• Dawn Mace

Your Top 5 Boudoir Portrait Questions Answered

For those that have never done it, a boudoir portrait session can seem intimidating. After all, some women just don’t feel confident enough to bare it all for a camera, let alone someone they hardly know. If you’re one of these women, we’re here to tell you that a boudoir session is exactly the opposite. It’ll make you feel sexy, confident and free, especially with the right photographer.


To help you better understand what to expect, we’ve decided to answer the top 5 most commonly asked questions.


1. So what is boudoir photography exactly?


In a nutshell, it’s an intimate form of portraiture. This type of session is typically done solo, but it can definitely be done as a couple. We don’t think of it as a photoshoot with lingerie. It’s a chance to celebrate your beauty and uniqueness and embrace the stage of life you’re currently in. Boudoir photography can be done at any point in your life; in fact, some people even enjoy maternity boudoir sessions.


2. What if I’m not comfortable in front of a camera?

That’s totally OK! Actually, most people are camera shy. This is why it’s so important to find a photographer that you vibe well with. It’s totally normal to feel a little uncomfortable at the beginning of your session, but by the end of it, you’ll definitely be feeling excited, glamorous, and extremely empowered. Just go into your session with an open mind, and we’ll take care of the rest.


3. What can I do with the photos once the session is over?


This is a great question. Lots of people think that they’ll just have the photos taken, look at them once they’re finished and then put them away in the corner of their bedroom. While this may be the case for some, we recommend turning your photos into wall art. Your experience most likely caught another side of you – the brave, sexy, even daring side of you, so showcase it. It’s an amazing addition to the bedroom, an office, and even the living room if you’re comfortable with that. You can also turn your photos into a beautiful photo book. The options are absolutely endless. When you do your reveal with your photographer, they can suggest all the different ways you can turn your images into stunning artwork.


4. What do I wear?


Some people really struggle to find the perfect outfit for their session, but we’re here to tell you that it’s more about the experience and less about the outfit. You can even pose naked, if that’s what you prefer.


For a list of suggestions, take a look at our previous blog post: What to Wear: 15 Boudoir Photography Outfit Ideas.


5. What about my ‘problem area’ – does it have to be in the photo?


That’s the beauty of a boudoir portrait session. You may be insecure about your thighs of your stomach, but once you see the photos in their finished form, you’ll wonder why you ever worried about them. With the right lighting, outfit, pose, and post-session touch-ups, you’ll look absolutely flawless in the end. We promise!



Are you looking for a photographer that can make you feel empowered, confident, and gorgeous during a boudoir portrait session? Book a session with Keyhole Intimates – Boudoir Portraits. Dawn will ensure your experience is absolutely amazing.

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