Just because we live in an age where camera phones are easily accessible doesn’t mean we are all comfortable in front of a camera. The downside of this is that it puts many women off the idea of scheduling a professional photo session, which is a shame.
When I connected with Megan about her session, we knew we wanted to do something a little out of the box. As a Michigan boudoir photographer based in Lansing, I’m used to helping women embrace their sensuality and feel confident in their own skin. But Megan wanted to showcase her sexiness in a more modest way.
So, we got to work brainstorming ideas that would help her feel comfortable and confident while still pushing the boundaries of traditional boudoir photography. We decided to play with different lighting techniques, poses, and wardrobe options that would help us capture Megan’s unique energy and personality.
If you’ve been itching to schedule your own boudoir session but feel anxious about reaching out, here are a few tips to keep on hand that will help you feel more at ease in front of the camera.
6 Tips To Help You Feel More Comfortable in Front of the Camera
- Admit that you’re nervous. The minute you admit to yourself (& me) that you’re feeling nervous about the shoot, the less nervous you will feel. This is because I won’t generally judge you when you admit something like that outright, making you feel more at ease. It also gives me the chance to work with you in a way that will make you feel more relaxed.
- Relax those muscles. Simply relaxing your muscles and taking some time out to breathe before your shoot can make a big difference to how you feel in front of the camera. Stretching your body, having a relaxing cup of tea, or even a hot bath can all set you up for a much more comfortable session. Throughout your session, I’ll remind you to take deep breaths and you’ll even get to see some of the images on the back of the camera to give you that boost of confidence!
- Help your body out. If there are two things that will almost always show up on your face, it’s dehydration and fatigue, so rest and drink up in the week leading up to your session to look and feel good in front of the camera.
- Speaking of looking and feeling good. If you’re going to invest in a professional photo session, treat yourself to a mani-pedi before your session. You won’t regret it! That, plus the professional hair and make up that’s included in the session, when you look in the mirror and love how you look your confidence automatically skyrockets. The result is a great experience in front of the camera.
- Practice in front of the mirror. It will feel a little strange at first, but practice posing and smiling in front of the mirror so that you feel less awkward on the day of your session.
- Schedule an extra call. If you’re still feeling the nerves and need a little boost before shoot day, let’s have another consultation call! I’m here for you and want you to feel as comfortable and powerful as possible.
In the end, I always strive to create something unique and special for my clients. Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries and showcase your own sensuality in a way that feels true to you. Contact me today to schedule your own boudoir session and let me help you embrace your confidence.