“I won’t know how to pose properly.”
Listen up ladies! As a professional boudoir photographer, I do my research. You do not need to know how to pose, it’s my job to pose you! I will direct you through the whole process all the way down to the way you tilt your head and where to place your hand. I will actually demonstrate the poses with you. I will never touch you without you to physically move your hands, arms, legs, etc. without your express permission after I ask. The beginning of each session, I'll teach you hand signals so I never have to touch you at all.
Whenever possible, there will be an Photographer's Assistant to help as well. Once you're in the perfect pose, they might make a slight adjustment to how your hair is laying or a robe is resting. It is a team effort and we are in this together. All you need to do is show up and let me handle the rest. You may come into the session feeling a little stiff and awkward but, gradually you will become more and more comfortable with each pose. You do not need to be a professional model to have a boudoir session! In fact, the only professional models we've ever worked with were paid to add to our portfolio to keep our actual client's photos private.