Chicago Boudoir Photography

How to Choose a Perfect Location for Your Boudoir Session



Finding the right photographer for your boudoir session is the first step toward success. Once you do that, the next step is to find a perfect location for the shoot.

Different photographers offer different flexibility when it comes to the location of the session. Some of them are studio-bound whereas others are more open to client’s preferences. They may even suggest a few options themselves.

While choosing the location for your session, consider the following options:

• Studio

You can get an idea of what to expect based on the portfolio presented on the photographer’s website. Many photographers post a separate picture of their studio space so that you can see the size and layout of the room. If that’s not the case, you can usually get the glimpse of the space just by looking at other photographs. Does the studio seem spacious and open or is it rather cozy and small? Are there any windows that allow for the natural light to flow or does it seem like the photographer uses artificial studio lighting only? Is there a bed? a couch? An armchair? Do you see yourself posing in this room?

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• Outdoors

Outdoors boudoir sessions are on the rise, especially during warm spring and summer months. But not all outdoor boudoir is equal and you need to think ahead of what kind of vibe you are looking for. Have you envisioned a rustic, natural session in the nature or do you prefer a city boudoir? Based on those preferences the choices would be obviously quite different. Ask the photographer about their flexibility in getting to an outdoors location and if they have any suggestions.

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• Hotel Room

Hotel rooms are also a popular option when it comes to boudoir photography. There are many hotels that offer beautiful, elegant interiors that can be used for your session. This option, however can be a little tricky if the photographer has never seen that space before. It is especially important when it comes to lighting. If your photographer works mostly with natural light, you need to make sure that the room you have in mind offers nothing more but plenty of light.

At Pure Boudoir, I am all about flexibility and creativity. Although most of the sessions take place at my West Loop studio, I am open to shooting your dream session elsewhere. Pure Boudoir has access to a rooftop with breathtaking views of the city. There also many locations nearby that can be used for a more edgy, city-like boudoir.

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