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Boudoir Photoshoot: How To Get Ready!

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When planning your boudoir session, there are a few key things to consider, like when to book, what to bring, and what to wear. While these are incredibly important, there’s even more I’d love to share with you! To ensure you have a regret-free experience, start here with these essential tips:

5 Things You Wish You Had Known Before Your Boudoir Shoot

5 Things You Wish You Had Known Before Your Boudoir Shoot

Boudoir photos are not just a gift for him.

For many women, the idea of a boudoir session begins as a gift for their significant other, only to realize that the ultimate gift is for themselves—a gift of self-worth, affirmation, and love. Boudoir is truly a life-changing experience, offering a chance to boost your self-esteem and fall back in love with yourself. Approaching this with a self-love journey mindset can transform how you plan your session. While considering what he finds sexy is important, it’s not everything. Make this experience yours! Focus on what makes you feel your most confident, and the rest will follow.

Confidence is truly the sexiest thing a woman can wear!

You do not need to stress about losing weight before your session.

Don’t stress about slimming down before your session. Remember, you’ve chosen a professional boudoir photographer for their encouragement, advice, and expertise. Your photographer knows how to pose you in the most flattering ways. At Le Chat Noir Boudoir, the most important thing is to trust that these will be the most beautiful portraits you’ve ever seen, regardless of any weight loss milestones.

A boudoir photo shoot should be really fun!

At Le Chat Noir Boudoir in Melbourne, our goal is to provide our clients not only with stunning photos but also with an incredible, liberating, and exciting experience. Don’t be surprised if we pause your session for a good laugh (or even a cry). When you step into our studio, we become more like old friends—supporting each other, inspiring creativity, and amplifying your beauty inside and out.

Remember, this doesn’t have to be serious all the time! The more personality you bring to your session, the better. Seeing those unique parts of you helps me, as your photographer, capture your true likeness and create images that are authentically you.

Just be yourself and have fun with it!

Sharing your inhibitions actually helps!

Before your session with Le Chat Noir Boudoir, you’ll have the opportunity to meet your photographer. This is the perfect time to learn what to expect, get guidance on what to wear, how to prepare, and get answers to any lingering questions. Don’t be shy about voicing your concerns, especially your inhibitions. If you’re worried about your photos being shared online, let’s discuss it. If you’re self-conscious about your body—whether it’s your size, scars, stretch marks, or an old tattoo—let’s talk about it.

Understanding your concerns allows me to be a better photographer for you. Speaking up before the shoot ensures no awkward moments during your session or avoidable disappointments afterward. The more we understand each other, the better! By addressing these things upfront, we can be more proactive in our approach and better personalize your session.

How you feel about yourself matters far more than anyone else’s opinion of you.

Boudoir is rarely seen as taboo these days. In fact it has become a very popular choice for women who are who are getting married, or celebrating a life event like turning 50, getting a promotion, or stepping into a big change. Of course there are so many more reasons to book a boudoir session (you can read them here). But, for the most part, there seems to be a common theme that’s even simpler than that — an act of self-love that needs no occasion.

Even still, not everyone is going to understand why you’re choosing to do a boudoir session. Accept it, thank them for their opinion, and do what you’ve got to do for you! If you have not booked your session yet but know that you want this I hope you take this opportunity to treat yourself to one of the most empowering things you’ll ever do for you!

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beautiful Woman in lingerie during a boudoir photoshoot in melbourne with le chat noir boudoir

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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Remember that — part of this experience is to get your confidence back. So, read this: Boudoir Photoshoot: How To Get Ready!

Remember that — part of this experience is to get your confidence back. So, read this: Boudoir Photoshoot: How To Get Ready!

Remember that — part of this experience is to get your confidence back. So, read this: Boudoir Photoshoot: How To Get Ready!

What Is Boudoir Photography? Boudoir is a French word that translates to a woman’s bedroom or private sitting room. So, does a Boudoir Photoshoot mean bedroom photoshoot? Not by a long shot. Let’s talk about it.

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