Boudoir Photo Shoot: What to Wear // Part 2 – Sexy

Planning your wardrobe for a boudoir photo shoot is not as simple as one might believe. There are many different directions to go, each one with rules to follow in order to achieve the look you want. In this post, the second in a three-part series on what to wear for a boudoir photo shoot, we will delve into the sexier side of things.

boudoir photography black lace bra//stl//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

boudoir photography bra and kimono photo//st louis, mo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Lace

Lace is a special textile and the perfect go-to when it comes to lingerie. It breeds a feeling of allurement and desire while still being able to look classy, feminine and mysterious. Lace offers a variety of choices to achieve every look. Lacy body suits are my personal favorite. A bra and garter set is also a great choice, with lots of personality!

Lace panties come in every shape and size, with thongs and cheeky styles being the best for pictures (where light can hit the booty perfectly!) When choosing panties, I recommend you to find a bra and panty set. If not a set, get fabric styles and colors that closely match. Dressing in lingerie takes some thought and effort. If you’re having trouble finding exactly what you want, check out Marie Angelique or Kiss Me Lingerie for beautiful products.

boudoir photography red lace suit photo/ st. louis, mo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

boudoir photography lace body suit photo/st louis//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

boudoir photography mismatched panties and bra photo/ stl boudoir//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Little Details

Less is always more with a boudoir photo shoot aimed at achieving a super-sexy vibe. You can accessorize with simplicity (for example: just a scarf and panties,) and with some creative posing, we’ll really have something good!

Straps make stunning accessories. They may be difficult to work your way into and can take forever to get on right, but the effect is well worth it. The important guideline to take away is to always go with a larger size to ensure there’s no digging in to your skin!

You can incorporate jewelry, but there are a few rules you need to follow. Refer to my first post about a comfy-style boudoir photo shoot to read my thoughts on jewelry.

boudoir photography straps suit photo/ st louis//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

boudoir photography neck piece photo/stl, mo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Things to Stay Away From

Sexy is in the eye of the beholder, but some outfit choices don’t translate well on camera. Corsets, for instance, are very difficult to shoot. Corsets find a way to hug your body in just the wrong way, causing unwanted pinches over the top of the material. In the bedroom they look great, but for pictures we want to avoid anything that appears to be ill-fitted or unflattering.

One preference I have as a boudoir photographer is to steer clear of babydoll nighties. Again: perfect for the bedroom– but unless they’re well-fitted they don’t read well behind the lens. Options for poses will be a lot more limited, even if the nighty fits adoringly.

boudoir photo shoot black lace dress photo/st louis//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

(Here is an example of a tight nighty that actually looked really good! It is very fitted though, and doesn’t fall as a babydoll nighty usually does.)

Going “Nude”

Are you feeling bold? Implied nudity is a great way to go for your boudoir photo shoot. You can wear your panties, but we will select a pose so you have the illusion of being naked. You might be concerned it will look tacky, but there’s always a good way to use the lighting and your body to keep it tasteful and classy.

boudoir photography nude with shoes photo/ st louis, mo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

boudoir photography covering breasts photo/ stl//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

At the end of the day, the reasons behind getting your boudoir photo shoot are far more important than what you’re actually wearing. If for empowerment, you will feel empowered whether you’re donning panties with an oversized sweater or a black lacy bra. If you’re doing it as a creative gift for your significant other, he will appreciate your body no matter what is on it.

When you are ready to book your sexy boudoir photo shoot, contact me here. To see of an example of what one of these may look like, check out another post of mine by clicking here.

boudoir photography lying down photo/stl boudoir//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Lash Lift STL// Savanah Summer Beauty

LASH LIFT STL

I have known Savanah Moore of Savanah Summer Luxury Hair and Makeup  for about a year now.  She is one of the sweetest women I know.  She offers whats called a Lash Lift in her STL Salon in the Central West End in ST. Louis. I have been curious about them and decided to give it a try after seeing so many mutual friends getting them done. I am SO happy I went through with it!  Check out my results! I can’t even believe these are my own lashes!

This will be a GREAT service to have prior to your boudoir session as well.  We want to do everything we can to enhance your features for the camera.  🙂

Lash Lift STL
I can’t believe my results! Also due for my eyebrows wax…don’t judge!

I am not going to lie, I copied and pasted this from her website, but you can find more information and how to contact her at this link.

Lash Lift

 Say goodbye to your eyelash curler and hello to luscious, thick, and longer looking lashes!

What is a lash lift? 

It’s kind of like a perm for your eyelashes! It’s a safe and low maintenance treatment that curls, lifts, AND tints your natural lashes which gives your eyelashes the appearance of looking longer and fuller. It’s a great alternative to eyelash extensions!

Will this work if I have short lashes? 

Yes! If you have short lashes we recommend taking home a lash growth serum after your first treatment to use in between treatments.

Can I use mascara after the treatment? 

Yes! You’re free to wear mascara, eyeliner, get them wet, and go about your normal routine 24 hours after the treatment!

Are they eyelash extensions? 

They are your natural lashes NOT eyelash extensions! Crazy right!?

Will it harm my lashes? 

If the treatment is performed by a trained and certified lash artist it is safe.

How long does the treatment take? 

1 hour

How long does it last? 

6-8 weeks

How much does it cost? 

100

So how do you contact Savanah?

314-502-4999

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Boudoir Photo Shoot: What to Wear // Part 1 – Comfy

What you wear to a boudoir photo shoot says a lot about you. It can also say something about the relationship you have with the person you may be doing the shoot for. There are so many different directions you can go with your wardrobe, even a more relaxed, cozy look! How so? Let me give you some ideas on ways you can turn comfort into something sensual!

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Everyday Attire

I believe what you wear every day can have as much sex appeal as lingerie. You are what brings the sexy into the shoot. You are what your significant other is attracted to, not the lacy bra you’re posing in! Along with being physically comfortable, clients often feel a lot more at ease and “themselves” if they’re wearing something more comfy. Along with this, it’s a lot less intimidating to wear something familiar. For the photo shoot, I encourage my clients to go for what they usually wear around the house with a little bit of thinking outside the box. I will get into a little more detail over some specific suggestions.

boudoir grey shirt photo/ st louis//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.comboudoir white tee shirt photo/ saint louis//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Oversized Clothes

This is a fun, flirty look that we can turn into something a bombshell would don! A sweater or tee shirt that falls off the shoulder is a wonderful way to cover up but still show a little skin. There are a few rules to follow: to avoid having to worry about adjusting a ton of fabric throughout the session, I recommend the sweater hang no further than right above your booty. Make sure (no matter what you wear) to have sexy panties on! We will subtly reveal them in the shoot. If you need some help finding something appropriate to wear, check out Kiss Me Lingerie or Marie Angelique’s attire.

On the flip side, if you want to wear something tighter that is great too. Only be sure that if you’re wearing a tight tee or cami to make sure the neckline goes low enough to show at least some cleavage. This is a boudoir photo shoot, after all!

boudoir oversized grey sweater photo/ stl//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.comboudoir large sweater photo/ saint louis, mo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Combining the Essentials

Top, bottom, accessory: This is your classic wardrobe combination. So maybe you do go for the oversized sweater with lacy panties. You’d still be missing something. I love to suggest wearing knee-high socks. They are playful yet delightfully alluring. It’s still way easier and less busy than hose and heels, yet they are fun and highly attractive.

If you decide to go barefoot, that’s totally ok too. I only recommend you splurge on a pedicure and get some paint on those toes!

boudoir white knee high socks photo/ stl//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.comboudoir black knee high socks photo/ saint louis//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Unconventional Comfort

Now, on the other hand, you can completely abandon the classic top/bottom/accessory combo and go with a look a little more special that doesn’t cost you anything in comfort. A great look is the “just jeans” look! You can go braless and you will cover yourself with your arms or the poses I place you in. If you decide to go with the “just jeans” look, be sure to wear a one size larger than your actual size. This totally ensures they’re not too tight and they will give an illusion you are smaller.

Another idea is the body suit. After making a comeback from the 90’s (which I’m so excited about!) body suits are easily attainable (you can snag so many different kinds from your local Forever 21.) All the colors, patterns and textures make for a great shoot.

boudoir just jeans photo/st louis//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.comboudoir full body photo/stl, mo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.comboudoir body suit photo/ saint louis, mo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Little Details

Like the idea of painting your nails if you’re going with “nude” feet, you must consider all aspects of what you want the overall look to be like. Color choice is huge and the color story will vastly differ from person to person depending on skin tone and personality.

What I prefer most often is soft colors, as they give a classy and timeless look that’s more sensual. While you’re going for that “lounging on the couch” look, you don’t want to wear a messy, twenty-year-old band tee, bright green undies and rainbow knee-high socks! Pick complimentary colors.

As for jewelry goes: avoid necklaces! Unless you’re wearing a choker, necklaces always seem to fall in the wrong place and end up being a distraction. Bracelets, rings and earrings make great additions (as long as the earrings are subtle.) Be sure the jewelry choices you make go with your overall style and feel that you’re going for.

boudoir long sleeve shirt photo/ stl//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.comboudoir shoulder shirt photo/ st louis, mo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Comfy, casual and cozy are not what your mind might go to when thinking about a boudoir photo shoot. A sexy session is, however, more than attainable following the guidelines I have laid out.

Here’s an example of what a comfy boudoir photo shoot might look like. If you would like to book your boudoir photo shoot and give the comfy look a try contact me here. See you soon!

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