May 13, 2021

How to Prepare for your Male Boudoir (Dudeoir) Shoot


How to Prepare for your Dudeoir Shoot

Have you finally decided to take the plunge and schedule your male boudoir shoot with me? Male boudoir, commonly referred to as dudeoir, can help to enhance your confidence and create a great gift for a significant other! Preparing for your dudeoir shoot ultimately comes down to making sure that you are comfortable throughout your shoot. Being able to relax and get comfortable will help you to get the best product from your dudeoir shoot. I want you to have the best experience possible, so here are some tips to help you prepare for your male boudoir shoot!

Get to Know your Photographer!

Being comfortable with your photographer is essential in navigating your dudeoir shoot. Reach out and talk to me before the day of your shoot! Getting more familiar with me can help you to feel more comfortable during the actual shoot. I can also help to provide you with more specific information about how to prepare for your shoot. When you consult with me prior to your shoot, you will be able to get a better sense of what to expect from the male boudoir shoot. 

Pick out your Outfits

Not knowing what you’re going to wear until the morning of the shoot can leave you feeling stressed, which can make it more difficult to relax. Picking out your outfits in advance can help you to make sure that you will feel comfortable and confident during the shoot. It can also be useful to bring more outfits than you think you’ll need, just in case. Make sure that you try on your chosen outfits beforehand, so that you can make sure you like how they look.

Schedule Carefully

An important part of preparing for your male boudoir shoot is considering the day that you schedule the shoot on. When you cram your shoot in between appointments on a crazily busy day, you’ll likely feel a lot more stressed. By scheduling your dudeoir shoot on a less busy day, you can reduce your stress as much as possible. This can also help us to get the best shot, because it will provide you with enough time to relax in front of the camera.

Consider Checking out Poses

I’ll certainly help you pose during the dudeoir shoot, so don’t worry about learning everything before the shoot. However, it can still be useful to check out some poses before the shoot. This helps you to get an idea of what you want. It may even let you practice before your shoot, which can help you to be more comfortable with the poses!

Pamper Yourself!

It is an all too common misconception that self-care and pampering is a “feminine” action. Pampering yourself before your dudeoir shoot can make you feel good and more confident throughout your shoot! Get a haircut and shave before the shoot or just do something that makes you feel good. However, it is important to be careful with the timing. If you intend to get a new haircut, you will likely want to have it done a week in advance. This will give you enough time to adjust to the new haircut and fix any potential issues. It is also important to avoid getting waxed or other services that can cause skin irritation within a week of your shoot to allow your skin ample time to heal. Don’t get a spray tan before your male boudoir shoot, either! The camera tends to amplify orange tones that are often present in spray tans, which can be detrimental to the aesthetic of your photos.

Wear Loose Clothing to Arrive

Don’t wear super tight clothing on the morning of the shoot! Wearing loose clothing when you arrive can help to prevent indentations on the skin. This also helps to keep you more comfortable and relaxed. It is also important not to wear clothing that is smaller than the size you normally wear. This can cause unflattering bulges, as well as discomfort. Wearing appropriately sized clothing can help you to look your best!

Take Care of your Skin

Taking care of your skin will help you to feel confident and look your best on the day of the shoot! There are several things that you can do to take care of your skin. Make sure you moisturize and focus on staying hydrated. Drinking enough water can help to keep your skin looking its best. It also helps to limit bloating and dry skin. You should also be careful with your outdoor activities for the week before your shoot. If you do spend time outdoors, it is important to wear sunscreen to prevent sunburns. Sunburnt skin often leads to a dry, flaking, or peeling appearance, which can impact your confidence during the shoot. In addition to wearing sunscreen, it can be beneficial to wear clothing that covers your skin to further reduce the chances of becoming burnt.

Eat a Good Breakfast

It’s common to skip breakfast the morning of a boudoir shoot, out of a misconception that eating will cause you to appear bloated. It is important to make sure that you eat a good breakfast before your shoot. Your breakfast isn’t going to impact your appearance later that day and you’ll need energy to have the best shoot possible! A good breakfast will help to keep you going throughout the shoot.


Don’t worry about your shoot and try to relax as much as possible! A comfortable model will provide the best pictures. When you are able to relax, you’ll be able to get better shots than if you are tense and uncomfortable throughout the process.

When you prepare for your dudeoir shoot, you’ll likely be in a better position to get comfortable and feel confident. I’m passionate about ensuring that you are comfortable throughout every step of your shoot. I put extra effort into helping you warm up to the camera, so that you can have a finished product that you are proud of. For more help preparing for your dudeoir shoot or to learn more about what to expect, contact me today!