So, you're nervous before your boudoir photography session....


Boudoir is definitely out of 99% of my clients' comfort zones! You're taking intimate photographs of yourself and it's a very unusual experience - it's not every day that most women disrobe in front of strangers and entrust them to make them look and feel glamorous and gorgeous!  That said, I promise that my hair and makeup artist will make you feel gorgeous and beautiful, and I will be there every step of the way with you, guiding you with posing and expression and creating images that you love.

Many women feel uncomfortable and have a hard time figuring out what to wear. They spend a ton of time scouring website and stores trying to find the "perfect" outfit and nothing seems right - I've found this usually happens when clients are trying to come up with outfits that don't feel like "them". 

Take my "Lingerie Guide" with a grain of salt, it's great for getting ideas and learning more about lingerie, and if you are a high heels and lingerie kind of girl, great! BUT, if you never wear high heels, don't bring them! We can shoot you barefoot!  If you never wear any lingerie and the thought of wearing it makes you feel uncomfortable - don't buy or bring any!  Bring your favorite sweater and a pair of cute underwear that makes you happy. Bring a dress or a tee shirt that you love, his favorite shirt, etc. If you search "modest boudoir" on Pinterest you'll find tons of different ideas that think outside the typical lingerie box.  

I want you to wear things that make you happy and make you feel like yourself! 

Don't go overboard worrying about the outfits! Some of my favorite shots I've ever taken are with nothing but client's wrapped up in a white sheet. The sheet covers everything but also lets your personality and femininity shine because there are no distractions!  

Boudoir is what YOU make of it and it is only as revealing/sensual as you would like it to be! 

If you'd like to bring a fun and supportive female friend to your session with you for encouragement, you're more than welcome to! Same goes for if you would like to bring a beverage of choice to sip on during hair and makeup! This session is about YOU and I want you to be comfortable and pampered!

For booked clients, if the schedule allows and you'd like to meet for coffee one before your session to get to know me a little bit and chat things out, I would be happy to meet with you! I'd also be happy to hop on the phone with you if you'd like as well, just let me know if you'd like for me to give you a call :)

I'm here to make your boudoir experience as awesome as possible - please, please, let me know if you have any specific questions or if there is anything you'd like to talk about! 

Don't just take my word for it! I asked a few past clients about their experience in my Private Boudoir Facebook group (Request to join here if you're not already a part of it!) ....  here is what they had to say:

Doing a boudoir shoot is not just a great gift to your husband or significant other, it is also a gift to yourself! Marie is great at calming nerves and making you feel comfortable- you will be so happy you did it! For my first shoot I was so nervous, but by the end I felt amazing and my confidence has never been the same. I brought things of my husbands- his favorite hat, sports team items, that really helped me too! I think every woman should do it, such a great way to see how you beautiful and naturally sexy you really are!
I was a little nervous too, but that doing the shoot actually increased my confidence and made me feel even sexier and more beautiful than before I did it! It’s fun to see yourself the way others see you and in the most positive and flattering light! After you sent me the pictures I kept sneaking back to my computer all day to keep looking at them! One of the most fun days I had all summer! can’t wait to do it again!
Boudoir is so much fun and makes a great gift to a significant other, plus Marie is amazing at making anyone look good in their photos! Don’t be nervous about your session. It’ll be so much fun! You will be amazed at how beautiful you are/look. I’m aching for a second session!

Boudoir by Marie

Charleston, SC

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