Ten Reasons to Do A Boudoir Session | Destination Boudoir Photography

Top Ten Reasons For Every Woman to Experience Boudoir


I truly believe that every woman should experience the natural high of a boudoir Session. I was always convinced that weddings were my one true love… until I started shooting boudoir. I did my own “session” years ago with a friend- I taught her how to use my camera, I’d bought a cute little sheer set of lingerie from H&M and I was convinced that it would be the best present ever for my ex since we were long distance.
Man, I had no idea what i was getting myself into. First off, I was terrified. I drank two beers (at 11 am) before I could calm down enough to not have my hands shaking when I was showing her how to toggle focus my camera. I nervous laughed through the entire thing… and ended up with about 5 pictures that were semi-decent. I can’t even start to explain how much I’ve changed since then… and how much more comfortable I am in my underwear in front of a camera! Below are my top 10 Reasons to do a boudoir Session- and not just in your friends apartment with a white sheet as a backdrop 😉


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1. Its an opportunity to be pampered!

When is the last time you sat down and had your hair and makeup done for you?! And, on top of that, getting to drink a mimosa while you’re at it! Having this hour ish of pampering is SO important to get to calm down your nerves.. and don’t worry EVERYONE is nervous.

2. It pushes the edge of your comfort zone!

Like I said, EVERYONE who walks through my door is nervous! Being at the edge of your comfort zone is what pushes you to grow in beautiful ways!

3. You’re going to grow into feeling comfortable in your own skin.

Even if it’s just for a couple hours. I won’t lie to you, it’s one of the best feelings ever.

4. You’re going to laugh.

A lot. If you’re booking a session with me, you’ll see what a straight up nerd I am- including happy dances when you nail a pose, me making jokes and instructions on how to not get splinters in your tushy when sliding across the floor (which I’ve learned from experience). Laughter makes everything easier and gives you the BEST smiles!

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5. You’ll learn about why “sexy” poses are SO awkward!

We’ve all looked at the Victoria’s Secret models looking so casual… girl those are NOT casual poses. Even the most “relaxed” poses are a bit of a workout. So, when I tell you we’re doing the “diving board pose”, which feels SO awkward but looks SO good… you’ll reevaluate “sexy”.

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6. You’ll get to see yourself from someone else’s perspective.

Sometimes, we get so caught up in our own minds about what we look like that it’s a complete shock to see what other people see! A boudoir Session should show you a peek at what other people see!

7. You’ll feel like a rockstar.

Seriously, you’re wearing heels, you’ve got full glam on, you’re wearing amazing outfits and we’ve definitely got music blaring at top volume in the studio. Rockstar status.

8. It’s an opportunity to show a different side of yourself.

Maybe you’ve got that hardcore 9-5, suit wearing job but you love leather and lace. Maybe you’re the quiet girl who just wants to rock a serious cat eye and vintage, high waisted everything. This is your time to show off whatever side of yourself you want, and let her out in full.

9. Its an opportunity to buy new lingerie.

I mean, I probably purchase more lingerie than the average person so that I can outfit the studio wardrobe, but being able to buy something you LOVE to wear for your shoot is huge! Every time you see it in your drawer after your shoot (or better yet, every time you wear it!!) you’re going to get those rockstar vibes right back! You can check out my fave places to purchase lingerie HERE!

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10. Confidence.

Every single woman I have photographed during a boudoir session walks away feeling more confident- because feeling like a rockstar and comfortable in your own skin is what we as women strive for every damn day. And now that you’ve had that feeling… it’s easy to feel it again when you look through your album, see yourself in print form hanging on your closet wall… confidence definitely comes from pushing yourself to the edge of your comfort zone and rocking your session!

Questions? Want to book a session? Still curious why I think boudoir is one of the best things you can do for yourself? Send me an email at carly@someplaceimages.com and I’ll answer any questions you have and get you on the calendar!



  1. Traci says:

    I never thought I would do a boudoir shoot. But I am so happy I did it. It was such an affirmation. It reminded me what feeling sexy feels like, even if I don’t always like the reflection I see. And Carly I amazing at making you feel amazing, and making you laugh. I wish I could afford to do it all the time. Haha!!

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