Don’t do this before your session!

April 7, 2023

Why Obsessing Over Social Media Pics Before Your Boudoir Session is a Recipe for Disaster

I totally get what you’re doing! Running off to social media to look through boudoir images before your upcoming session. You’re looking for inspiration, for posing examples, and maybe even trying to pump yourself up for the shoot. But you know how Google searching your health symptoms can leave you feeling overwhelmed — not to mention convinced you’ve contracted one of the world’s rarest diseases? Well, falling into the social media rabbit hole before your boudoir experience can have a similar effect.

Below are four reasons why going overboard on the ole’ image search might not be so wise:


Every photographer has their own unique style. When clients search through images, they often send their favorites my way. I’m always happy to take inspiration from other photographers, but I also want to create images that are true to my own style. It’s important to choose a boudoir photographer whose style you love and who you feel comfortable working with. Don’t expect a photographer to bend too much to fit another photographer’s vibe. The best boudoir photos are the ones that capture the essence of the client and the photographer’s unique vision.


It can psych you out — Looking at a ton of images of other women leads to an awful game of self-comparison. No bueno.


You’re better off trying on lingerie in-person. While you can definitely get some outfit inspiration for your shoot, it’s honestly just better to try things on in person to see what makes you feel and look your best. You can also ask your boudoir photographer for some help with that!


It can be a time-suck! In other words, you can end up spiraling into a deep dark hole. At best you’ve lost a lot of time, at worst you end up feeling insecure, more nervous, or unsure of yourself.

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