How to Naturally Pose Your Hands In Boudoir Photography

Are you preparing for your upcoming boudoir photography session but nervous about how to pose? We know you want to look and feel sexy and confident for your portraits from head to toe – and fingertips! That’s why we are showing you how to naturally pose your hands in boudoir photography.  These tips are sure to make you look relaxed and natural in your portraits!

Woman in casual lingerie, How Pose Your Hands in Boudoir Photography; Photography by Carmen Salazar

Tip #1: Lay one hand gently on your chest.

Position a gently cupped hand on your chest. Try tracing a line down your midline with the backside of your middle finger, stopping as you reach mid-chest level. A portrait with this positioning evokes a sensual vibe.

Woman in mauve lingerie with dark background; How Pose Your Hands in Boudoir Photography; Photography by Carmen Salazar

Tip #2: Pose with one or both of your hands in your hair.  

To achieve this pose, imagine you are trying to tease your hair for increased volume. This tip hides the tip of your fingers, highlights your gorgeous hair, and creates interesting shapes to photograph. 

Woman on back on a black sofa; How Pose Your Hands in Boudoir Photography; Photography by Carmen Salazar

Tip #3: Pose with a combination of hand positions.

For a truly seductive look, place one hand on your chest and one hand in your hair. This pose embodies boudoir bliss.

Blonde woman in mauve lingerie, leaning back on to a sofa from the ground; boudoir photography by Carmen Salzar

Tip #4: Enfold your hands into each other on your lap. 

Relax into this pose while in a seated position with your back supported. Place the palm of one hand on the back of the other hand, resting them gently on your lap. Arch your back and lean into the pose. 

Woman sitting on the ground leaning back onto a dark sofa; How Pose Your Hands in Boudoir Photography; Photography by Carmen Salazar

Tip #5: Frame your face with your hands. 

Maintain a gently cupped hand position while holding your arms by your head, as if to frame your face like in cosmetic beauty campaigns. You can also cross your hands above your head, grasping your forearms with one or both of your hands.

Woman in casual print sports bra with dark background; boudoir photography by Carmen Salazar

Tip #6: Support yourself with your hands.

Make use of the wall surfaces in the photography studio. Use your hands to lean on and press away from a solid wall. You can use this motion to help define your muscles, provide support, and give your hands a task. 

Blonde in white bodysuit facing a brick wall; boudoir photography by Carmen Salazar

Practical Tip: Practice Yoga

In the weeks prior to your session, consider taking up the practice of yoga. Through yoga, you can gain a deeper awareness of your body, more flexibility, and develop a softness in your hands that will translate to more natural boudoir portraits.

Blonde in white bodysuit with brick wall backgroundl; boudoir photography by Carmen Salazar

Practice!

With a little practice, these tips on how to naturally pose your hands in boudoir photography will help you feel prepared and confident for your upcoming session. If you are still nervous, never fear! Schedule a boudoir session with Carmen Salazar Photography, where Carmen’s keen eye will expertly guide you into poses that are perfect for your body and your hands!

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