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Top 3 Boudoir Poses For All Body Types

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I say it all the time because it’s true….boudoir photography is for women of all ages and sizes!  After working with women in the studio for the last four years I have developed a few favorite poses that I know my clients will love. Posing clients and utilizing lighting is a secret weapon to create gorgeous photos that my clients love. 

I have developed an entire posing system that I am always updating and changing.  It’s not unusual for me to try a new pose during a session.  If the client ends up loving it then I will add it to my posing system. 

However, there are three core poses that are the foundation of my posing system.  These are the 3 boudoir poses that I know will flatter every woman and that I know my clients will love.  Shooting these poses from different angles and with different focal lengths of my camera ensures that my clients have a wide range of images to choose from when we are designing their boudoir albums or wall art arrangements.  So here we go….the Top 3 Boudoir Poses!

1. The Classic Couch Pose

The Classic Couch Pose-  This pose shows off curves and legs and works with skinny to plus size clients.  There are many variations on this pose but it’s a great start to the session because laying on the couch is pretty easy.  I’ll offer instructions on where to place hands and legs and if you have some flexibility we can even throw in a few special poses that showcase the booty while laying on your stomach.

2. The Classic Bed Pose

The Classic Boudoir Bed Pose.  Most women love these poses because they are sexy but also flattering.  Bed poses showcase legs but hide midsections that most women complain about.  Posing on the bed is also perfect to show off the redbottom shoes which we offer in the studio in all sizes.  Poses on the bed with a sheet are also super sexy while still being somewhat modest.  I also love shooting nudes and bodyscapes on the bed with just a little light from the window for dark and dramatic images.  

3. Laying On Your Back Looking Up

Laying On Your Back Looking Up-  This pose is great towards the end of the session when clients are feeling sexy and are no longer nervous.  This is usually when I get the best expressions plus it’s an easy pose to do.  I’ll mix things up a bit with arm placement but the core pose is the same.  I also do a variation of this leaning against the couch looking up which clients love.  

So that’s just the beginning of the options I offer in the studio for great poses.  I know a primary concern for clients booking sessions is that they don’t know how to pose.  Directing clients into flattering poses is pretty much 80% of my job and is the reason hiring a professional boudoir photographer is important!!!  From start to finish I promise to keep an eye on all the details like your outfit, hands, chin, and expression to make sure the combination of all of those things come together to show off the masterpiece you are! 

If you’d like to learn more about doing your own boudoir session boudoir session just reach out to me.  Fill our the contact form below or just email or call/text 703-661-9171.  I’d love to help you!