Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Wanna get naked?
That's not exactly the first choice for most people when walking into a photography studio, even if they're going in for boudoir photos. But it's something you should at least think about. Here's how to make up your mind if nudes are right for you.
- Are you comfortable? This is obviously the first question to ask. but don't make it a knee-jerk reaction. You are not fat or ugly. You are you, and that's who should be represented in your boudoir photos. That being said, if you're not comfortable being naked, the photographs will reflect that. You want to be sexy in these photos and being comfortable is being sexy.
- There are degrees of naked. You don't have to bare all for a nude boudoir shoot. If you're only comfortable with bare shoulders or a bare back, that's fine! You can cover up parts of yourself, or go for the "full Monty". It's entirely up to you.
- Who's your photographer? Because you'd better like them and be comfortable around them if you're thinking about doing a nude photo shoot. Get to know your photographer so they can put your mind at ease, calm your nerves and answer any questions. It also helps them to know what you're comfortable doing and whether you'd like to try and test your limits. This should all be done well before you ever step in front of the lens.
- Lighting is magic. Well, not quite magic, but lighting can do wonderful things to ease your mind. If you're concerned about how you look (even after reading the first tip!), your photographer has a lot of tricks up their sleeve. Remember, they're the experts, they know how to flatter. Talk about it with them first.
Going nude for boudoir photos can be liberating...even a little daring. It's not for everyone though. If you're considering going naked, take some time to think it over. Then, contact us to talk it over. We can answer any questions you have and put your mind at ease.
by Opie Janzer