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11 Easy Boudoir Poses For Beginners

If you need some super easy boudoir poses for beginners, you’ve come to the right spot! As a boudoir photographer, I’m going to show you a few of my go to poses for different body types that are simple to execute, and sell well at my client’s reveals. 

1. Off The Shoulders

Having the woman tease her bra offer her shoulders is a PG thirst trap idea that’s really easy to do. For best results make sure the woman’s wrists are bent, but not 90 degrees. It’s also important to keep her pinkies closest to the camera to slim her arms. 

Boudoir Poses For Beginners

2. The Pulp Fiction Badass Babe Pose

You know the picture I’m talking about with Uma Tharman. When you have a fierce women in front of you, I like to lean into that with a fierce expression and pose. This works really well at the foot of a bed so you can easily shoot at the woman’s eye level or slightly above. 

Boudoir Poses For Beginners

Master The Art of Posing Women

In this guide I’ll show you how to pose the nude female form in a way that tastefully flatters her body type and creates emotion. This guide is intended for beginner and intermediate photographers and will teach you how to balance the proportions of any woman to make her look her best.

By first teaching you the fundamentals of posing, these principals will help you progress to a point where you can confidently pose any woman in an improvised fashion.

3. Sexy Army Crawl – Boudoir Poses For Beginners

With the woman on her stomach have her bring one knee up like she would to army crawl. This will help give her butt and hip more shape. This pose is excellent for adding additional curve to a woman’s hip line.

Boudoir Poses For Beginners

4. The Arched The Back – Boudoir Poses For Beginners

The arched back pose is a classic way to show of the profile of woman’s body. This pose is especially well suited to large busted women as gravity will make your bust look smaller. That said, gravity will generally make your tummy flatter too. Everything has tradeoffs, but this pose is generally flattering for most  women.

5. Kick Her Hip Out – Boudoir Poses For Beginners

This pose works really well for women that have a nicely defined hourglass shape. To further enhance her figure women with this body type can exaggerate their proportions by kicking their hip to the side.

This will make their hip look bigger when compared to their waist thus exaggerating her hourglass shilloutte. The hip kick out also works really well for lean women with skinny hips that need to exaggerate their hip line. Plus size women should avoid this pose and do the next pose instead.  

Boudoir Poses For Beginners

6. Push Her Hip Back – Boudoir Poses For Beginners

Since the rear end is a common area where women store their body fat, many women want to make this area look smaller in their pictures. In this scenario making the woman’s rear look smaller will help bring her proportions more in line. 

To do this have the woman put all of her weight on her back leg and have her push her hip away from the camera. This will help make it look smaller and thus help flatter her figure with better proportions. Skinny women with narrow hips should avoid this pose. 

7. Booty Pose For Beginners

One feature women love to highlight is their butt. The secret to making her booty look better in pictures is to exaggerate her hip to waist ratio by pushing one butt cheek toward the camera. This will enhance her figure by making her butt look larger in relation to her waist. 

Boudoir Poses For Beginners

8. The High Angle – Boudoir Poses For Beginners

For some larger women, finding flattering poses can be a challenge. This is because women on the extreme end of this body type have insecurities surrounding their tummy, butt and thighs. Thus, the easiest way around this predicament is to avoid the area and instead highlight her face and chest. This pose sells well for just about all body types as it put the emphasis on her face and implies her body in a flattering way. 

Boudoir Poses For Beginners

9. On Her knees – Boudoir Poses For Beginners

Posing the woman kneeling on a bed is a nice easy pose captured either from the front or back. When you photograph her from the back, have her lower her but in-between her feet and lean forward to put extra emphasis on her butt.From the front, have her turn her hips away from you and have her shift her hip away from the camera. Both of these poses will emphasize very different parts of her body depending on what you want to highlight, and what you want to diminish.

Boudoir Poses For Beginners

10. Over The Shoulder – Boudoir Poses For Beginners

The over the shoulder pose is a flattering look if you want to convey that come and get me body language. It’s also a really great pose if you’re looking for boudoir poses to hide her tummy. In any case, this pose works pretty well on just about all women because it’s both slimming and seductive. Older women may have trouble with this pose due to limited neck mobility, but most women up though middle age should be able to do this without a problem.

11. Curled Up – Boudoir Poses For Beginners

If you’re photographing your client in an area that has a nice chair our couch, have her curl up on it. This pose is really casual and easy which will feel very natural to women not used to being posed. An additional benefit to this pose is that it will allow her to bring her knees up to block her tummy if necessary.

The big trick for making this pose seductive it to pair it with a revealing top that exposes her cleavage. This is important because this curled up pose will block off her natural curves on the bottom half of her body. Thus, it’s important that she display her curves at her upper body to maintain sensuality in the photo.

How Do You Pose For A Sexy Picture?

The short answer is it depends. This is because each woman will need to be posed differently for best results. The general idea behind posing is to accentuate a woman’s natural hourglass proportions with the pose. 

To do this, any region of the body brought closer to the camera will get highlighted, conversely, anything pushed away will become diminished. Therefore if the woman is worried that her butt is too big, you’ll want to direct her to shift her weight to the back leg and so she can push her butt away from the camera (as showcased in pose number 6 of this post).

Alternatively, a skinny woman with narrow hips will often benefit from an exaggerated hip line. To exaggerate narrow hips, I’ll often ask the woman to kick her hip to the side (pose number 5 of this post). This hip pop can either be done straight on or from a profile angle to enhance the woman’s hip to waist ratio.

Master The Art of Posing Women

In this guide I’ll show you how to pose the nude female form in a way that tastefully flatters her body type and creates emotion. This guide is intended for beginner and intermediate photographers and will teach you how to balance the proportions of any woman to make her look her best.

By first teaching you the fundamentals of posing, these principals will help you progress to a point where you can confidently pose any woman in an improvised fashion.

Jason Guy

I am a portrait photographer based out of Sonoma, California. I create portraits for people of all ages with the goal of making images that are timeless. Portraits you will look back on decades from now, and still love them just as much then as you do today. While flattering lighting and pose are important, capturing how others see you is what I ultimately strive for.

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