The Chef: the prop ideas here are endless. The only wardrobe requirement is an apron of some sort and a pair of stilettos.
5) White Sheets: a la Marilyn MonroeWear little or nothing underneath, and just use the sheet to drape or hide areas accordingly. It’s simple, clean, and timeless. If you’re not the type to wear lingerie, this is a great theme to go with.
6) The Movies: Takes some inspiration from the silver screen, be it 50 Shades of Gray or Harry Potter. Wear a lace mask over your eyes, or bring a magic wand. You get the idea.
7) The Nerd: If comic books and glasses are your thing, well, pull up your knee highs, and push those glasses up because I’m about to make being a geek , chic. You’re Welcome.
8) The Private Investigator, or Whatever Profession. Let your dream job play center stage for a day.
9) The Courtesan: Let’s put on a Marie Antoinette wig and some thigh highs and let them eat cake.
10) Couture for Sure! Wear your Louboutins and your La Perla. I’ll provide the props with all the designer names: Chanel, Louis, and Dom will all make an appearance.
Ultimately, when it comes to deciding what to wear, and who to be for the day, you want to think with the end in mind (pun intended)! If you think you will be displaying the images as wall art, think about the colors in the room you will be displaying your art in, and if the chosen theme will fit in with your décor.
Hopefully, I’ve given you some ideas to get the ball rolling. If you need more, I’m happy to help.