What to wear for a boudoir photoshoot

Here's what you could wear for a boudoir photoshoot...

Clients often ask 'what should I wear for a boudoir photoshoot?' Here's my list of most frequently seen accessories and outifts in the studio:

  • Black lingerie
  • White lingerie
  • Brightly coloured lingerie
  • Heels
  • Long boots
  • Fetish lingerie
  • Stockings
  • White shirt
  • Wedding jewellery / other jewellery
  • Corset or basque
  • Sports accessories and outfits

Whatever your style you're very welcome at FYEO Portraits!

Watch this video about what to wear to a boudoir photoshoot

Boudoir Photography Expert Alexandra describes her dressing up accessories and gives tips on what to bring to wear for your boudoir photoshoot.

What to wear for a boudoir photoshoot

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  • Shoes! Bring your favourite heels to wear in your photoshoot. Other footwear is fine if it's part of your story, such as motorbike boots, flip flops, or wellies if you're an outdoor gal!
  • Lingerie! Wear things you really love, have a dig around in your lingerie drawer for your old favourites or go shopping for some new lingerie!
  • Sexy, fetish wear. whatever your style you'll feel comfortable enough to wear whatever you like.
  • Stockings, rather than hold ups, as hold ups dig into thighs.
  • Your partners outfits. If you're gifting your photos to a partner, bring outfits you know they'll appreciate. I don't know about you, but I've got a few outfits in my underwear drawer I'm not sure about but I wear because I know my partner loves!
  • Wedding accessories. If you're getting married, you can bring your wedding lingerie and accessories to wear in your photoshoot. You can see examples of what to wear for a Bridal boudoir session in our Bridal Boudoir Gallery.

How do I prepare for a boudoir photoshoot?

outifts to bring boudoir lingerie

Remember you’re gorgeous just as you are, but here are some ideas for you to try in your boudoir photoshoot, if you like.

For smoother skin, try dry brushing your whole body before showering, then after showering apply loads of moisturiser or body oil. Dry off naturally if you have the time.

Your hands will feature in your portraits, so give them some love before your shoot. For black and white portraits, french polish works best.

Pitch up at the FYEO studio with your hair ready. If your hair is short that means arrive with it pre styled, if your hair is long it means freshly washed and loose without too much product. We’ve got a wind tunnel to blow your hair that’s why we want it without too much product, so we can get more movement from it.

Hair removal
Top tips are to wax the day before your shoot to avoid redness, and to shave on the day of your shoot as close to your departure time as possible.

What to wear for boudoir

what to wear for boudoir photography

Wear lingerie that makes you feel fabulous! Lots of my private clients wear black lingerie for their boudoir photoshoot. Black is great, but it's also great to shoot colour, bright colour, so if you have anything in red, blue or green, then that will be awesome, those colours look great on film!

Bring your own accessories!

Bring To A Bridal Boudoir Photoshoot

I LOVE it when people bring in their sporty stuff! I've seen snowboards, golf clubs, climbing ropes, road bikes, motorbikes, and more!

Or your accessories may be kinky? That's fine too... whatever your style, there's an open mind and no judgement here.

Accessories can include hobbies,  if you're a baker, then bring in cakes, or icing, or cake tins!! You get the gist... just go for it!

Makeup for boudoir photos

how to prepare for a boudoir photoshoot

You’ll need stronger than normal make-up for your photoshoot.


Smokey eyes works best with our studio lighting.


Add on a professional makeover before your FYEO photoshoot at the checkout.



Have fun planning your photoshoot outfits!

what to wear to a boudoir photo session

You can have a lot of fun when planning outfits to wear for your boudoir photoshoot! If you're having the photoshoot so that you can give the photos to a partner, you could bring along something that belongs to them. One lady brought her partners' guitar, another brought her partners' snow board!

Whatever you bring to wear for your boudoir photoshoot, you'll be styled and directed into your outifts by your female photographer.

Some of our studio poses suit more clothing on, whilst other poses look better naked, or naked with heels or just a necklace for example.

Most clients bring around 3-4 sets of lingerie, heels and jewellery to their boudoir photoshoot, but it's up to you. Something to consider is that the more outfits you want to feature in your collection of portraits, the bigger photoshoot package you need, you can the full range of boudoir photography prices in our shop.

Your boudoir photoshoot will take place in our private female run studio in Lane End Village in Buckinghamshire, only 30 minutes from central London.

You'll be photographed by one of the FYEO Girls, Gemma, Alex, or Claire. Whilst you're being photographed, it's just you and your photographer in the room.

You'll be shown how to pose the whole way through your session, even your toes get directed!

Bring your favourite lingerie, heels, jewellery, and any other favourite accessories you want to bring from home.

Choose FYEO because our portrait studio experience has been designed by women for women.

Choose FYEO for our private studio experience.

Choose FYEO because we know how to DIRECT you into the most flattering poses for your body shape.

Choose FYEO because of our beautiful skin smoothing lighting.

Choose FYEO for the one-to-one private studio experience with guaranteed confidentiality.

Choose FYEO because we've bee tried and TRUSTED by over 20,000 women since 2002 and have thousands of 5* reviews.

Choose FYEO for our beautiful photographs as seen on TV. View our Boudoir Galleries by clicking here.

Check out our boudoir photography prices page by clicking here and choose from our range of hand picked packages. Prices from £1000.

Are boudoir photos a good idea?

Boudoir photos are a great idea for gifting, body confidence or a celebration of life!

“What an amazing experience, made me feel so relaxed, I laughed from start to finish my photographer made me feel so comfortable, I couldn't believe how beautiful the pictures came out! I can't wait to give them as gift on my wedding day xxx”


“Incredible, confidence boosting experience. Alex was down to earth and relaxed, allaying any fears I had. I would highly recommend this experience!”


“Just brilliant, Ive been twice and am waiting to book my couples shoot. Such a feel good factor, both Alex and Claire were amazing, would recommend to everyone xx”


“A huge thank you to Alex, she made sure not only did I have a fun & enjoyable photoshoot but created a beautiful set of tasteful & sexy photos for my Groom! The pictures are unbelievable & I feel so confident of the back of my experience. I'm sure my husband to be will love them as much as I do & I can't wait to see his face when he opens his gift!”

C.W. Surrey

What can I say? Alex is such a lovely lady who made me feel really relaxed and at ease doing something very out of my comfort zone! I was genuinely stunned by my photos, I never thought I could look like I did! Amazing experience and I'd highly recommend her. x



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For £5 per month you can join the FYEO Membership which gives you:

  • Access to the full range of FYEO galleries.
  • Access to FYEO Poses Pages
  • V.I.P. priority booking.
  • Member discounts on photoshoots.

Why choose FYEO Portraits?

  • The FYEO® Studio Guarantee — you'll be one to one with a female boudoir photographer in a private studio, you'll be fully directed into beautiful photographic poses which are guaranteed to flatter your body.

  • Our promise of confidentiality is guaranteed by our all female team — your pictures are airbrushed exclusively by the FYEO® Girls.

  • The FYEO® boudoir studio experience offers you a unique body sculpting boudoir photo shoot, only available from the trademarked FYEO® studios. Each studio features the FYEO® body sculpting platform, professional boudoir lighting and glamorous wind tunnel for your hair.

Our Guarantee

At FYEO Boudoir we'll get the very best out of your body shape, we promise. You won't believe how amazing you'll look. That's guaranteed, or we'll shoot you again.

See You soon.
The FYEO Girls