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Bella Boudoir Photography Studio| How to choose the best furniture for Boudoir! | Boudoir Photography for Beginners

30th September 2019

Are you growing your Boudoir Photography studio? Choosing furniture that you can effortlessly pose on is hard! Furniture is expensive!  But having a few key pieces in your Boudoir studio will really help maximize you space without breaking your budget.  I recommend checking out secondhand shops or online classifieds before you go into any furniture […]

Are you growing your Boudoir Photography studio? Choosing furniture that you can effortlessly pose on is hard!

Furniture is expensive!  But having a few key pieces in your Boudoir studio will really help maximize you space without breaking your budget.  I recommend checking out secondhand shops or online classifieds before you go into any furniture stores. (You never know what you might find)!

A bed with a headboard and footboard: This is a must-have item for your Boudoir studio, and I definitely suggest investing in a headboard and footboard with your bed.  The are so much more versatile than just the bed alone.

Boudoir photography studio with a bed with headboard.

A few tips:

  • Having the bed elevated on the footboard allows you to use the footboard in posing.
  • Show off long hair by posing them with their hair over the side of the bed.
  • Having your bed off the ground will save your back!  Bending over people constantly to get the shot is hard on your body.
  • You can use the headboard to help your clients sit up straight, thus ensuring good posture in seated poses.
  • You can also headboard to rest the model’s hands/arms on in posing for bum shots.
  • Feet up on the headboard makes for a classic pose!
Boudoir posing examples on a bed with headboard.

A chair with arms:  So useful for posing clients in reclining positions! 

Different poses in boudoir photography studio on a chair with arms.

A chair without arms:  Can do some dramatic angular posing and fun bum shots!

The best furniture for a Boudoir Photography Studio - chair without arms

A couch with arms is also a great option! Here are a few examples of different poses:

A few tips:

  • Couches are perfect for elegant sitting, reclining, and (my personal favourite) “mermaid” poses!
  • They can also be used for a bum shot that always sells at my studio (see examples above).
  • Keeping your furniture on felt pads or wheels will ensure you get the most out of what you buy because you can move it around to suit the space, and pull some pieces in for some shots and move other pieces out for other shots. 
Boudoir photography studio couch with arms reclining poses.

Happy shopping! xoxo

~ Juliana, Head Photographer & Business Owner at Bella Boudoir

Boudoir Session Testimonial | Bella M | Victoria BC Photographer

22nd October 2019

Bella M wrote us such a lovely boudoir session testimonial, we couldn’t help but share it! Below are her beautifully kind words and a few images from her session. “I am floored by my experience with Juliana at Bella Boudoir. From the initial consultation, to the day of the photo shoot, to the selection of […]

Black and white image from boudoir session at victoria bc studio.

Bella M wrote us such a lovely boudoir session testimonial, we couldn’t help but share it! Below are her beautifully kind words and a few images from her session.

“I am floored by my experience with Juliana at Bella Boudoir. From the initial consultation, to the day of the photo shoot, to the selection of pictures, all the way to receiving the end product of my beautiful photo album, I have been impressed and couldn’t have felt more comfortable.

My hair and makeup was to die for – the makeup artist, Mel Baird, was so friendly and nailed the look I wanted. The studio was stunning. And at one point I even had a wardrobe malfunction and Juliana handled it so effortlessly and professionally.

I had so much fun during this process, I forgot I was ever nervous and half naked! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bella Boudoir”.

Standing boudoir pose in black lingerie.
Reclined boudoir pose on couch.
Smiling black and white boudoir image from photography session.

Hair and makeup: Melanie Baird

Photography: Juliana Wigmore for Bella Boudoir

Bella Boudoir Testimonial | Bella C | Victoria BC Photographer

22nd October 2019

Another fun Bella Boudoir studio session we wanted to share with you from earlier this year. Bella C graciously allowed us to use some images from her session!┬áThis series even includes a little magical Harry Potter inspired boudoir shoot inspo – just in time for Halloween! In your own words why did you want to […]

Woman posing for boudoir shoot wearing red heels.

Another fun Bella Boudoir studio session we wanted to share with you from earlier this year. Bella C graciously allowed us to use some images from her session!┬áThis series even includes a little magical Harry Potter inspired boudoir shoot inspo – just in time for Halloween!

In your own words why did you want to do a session with Bella Boudoir?

I wanted to do a boudoir session because I love my body and I felt ready to showcase it. After looking at the different studios I decided on Bella boudoir as they seemed to look at all the details, and really do a quality job.

Boudoir shoot in Victoria BC.
Halloween and witch themed boudoir session with wand.

Now that you’ve had your own photo shoot, how was it? From the minute you walked in the studio…

Fantastic! It was easy going and exciting. I’d definitely do it again!

Red lingerie detail photo.
Woman posing on bed in Bella Boudoir studio.
Woman posing on bed in Bella Boudoir studio.

What was your favourite part of the experience?

Getting to pose in all the different ways and be proud of what my body can do.

Woman posing the black body suite with mesh detailing.

Tell us how you felt about your pictures or how your gift was received by the person you gave it too?

I love my pictures. Everyone I’ve showed them to has said it looks like it was an amazing photo shoot and I look positively fantastic!

Black and white photo taken at Bella Boudoir.
Black and white photo of woman posing on bed for boudoir session

Hair & Makeup: Melanie Baird

Photographer: Juliana for Bella Boudoir

Victoria BC |Sexy Halloween-Inspired Outdoor Fantasy Boudoir Session |Bella J

18th October 2019

This is part 2 of the session I recently did with Bella J. You can find part 1 here. We wanted to do a sexy Halloween-inspired/Witchy/natural outdoor portrait session, and we got a gorgeous sunny autumn day recently in Victoria, BC to do it. Like most things in life, you can be as simple or […]

This is part 2 of the session I recently did with Bella J. You can find part 1 here. We wanted to do a sexy Halloween-inspired/Witchy/natural outdoor portrait session, and we got a gorgeous sunny autumn day recently in Victoria, BC to do it.

Like most things in life, you can be as simple or as elaborate as you want when styling a session.

You really don’t need much for a successful boudoir session, as long as you understand the basics of consent, posing, what your client thinks is sexy. Listening to your client to figure out what they want to get out of their session is so important to getting the shots your clients will LOVE. 

Bella J was up for anything, so for this part of the session, we did focus a little more heavily on the styling, and we captured some stunning images of her.

First of all…

we hiked into the forest with WAAAAAAY too many props for our session, but it was so hard to choose that I just brought everything! Next time, I would sacrifice variety for ease of transport though, just sayin’ (lesson learned – my bags of props were HEAVY hiking up those hills!).

I have a gorgeous white dress from local designer, Reclamation, who are famous for their one-of-a-kind vintage lace dresses that we used for one of the looks. I also thrifted a few additional pieces and bought a little black lace (you can never have too much black lace – amiright? – to add to the looks for the session. The main look we focused on had a strong Little Red Riding Hood vibe and Bella J nailed it.

This is such fun time of year and I really wanted to do something a little different. I also have a few old items gathering dust that I never get to use (ie. smoke bombs) that I was itching to finally try out.

When she saw the photos…

She said, “OMG, these are amazing! You did such a great job making me look my best. I’m totally comfortable with you sharing ANYTHING from the session”. Bella J was so fun and easy to work with that our time together just flew by. She is truly a beautiful soul, inside and out. 

Interested in booking a Portrait or Boudoir session? I’d love to chat about what you have in mind for a session. Get in touch with me at boudoirvictoria@gmail.com. 

Curious about Boudoir photography? You can learn more in my *new* course, Boudoir Photography for Beginners

Photographer: Juliana for Bella Boudoir, Victoria BC

Hair & makeup styling: Bella J did her own