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What to Wear to your Boudoir Session

So, you’ve made the decision to book a boudoir session! Now, what do you wear?

Well, first, you will want hair & makeup professionally done in the studio before the session. If nothing else, that pampering sets you in the mood for glamour. But, more importantly, these talented artists know how to add to your natural look that will help your features to really pop on camera.

There is nothing more empowering than seeing what a professional can do to enhance your natural beauty. Erik partners with known Boston-area makeup artists such as…

Beyond that indulgent experience, we have compiled a list of possible outfit choices for your session.


This is the most obvious choice. But wearing it for the session is only part of the buying adventure. Go out, and TRY ON. Find something that makes you feel beautiful, or something that you couldn’t imagine wearing in real life. Don’t be afraid of colors and textures. All of these will make for images that you will awe you.


Men’s clothing

We’re not talking a full three-piece suit, but a well-placed men’s accessory can be very alluring. A white button-down shirt, a fedora hat, even a silk tie. Choosing options that belong to a treasured man in your life will add extra nostalgia when you look back on it.


Yes, your birthday suit can also be an option for a boudoir session. Being naked helps accentuate that feeling of body empowerment. Having no clothes does not translate into nudity however, beautifully arranged hands, sheets, or camera angles can give a hint, without showing everything.


This is not a given at every session, this is a personal choice discussed between you and Erik, the photographer. Erik also can have a female spotter on set to ensure that you are the most comfortable you can be.

So, what will you choose? Do you have other ideas for your session? Let us know!

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Best Time to Book a Boudoir Session | Massachusetts Boudoir Photography

When-to-book-boudoir-session-Boston-Boudoir-Photographer-Erik-Patton_0006 Last week, I talked about my regard for boudoir photography. I really believe that it can be a powerful body affirmation tool for any woman, at any stage of life. The question I hear the most is: “But, exactly when should I book a boudoir session?” So, I came up with a list of a few times when scheduling a boudoir session may make sense.

Your Wedding

A wedding is the number one reason woman book boudoir sessions. A boudoir album makes a great present for your husband-to-be. It also usually coincides with a time of life when you are looking and feeling your best in preparation for the big day. Scheduling a boudoir session a month, or even a few weeks, before your wedding can be the perfect time. Now this applies whether it is your first wedding or your last, and any in-between. 🙂 When-to-book-boudoir-session-Boston-Boudoir-Photographer-Erik-Patton_0002


Going along with the wedding theme, anniversaries are a great time to celebrate your togetherness with your partner. Schedule a boudoir session enough in advance to be able to gift him with it when he takes you out for a nice dinner. When-to-book-boudoir-session-Boston-Boudoir-Photographer-Erik-Patton_0004


Valentines day and Christmas make great holidays to celebrate with a boudoir session. Red (and pink!) clothing can make for great pops of color! When-to-book-boudoir-session-Boston-Boudoir-Photographer-Erik-Patton_0003

Any time of change…

The truth is, scheduling a boudoir session during any time of change in your life can be an acknowledgment of that moment and how you feel about it. Things like weight loss, post-baby, divorce; these are all times of change that have their ups and downs. You can make a positive memory by capturing YOU at that time with a special boudoir look. It can become a memory for just you to look back on and remember. When-to-book-boudoir-session-Boston-Boudoir-Photographer-Erik-Patton_0005 So what are you waiting for? Contact Erik today and get your session on the calendar.  
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