5 Props to Bring to a Boudoir Shoot

The hardest part of a boudoir shoot is taking that first initial step in booking! A question I always get in the initial consultation though is “what kind of props should I bring?” This is a great question! And now that your session is booked, you’re probably wondering what you should bring as well.

But, have you taken the time to prepare for your boudoir photo shoot? Have you selected your lingerie pieces, and have you thought about what poses to strike during your boudoir shoot? Yes?

Well here is one final step to consider before entering the studio, and that’s the props you should bring!

What props do you bring to a boudoir photo shoot?

Props are a great way to give any boudoir shoot that extra drama. However it’s important to use this list sparingly! You do not need a prop for every shot. One or two items is plenty. Mainly focus on your lingerie pieces and keep these props in mind to add some variety. Here are the top five props:

His shirt

If you booked this shoot for a special someone, chances are he’s got a favorite sports team, dress shirt, or uniform. You can’t go wrong with incorporating a piece of clothing that has a significance to him…especially when he sees you in it!


Heels are a must! Really. Heels bring a whole new dimension to every single session of boudoir photography. They accentuate your entire body, making your legs look longer, toning your calves, and giving your booty that extra boost. If you’re dressing to kill, you can never go wrong with a nice pair of heels.


Jewelry can add so much to a photo. Statement pieces like chunky necklaces or earrings draw the eyes straight in and make the image pop. Or a long string of pearls draped over your back or breasts will draw emphasis on a part of your body that you want to highlight.

Bridal accessories

If you are a bride or a newlywed, you can bring props like your veil, garter, or wedding shoes to incorporate in the shoot. This is a great way to put a sexy twist on a regular event, and give your special someone a taste of what’s to come.

Personal item

Bring an item that has a personal connection. If you’re a musician, bring a musical instrument. If you play a sport, bring a jersey. If you or your hubby are in the military, bring the American flag. The personal items are endless, but keep it simple and think about what holds the most personal connection to you.

Why should I choose J’adore boudoir photography as my San Diego boudoir photographer?

Props are just a small part of what makes a boudoir session a huge success. The rest of it has to do with choosing the right photographer for the job and making sure that photographer provides you with the best experience possible.

We are recognized in the top 5 best boudoir photographers in the San Diego area for our expertise, customer service, and overall client satisfaction. We provide our clients with a variety of package choices to suit the needs and budgets of every woman. Our studio space is both indoor and outdoor, with the outdoor overlooking the San Diego hills.

See what our past clients have to say about their experience and feel free to visit our FAQ page and find out more about J’adore Boudoir. Contact us today for more information or head straight online to book your session!

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