If you’ve decided to get yourself a boudoir photography session then you may be surprised to hear that the shoot isn’t the hardest part of the process.

For many women the difficult part is deciding what they’re going to wear. While the photographer will handle the staging and lighting of the piece, you ultimately have final say over what you’re going to wearing for your shoot.

And it’s important you make the right choice.

You'll have these photographs to look back on for a long time, so it’s important you look exactly how you want to on the day of your shoot. Boudoir photography is a very intimate art form, and it’s a liberating experience for many women who find their real and honest selves being captured in these photos.

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so it’s important that you know what you want your picture to say.

A corset and a bustier send different messages about the person wearing them; one provides an image of flexibility while the other of inner certainty. Neither is the same as a charmeuse or a babydoll, and it's entirely possible that none of these are right for what you want. It’s also important that you don't let their prevalence as "sexy" outfits make you think they're a must when having a boudoir session done.

For example, if a piece of intricate tattoo work is being commemorated in the shoot then you don't want to wear something that will hide it. Perhaps the elegant combination of a bra, panties, garter belt and stockings will say everything you need while also exposing your body art for the photo session. Plus, this combination is a classic that speaks of practicality combined with grace.

To cover the legs or not, to tie your hair up or let it down, dress traditionally or bold, use practicality or the imagination... lingerie in boudoir photography speaks volumes.

A talented photographer will take what you bring and make it say everything you want it to.

If you’re looking to book boudoir photography session with an experienced professional, then be sure to contact Jodi O - Calgary’s Boudoir Photographer