Updated: Sep 13
Are you a woman struggling to navigate physical limitations when it comes to your boudoir session? From back problems and chronic pain to mobility issues, finding the best poses that feel good in the moment can be challenging. You don’t have to let any physical restrictions define how you experience your photography session - there are countless ways of creating beautiful images with just a few adjustments along the way! In this blog post, we’ll go through several tips on how to work around your physical restrictions while still feeling confident during your boudoir shoot.
This is a perfect example of minimal effort with no stress on your back or knees.
No matter what physical restrictions you may have, it doesn't mean that a boudoir session has to be completely off the table. With a few creative solutions, I can help you work around any joint pain or bad knees/bad back so that you can still get the most out of your session. The key is communication! Talk to your photographer before your session about any past injuries, surgery or current pain you have. This way I can make sure to have to correct accommodations for your session day.
One option is to focus more on capturing sensual poses rather than complicated contorting positions. Instead of trying to maneuver into an uncomfortable position for a shot, explore different angles and compositions that make use of props such as furniture or other common items around the room. This way, we can create interesting and creative shots without putting added strain on your body.
Using all kinds of props like, fruits, syrup, chains and even some bullets can be fun options.
Another idea is to set up multiple stations in the same space, allowing you to move between poses without having to physically walk too far. This also gives us the opportunity to take multiple shots in a row without having to switch rooms or locations.
Here are three different photos and all she had to do was sit in my stunning Queen Chair!
Finally, don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with different ideas – just because an idea might seem unconventional doesn't mean it won't make for a beautiful photo! With some out-of-the-box thinking and careful planning, we can come up with plenty of unique poses that will work around your physical limitations.
Instead of being on her knees we used this soft couch to sit on and still get a stunning photo
No matter what restrictions you may have when it comes to a boudoir session, there are always ways of working around them to ensure that you still get an amazing set of photographs that celebrates your beauty and confidence. Just make sure you communicate to your photographer things like, artificial knees, hips, heart issues, back issues, sugar issues. These things are huge and should be discussed before and during your session.
In this photo we used pillows under her knees and hid them with a beautiful silk sheet.
All in all, there is nothing wrong with having physical restrictions during a boudoir session. These can be used to your advantage, and you can use them to create a unique look that conveys strength, beauty, and vulnerability at the same time. If you take the time to plan for these restrictions, they won't keep you from achieving all the amazing things the boudoir experience has to offer. Remember that it is never too late to feel sexy no matter what kind of physical limitations you may have - bad knee, bad back, joint pain or whatever it may be. Be fearless in exploring new poses and the beauty in expressing yourself honestly and loved up with yourself!
If you aren't good at walking in heals you can hold onto the doors or just sit down! Here are some simple but stunning images that don't require being contorted.
In conclusion, communication is essential for a successful boudoir session and should be something you are comfortable with. Speak to your photographer about what poses may be uncomfortable for you, how you want to be photographed or retouched (if necessary), and any particular instructions or requests you have. Openly communicate any special needs so that your photographer can make accommodations. And lastly, don’t let physical ailments hold you back - if you have joint pain, bad knees or a bad back, speak to your photographer so they can help you adjust the poses to make them more comfortable for yourself! Communication is ultimately key in ensuring that your boudoir experience is enjoyable and produces phenomenal results. Take some time to talk about how you want your photos to look like and feel free to express yourself - it will all be worth it!