5 Tips to Boudoir Posing

March 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

5 Things To Know about Boudoir Posing


It’s no secret that posing is one of the ingredients in a beautiful portrait. (I didn’t forget about you my other favorites light & lens, pinky promise!)  But it can be tricky to know exactly how to pose your body. In this post, I’ll give you some tips on how to 5 things you can adjust and play with for beautifully posed portraits. I’ll also remind you about a hundred times to breathe.  Just breathe.

There are so many details to consider when it comes to posing for a photo. Whether you’re a model or just someone who found this page while searching about doing a boudoir selfie . . .  there’s more to it than just arching your back and popping an elbow and pouting. In this post, I’ll cover the basics of how to pose from head to toe – which is a very quick version of the body language guidance I give at your actual boudoir session. I’ll tell you what to do with your hand, your jaw, your shoulders, your hips and your feet and where to look so you look your sensual best in your boudoir photos.



Relax your jaw and breathe! Breathe, damn it breathe! You’ll see the difference. I promise. 



Shoulders (forward rotation/they don’t have to be doing the same thing and we get more angles!!)


Hips (roll them forward seated, laying down, standing, kneeling) = more movement potential/more weight shifting/more flexibility. Or in easy terms, pop that bootay! If you ran a line from your shoulder blade to your booty, we want to create a triangle in the small of your back.



Eye Line

Eye line options (look away/look down/close eyes/right at camera)




Barbie Feet (weightless heels and pushing out through the ball of the foot / not too much tension in the toes)

Side Crunch

Like at the gym? Kind of….  You are bringing your rib cage down to the hip which stretches out the opposite side of your body

Bringing it all together!



Close the eyes.


Make sure you are breathing….


Barbie feet and side crunch


All of these things together from a different angle and eyes to camera.

When you’re posing for a photo, it’s important to understand how to control your body. Posing can make or break an image, and if you don’t know the basics, you could wind up looking awkward or uncomfortable. By practicing all these, you’ll be able to take better photos of yourself and rock your next photo session!


Trust me – all it takes is a bit of practice!

If you are someone who is ready to feel sexy at your own boudoir experience, reach out to my Luxurious Fairfield, PA Boudoir Studio and schedule a FREE consult call.


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