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Boudoir Posing Tips

How do you pose for boudoir photos?

Boudoir posing does not have to be hard, and if you’re holding back because you’re thinking; “Do I need to be an expert at posing?”

The resounding answer is a confident “No!”

Navigating the intricacies of posing for boudoir photographs need not be a daunting task. As your boudoir photographer, I understand the concerns and hesitations that may arise. Rest assured, I’m here to guide you through every step, alleviating any worries about hand placement, chin angles, or body positioning, and even making sure you are pointing your toes.

The secret to mastering the art of posing? Practice in the comfort of your own space. Take time to experiment in front of the mirror, play with poses, and have fun. It’s in these lighthearted moments of trial and error that your confidence begins to blossom. The aim isn’t to be perfect but to explore and find poses that resonate with your essence.

In the midst of this playful exploration, remember that during your boudoir session, I’ve got your back. I’ll provide guidance on how to strike those alluring poses, ensuring that you feel both comfortable and empowered throughout the process. – And more importantly what you do with your face!

Regardless of size, shape, or any other factor, boudoir photography is a celebration of the beauty found in every body. Every pose is an opportunity to showcase your unique allure. Each angle, each tilt, and each curve tells a story—a story of confidence, self-assurance, and sheer badassery.

Your boudoir session is a moment to revel in your uniqueness. Trust in the process and let the camera capture your authenticity. Rest assured, every pose, and every moment captured will reflect your beauty, exactly as it is.

Boudoir is not about conforming to a set of preconceived notions; it’s about embracing your individuality and celebrating your journey.

Simple Boudoir Posing You Can Try at Home!

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 for boudoir posing tips.

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

2. Lying down, chin 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. The easiest way to accomplish this pose is by bringing your shoulder blades back like you’re trying to touch them together and tipping your chin up to the ceiling, taking a deep breath to slightly part the lips, and closing your eyes. Imagine you’re floating on a lazy river, basking in the sun. 😉

3. On all fours

Just like how it looks, come down on all fours, and 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 me, 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.

I hope these boudoir posing tips were helpful and 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! To learn more about the experience visit this blog.



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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.