woman sitting on a bed facing away from the camera, with her arms up in the air and her bare bum sitting on her feet.

Boudoir Posing Tips and How To Prepare | Detroit Boudoir

How do you pose for boudoir photos?

I know this is something that my clients are concerned about, “but do we have to know what to do when we get there I have never done this before!” And for me, the answer is, “no way!” Posing for boudoir photos doesn’t have to be hard.

I am here to tell you how to do all the posing, where to put your hands, where to look, how high to tip your chin up, when to breathe, how to bend your wrist, arch your back, when to pull the elbow back, etc.

Practice in the mirror!

There are so many poses you can try and play around with at home that might get you feeling a little silly but, trust – your boudoir photographer will make sure you look absolutely gorgeous in your poses.

No matter what size, shape, or otherwise. Boudoir is for ALL bodies.

1. Hands up in the air

woman sitting on a bed facing away from the camera, with her arms up in the air and her bare bum sitting on her feet.

This pose is really easy, sit back on your heels, arch your back slightly, raise your arm above your head and be very feminine with your hand placement.

2. Lying down looking up

Woman lying on the floor in a arched back pose.

This one can be a little tricky for people, so just know that if you can’t get the arch in your back – totally fine. You’ll still rock it, and with some variations, this shot is still amazing!

3. On all fours

Just like how it looks, come down on all fours, pop that booty by tilting your hips forward. Stretch all the way out to come down onto your forearms, put a hand in your hair, close your eyes softly- take a deep breath, and bam, gorgeous.

4. Simple Kneeling Pose

Sit down on your heels, and grab onto your bra straps – there are multiple variations to this pose, so you can really have fun capturing different angles and bodyscapes from this one simple pose.

5. Sit and bend against the wall

Just put your butt against the wall, bend at the waist, pull your shoulders back and look over your shoulder. Simple, and beautiful.

There are so many more poses that we can do, trust, I will guide you the entire time. You won’t have to worry if you look any type of way, because I will make sure you are looking and feeling your best. The most important part is being comfortable and having an amazing time.

So come with your positive attitude, and let’s get to work!

If working with me sounds like fun, shoot me a message and I’ll be more than happy to get in touch to set up a consultation!



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- Katie -

I had such an amazing experience! And my husband was pretty much speechless when he opened the book that was made with all the amazing pictures in it! And not to mention the whole boudoir experience was super empowering! Definitely felt amazing after! If your thinking if you should get pictures done just do it! You won't regret it!

- Alexis -

"I can't even begin to explain how happy I am with this business. I walked into this shoot SO nervous and had no idea what to expect. From the time I walked through the door to the very end she made me feel so comfortable. Magan has the perfect mix of personality and professionalism while shooting. Safe to say I walked out feeling empowered and sexy. The whole experience was intimate and personal and couldn't have been better. The studio space is very clean and cute. I'm happy to say Magan is now a friend and inspiration to me and I can't wait to work with her again. I will be recommending her to all of my friends and family!"

- Margaret -

Sometimes, it takes seeing yourself through the lens of someone else to really open your eyes.

After my boudoir shoot with Magan, I felt more confident in my own body and realized that sometimes what I see in the mirror is not what is actually there. I left that shoot loving my body more, just the way it is.

If you've ever thought about doing a boudoir shoot, NOW is the time and Magan is your girl!

- Rachel -

Magan has mastered the art of making anyone and everyone feel welcome and like you’ve known each other for years. She sees things in such a unique way, she shows you the beautiful you that the world sees. She pulls emotion out of you, and makes you into a total goddess. I would recommend Magan to anyone and everyone considering getting a boudoir session or any session with her. Photos you want to stare at for hours and hang on your wall forever