Well, ladies! Although Valentine’s Day is approaching (Time flies, huh?), TCF wants to encourage all of you to practice a little self-love all year round! We’ve all had a tough two years and we’re probably still in the midst of it! Nothing says self-love like a DIY Boudoir Shoot! Opt for some sexy lingerie or that dress that perfectly embraces all your curves; Set up your props camera and, most importantly, feel good about yourself!
What is required for a DIY boudoir photo?
Glad you asked! When they see or hear the acronym DIY, some people’s eyes start to roll. But the cool thing about DIY is this…it’s yours! No time restrictions, no awkward moments, no tab launch. Also, don’t be fooled into thinking your DIY budget is low. I like to call it wonderfully affordable! Just because it’s DIY doesn’t mean your boudoir photo session has to be assembled cheaply! If social media hasn’t taught us anything, it should teach us how to be adept at picking out items for photo shoots or DIY reels.
There are many options to make photography unforgettable, from colorful backgrounds, ornaments, pillows, etc.! Think about what you want and start achieving it! Take notes about different concepts and even poses!
Check out these tips for a beautifully created, gorgeous DIY Boudoir Shoot! Let’s have fun with her!
1. Get the head right into the space
Not long ago, there was an article in TCF that was all about affirmations. So, before you start changing your space or searching through drawers to find your favorite lace socks, take some time to get your mind right. This moment is yours!
go back and read 21 Affirmation of Self-Care and Self-Love for Extra People And sit for a while – all for yourself. Be grateful for this moment and for being here in 2022. Celebrate your body and its imperfections. Speak with life in your heart and smile! You are beautiful!
You are your own boss! A “classic boudoir” is a woman’s bedroom or a private sitting area (hence the French word “boudoir”). However, in 2022, we are doing what we want to do! So put the stage anywhere you want!
Want to stick to the “bedroom” scene? Make a beautiful bed with nice sheets and soft pillows, or not! You can go as neat or as messy as you like! Do you have a psychedelic window with a great view? Take a picture looking at the horizon! Want to do a kitchen scene? Clean it up or not, depending on what you have in mind! Do you have a colorful or even textured wall? Use them as your background, or create a background using pre-made sheets, fabric or wallpaper! This is your DIY moment!
Now, this is the moment we’ve all been waiting for…Dressing up for a DIY Boudoir Shoot! Of course, what you wear or not wear is entirely up to you and your comfort! So think about getting out of your own box and trying something new that makes you feel sexy, sexy, and exciting!
Choose your makeup look and shoes (if any), and accessories. Go for it! Check out the variations on Pinterest or even Google’s “Boudoir Ideas” for some extra inspiration!
I set the stage and created your appearance (or seem). You know where and how to pitch (or at least have an idea). Wow! So, what about the camera? camera? cell phone? I would suggest a tripod for freedom of movement. If not, back up your phone with what you have!
Play with lighting, either with a ring lamp or whatever you have on hand. Don’t stress about what you don’t have and focus only on what you have. Run some tests to check the spacing. Use small pieces of paper to creatively mark where you should flow! Do you have a friend who would be a photographer of the day? By all means, use it or even make it a day with your closest friends and take turns! Solo or on a note, the key is to enjoy yourself!