Boudoir photography is a type of photography that is typically done in a private setting and is an expression of personal taste and comfort levels. At Revealed, we see boudoir photography as the ultimate fun and empowering way to express your sensuality and get out of your comfort zone a little.
While props are not necessary, they can be a great way to personalize the experience. This is your chance to express your personality. If you’re nervous, know that you’re in good hands. We’ve sure seen our fair share of creative propping, from the more racey, including leather zipper thongs, bondage rope, wipes, and blindfolds, to the tamer options, like books, glasses, and cooking utensils.
Things to keep in mind
When choosing props for your boudoir shoot, remember a few things. First, consider the overall style of your shoot. Are you going for a classic, romantic look, or something more edgy and modern?
Second, think about the type of body shape your client has. Some props will work better for certain body types than others. For example, a client with a curvy figure might look great in a flowing gown, while a more slender one might look better in a more form-fitting dress.
Finally, choose props that are comfortable for your client to wear. The last thing you want is for your client to feel self-conscious or uncomfortable in front of the camera.
Here are some of the most popular boudoir props:
Lingerie: Lingerie is a classic boudoir prop. It can be used to create different looks, from sexy and sultry to elegant and sophisticated.
Stockings: Stockings are another great way to add a touch of sexiness to your boudoir shoot. They can be worn with or without heels and can be used to create various looks.
Heels: Heels can help to elongate the legs and create a more glamorous look.
Feathers: Feathers are a great way to add a touch of softness and romance to your boudoir shoot. They can be used to create a variety of looks, from ethereal and angelic to playful and flirty.
Fur: Fur is another great way to add a touch of softness and romance to your boudoir shoot. It can be used to create a variety of looks, from luxurious and sophisticated to cozy and intimate.
Flowers: Flowers are a beautiful way to add a touch of color and life to your boudoir shoot. They can be used to create a variety of looks, from romantic and whimsical to elegant and sophisticated.
Candles: Candles can help to create a more intimate and romantic atmosphere for your boudoir shoot. They can also be used to create exciting lighting effects.
Mirrors: Mirrors can be used to create a sense of depth and dimension in your boudoir photos. They can also be used to create interesting reflections and patterns.
Bondage items: handcuffs, whips, ropes, and blindfolds are all welcome in the studio.
Sports swag: hats, jerseys, and socks are all popular props for boudoir pictures.
When using props in your boudoir shoot, it is important to use them sparingly. Too many props can clutter the image and make it look busy. Instead, focus on using a few key props to create a cohesive and visually appealing look.
Propping can be a great way to add interest and creativity to your boudoir photography. By choosing the right props, you can create stunning images that will capture the beauty and sensuality of your client.