BTS of a Nashville Boudoir Session

by Nashville Boudoir Photographer Stephanie Nivens

The reality of what to expect:

Boudoir photography has become widely popular in recent years, empowering individuals to embrace their sensuality and capture moments of self-love. If you’ve ever considered stepping in front of the lens for a boudoir session, I am sure you are curious about what goes on behind the scenes. In this blog post, I’ll take you on a journey through the boudoir experience and provide insights into what to expect during a session.

Let’s keep it simple and break down the components you can expect when you walk into the studio for the first time.

Pre-Session Consultation:

Before the camera starts clicking, there’s an essential step – the pre-session consultation. This meeting is crucial for discussing your vision, comfort levels, and any specific ideas you may have. My goal is to ensure a collaborative and enjoyable experience. After all, this is YOUR session. I want to make sure I check off all the boxes.

Choosing the Right Wardrobe:

Selecting the perfect wardrobe is a key aspect of boudoir photography. While some clients opt for classic lingerie, others may choose to incorporate personal items such as oversized sweaters, delicate accessories, or even a partner’s shirt. Here at the studio there is a wide array of sizes, styles, and accessories. I can easily help you as well if there is something you own and want to incorporate.

Professional Hair and Makeup:

Many boudoir sessions include the option for professional hair and makeup services. This pampering is included with us when you book your session and I can guarantee it will add an extra layer of confidence. Working with a skilled makeup artist ensures you look and feel your absolute best, which in turn provides stunning images.

Creating a Comfortable Environment:

A comfortable and safe atmosphere is KEY for a successful boudoir session. It is my role as your photographer to make you feel at ease, relaxed and create an enjoyable. Also, Clear communication and mutual respect are fundamental to building trust throughout the process.

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Posing Guidance:

One of the most common concerns I hear when working with clients before a boudoir session is not knowing how to pose. You are not alone, but fear not – professional boudoir photographers are experienced in guiding clients into flattering and natural poses. & coaching is key on how to pose in ways that will accentuate your curves in the best way possible.

Capturing the Essence of You:

Boudoir photographers are skilled in capturing the unique essence and personality of their clients. The goal is to create images that tell a story and showcase your individuality in a way you’ve never experienced.

Post-Processing and Image Selection:

After the session, I as your photographer meticulously go through the images to select the best shots. Post-processing techniques may be applied to enhance colors, lighting, and overall aesthetics while maintaining the authenticity of the moment. This is something we will chat about as well, I want to know what light you prefer and styles to help finalize your vision overall.

Image Reveal and Product Selection:

The final step is the exciting moment of the image reveal. Get ready to be blown away! It is during this time I will present the edited images for you to choose from and discuss potential products, such as albums, prints, or digital files. This is when you get to see the culmination of your boudoir experience and decide how you want to immortalize those empowering moments.

It is safe to say, embarking on a boudoir photography session is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Once you understand the behind-the-scenes process, you can approach your session with confidence, knowing that I am just as dedicated to creating a memorable and empowering experience that celebrates your unique beauty.

Can’t wait to see you in the studio!

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