You did it! You found a great photographer who does incredible work, scheduled your very first boudoir photo session, and have started picking out what you’ll be wearing (or not wearing). Bodies are a beautiful thing to celebrate and boudoir photography captures curve and shape in the best way — but that doesn’t mean this is necessarily going to be a breeze, nor does it mean you want to do it in total silence.
If your photographer is anything like Boudoir Bootcamp instructor Jen Rozenbaum, they will make you as comfortable as possible and of course look absolutely incredible. Excitement aside, though, there might be a tiny bit of reservation holding you back during the shoot. Stripping down and standing in front of a relative stranger — albeit a very professional stranger holding a camera and possessing years of experience — isn’t easy. And because we know that music can help uplift your mood, make you feel more creative and even make you more powerful, that might be just what your shoot needs.
Here are some confidence boosting songs to get you in the perfect mindset for your boudoir photo shoot.
1) Hey Mami – Sylvan Esso
This song was inspired by a catcall but Sylvan Esso turned it into something so great. Get lost in the a cappella opening and fade into the cool confidence found in each thump as the song rolls along.
2) Work It – Missy Elliott
Missy wow’d us at the Super Bowl and this song will help you wow them during your boudoir photo shoot.
3) Booty – Jennifer Lopez
2014 was the year of the booty, and if you don’t believe me ask Jenny from the Block. This song will get you shaking and celebrating all the junk you have in that trunk.
Reminder: You don’t need to take boudoir photos for a lover. Ladies and gents, take them for Y-O-U because hi, look at you – YOU LOOK INCREDIBLE!
5) SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
J.T knows a thing or two about sexiness, and this song is a great reminder that you’re bringing sexy into whatever room you enter.
6) None Of Your Business- Salt-N-Pepa
If you’re worried about what friends or family would think if they knew about this photo shoot, here’s a perfect anthem. It’s none of their business, you do you.
7) She Wants To Move – N.E.R.D
This song is strut-worthy and it might just have that effect on you during your boudoir prep.
8) Tessellate – alt-J
Pop music isn’t for everyone, and for that reason the understated sexiness of alt-J is here to mellow out those pesky nerves.
9) Honey & I – HAIM
A little sweetness goes a long way when it comes to a love song.
10) ***Flawless – Beyonce
That’s what you are – flawless. Seriously. Channel Beyonce during your boudoir photo shoot, and tell yourself “I look so good” during every moment of insecurity.
Try to keep in mind whenever you’re feeling anxious that your body looks amazing, and participating in a boudoir photo shoot is something you won’t regret.