Black-and-white boudoir illustration of a woman in lingerie, posing with one hand on a surface, wearing high heels.

19 Premium Boudoir Poses

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As a model, it is important to keep a few key points in mind when posing for boudoir photography. This tips help you appear at your best and highlight the desired mood and aesthetic of the photo shoot.

Standing boudoir poses

Black-and-white image of a woman posing in lingerie with her hand on her head, seen from the side.
Black-and-white image of a woman posing in a lingerie set, with detailed shading and a realistic style.
Black-and-white image of a woman in vintage lingerie and heels, posing with one hand on her hip and the other on a pedestal.
Black-and-white image of a woman in lingerie, posing with her hands behind her head.
Black-and-white image of a woman posing in lingerie with her back turned, looking over her shoulder.
Black-and-white digital image of a woman in lingerie with a confident pose.
Black-and-white image of a woman in lingerie, posing with one hand on her hip and one leg slightly bent, looking to her side.

Standing poses in boudoir photography are powerful because they utilise the model's full height, creating a dynamic look. Important here is the way the model distributes his or her weight, which can help create natural curves and a confident pose. Standing posing offers the opportunity to interact with the environment, such as leaning against a wall or using props, which creates unique compositions.

Seated boudoir poses

A greyscale illustration of a woman posing in lingerie, with detailed shadows and a stylised aesthetic.
Black-and-white image of a glamorous woman in lingerie and high heels, sitting on a white surface.
Black-and-white image of a woman in lingerie, kneeling with her hair styled in waves.
Black-and-white image of a woman in lingerie and high heels, sitting on a stool and smiling.

Sitting boudoir poses are distinguished by their ability to capture a sense of intimacy and contemplation. Using a chair, sofa, or even the floor offers the model different levels and angles to work with, giving the photos a varied and interesting look. Seated poses allow the model to pose comfortably, leading to more relaxed and natural-looking photos.

Reclining boudoir poses

A greyscale illustration of a woman in lingerie, lying on white bedding with her hand behind her head.
A greyscale image of a woman posing in lingerie on a white background.
Black-and-white image of a woman in lingerie and stockings, leaning back gracefully with wavy hair.
Black-and-white image of a woman lying on her side in lingerie and high heels, with her head resting on her hand.

Reclining poses are unique in boudoir photography for their ability to create a relaxed and sensual atmosphere. They allow the model to play with the camera by exploring different facial angles and gaze directions. Lying poses also allow the contours of the body to be subtly emphasised, creating soft and flattering images that focus on the softness and sensuality of the model.

Black-and-white image of a smiling woman in lingerie, posing with one hand on her hip.

With each pose, it is important for the model to pay attention to basic posture, such as the position of the back, shoulders and chin, to achieve the desired look. Each type of pose brings with it its own unique qualities and capabilities, making the photographer and the model can work together to authentically capture the model's personality and beauty.

Black-and-white image of a woman in lingerie posing on a white background. she has curly hair and looks sideways.
Black-and-white image of a woman in vintage lingerie, wearing high-waisted suspender belt, bra and stockings, posing elegantly.

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