All it took was a long skirt and suddenly the corset with skirt created an elegant look. When Janelle and I were planning her boudoir session we talked about different clothing options in order to give some variety to her session.
We started with the elegant look of the corset and long, side-split skirt. The look was formal and looked very serious, but between poses, I joked with Janelle about how serious she looked. Laughter has a way of breaking the ice and keeping things fun and relaxed.
Janelle changed into a bustier, complete with garter and stockings. We decided to break out the white area rug and I photographed from above while Janelle made subtle adjustments to her body creating some nice shape and movement.
In addition to the color version, I also retouched and toned some black and white options that have rich tones and a classic boudoir look.
As much as black clothing is a staple for any boudoir session, we also decided on an option with a pop of color. Janelle’s matching bra and panty set is a nice variation both in clothing choice and in color and gave a whole different look to her session.
Getting some variety in a portrait session doesn't have to be complicated. Some basic wardrobe additions can create some varied looks and create more options when it's time to decide on your favorite images from your session. Even if it's a boudoir session, when in doubt, bring it along. You might later realize it was the best decision.