January 24, 2023

How Pinterest Can Help You Prepare For Your Portrait Session

Whether you are doing a solo portrait session or a couples session, it can be difficult to prepare for your session beforehand to ensure that you get the results that you are looking for. Of course, communication with your photographer is key prior to the session, but it can be hard to vocalize exactly what you're thinking.  However, Pinterest can be the key in helping you communicate what you are aiming for.

Easy Prep-Work For Your Portrait Session

There is a plethora of boudoir images and glamour images on Pinterest that could inspire you and help prepare for your session. Sure, you could bounce around to a lot of different photography websites, but that can be time consuming for one, and all photographers have their own style of shooting. With Pinterest, you can simply type in things like “boudoir wardrobe ideas, boudoir posing ideas, couples boudoir poses, boudoir accessory ideas, glamour portraits, glamour poses women, couple poses, couple portrait” and you will instantly have PLENTY of images to just scroll through all in one spot. See something that fits your style, taste or personality? Simply save the images to a secret board and invite your photographer or send them over to your photographer. This will give your photographer a general idea of what you are aiming for, as well as the type of poses you will be comfortable with. 

Not An Exact Replica

Most photographers try to stray from mimicking other photographers’ work down to every detail. But actually showing them visual examples is a great way for the both of you to get on the same page. After all, this is YOUR session that you are investing in. You should be pleased with the overall experience and the finished images!

Does this mean that your photographer won’t suggest their own poses during the session? No. Most boudoir photographers have a great eye and may recognize potential poses that would help bring out your best assets through your poses. Are you required to do any poses that you aren’t comfortable with? Absolutely not! But it’s always nice to hear a professionals suggestions. 

Your Portrait Session Wardrobe

Lastly, Pinterest is great for preparing for your wardrobe. One of the biggest questions I get asked pertains to wardrobe suggestions. Pinterest can give you lots of ideas for dresses, lingerie, heels, accessories (such as jewelry), and other ideas to help make the session more personal using perhaps your SO’s button up shirt or favorite football team jersey. 

If you feel you are having a hard time communicating your vision for with this experience, or if you are unsure because it's something new to you, Pinterest would be a great place to start! 

About the Author Amy Paris Jackson

Amy Paris Jackson, the award-winning portrait photographer behind Amy Paris Photography, specializes in boudoir, beauty and branding in NW Indiana. Her mission is to empower women to fall in love with themselves—whether for the first time or all over again. With Amy, you don’t need to worry about posing; she expertly guides you through each session to ensure you look your absolute best. Seeing your beautiful portraits will boost your confidence and self-esteem, showing yo

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