Alessio Petti Photography

Professional Boudoir Photoshoot

Tips and Advice

A boudoir session is an incredible experience every woman should have in her lifetime. Boost your confidence with a captivating boudoir session today!

How to prepare for a boudoir shoot

How to prepare for a boudoir experience? Follow these simple tips!

1 – CREATE YOUR MOOD-BOARD

Create a Pinterest board featuring images that inspire and appeal to you, allowing you to identify your preferred images for your photography session.

This will also provide guidance to your photographer about your comfort level. Review your board once you have collected all the images you enjoy.

What is the general style?

 
Is it primarily black and white, or does it have a dark and moody feel?
Is the setting indoor or outdoor?


2 – EXPLORE THE INTERNET!

Explore Instagram by searching for the hashtag #yourcityboudoir, for example, #melbourneboudoir or #boudoirmelbourne or #melbourneboudoirphotographer, to find boudoir photographers in your area and get an idea of their style.

Take time to examine their profiles, including their feeds and stories.

Do you feel a connection with them?

Keep in mind that you will be vulnerable during the session, so it’s important to feel at ease with your photographer.
Once you’ve identified a style that you admire, review the local boudoir photographers to determine which one matches your preferred style the most.
This will help you select the photographer you feel the most comfortable with.


3 – CHECK PRICES AND PORTFOLIO

 Once you have found your ideal photographer, visit their website to review their pricing and packages.

Are you happy with their rates and the services they provide?

If so, reach out to them and schedule a phone consultation. This will allow you to have a conversation with them and discuss your desires and expectations for your boudoir experience in a more convenient manner.


4 – PREPARE YOUR OUTFITS AND ACCESSORIES

Congratulations, now that you’ve booked your session, it’s time for the fun part – selecting your outfits and props!

Your Pinterest board can be a great source of inspiration for this. 

Would you like to wear a one-piece or a two-piece outfit? 

Do you want to add stockings and heels? 

Or perhaps you have some props you would like to bring along?

 It’s also perfectly fine if you’re considering a nude shoot. 

However, keep in mind that you may need to try on lingerie in-store to determine what you truly like. It’s essential to feel comfortable in your clothing, as this will translate to your confidence in front of the camera. 

I recommend shopping in-store over online shopping so you can try on your outfits and ensure they fit well and feel comfortable. If you choose to wear heels, make sure they are clean and in good condition. The bottoms should be clean, and the heel should not be worn out.

 

5 – PREPPING YOUR SKIN

Next up, let’s talk about prepping your skin for your boudoir session. 

If you plan on using fake tan, it’s essential to exfoliate not just before the application but also during the week leading up to it. 

This will help ensure your skin is healthy and smooth, allowing for a better application. Similarly, good skin prep is crucial for achieving flawless makeup.

6 – NAILS

Moving on to your nails, while there’s no need to have them professionally done, it’s important to keep them clean and neatly trimmed. 

Chipped polish can be distracting in photos, but if you’re not comfortable with painted nails, that’s totally okay! 

The most important thing is to stay true to yourself.

6 – PROPS AND OUTFITS

On the day of your shoot, make sure to pack all the outfits, props, and other items you plan on bringing along. 

Don’t forget a water bottle and something comfortable to wear while getting your hair and makeup done. 

Remember to arrive with clean skin and hair to make your hair and makeup artist’s job easier. 

Also, avoid wearing tight clothing or hair ties before your shoot, as these can leave unsightly lines on your skin.

Lastly, the most important thing is to have fun and be proud of yourself for stepping outside your comfort zone. You're doing something that celebrates the amazing person you are, and that's worth celebrating! So go ahead and enjoy the experience, and know that future you will be grateful for these beautiful memories.

What do other women say about their Boudoir Sessions?

With my love for boudoir, I could go on for hours about why every woman should book a session. The best part is you don’t have to just take my word for it. Check out some of these amazing testimonials and live videos from clients who’ve had the experience!

Boudoir style photography was something I've always wanted to do and I finally acted upon that wish and booked in a session. It started with a phone call to Alessio who was just so friendly, guinuine and answered all my questions. Next came all the informative and helpful guides leading up to the big day. I felt prepared on the day and the photoshoot itself was so much fun! Alessio was professional but friendly and made me feel completely comfortable. I recently picked up my album and was blown away by the quality and the photographs themselves. I couldn't be happier with the result!

Meg Rao "A Photoshoot with Alessio is just an amazing experience!"

Alessio was a complete professional the entire time in the warmest, kindest and most respectful way possible. We had fun, we laughed a lot and I felt relaxed and happy as a result. I felt beautiful during the shoot and the photos were absolutely stunning. I love them and I am so proud of them. I could not recommend this experience more, it was so good and I can't wait to do it again!

Stefanie Carne "Being photographed by Alessio from Le Chat Noir Boudoir was one of the best experiences in my life!"

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