Boudoir photography makes a wonderful gift for yourself or your significant other. It is a terrific opportunity to feel sexy and look your best, and it gives you a perfect excuse to buy some new clothes, get your hair, nails, and makeup done, and spend a day feeling pampered and special.
We can accommodate your desires, no matter who you are. You need not be a perfect “10,” and you certainly don’t need any previous modelling experience. Your age doesn’t matter, and neither does your body type. At John G. Las Vegas Photography, we can help you explore your sensuality and discover a side of you that you might not have realized you have!
Let Our Experience Guide You
You may feel insecure, uncertain, or even a little anxious at first. You might fear the results will prove embarrassing. You may say, “I don’t know what to do in front of the camera!”
Rest assured, we have helped many hundreds of people feel comfortable and sexy during an intimate photo shoot. Our wealth of experience means we can offer offer plenty of advice on how to accentuate your positives and minimize what you feel are your negatives. We work with you to develop a portraiture plan you feel at ease with by getting to know you and asking a lot of questions, such as:
- Do you have a “best side?”
- What do you think are your best (and worst) features?
- What mood are you going for?
- What style of dress do you prefer?
- How revealing do you want to be?
You choose how wild or mild you want your photos to be. We never push you to do anything that makes you feel uneasy.
Feel Free to Experiment
Although we offer feedback, ultimately you are the one who decides; you can choose whatever style and attire you prefer for your photo session. Here are some possibilities:
- Lingerie catalog style
- Men’s magazine style
- Glamor magazine style
- Fine art nude portraiture
Or feel free to create your own individual style! Do you or your significant other have a favorite sports team? A team jersey, cap, or helmet can make for a fun photo.
Are you into recreational activities, like hiking, camping, line dancing, or tennis? A pair of boots, a tennis racquet, or a fishing rod can turn a traditional boudoir setting into a style that is uniquely yours!
Everyone has his or her own comfort zone and ideas about sensuality. Choose a theme that is sexy, flirty, fun, or sensual according to your personality.
Choose the Location
We tailor your session to your specifications, and are happy to schedule the shoot in our studio, at your home, in a hotel, or at another location of your choosing, such as Lake Las Vegas, NV. We can turn any setting into a romantic or erotic backdrop.
We value your privacy and never use any of your images without your permission. We always keep your best interests in mind. In addition, we password protect your proofs on our website so that only you have access. That way, you can view them and select the ones you want in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
How We Work
Boudoir photography is sensual, intimate, and erotic. We concentrate on making you feel beautiful, sexy, and striking. It doesn’t matter in the least if you are in less than perfect shape, or if you have a few wrinkles, gray hairs, or extra curves. We find and highlight your finest features to capture a beautiful shot that you will treasure.
Many of our clients ask questions like these:
- What clothes should I wear?
- What color best matches my personality?
- Should I wear jewelry?
Our answer to these questions is usually the same:
It’s up to you!
However, remember that the purpose of a boudoir shoot is to make you look sexy. Baggy sweatpants and a huge, cable-knit sweater may be the clothes you feel most comfortable in, but such an outfit may not help you get the results you want.
That being said, you also do not want to choose clothes and accessories that make you feel stiff or uncomfortable, which can result in unnatural, awkward looking shots.
For best results, select clothes and accessories that are uniquely “you,” and which make you feel gorgeous, sexy, sensual, flirty, happy, or confident. These types of choices tend to result in the most flattering and successful photos. Check out these options here.
For example, a favorite necklace or bracelet can be a great addition to a photo shoot. It is all about capturing the essence of who you are.
Boudoir photographs make a perfect gift for your significant other. Let him or her see you at your most sensual.
Boudoir Photography Tips
Taking part in a boudoir photo shoot requires extra effort from both the model and the photographer. However, with a bit of planning and forethought, together we can create beautiful photos that you and your significant other can treasure forever.
The following tips can help you make your boudoir photography session a shining success.
Understand Boudoir Photography
Understanding the nuances of boudoir photography is essential. Without that, you and the photographer may wind up on different pages and working at odds against each other.
Simply put, boudoir photography is a type of sensual, artistic photography that usually involves semi- or fully nude models. However, it is not lewd or overly sexual, and it does not aim to portray the subject as a purely sexual object. During the photo shoot, it’s important to remember that, although the photos should have an overall tone of sensuality, the purpose is to capture the whole person and not just their body parts.
Proper communication between a model and photographer is essential during any photo session, but it’s especially important during boudoir shoots. The model has his or her own ideas about how they want to be presented, and it’s the photographers responsibility to communicate with the subject about how to make that work. The process may require considerable back-and-forth discussion before a plan is in place.
The model should also state clearly the level of nudity he or she is comfortable with. While some models have no problem baring it all, others prefer to cover certain areas tastefully or remain fully clothed. The photographer and subject should talk about different ways they can keep the model feeling comfortable and confident during the session.
Walk a Fine Line
The difference between sensual and sexual is hard to define on paper, but it is easy to see which shots have “crossed the line,” when viewing the photos.
To ensure your pictures don’t cross the line into obscenity, make sure the pictures are “suggestive.” In other words, don’t aim the camera directly at the model’s most intimate parts; instead, choose poses that have the model stretching out a leg or crossing her arms over her chest. Lingerie is an effective way to cover certain parts while enhancing an air of sensuality.
Also, don’t over apply the makeup. A hint of eyeliner and eye shadow can give your model a sultry, smoky look, but overdoing it can make her look tacky.
Angles and Light
Every Las Vegas boudoir photographer knows that camera angles and lighting can be their best friend or their most frustrating enemy. To make sure the light is on your side, our photographer will start out by taking a few location test shots before commencing the actual shoot. Every room is different, and reflective objects, windows, external light sources, and other factors can affect the final results. For instance, one side of the room may provide the most satisfactory light, and different angles may give the most flattering view of the model.
Whether the model is a first-timer or a seasoned professional, for best results, the mood of the shoot should be playful, lighthearted, and fun. Experiment! Try new things! Have a good time! Try not to take things too seriously, and don’t worry about achieving perfection.
Remember, this is supposed to be enjoyable!
Whether you’re new to the world of boudoir photography or you’ve got a portfolio of shots already under your belt, there are always ways to improve your photo sessions. Look at every photo shoot as an opportunity for improvement. Plan ahead, communicate with each other, and try to maintain an upbeat attitude during the shoot.
If you follow the few simple tips laid out above, you are sure to start creating high-quality, sensual photos that you can cherish forever!