Help! I've never posed before

How to Unlock Your Inner Confidence

Are you looking for guidance on striking the perfect pose in your photographs?

When deciding which photographer to hire an important element to consider is whether they can support you with posing.

Posing is about using the naturally flattering angles of your body to convey your personality and enhance the beauty of the image.

We aren’t all the same and not all poses look great on every body type.

This is where I can really help to find those angles and reveal the inner you in a single photograph.

Below are some of my favourite poses I use for boudoir. These ideas are where I generally start a pose, and we move and find variations of these poses together.

a woman reclining on the floor showing a boudoir pose

Floor Poses

Make me “long, slim, curvy or feminine” are words I hear a lot from clients. Floor poses can really offer an opportunity to do exactly this!

The camera sees the world in two dimensions. We need to shape your body so your picture reflects your true self!

With a little direction floor poses can offer a dynamic and elegant look.

a black woman seated on the floor in boudoir poses
a curvy woman with curly hair in floor boudoir poses
an asian woman lying down on a bed in cute socks in boudoir poses

Standing Poses

Most people are used to standing for their photographs. However, I have found that not everyone feels comfortable simply standing in front of the camera.

Gently directing the position of hands and legs becomes really important. It will help create flattering shapes and people always feel more relaxed with something to do.

a black woman in a body suit in boudoir poses
a curvy woman standing in boudoir poses in high heels
a woman with tattoos in a side boudoir poses

Seated Poses

Lots of people love to sit down for their photographs. It’s a familiar thing to do and they relax quickly.

Depending on the body shape there are a few tricks for shaping the body to look confident and elegant.

A top tip is to have a person sit at the front or edge of the seat and lengthen the legs in some way.

a woman in white lingerie n a red chair in boudoir poses
a black and white image of a woman lokoing powerful on a chair for boudoir poses
an asian woman seated on a bed in boudoir poses
a curvy woman lying down in lingerie and stockings on a london boudoir photography experience.

"New found confidence and self-love."

“As a curvy girl I can’t say I wasn’t apprehensive (because I was!) I couldn’t have had a better experience. 

You go in feeling a little shy and uneasy and come out with a new found confidence and self-love!”

Claire - London Boudoir Photography

Why you shouldn't wait

At this point, you may be feeling a little nervous about reaching out for your boudoir photoshoot. You may even be thinking I’ll wait another 6 months until I look the way i want. You may be saying you’re not skinny enough or not curvy enough. This is all lies.

Here’s one thing I want you to know about this boudoir photography experience. It is 100% about and for you.

I’m here to help you with wardrobe, poses, lighting and to lean into this incredible experience.

Learn more about the Boudoir Experience at my webpage > London Boudoir Photography 

Here you’ll find more examples of my boudoir styles, prices, and hear what clients have to say!

a black nd white photograph of a woman looking up with her arm raised on a london boudoir photography photoshoot