Why You Should Have A Boudoir Shoot + 8 Tips to Rock Your Shoot

When you think of Boudoir sessions what do you think of? What comes to mind?

Let me tell you why you should have a boudoir shoot!

For me personally, it’s always been exciting! But, I know that for most people, it’s “holy shit, you want me to get naked (SO VULNERABLE) in high heels, wearing next to nothing lingerie, baring my a$$ets and insecurities… to a total stranger?!” Uhhh.. how about no!

But really it doesn’t have to be that way! For real! And here’s why… when you come to my in-home studio, you will see that it feels like “home”. Because the very first thing I want you to feel is instantly comfortable. And if that doesn’t do it, this might..

I’ve been a licensed Cosmetologist, and Makeup Artist for 10 years; I will be with you from the very beginning. I’ll ask you questions, get you a beverage, get to know you, and tell you a little bit about myself as well. I can promise you, my clients leave gaining a new friend.

A little about the experience…

The entire experience will be enhanced just based on that simple 45-minute introduction to my home, and me as a person. I’m not here to judge you, or make you feel awkward. Girl, I’m gonna raise you up, make you FEEL sexy, and tell you that you look stunning during each new pose or outfit change.

Topless Woman with a leather jacket, leaning against a wall for her Boudoir shoot.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind, when considering a Boudoir shoot.

Anyone Can Do It

Anyone can do a boudoir shoot-single, married, etc! You DO NOT have to be in a relationship to do a boudoir shoot! Do it for yourself, first and foremost. Remind yourself how much of a badass you are. I promise, the days you feel shitty, look at your photos. Your perspective will change in an instant. Hold that head high baby girl, because you’re worth it.

Confidence is sexy

If you do happen to be in a relationship, a boudoir session makes a GREAT gift! Believe me your partner, loves every curve of your body, that’s why they are YOUR significant other! Focus on what makes YOU sexy, what YOU love about yourself and it will make the entire experience that much better! Leave that negative self – talk at the door sister, because I won’t allow it here!

Don’t be nervous

Easier said than done, I know. It’s okay girl, you’re damn near (and possibly fully) naked! A little liquid courage (like 1-2 drinks, sloppy ain’t sexy boo) is a good way to loosen up, bring a friend – she can be your “hype man!”, and I’ll have the music. Twerking, dancing, singing, whatever.. highly, HIGHLY, encouraged.

Strike a pose

Don’t how the fuck to pose yourself, because you’re not Kate Moss? That’s okay, I gotchu boo, that’s part of my job! Be prepared to feel like you did some ultra-intense pilates because posing in heels, arching your back, and getting those shoulders back to where they belong; is NO joke. You’ll feel it the next day. Sorry, not sorry, cause you gonna look amazing!


Are you saying to yourself, I really want to do this but I’m having reservations because (fill in the blank-  my job/ I’m a mom/ I’m too old)? What are you talking about you looney tune? You’re never too old for a smoking hot photo sesh. Get your cougar vibes on! Strut your stuff. Embrace that MILF confidence. For example…

I have shot Sunday School and Kindergarten teachers, and no one ever had a clue except their husbands (who smile at me with a smile of a million suns when I see them in passing). Everyone deserves to feel like a vixen every once in a while.

What to Wear?!

Don’t know what to wear? No worries, I have a styling guide I can send you and a Pinterest Board linked here, to give you some awesome inspiration! I’ve even had clients find some bomb AF stuff on Amazon! Bodystockings, caged underwear, body jewelry… you name it. If you’re doing this as a gift for someone, bring something of theirs you can incorporate into the shoot!

How to gift it

If you are gifting your shoot, a glass box with prints, a leather-bound album, or a giant canvas for your bedroom are all great pressie options! Also, keep a couple of images to yourself so you can draw this gift out for as long as possible. What’s better than a little tease now and then? 😉 – You’re welcome.

Just be YOU


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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.