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What to Bring to a Boudoir Session

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You’re probably wondering what to bring to a boudoir session to ensure you’re prepared and can relax and enjoy the experience. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This guide will help you pack everything you need so all you have to do is show up and have fun!

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Outfits for Your Boudoir Session

When it comes to choosing what outfits to bring, variety is key! Bring around ten different options in various colors and styles to ensure we capture a wide range of looks.

Lingerie Options

Lingerie is always a client favorite to highlight curves and add a touch of elegance to your photos. Here are some fantastic lingerie options to consider:

  • Bodysuits (high-cut thong bodysuits with chest support)
  • Three-piece lingerie sets with garters and stockings
  • Matching (supportive) bra and panty sets
  • Lace robes (preferably with matching bodysuit or bra and panty set)
  • Super strappy pieces
  • Body stockings

Casual Options

Don’t feel limited to just lingerie. Casual outfits that you probably already have in your closet can provide a different vibe and add variety to your session. Think about items you feel comfortable and confident in! Here are some ideas:

  • Skims-style bodysuit
  • Bikinis or interesting swimsuits
  • Short crop tops and thongs with high socks
  • Off-the-shoulder sweaters with panties
  • Open blazers/jackets with panties
  • Tight dresses
  • Tighter female-cut jerseys with thong underwear
  • Sexier workout gear
  • Calvin Klein sets
  • Just a button-down dress shirt
  • Neutral chunky open cardigan to wear over outfits

Mostly Nude Options

For those who want to embrace a more daring look, these mostly nude options can create stunning images. Remember, though, if you have something to wear on the top, please be sure to bring something for the bottom, too! While topless looks are great, bottomless looks don’t work as well!

  • Just a tie
  • Unbuttoned jeans + topless
  • Long tulle skirts + topless
  • Just your birthday suit

Your Partner’s Favorite Things

Including your partner’s favorite items in your session can make your photos even more meaningful and exciting if you’re giving these as a gift. Here are a few ideas to incorporate your partner’s favorite things based on what past clients have brought in.

  • Sporting gear like a golf glove, hat, etc.
  • Hunting gear like duck calls, hunting jackets, etc.
  • Work gear like firefighter’s helmet, unbuttoned coveralls, etc.
  • Their favorite clothing like a cozy pair of sweatpants with nothing on top


Shoes can add a lot to your photos, but they’re optional. Many clients love going barefoot for a natural look, but bringing a few pairs of shoes can provide great variety. Consider these types of shoes to enhance your looks:

  • Dainty/strappy heels or pumps (4+ inches)
  • Heeled ankle boots with room at the ankle
  • Thigh-high boots
  • Chucks or tennis shoes
  • Wedding shoes


Accessories are a fun way to add personality to your photos. They’re totally optional, but here are some accessory ideas to consider bringing:

  • Hats
  • Body chains/harnesses
  • Wedding veil
  • Garters
  • Jewelry
  • Pieces of luxurious fabrics
  • Fresh or silk flowers
  • Gloves
  • Food/drink

What to Bring to a Boudoir Session: Definitely Don’t Forget These Things

There are a few practical items you should definitely bring to ensure your session goes smoothly!

  • Wear a zip-up or button-up top for hair and makeup so that you don’t immediately ruin it when you change.
  • Bring whatever hair products that help your hair hold curl because you know your hair best!
  • Bring your favorite lipstick for reapplication or changing your look
  • Save inspiration photos to your phone if you have poses you want to try
  • Bring a big water bottle to stay hydrated, since it is like a deep stretch yoga session.
  • Make a fun playlist that makes you feel good
  • And most importantly, have a positive attitude and commit to body neutrality while you’re in the studio!

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Packing for your boudoir session can be a fun part of the process. With the right outfits, accessories, and mindset, you’ll be ready to enjoy every moment. Now that you know what to bring to a boudoir session, you can confidently prepare for an unforgettable experience. We can’t wait to see you in the studio and create some amazing photos together!


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