What to wear for a boudoir photoshoot

What to wear for a boudoir photoshoot...

Clients ask 'what to wear for a boudoir photoshoot?' Here's what I advise:

  • Lingerie
  • Heels
  • Stockings
  • White shirt
  • Wedding jewellery / other jewellery

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


what to wear for a boudoir photoshoot
Daniella AbrahamDaniella Abraham
17:34 18 May 23
This was an amazing experience, I highly recommend it. Alex made me feel so comfortable and confident, she took her time and worked at my pace to direct me into the poses. What an absolute pleasure to work with.Looking at my photos I was shocked, I couldn't believe it was me. I didn't know I could be sexy. I fell in love with myself.Ladies do not hesitate to do this. It seems scary at first but by the end you will feel like a supermodel.
It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial for Alex, a talented female photographer who specializes in capturing the beauty and essence of women.Working with Alex was an incredible experience. She immediately put me at ease and made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. Her attention to detail was impressive, and her ability to capture my natural beauty and femininity was truly remarkable.As a woman, it was so refreshing to work with a photographer who understands and celebrates the beauty of the female form. Alex has a unique talent for bringing out the best in her subjects, and her photographs truly showcase the strength and power of women.Not only is Alex a skilled photographer, but she is also a kind and empathetic person who truly cares about her clients. She takes the time to get to know her subjects, to understand their vision and goals, and to create a customized photography experience that exceeds all expectations.I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Alex and to have such beautiful, empowering photographs to cherish for a lifetime. I would highly recommend Alex to any woman who is looking for a photographer who will capture her beauty, strength, and spirit in a way that is both authentic and inspiring.Thank you Alex for a life changing experience!Daphne Diluce
Vladislav PetrovVladislav Petrov
09:48 08 Apr 23
Alexandra is amazing as a person and as a professional. Needless to say that she made my wife feel very comfortable and made the whole experience fun. The photos are on a WOW! level and we ended up struggling to choose photos as all of them were amazing.Just in one photoset my wife went through 6 different looks which was very exciting and left her with wanting more.The best part of this experience is not the photos that you will get (which would be enough on its own), but the confidence boost and newly found love and appreciation for your body.
Carrie WhiteCarrie White
18:52 15 Feb 23
I don't no where to start... absolutely amazing. When I first arrived I was so nervous and Alex made me feel so at ease from the start. I was shown exactly what to do.I'm really self conscious specially of my tummy but the photos were just incredible. I was so shocked and surprised i now loved how my body looked. If I'm having a day where I don't like my body I just look at my photos. Hubby loved them too we now have a canvas on our bedroom wall. I would definitely recommend to anyone to do a shoot with Alex it's a massive confidence boost and makes you feel amazing. Thanks Alex so much for making me get my confidence back and for making me feel amazing xxxx ❤️
Karen WillamsKaren Willams
19:53 04 Oct 22
Alex I must take a special moment to convey to you how grateful I am for the care and warmth you showed me from the start. I arrived at your Marlow studios with enormous trepidation as to what my 60th birthday present was letting myself into. My lovely husband facilitated this opportunity as a special birthday present with a weekend away just by ourselves. I’m a naturally shy person and not always the most confident about my body despite continuous praise and lovely comments from my husband and friends. So this photo shoot was a complete surprise and I was rather anxious about what it would feel like. I even said no way would you get me out of my bra!I can only say I had no need to worry. Alex met me with the warmest of smiles and completely put my mind and spirit at ease talking me through what we would be doing and how the day would go. Her makeup artist Sheridan was introduced and immediately her natural warm effervescence put me quickly at ease she soon got to know my whole life story and vice versa!Lean forward move the left arm upward, arch your back, head back , right arm back…..oh my what all at the same time??? Goodness this was such a wonderful fun workout I cannot begin to describe just how much. Time passed so quickly outfits changed and the buzz and positive affirmations just made me feel relaxed and at ease. So much to the point that my early claim that Alex would never get me to be naked flew right out the window in a way I cant begin to explain.Thank you so much for the experience….I love the outcomes……I want to share my photos with the world if only I dare!!! Even my daughter a natural born prude…..said …….’ Good grief mum ! You are HOT!!!’--

Here are some ideas of what you could wear for a boudoir photoshoot at FYEO Portraits®...

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What to wear for a boudoir photoshoot

  • 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


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

Most clients bring around 3-4 sets of lingerie, heels and jewellery

What to wear for a boudoir photoshoot

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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 or outfits to wear

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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!

Wear a white shirt in your shoot!

Boudoir expert Alexandra recommends that you bring a white shirt to wear in your photoshoot. you can be nude underneath or wear a set of lingerie it's whatever you feel comfortable with!

If you don't have a white shirt, you can also bring any blouse, or a jacket. For more ideas on what to bring to a photoshoot, email [email protected] or visit our boudoir galleries by clicking here.

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

How do I prepare for a boudoir photoshoot?

  • 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.

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.

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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.

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Have fun planning what to wear for your boudoir photoshoot

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.

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Makeup for boudoir photos

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


Smokey eyes works best with our studio lighting.


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What To Wear In Your For Your Eyes Only Photoshoot

You should bring a selection of outfits that reflect your style to your shoot. You can also go nude –  or you can do a mix of the two.

I recommend bringing three to five sets of lingerie with enough options for different moods, themes, and styles.

A mix of styles works best – romantic lace, sultry satin, or playful patterns – each look will showcase your personality and versatility.

Choose pieces that highlight your favourite features and complement your body shape.

Heels help to elongate the legs and add a touch of glamour to your pictures. Bring a few pairs – black and nude work well, or any special occasion shoes, like your wedding shoes if you have any.

Include jewellery and accessories like stockings or garters, hats or scarves to elevate your look and add visual interest to your images.

I’ll never forget the lady who wore her husbands Masons blazer to pose naked in. I photographed her wearing stilettos and the blazer. She told me her plan was to print the picture small enough to fit into his top pocket  where she knew he was going to keep his speech. the idea was that when he pulled out his speech from his top pocket, he would see the picture of her wearing his blazer nothing else. She was an inspiration -she was 60 too!! Talk about fun! I saw the glint of naughtiness in her eyes as she pictures her husbands face on stage with her photo in his hand! This really appeals to my own sense of fun and cheekiness! 

Another lady brought her partners, Fireman's, jacket, helmet and trousers to wear. We created a collection of pictures where she was doing a striptease, she started off fully dressed in his Fireman's uniform, then ended up, only wearing his boots! 

What to wear for a boudoir photoshoot


There’s a diverse range of enthusiasts who grace my studio! We welcome the fascinating realm of cycling and biking. You won't believe the array of individuals who bring in their road bikes, Cycling enthusiasts bring a unique energy to the studio. Being a road biker myself I’m envious of some of the £5k + bikes I photograph. 

Helmets and boots make a regular appearance in our boudoir sessions. The bikers, with their rebellious spirit bring an element of va va voom to our shoots.

There are cycling enthusiasts who bring their road bikes, bikers who bring in their motorbikes. Helmets & boots feature regularly. 

I’ve photographed people who have shaved or waxed every hair follicle from their body, including eyebrows. I’ve been mesmerised by the amount of piercings one body can take, and I’ve seen enough tattoos to write another book! 

Music features too - there have been naked violinists, guitarists and a clarinet player. LP covers have been laid on, sat on and knelt on (no records were broken there!) 

Boxes have been strangely popular… one lady brought 50 Tiffany boxes and posed naked with her sea of gorgeous turquoise around her. Louboutin shoe boxes have featured too in a similar way and shoes… let me tell you - I’ve photographed everything from 5 inches of louboutins to thigh high red pvc boots. Honestly I’ve seen it all. 

The studio can get pretty messy sometimes… PVC enthusiasts leave a trail of Johnson’s baby powder behind, body oil and water shoots are booked by the more raunchy amongst us and the body paint is for people who want the art to literally be ON them. 

Whether it's the sleek silhouette of a road bike or the rugged allure of a motorbike, we embrace the diversity of interests and hobbies that all our clients bring into the studio. It's a reminder that self-expression comes in various forms! My goal is to capture the essence of each individual, celebrating their unique passions and helping them tell their stories through the art of photography.

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.

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The FYEO Girls