Can I do my boudoir photoshoot outdoors?
This summer I had way too many of my clients ask me if I do any of my boudoir sessions outdoors. Every time I was asked the question I said of course I do and I would show them some examples from some past clients. I heard the questions with such frequency this year though, that I felt the need to create this article to hopefully answer this question once and for all:
YES!!! You can absolutely do your boudoir session outdoors!
Where can I do my outdoor boudoir photoshoot?
The short answer is anywhere! Most of my clients that request an outdoor boudoir session have a private location in mind. This is honestly the best case scenario for outdoor boudoir, but it's certainly not a requirement. The above images for instance were photographed on a weekend at a very secluded part of our Sonoma County coastline.
Consider asking friends to use their property
You won't believe how many of my outdoor boudoir sessions are done at a friends property! Some are super rural and epic, but many aren't and still yield awesome results. Know a friend with an awesome backyard swimming area or maybe a well landscaped yard (most of you should be nodding your head yes) Ask them if you can use it for the day for your photoshoot!
I don't know anyone with a private outdoor location
Don't know anyone with a private location or maybe you're just a little to shy to ask. That's okay! Many of my clients rent airbnb's and VRBO's of houses/properties with nice outdoor areas for their sessions. This is an awesome option especially if you want some indoor images as part of your session.
Another option for the bolder among you is to choose a secluded public area for your boudoir session. As stated above, the images in this blog post were all photographed on a public area of our sonoma county coast line. Aside from seeing some people way off in the distance, we encountered no one for the entirety of our beach boudoir session. If you're willing to walk a little bit, it's actually super easy to find secluded forrest, grassy fields and beach areas for your session.