A Guide to an Outdoor Boudoir Session

For a while now, I considered offering the outdoor boudoir session and decided to pursue it last summer.   It’s a really fun genre of boudoir photography, though not for everyone, and that’s okay.

By the way, scroll all the way to the end for a special offer code when scheduling. AND here’s the scheduling link.

outdoor boudoir session//cream bralette//cream highwaisted lace panty//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

outdoor boudoir session//implied photo//see through robe//nuetral colors//jean shorts//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Outdoor boudoir doesn’t make sense?

When I first considered photographing my boudoir clients outside, I thought to myself, this doesn’t really make sense.  Why would anyone wear lingerie outside? But then I thought, who really cares?  Who’s making the rules? If we want to photograph lingerie outside, let’s do it.  Boudoir photography is whatever the creator(s) decide it is.  These outdoor boudoir photos are beautiful, the light is gorgeous, and I get to get out of the studio in the summer to enjoy the beautiful weather!

outdoor boudoir session//off the shoulder denim shirt//cowboy boots//jean shorts//tall grass//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

What should you wear to these sessions?

A big question I get asked, and one I thought long and hard on, was what should clients wear to these sessions?  Although you will be photographed on my farm in Southern Illinois, this isn’t something for which you need to dress super “country.”  If it suits you, your style, and your personality to dress more western, then definitely go for it, but if you are a city girl at heart, then dress the way you want. Honestly, I think you can wear as much(or as little) as you want. Implied always works SUPER well for outdoor boudoir sessions.

outdoor boudoir session//rocky creek bed//lace bodysuit//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

My clients from this month all chose very different styles! Maddie chose a few bodysuit outfits and a few dresses.  Vi is a little edgier and chose more implied outfits and then a dress to finish the session out.  Madi wore some lingerie and a few off the shoulder shirts that were a little more country with her cowboy boots. Stephanie went for a more lingerie style outdoor boudoir session. I literally love every single outfit that was chosen and think it fits each woman’s personality to a tee.

outdoor boudoir session//implied//jean shorts//wet hair//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

So, where do these Outdoor Boudoir Sessions take place?

My family has a farm in Anna, IL, about 20 miles south of Carbondale, Illinois.  where we raise cattle and train horses.  One of the pastures is super secluded,  PERFECT for an outdoor boudoir session. There is a very cute creek with little waterfalls, grass, trees, and the most beautiful flat rocks ever!

Seriously, would you ever think this image was taken in Southern Illinois?

outdoor boudoir session//flat rocky creek bed//cream bralette//cream highwaisted lace panty//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

outdoor boudoir session//implied photo//high waisted jean shorts//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Right outside of this little area, there is a pasture on top of a hill, which has GORGEOUS light and beautiful green grass. We usually start the session at the creek, and finish on the hill in the pasture.

outdoor boudoir session//neutral color flower bodysuit//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com outdoor boudoir session//denim shirt//brown cowboy boots//jean shorts//natural sunlight//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Can horses be in the photos?

For liability reasons, I am not allowing my horse or the farm horses in the photos or around for the session.  You are more than welcome to bring your own horse for your outdoor boudoir session, though. The photos are amazing when you throw in a beautiful horse!

outdoor boudoir session//off the shoulder denim shirt//brown cowboy boots//jean shorts//quarter horse//sorrel with flaxen mane and tail//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.comoutdoor boudoir session//anchorr croptop//black anchorr thong//sorrel with flaxen mane and tail//quarter horse//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

outdoor boudoir session//black crop top//jean shorts//purple cowboy boots//palamino//quarter horse//sorrel with flaxen mane and tail//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Precautions

Remember, we will be out in the woods in the middle of the country.  Things you may encounter are ticks, snakes, bugs, etc. Come prepared with walking shoes, bug spray, and bags to carry your outfits!

anchorr//utdoor boudoir photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

How to book your outdoor boudoir session?

I am now booking outdoor boudoir photography sessions in Southern Illinois. St. Louis clients, I hope you decide to make the trip down! I promise it will be MORE than worth the 2 hour drive.

To book, simply click this link. It will take you through the booking process. As a thank you for booking, use the coupon code OUTDOOR for 10% off the session fee. 🙂

Hair and makeup is included, most likely by the amazing Fringe the Salon in Carbondale, Illinois, but possibly through another HMUA.

One week following the session, we meet for an ordering session(online).  More pricing information is found here. Also, check out the reason I am anti digital files and prefer albums here.

outdoor boudoir session//peach bodysuit//lace robe//leather belt//natural light//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Be the first to find out about special offers and other great content by signing up for the email list! 

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required


Consent *



By the way, follow each girl on Instagram! Here are their handles.

Stephanie

outdoor boudoir session//kiss me lingerie blue bra and panty set//red high heels//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Vi 

outdoor boudoir session//cream lace dress//nature/photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Madi

outdoor boudoir session//liviara strappy lace bra and panty set//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Maddie

outdoor boudoir session//peach bodysuit//cream lace robe//western belt//nature//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Published by

Tracy Glasco

Boudoir photographer in the Saint Louis, Missouri area.